Utah

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Population

3.16M

1.91% growth

Median Age

31


Median Household Income

$71,414

4.47% growth

Poverty Rate

11%


Number of Employees

1.47M

1.57% growth

Median Property Value

$303,300

10.3% growth

About

In 2018, Utah had a population of 3.16M people with a median age of 31 and a median household income of $71,414. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Utah grew from 3.1M to 3.16M, a 1.91% increase and its median household income grew from $68,358 to $71,414, a 4.47% increase.

The population of Utah is 77.8% White Alone, 14.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.39% Two or More Races. 15.8% of the people in Utah speak a non-English language, and 95% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Utah are Western Governors University (21,246 degrees awarded in 2017), University of Utah (8,554 degrees), and Brigham Young University-Provo (7,575 degrees).

The median property value in Utah is $303,300, and the homeownership rate is 70.5%. Most people in Utah commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Utah is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Utah employs 1.47M people. The largest industries in Utah are Construction (105,350 people), Elementary & secondary schools (90,666 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (80,882 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction, & mining & oil & gas field machinery manufacturing ($106,602), Agricultural implement manufacturing ($105,204), and Metal ore mining ($96,468).

Median household income in Utah is $71,414. Males in Utah have an average income that is 1.5 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,917. The income inequality in Utah (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,414

2018 value

± $741

4.47%

1 Year Growth

± 1.99%

Households in Utah have a median annual income of $71,414, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $68,358 in 2017, which represents a 4.47% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$67,571

Average Male Salary

± $1,888

$44,917

Average Female Salary

± $1,554

In 2018, full-time male employees in Utah made 1.5 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,082 ± $7,579

  2. White

    $49,608 ± $1,226

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $42,380 ± $8,325

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Utah workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.477

2018 Wage GINI

0.48

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Utah was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.492% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for Utah was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Utah in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Utah across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Utah was Davis County, UT with a value of $84,358, followed by Utah County, UT and Salt Lake County, UT, with respective values of $75,349 and $73,801.

The following map shows all of the counties in Utah colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Utah (325k out of 2.95M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    248,083 ± 3,628

  2. Hispanic

    82,053 ± 2,194

  3. Other

    33,538 ± 1,546

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Utah is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.47M

2018 Value

1.57%

1 Year growth

± 1.57%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Utah grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 1.45M employees to 1.47M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Utah, are Customer service representatives (53,648 people), Other managers (37,946 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (34,620 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Utah.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Utah, by number of employees, are Customer service representatives (53,648 people), Other managers (37,946 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (34,620 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Utah has an unusually high number of residents working as Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents (6.4 times higher than expected), Furniture finishers (6.16 times), and Umpires, referees, and other sports officials (4.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Utah, by average salary, are Physicians ($240,534), Dentists ($208,190), and Chief executives & legislators ($154,203).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.47M

2018 Value

1.57%

1 Year growth

± 1.57%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Utah grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 1.45M employees to 1.47M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Utah, are Construction (105,350 people), Elementary & secondary schools (90,666 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (80,882 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Utah, though some of these residents may live in Utah and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Utah, by number of employees, are Construction (105,350 people), Elementary & secondary schools (90,666 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (80,882 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Utah has an unusually high number of Metal ore mining (4.29 times higher than expected), Savings institutions, including credit unions (3.54 times), and Sporting & athletic goods, & doll, toy & game manufacturing (3.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Utah, by average salary, are Construction, & mining & oil & gas field machinery manufacturing ($106,602), Agricultural implement manufacturing ($105,204), and Metal ore mining ($96,468).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $15.4B

  2. $14.3B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $15.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($14.3B) and Textiles/leather ($11.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Utah products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

$143B

2020 Value

$206B

Projected 2045 Value

43.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Utah trade was $143B. This is expected to increase 43.6% to $206B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Utah trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.5B

  2. $9.77B

  3. $6.41B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Nevada with $12.5B, followed by California with $9.77B and Idaho and $6.41B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Utah shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.8% of the population of Utah has health coverage, with 59.1% on employee plans, 8.16% on Medicaid, 8.06% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 1.28% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the state of Utah was $5,982 in 2014. This is a 5.73% increase from the previous year ($5,658).

Primary care physicians in Utah see 1742 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.115% increase from the previous year (1740 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1488 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 352 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.4%). Additionally, Tooele County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (31.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,742 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Utah see an average of 1,742 patients per year. This represents a 0.115% increase from the previous year (1,740 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

$5,982

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,657

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,484

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,084

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Utah (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.73%, from $5,658 to $5,982.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.16%

Uninsured

59.1%

Employer Coverage

8.16%

Medicaid

8.06%

Medicare

14.3%

Non-Group

1.28%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Utah grew by 4.62% from 8.75% to 9.16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Utah changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.4% prevalence

  2. 10.2% prevalence

  3. 10.2% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Utah, at 10.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Utah by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Utah is home to a population of 3.16M people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2017, 8% of Utah residents were born outside of the country (248k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Utah is composed of 2.46M White Alone residents (77.8%), 450k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.2%), 75.5k Two or More Races residents (2.39%), 74.8k Asian Alone residents (2.37%), 37.5k Black or African American Alone residents (1.19%), 28.8k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.911%), 28k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.884%), and 6.36k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.201%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Utah are Spanish (313,706 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (15,624 speakers), and Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages (13,202 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.1

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Utah was 31. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Utah are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Utah residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

248k people

8.02%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

245k people

As of 2017, 8% of Utah residents (248k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Utah was 8.02%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    94,126 ± 7,419 people

  2. India

    9,630 ± 2,406 people

  3. Venezuela

    9,510 ± 2,391 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Utah was Mexico, the natal country of 94,126 Utah residents, followed by India with 9,630 and Venezuela with 9,510.

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Citizenship

95%

2018 Citizenship

94.7%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95% of Utah residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Utah was 94.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.46M ± 2.24k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    450k ± 15.1k

  3. Two or More Races

    75.5k ± 5.11k

In 2018, there were 5.46 times more White Alone residents (2.46M people) in Utah than any other race or ethnicity. There were 450k Hispanic or Latino and 75.5k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Utah as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    313,706 speakers (10.8%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    15,624 speakers (0.537%)

  3. Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages

    13,202 speakers (0.454%)

15.8% of Utah citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Utah was Spanish. 10.8% of the overall population of Utah are native Spanish speakers. 0.537% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.454% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    37,664 ± 2,848

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    29,671 ± 3,121

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    18,705 ± 2,140

Utah has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Utah awarded 79,180 degrees. The student population of Utah is skewed towards women, with 153,934 male students and 192,810 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Utah are White (60,792 and 78.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (6,121 and 7.92%), Unknown (2,731 and 3.54%), and Black or African American (2,348 and 3.04%).

The largest universities in Utah by number of degrees awarded are Western Governors University (21,246 and 26.8%), University of Utah (8,554 and 10.8%), and Brigham Young University-Provo (7,575 and 9.57%).

The most popular majors in Utah are Registered Nursing (9,442 and 11.9%), General Studies (7,622 and 9.63%), and General Business Administration & Management (5,274 and 6.66%).

The median tuition costs in Utah are $18,021 for private four year colleges, and $4,962 and $15,376 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 8,193 degrees awarded

  2. 2,579 degrees awarded

  3. 1,411 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Utah was Registered Nursing with 8,193 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Utah according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 21,246 degrees awarded

  2. 8,554 degrees awarded

  3. 7,575 degrees awarded

$4,962

Median In-State Public

$18,021

Median Private

In 2017, the Utah institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Governors University with 21,246 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

33,314

Degrees Awarded to Men

45,866

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 33,314 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Utah, which is 0.726 times less than the 45,866 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Utah by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    60,792 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6,121 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    2,731 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Utah were to White students. These 60,792 degrees mean that there were 9.93 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 6,121 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Utah was $303,300 in 2018, which is 1.32 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $275,100 to $303,300, a 10.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Utah is 70.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Utah have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Utah is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$303,300

2018 Median

± $3,085

$275,100

2017 Median

± $2,649

In 2018, the median property value in Utah grew to to $303,300 from the previous year's value of $275,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Utah compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Utah the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$71,414

Median Household Income

± $741

999k

Number of Households

± 15,284

In 2018, the median household income of the 999k households in Utah grew to $71,414 from the previous year's value of $68,358.

The following chart displays the households in Utah distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Utah distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Utah the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.5%

2018 Homeownership

69.9%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 70.5% of the housing units in Utah were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Utah compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Utah have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.36% of the workforce in Utah have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.7%

  2. Carpooled

    11.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.89%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Utah was Drove Alone (75.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.1%) and those who Worked At Home (6.89%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Utah distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Utah have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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