Alta, UT

Census Place

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2019 Population
398
2.58% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
35.3
16.1% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
20.6%
59.9% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$64,250
39.1% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$1.2M
34.3% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
282
12.4% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Alta, UT had a population of 398 people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $64,250. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Alta, UT grew from 388 to 398, a 2.58% increase and its median household income declined from $105,577 to $64,250, a −39.1% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alta, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.1%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (25.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.503%), Other (Hispanic) (0.251%), and White (Hispanic) (0%). 0% of the households in Alta, UT speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

100% of the residents in Alta, UT are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Alta, UT was $1.2M, and the homeownership rate was 44.6%. Most people in Alta, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 10.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Alta, UT was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Alta, UT is home to a population of 398 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2019, 2.01% of Alta, UT residents were born outside of the country (8 people).

In 2019, there were 2.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (295 people) in Alta, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 100 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 2 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alta, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    295 ± 85
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    100 ± 195
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2 ± 4
0.251%
Hispanic Population
1 people

In 2019, there were 2.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (295 people) in Alta, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 100 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 2 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.251% of the people in Alta, UT are hispanic (1 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.01%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
8 people
2.06%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
8 people

As of 2019, 2.01% of Alta, UT residents (8 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alta, UT was 2.06%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 9.6
60
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Alta, UT was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 60. But people in Alta, UT are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Alta, UT residents was 30.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    101,294 ± 7,685 people
  2. India
    8,662 ± 2,282 people
  3. Canada
    7,780 ± 2,163 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Utah was Mexico, the natal country of 101,294 Utah residents, followed by India with 8,662 and Canada with 7,780.

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Citizenship

100%
2019 Citizenship
100%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 100% of Alta, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Alta, UT was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    33 ± 58
  2. Vietnam
    2 ± 16
  3. World War II
    2 ± 3

Alta, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 16.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Utah, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Utah (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Utah. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Utah.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Utah across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Alta, UT is $64,250. In 2019, the place with the highest median household income in Alta, UT was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Utah have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,820. The income inequality in Utah (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Alta, UT employs 282 people. The largest industries in Alta, UT are Transportation & Warehousing (104 people), Accommodation & Food Services (73 people), and Retail Trade (27 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($108,500), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($108,000), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($64,750).

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,250
2019 value
± $56,347
−39.1%
1 Year Growth
± 181%

Households in Alta, UT have a median annual income of $64,250, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $105,577 in 2018, which represents a −39.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,567
Average Male Salary in Utah
± $1,979
$44,820
Average Female Salary in Utah
± $1,468

In 2019, full-time male employees in Utah made 1.53 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Utah by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Utah
  1. Asian
    $51,369 ± $7,662
  2. White
    $50,209 ± $1,255
  3. Alaska Native
    $40,461 ± $14,129

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Utah workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Utah.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alta, UT is from Utah.
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Utah
0.483
2018 Wage GINI in Utah

In 2019, the income inequality in Utah was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.193% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Utah was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. N/A
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alta, UT was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alta, UT (82 out of 398 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

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
    82 ± 106
  2. Black
    0 ± 56
  3. Native American
    0 ± 56

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alta, UT is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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

282
2019 Value
± 225
−12.4%
1 Year decline
± 115%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Alta, UT declined at a rate of −12.4%, from 322 employees to 282 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alta, UT, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (128 people), Management Occupations (33 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (31 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alta, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Alta, UT, by number of employees, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (128 people), Management Occupations (33 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (31 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Alta, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (11.9 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (3.03 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Alta, UT, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,125), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($68,750), and Management, Business, Science, & Arts Occupations ($47,917).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

282
2019 Value
± 225
−12.4%
1 Year decline
± 115%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Alta, UT declined at a rate of −12.4%, from 322 employees to 282 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alta, UT, are Transportation & Warehousing (104 people), Accommodation & Food Services (73 people), and Retail Trade (27 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alta, UT, though some of these residents may live in Alta, 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 Alta, UT, by number of employees, are Transportation & Warehousing (104 people), Accommodation & Food Services (73 people), and Retail Trade (27 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Alta, UT has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (8.12 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (3.43 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.04 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Alta, UT, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($108,500), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($108,000), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($64,750).

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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. $14.9B
  2. $12.6B
  3. $12.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $14.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($12.6B) and Textiles/leather ($12.6B).

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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$142B
2018 Value in Utah
$303B
Projected 2045 Value in Utah
114% growth

In 2018, total outbound Utah trade was $142B. This is expected to increase 114% to $303B 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. $12.3B
  2. $9.25B
  3. $6.3B

In 2018, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $12.3B, followed by Nevada with $9.25B and Colorado and $6.3B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Salt Lake County, UT went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 42% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33%), followed by Other (25.1%). The most partisan county was Piute County, UT with 85.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Mike Lee and Mitt Romney are the senators currently representing the state of Utah. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Utah is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Salt Lake County, UT
42% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Utah
  1. 85.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 79.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 79.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Utah was Piute County, UT with 85.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Utah colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Utah

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Mike Lee
Senator from Utah3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Mitt Romney
Senator from Utah1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Mike Lee and Mitt Romney are the senators currently representing Utah.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Utah over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Utah

Utah is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Utah have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alta, UT was $1.2M in 2019, which is 4.97 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $890,600 to $1.2M, a 34.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Alta, UT is 44.6%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Alta, UT have an average commute time of 10.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alta, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$1.2M
2019 Median
± $809,902
$890,600
2018 Median
± $433,021

In 2019, the median property value in Alta, UT grew to to $1.2M from the previous year's value of $890,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Alta, 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 Alta, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the $2M+ 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.
$64,250
Median Household Income
± $56,347
83
Number of Households
± 40

In 2019, the median household income of the 83 households in Alta, UT declined from $64,250 from the previous year's value of $105,577.

The following chart displays the households in Alta, 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Alta, UT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alta, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

44.6%
2019 Homeownership
57%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 44.6% of the housing units in Alta, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Alta, UT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

10.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alta, UT have a shorter commute time (10.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Alta, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (56.4%)
  2. Walked (23.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (20%)

In 2019, 56.4% of workers in Alta, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (23.6%) and those who worked at home (20%).

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 Alta, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alta, UT have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

99.2% of the population of Alta, UT has health coverage, with 71.4% on employee plans, 8.29% on Medicaid, 4.77% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Salt Lake County, UT see 1282 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.91% decrease from the previous year (1307 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1275 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 197 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Daggett County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.2%). Additionally, San Juan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,282 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Salt Lake County, UT

Primary care physicians in Salt Lake County, UT see an average of 1,282 patients per year. This represents a 1.91% decrease from the previous year (1,307 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Salt Lake County, UT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$5,982
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Utah
$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

0.754%
Uninsured
71.4%
Employer Coverage
8.29%
Medicaid
4.77%
Medicare
14.8%
Non-Group
0%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alta, UT grew by 46.2% from 0.515% to 0.754%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Alta, 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. 14.2% prevalence
  2. 14% prevalence
  3. 11.8% prevalence

Daggett County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Utah, at 14.2%.

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

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