Ivins, Utah

Coordinates: 37°10′3″N 113°40′51″W / 37.16750°N 113.68083°W / 37.16750; -113.68083
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Ivins, Utah
Looking north along South 200 West in Ivins, May 2013
Looking north along South 200 West in Ivins, May 2013
Location in Washington County and the state of Utah
Location in Washington County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 37°10′3″N 113°40′51″W / 37.16750°N 113.68083°W / 37.16750; -113.68083
CountryUnited States
Became a cityJanuary 1, 1998
Named forAnthony W. Ivins
 • Total9.48 sq mi (24.56 km2)
 • Land9.43 sq mi (24.43 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation3,100 ft (900 m)
 • Total9,532
 • Density1,010.8/sq mi (392.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code435
FIPS code49-38710[4]
GNIS feature ID1429067[2]

Ivins (/ˈvɪnz/ EYE-vinz) is a city in southwestern Washington County, Utah, United States. It is a part of the St. George Metropolitan Area as a suburb or "bedroom" community. The population was 8,978 at the 2020 census, up from 6,753 at the 2010 census.[5] Although Ivins was listed as a town in the 2000 census,[4] it became a city in 1998.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.3 square miles (27 km2), of which 10.2 sq mi (26 km2) is land and 0.1 sq mi (0.26 km2) (0.68%) is water.

Ivins is near Tuacahn (an outdoor arts and amphitheater) and Snow Canyon State Park, which draw many people to the area. There are many new planned developments (some with golf courses) near or in Ivins, joining the earlier Kayenta and Padre Canyon developments.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Ivins has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[6]


Historical population
Aerial view of Ivins

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,450 people, 1,435 households, and 1,234 families residing in the town. The population density was 436.3 people per square mile (168.4/km2). There were 1,598 housing units at an average density of 156.7 per square mile (60.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.96% White, 0.07% African American, 1.19% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.34% Pacific Islander, 2.04% from other races, and 2.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.93% of the population.

There were 1,435 households, out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.0% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.0% were non-families. 11.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the town the population was spread out, with 33.1% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,297, and the median income for a family was $43,103. Males had a median income of $30,868 versus $21,719 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,743. About 4.9% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

Desert Rose Labyrinth in Kayenta

Kayenta Art Village, located in the Kayenta Desert Community, features art galleries, a theater, and the Desert Rose Labyrinth made from small stones.[7]

The Tuacahn Center for the Arts in Ivins is the largest professional outdoor theater in Utah, employing between 100 and 250 people. It features a 1,920-seat outdoor amphitheater, and an indoor theater.[8][9]

Fire Lake Park at Ivins Reservoir opened in 2018, and features a beach and swim area.

Resorts in Ivins include Red Mountain Resort, Movara Resort, Sentierre Resort, and Black Desert Resort.[10][11][12][13]


Public education is administered by the Washington County School District. Red Mountain Elementary School is located in Ivins.[14]

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine is located in Ivins.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ivins, Utah
  3. ^ "Ivins City, Utah". Census.gov. 2022. Retrieved June 19, 2023.
  4. ^ a b c "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Ivins city, Utah". Retrieved August 7, 2023.
  6. ^ "Ivins, Utah Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase.
  7. ^ "Kayenta Art Village".
  8. ^ "Homepage". Tuacahn Center for the Arts (OFFICIAL).
  9. ^ "Canyon Suites at Tuacahn".
  10. ^ "Spa & Wellness Resort in Utah | Red Mountain Resort". www.redmountainresort.com.
  11. ^ "Home". Movara Fitness Resort.
  12. ^ "Sentierre – Many Paths. One Destination".
  13. ^ "Black Desert Resort | Hotel, Golf, Spa, Real Estate, Adventure - Utah, Greater Zion". blackdesertresort.com.
  14. ^ "Elementary Schools". Washington County School District. Retrieved April 13, 2023.

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