Alta, UT

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Population

351

0.573% growth

Median Age

29.7


Median Household Income

$63,750

3.48% growth

Poverty Rate

20.8%


Number of Employees

292

8.96% growth

Median Property Value

$875,000

2.94% growth

About

In 2017, Alta, UT had a population of 351 people with a median age of 29.7 and a median household income of $63,750. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Alta, UT grew from 349 to 351, a 0.573% increase and its median household income grew from $61,607 to $63,750, a 3.48% increase.

The population of Alta, UT is 81.5% White Alone, 17.7% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 0.57% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Alta, UT speak a non-English language, and 89.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Alta, UT is $875,000, and the homeownership rate is 47.2%. Most people in Alta, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 9.49 minutes. The average car ownership in Alta, UT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Alta, UT employs 292 people. The largest industries in Alta, UT are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (74 people), Transportation & Warehousing (74 people), and Educational Services (44 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,250), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,750).

Median household income in Alta, UT is $63,750. Males in Alta, UT have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,859. The income inequality in Alta, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,750

2017 value

± $51,236

3.48%

1 Year Growth

± 91.8%

Households in Alta, UT have a median annual income of $63,750, 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 $61,607 in 2016, which represents a 3.48% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,159

Average Male Salary

± $1,867

$41,859

Average Female Salary

± $1,369

In 2017, full-time male employees in Utah made 1.53 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,590 ± $1,174

  2. Asian

    $45,658 ± $6,844

  3. Black

    $38,633 ± $10,877

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Utah workers was White. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alta, UT is from Utah.

0.484

2017 Wage GINI

0.483

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Utah was 0.484 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.195% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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)

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, 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

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alta, UT (73 out of 351 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 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

    73 ± 92

  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

292

2017 Value

± 175

8.96%

1 Year growth

± 76.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alta, UT grew at a rate of 8.96%, from 268 employees to 292 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alta, UT, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (65 people), Personal Care & Service Occupations (52 people), and Transportation Occupations (44 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 (65 people), Personal Care & Service Occupations (52 people), and Transportation Occupations (44 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 (5.67 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (4.75 times), and Transportation Occupations (4.13 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 ($60,938), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($60,313), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($58,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

292

2017 Value

± 175

8.96%

1 Year growth

± 76.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alta, UT grew at a rate of 8.96%, from 268 employees to 292 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alta, UT, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (74 people), Transportation & Warehousing (74 people), and Educational Services (44 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 Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (74 people), Transportation & Warehousing (74 people), and Educational Services (44 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Alta, UT has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (11.5 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (5.95 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (2.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Alta, UT, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,250), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,750).

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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. $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 ($12.7B) 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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$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

99.1% of the population of Alta, UT has health coverage, with 62.1% on employee plans, 3.42% on Medicaid, 5.13% on Medicare, 28.5% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Alta, 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).

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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

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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

0.855%

Uninsured

62.1%

Employer Coverage

3.42%

Medicaid

5.13%

Medicare

28.5%

Non-Group

0%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alta, UT grew by 49.1% from 0.573% to 0.855%.

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. 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

Alta, UT is home to a population of 351 people, from which 89.5% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Alta, UT residents were born outside of the country (41 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Alta, UT is composed of 286 White Alone residents (81.5%), 62 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (17.7%), 2 Asian Alone residents (0.57%), 1 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.285%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Alta, UT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 11.7

19

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Alta, UT was 29.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 19. But people in Alta, UT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Alta, UT residents was 24.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    41 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Alta, UT residents (41 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alta, UT was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    101,154 ± 7,675 people

  2. Canada

    8,846 ± 2,306 people

  3. El Salvador

    7,653 ± 2,145 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Utah was Mexico, the natal country of 101,154 Utah residents, followed by Canada with 8,846 and El Salvador with 7,653.

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Citizenship

89.5%

2017 Citizenship

85.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.5% of Alta, UT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Alta, UT was 85.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    286 ± 164

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    62 ± 122

  3. Asian Alone

    2 ± 3

In 2017, there were 4.61 times more White Alone residents (286 people) in Alta, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 62 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 2 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 Alta, UT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Alta, UT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Alta, UT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Alta, UT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    10 ± 22

  2. Vietnam

    2 ± 16

  3. World War II

    1 ± 3

Alta, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alta, UT was $875,000 in 2017, which is 4.02 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $850,000 to $875,000, a 2.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Alta, UT is 47.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Alta, UT have an average commute time of 9.49 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alta, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$63,750

Median Household Income

± $51,236

72

Number of Households

± 34

In 2017, the median household income of the 72 households in Alta, UT grew to $63,750 from the previous year's value of $61,607.

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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Housing

Property Value

$875,000

2017 Median

± $377,773

$850,000

2016 Median

± $466,705

In 2017, the median property value in Alta, UT grew to to $875,000 from the previous year's value of $850,000.

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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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

47.2%

2017 Homeownership

50.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.2% of the housing units in Alta, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 50.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Alta, UT 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 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 1 car.

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Commute Time

9.49 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alta, UT have a shorter commute time (9.49 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 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 Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    40.3%

  2. Walked

    32.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    20.5%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Alta, UT was Drove Alone (40.3%), followed by those who Walked (32.3%) and those who Worked At Home (20.5%).

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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