Beaver County, UT

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Population

6,414

0.357% decline

Median Age

33.3


Median Household Income

$47,878

0.426% decline

Poverty Rate

10.5%


Number of Employees

2,653

3.81% decline

Median Property Value

$147,300

0.272% growth

About

In 2017, Beaver County, UT had a population of 6.41k people with a median age of 33.3 and a median household income of $47,878. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Beaver County, UT declined from 6,437 to 6,414, a -0.357% decrease and its median household income declined from $48,083 to $47,878, a -0.426% decrease.

The population of Beaver County, UT is 88.7% White Alone, 10.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.249% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Beaver County, UT speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Beaver County, UT is $147,300, and the homeownership rate is 71%. Most people in Beaver County, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Beaver County, UT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Beaver County, UT employs 2.65k people. The largest industries in Beaver County, UT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (587 people), Retail Trade (318 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (264 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($102,361), Utilities ($79,063), and Construction ($77,292).

Median household income in Beaver County, UT is $47,878. Males in Beaver County, 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 Beaver County, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,878

2017 value

± $4,577

-0.426%

1 Year Growth

± 13.1%

Households in Beaver County, UT have a median annual income of $47,878, 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 $48,083 in 2016, which represents a -0.426% 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.

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

  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 Beaver County, 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. Census Tract 1002

  2. Census Tract 1001

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Beaver County, UT was Census Tract 1002 with a value of $51,847, followed by Census Tract 1001 and N/A, with respective values of $44,722 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Beaver County, UT (667 out of 6.34k 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 < 5 and then Males 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

    583 ± 149

  2. Hispanic

    183 ± 98

  3. Other

    79 ± 81

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Beaver County, UT 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

2.65k

2017 Value

± 301

-3.81%

1 Year decline

± 16.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Beaver County, UT declined at a rate of -3.81%, from 2.76k employees to 2.65k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Beaver County, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (454 people), Management Occupations (347 people), and Transportation Occupations (248 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Beaver County, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Beaver County, UT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (454 people), Management Occupations (347 people), and Transportation Occupations (248 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Beaver County, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (12.1 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.08 times), and Transportation Occupations (2.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Beaver County, UT, by median earnings, are Community & Social Service Occupations ($101,500), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($78,333), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($66,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.65k

2017 Value

± 301

-3.81%

1 Year decline

± 16.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Beaver County, UT declined at a rate of -3.81%, from 2.76k employees to 2.65k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Beaver County, UT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (587 people), Retail Trade (318 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (264 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Beaver County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Beaver County, 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 Beaver County, UT, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (587 people), Retail Trade (318 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (264 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Beaver County, UT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (18.7 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.42 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (2.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Beaver County, UT, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($102,361), Utilities ($79,063), and Construction ($77,292).

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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

85.4% of the population of Beaver County, UT has health coverage, with 54.8% on employee plans, 8.96% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 8.41% on non-group plans, and 0.551% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Beaver County, UT see 1588 patients per year on average, which represents a 22.9% increase from the previous year (1292 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1616 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1293 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

1,588 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Beaver County, UT see an average of 1,588 patients per year. This represents a 22.9% increase from the previous year (1,292 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Beaver County, UT 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%).

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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

14.6%

Uninsured

54.8%

Employer Coverage

8.96%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

8.41%

Non-Group

0.551%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Beaver County, UT declined by 3.54% from 15.2% to 14.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Beaver County, 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

Beaver County, UT is home to a population of 6.41k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.41% of Beaver County, UT residents were born outside of the country (347 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Beaver County, UT is composed of 5.69k White Alone residents (88.7%), 700 Hispanic or Latino residents (10.9%), 16 Asian Alone residents (0.249%), 6 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0935%), 5 Two or More Races residents (0.078%), 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%).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Beaver County, UT was 33.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Beaver County, UT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Beaver County, UT residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.41%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

347 people

4.99%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

321 people

As of 2017, 5.41% of Beaver County, UT residents (347 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Beaver County, UT was 4.99%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Beaver County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Beaver County, UT was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.69k ± 27

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    700 ± 135

  3. Asian Alone

    16 ± 25

In 2017, there were 8.12 times more White Alone residents (5.69k people) in Beaver County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 700 Hispanic or Latino and 16 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    160 ± 58

  2. Korea

    76 ± 39

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    64 ± 52

Beaver County, 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 Beaver County, UT was $147,300 in 2017, which is 0.641 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $146,900 to $147,300, a 0.272% increase. The homeownership rate in Beaver County, UT is 71%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Beaver County, UT have an average commute time of 15.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Beaver County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$147,300

2017 Median

± $13,700

$146,900

2016 Median

± $8,733

In 2017, the median property value in Beaver County, UT grew to to $147,300 from the previous year's value of $146,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Beaver County, 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 Beaver County, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$47,878

Median Household Income

± $4,577

2.31k

Number of Households

± 256

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.31k households in Beaver County, UT declined from $47,878 from the previous year's value of $48,083.

The following chart displays the households in Beaver County, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Beaver County, UT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Beaver County, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71%

2017 Homeownership

72%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71% of the housing units in Beaver County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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

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Commute Time

15.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Beaver County, UT have a shorter commute time (15.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.752% of the workforce in Beaver County, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.2%

  2. Carpooled

    12.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Beaver County, UT was Drove Alone (80.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.5%) and those who Worked At Home (3.4%).

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

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