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The cost of living in Iron County is 12% lower than the national average. The cost of living in any given place varies depending on various factors such as your profession, the average salary in that region, and the real estate market in that region.
With a population of 25,395, Washington is the largest city in Washington County. For a single adult in Washington, the total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other needs is $36,221 per year, which is more than Utah's yearly cost of $34,176 but lower than the nationwide number of $38,433.
Distribution and manufacturing, small business, tourism, and construction are essential parts of Cedar City's economy. Southern Utah University, the county's largest employer, is one of Cedar City's most important assets (Iron County). The economic effect of tourism in Cedar City is significant since the city receives around 4 million tourists each year from adjacent national parks.
St. George's history is fascinating. St. George's first citizens, Virgin River Anasazi, lived in the region between around 200 B.C. and 1200 A.D. The stone sculpture and the remnants of their homes were left behind. It's unknown to this day why they were leaving the area. From 1100 to 1200 A.D., the Paiute tribe arrived, hunting for deer, rabbits and other animals. On the riverbeds, the Paiutes also planted crops like maize, wheat and melon. The Dominguez-Escalante Party was the first European American to explore the region in 1776. Followed were fur trappers and state survey parties.