West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT

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Population

111,212

0.673% growth

Median Age

30.3


Median Household Income

$61,866

4.11% growth

Poverty Rate

12.2%


Number of Employees

52,245

2.16% growth

Median Property Value

$176,800

6.38% growth

About

In 2017, West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT had a population of 111k people with a median age of 30.3 and a median household income of $61,866. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT grew from 110,469 to 111,212, a 0.673% increase and its median household income grew from $59,421 to $61,866, a 4.11% increase.

The population of West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT is 53.1% White Alone, 33.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.37% Asian Alone. 35.7% of the people in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT speak a non-English language, and 87.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT is $176,800, and the homeownership rate is 76.2%. Most people in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT employs 52.2k people. The largest industries in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT are Construction (4,957 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,131 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (1,785 people), and the highest paying industries are Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c. ($73,890), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($60,544), and Wired telecommunications carriers ($57,475).

Median household income in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT is $61,866. Males in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,333. The income inequality in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.361, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,866

2017 value

± $1,797

4.11%

1 Year Growth

± 3.73%

Households in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT have a median annual income of $61,866, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,421 in 2016, which represents a 4.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$41,181

Average Male Salary

± $3,910

$32,333

Average Female Salary

± $3,474

In 2017, full-time male employees in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT made 1.27 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $43,144 ± $58,268

  2. Asian

    $35,444 ± $12,488

  3. White

    $34,477 ± $3,255

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.361

2017 Wage GINI

0.36

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT was 0.361 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.389% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT was West Jordan (West), Herriman & South Jordan (West) Cities PUMA, UT with a value of $103,138, followed by Draper (Northwest) & Sandy (South) Cities PUMA, UT and Spanish Fork, Springville, Lehi (Northeast) & Highland Cities PUMA, UT, with respective values of $97,330 and $93,355.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT (13.5k out of 111k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    6,742 ± 598

  2. Hispanic

    6,359 ± 647

  3. Asian

    683 ± 242

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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

52.2k

2017 Value

2.16%

1 Year growth

± 2.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT grew at a rate of 2.16%, from 51.1k employees to 52.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,781 people), Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,771 people), and Customer service representatives (1,673 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,781 people), Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,771 people), and Customer service representatives (1,673 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Bill & account collectors (8.85 times higher than expected), Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers (4.85 times), and Automotive & watercraft service attendants- (4.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT, by average salary, are Computer programmers ($77,230), Software developers, applications & systems software ($67,892), and Computer & information systems managers ($66,955).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

52.2k

2017 Value

2.16%

1 Year growth

± 2.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT grew at a rate of 2.16%, from 51.1k employees to 52.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT, are Construction (4,957 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,131 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (1,785 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT, though some of these residents may live in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT 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 West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT, by number of employees, are Construction (4,957 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,131 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (1,785 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT has an unusually high number of Metal ore mining (13.4 times higher than expected), Soap, cleaning compound, & cosmetics manufacturing (7.08 times), and Metals & minerals (except petroleum) merchant wholesalers (5.82 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT, by average salary, are Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c. ($73,890), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($60,544), and Wired telecommunications carriers ($57,475).

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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

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$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

80.9% of the population of West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT has health coverage, with 51.5% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 6.26% on Medicare, 8.7% on non-group plans, and 0.911% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT was $5,982 in 2014. This is a 5.73% increase from the previous year ($5,658).

Primary care physicians in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT 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

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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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Utah in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

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$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

19.1%

Uninsured

51.5%

Employer Coverage

13.5%

Medicaid

6.26%

Medicare

8.7%

Non-Group

0.911%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 19.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT 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

West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT is home to a population of 111k people, from which 87.3% are citizens. As of 2016, 19% of West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT residents were born outside of the country (21k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT is composed of 59k White Alone residents (53.1%), 37.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (33.7%), 4.87k Asian Alone residents (4.37%), 3.8k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (3.41%), 3.36k Two or More Races residents (3.02%), 1.65k Black or African American Alone residents (1.48%), 901 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.81%), and 128 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.115%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT are Spanish (27,561 speakers), Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages (2,029 speakers), and Vietnamese (1,985 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

26

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT was 30.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

21k people

18.9%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

20.6k people

As of 2016, 19% of West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT residents (21k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT was 18.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    11,685 ± 2,511 people

  2. Vietnam

    1,694 ± 1,003 people

  3. El Salvador

    793 ± 689 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT was Mexico, the natal country of 11,685 West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT residents, followed by Vietnam with 1,694 and El Salvador with 793.

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Citizenship

87.3%

2017 Citizenship

87.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.3% of West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT was 87.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    59k ± 1.75k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    37.5k ± 2.37k

  3. Asian Alone

    4.87k ± 759

In 2017, there were 1.57 times more White Alone residents (59k people) in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 37.5k Hispanic or Latino and 4.87k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    27,561 speakers (27.2%)

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

    2,029 speakers (2%)

  3. Vietnamese

    1,985 speakers (1.96%)

35.7% of West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT was Spanish. 27.2% of the overall population of West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT are native Spanish speakers. 2% speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages and 1.96% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,626 ± 204

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    772 ± 173

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    501 ± 133

West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT was $176,800 in 2017, which is 0.77 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $166,200 to $176,800, a 6.38% increase. The homeownership rate in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT is 76.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$176,800

2017 Median

± $2,983

$166,200

2016 Median

± $1,825

In 2017, the median property value in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT grew to to $176,800 from the previous year's value of $166,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT 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 West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$61,866

Median Household Income

± $1,797

29.5k

Number of Households

± 1,033

In 2017, the median household income of the 29.5k households in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT grew to $61,866 from the previous year's value of $59,421.

The following chart displays the households in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT 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 West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.2%

2017 Homeownership

75.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.2% of the housing units in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.23% of the workforce in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77%

  2. Carpooled

    15.1%

  3. Public Transit

    3.34%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT was Drove Alone (77%), followed by those who Carpooled (15.1%) and those who Public Transit (3.34%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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