Utah

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Population

3.1M

1.66% growth

Median Age

31


Median Household Income

$68,358

3.61% growth

Poverty Rate

11%


Number of Employees

1.45M

4.81% growth

Median Property Value

$275,100

9.91% growth

About

In 2017, Utah had a population of 3.1M people with a median age of 31 and a median household income of $68,358. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Utah grew from 3.05M to 3.1M, a 1.66% increase and its median household income grew from $65,977 to $68,358, a 3.61% increase.

The population of Utah is 78.3% White Alone, 14% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.4% Asian Alone. 14.8% of the people in Utah speak a non-English language, and 94.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Utah are Western Governors University (16,444 degrees awarded in 2016), University of Utah (8,169 degrees), and Brigham Young University-Provo (7,749 degrees).

The median property value in Utah is $275,100, and the homeownership rate is 69.9%. 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 1.45M people. The largest industries in Utah are Construction (98,338 people), Elementary & secondary schools (94,631 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (82,612 people), and the highest paying industries are Agricultural implement manufacturing ($174,962), Petroleum refining ($134,021), and Pipeline transportation ($112,246).

Median household income in Utah is $68,358. Males in Utah have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,277. The income inequality in Utah (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$68,358

2017 value

± $1,229

3.61%

1 Year Growth

± 2.23%

Households in Utah have a median annual income of $68,358, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $65,977 in 2016, which represents a 3.61% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$64,974

Average Male Salary

± $1,805

$42,277

Average Female Salary

± $1,267

In 2017, full-time male employees in Utah made 1.54 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

    $50,675 ± $7,455

  2. White

    $47,205 ± $1,133

  3. Black

    $43,294 ± $14,053

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Utah workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.48

2017 Wage GINI

0.483

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Utah was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.661% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Utah was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Utah in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Utah was Davis County, UT with a value of $80,301, followed by Tooele County, UT and Salt Lake County, UT, with respective values of $72,386 and $71,471.

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 13.4%. 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

1.45M

2017 Value

4.81%

1 Year growth

± 4.81%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Utah grew at a rate of 4.81%, from 1.38M employees to 1.45M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Utah, are Customer service representatives (47,266 people), Miscellaneous managers (44,903 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (39,134 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 (47,266 people), Miscellaneous managers (44,903 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (39,134 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Utah has an unusually high number of residents working as Urban & regional planners (3.79 times higher than expected), Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters (3.35 times), and Fishing & hunting workers (3.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Utah, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($212,853), Dentists ($164,963), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers ($159,222).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.45M

2017 Value

4.81%

1 Year growth

± 4.81%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Utah grew at a rate of 4.81%, from 1.38M employees to 1.45M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Utah, are Construction (98,338 people), Elementary & secondary schools (94,631 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (82,612 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 (98,338 people), Elementary & secondary schools (94,631 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (82,612 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Utah has an unusually high number of Metal ore mining (10 times higher than expected), Electronic auctions (8.42 times), and Other direct selling establishments (3.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Utah, by average salary, are Agricultural implement manufacturing ($174,962), Petroleum refining ($134,021), and Pipeline transportation ($112,246).

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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. $13.4B

  2. $12.7B

  3. $12.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $13.4B, followed by Mixed freight with $12.7B and Textiles/leather and $12.6B.

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Domestic Trade Growth

$132B

2015 Value

$206B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Utah trade was $132B. This is expected to increase 56.2% 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. $11.7B

  2. $9.06B

  3. $6.19B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Nevada with $11.7B, followed by California with $9.06B and Colorado and $6.19B.

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%.

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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 3.1M people, from which 94.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 8% of Utah residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Utah is composed of 2.43M White Alone residents (78.3%), 434k Hispanic or Latino residents (14%), 74.5k Asian Alone residents (2.4%), 65.9k Two or More Races residents (2.12%), 35.7k Black or African American Alone residents (1.15%), 30.1k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.97%), 26.2k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.845%), and 6.7k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.216%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Utah are Spanish or Spanish Creole (280,260 speakers), Chinese (11,251 speakers), and Other Pacific Island Languages (10,926 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Utah was 31. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Utah are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Utah residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.02%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 8% of Utah residents 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

    102,190 ± 7,718 people

  2. China

    8,514 ± 2,262 people

  3. India

    8,147 ± 2,213 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Utah was Mexico, the natal country of 102,190 Utah residents, followed by China with 8,514 and India with 8,147.

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Citizenship

94.7%

2017 Citizenship

94.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.7% of Utah residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Utah was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.43M ± 2.86k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    434k ± 14.2k

  3. Asian Alone

    74.5k ± 3.57k

In 2017, there were 5.59 times more White Alone residents (2.43M people) in Utah than any other race or ethnicity. There were 434k Hispanic or Latino and 74.5k 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 Utah as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    280,260 speakers (10.2%)

  2. Chinese

    11,251 speakers (0.41%)

  3. Other Pacific Island Languages

    10,926 speakers (0.398%)

14.8% of Utah citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Utah was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 10.2% of the overall population of Utah are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.41% speak Chinese and 0.398% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    41,372 ± 2,754

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    27,020 ± 2,741

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    16,500 ± 1,788

Utah has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Utah awarded 72,830 degrees. The student population of Utah is skewed towards women, with 148,580 male students and 178,192 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Utah are White (56,750 and 80.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (5,244 and 7.4%), Unknown (2,724 and 3.84%), and Asian (2,031 and 2.87%).

The largest universities in Utah by number of degrees awarded are Western Governors University (16,444 and 22.6%), University of Utah (8,169 and 11.2%), and Brigham Young University-Provo (7,749 and 10.6%).

The most popular majors in Utah are General Studies (7,377 and 10.1%), Registered Nursing (7,026 and 9.65%), and General Business Administration & Management (5,069 and 6.96%).

The median tuition costs in Utah are $18,021 for private four year colleges, and $4,840 and $15,000 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 5,739 degrees awarded

  2. 2,531 degrees awarded

  3. 1,442 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Utah was Registered Nursing with 5,739 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. 16,444 degrees awarded

  2. 8,169 degrees awarded

  3. 7,749 degrees awarded

$4,840

Median In-State Public

$18,021

Median Private

In 2016, the Utah institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Governors University with 16,444 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

32,363

Degrees Awarded to Men

40,467

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 32,363 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Utah, which is 0.8 times less than the 40,467 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

    56,750 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5,244 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    2,724 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Utah were to White students. These 56,750 degrees mean that there were 10.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 5,244 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Utah was $275,100 in 2017, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $250,300 to $275,100, a 9.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Utah is 69.9%, 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.

Income

Household Income

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$68,358

Median Household Income

± $1,229

975k

Number of Households

± 14,343

In 2017, the median household income of the 975k households in Utah grew to $68,358 from the previous year's value of $65,977.

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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Housing

Property Value

$275,100

2017 Median

± $2,649

$250,300

2016 Median

± $2,721

In 2017, the median property value in Utah grew to to $275,100 from the previous year's value of $250,300.

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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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

69.9%

2017 Homeownership

69.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.9% of the housing units in Utah were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined 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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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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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 (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% 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

    76.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.81%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Utah was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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