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Tropic, Utah

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Welcome to Tropic ...

The town of Tropic is located in Garfield County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tropic has a population of 514 people<2> (see below for details).

Tropic was established in 1891.

The community of Tropic is 6,380 feet [1,945 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Tropic is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Tropic lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Tropic and travel south, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

The telephone area code for Tropic: (435)

The ZIP code for Tropic: 84776<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tropic had an population of 514 people. This is a decrease of 3.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tropic had a population of 530 people (which is 10.25% of the total population of Garfield County). This makes Tropic the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Tropic represents 0.02% of the total population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 176th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 530 people, the population of Tropic increased 4.33% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 508 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Tropic.

Communities Also Named Tropic ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Tropic - they are located in Florida (2), Georgia and Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Tropic.

Communities near Tropic ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Tropic.

  • Henrieville [Garfield County]
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    • Henrieville [Garfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Tropic
    • Estimated population in 2019: 225 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henrieville<6>
  • Bryce Canyon City [Garfield County]
  • Cannonville [Garfield County]
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    • Cannonville [Garfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Tropic
    • Estimated population in 2019: 173 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cannonville<6>
  • Hatch [Garfield County]
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    • Hatch [Garfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Tropic
    • Estimated population in 2019: 142 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatch have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatch<6>
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    • Bryce Canyon [Garfield County]
    • Clifton [Garfield County] - Historic
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      • Clifton [Garfield County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Tropic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Clifton. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • Georgetown [Kane County] - Historic
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      • Georgetown [Kane County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Tropic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Widtsoe Junction [Garfield County] - Historic
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      • Widtsoe Junction [Garfield County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Tropic
    • Widtsoe [Garfield County]
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      • Widtsoe [Garfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Tropic
      • Former names for Widtsoe:
      • Adairville
      • Houston
      • Winder
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    • Hillsdale [Garfield County]
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      • Hillsdale [Garfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Tropic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tropic. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tropic.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tropic. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Tropic.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tropic. See our Newspapers Page for Tropic.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tropic ...

Looking for more information about Tropic? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Tropic, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tropic.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Garfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tropic.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tropic - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Tropic). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tropic or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tropic) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tropic. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tropic

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tropic. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6253, Longitude: -112.0857    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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