Carbon County, UT

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2019 Population
20,308
0.236% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
37.5
0.806% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
16.8%
6.11% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$51,158
1.75% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$140,800
3.45% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
8,679
2.13% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Carbon County, UT had a population of 20.3k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $51,158. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Carbon County, UT declined from 20,356 to 20,308, a −0.236% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,278 to $51,158, a 1.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carbon County, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.5%), White (Hispanic) (9.76%), Other (Hispanic) (2.32%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.08%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.423%). 0% of the households in Carbon County, UT speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.4% of the residents in Carbon County, UT are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Carbon County, UT was $140,800, and the homeownership rate was 73.7%. Most people in Carbon County, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Carbon County, UT was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Diversity

Carbon County, UT is home to a population of 20.3k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 7.33% of Carbon County, UT residents were born outside of the country (1.49k people).

In 2019, there were 8.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.4k people) in Carbon County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.98k White (Hispanic) and 472 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carbon County, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.4k ± 97
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.98k ± 209
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    472 ± 193
13.3%
Hispanic Population
2.7k people

In 2019, there were 8.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.4k people) in Carbon County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.98k White (Hispanic) and 472 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.3% of the people in Carbon County, UT are hispanic (2.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Carbon County, UT as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.33%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.49k people
3.07%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
625 people

As of 2019, 7.33% of Carbon County, UT residents (1.49k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Carbon County, UT was 3.07%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 13.6

In 2019, the median age of all people in Carbon County, UT was 37.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Carbon County, UT are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Carbon County, UT residents was 37.

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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

98.4%
2019 Citizenship
98.1%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.4% of Carbon County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Carbon County, UT was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    496 ± 115
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    145 ± 71
  3. Korea
    115 ± 43

Carbon County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Carbon County, UT is $51,158. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Carbon County, UT was Census Tract 2 with a value of $63,197, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $60,539 and $58,500.

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 Carbon County, UT employs 8.68k people. The largest industries in Carbon County, UT are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,030 people), Educational Services (969 people), and Retail Trade (852 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,500), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($72,639), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,514).

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,158
2019 value
± $2,215
1.75%
1 Year Growth
± 5.87%

Households in Carbon County, UT have a median annual income of $51,158, 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 $50,278 in 2018, which represents a 1.75% 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 Carbon County, 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2
  2. Census Tract 5
  3. Census Tract 1

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carbon County, UT was Census Tract 2 with a value of $63,197, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $60,539 and $58,500.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Carbon County, UT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carbon County, UT (3.35k out of 20k 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 Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 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
    3,292 ± 349
  2. Hispanic
    659 ± 179
  3. Two Or More
    22 ± 110

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carbon County, UT is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

8.68k
2019 Value
± 517
−2.13%
1 Year decline
± 8.74%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Carbon County, UT declined at a rate of −2.13%, from 8.87k employees to 8.68k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carbon County, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,205 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (940 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (776 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carbon County, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carbon County, UT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,205 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (940 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (776 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carbon County, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.15 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.86 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.77 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carbon County, UT, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,818), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($72,870), and Management Occupations ($69,063).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.68k
2019 Value
± 517
−2.13%
1 Year decline
± 8.74%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Carbon County, UT declined at a rate of −2.13%, from 8.87k employees to 8.68k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carbon County, UT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,030 people), Educational Services (969 people), and Retail Trade (852 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carbon County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Carbon 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 Carbon County, UT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,030 people), Educational Services (969 people), and Retail Trade (852 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carbon County, UT has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (15.4 times higher than expected), Utilities (4.35 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carbon County, UT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($83,500), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($72,639), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,514).

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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 Carbon County, UT went to Donald J. Trump with 66.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (21.6%), followed by Other (12.1%). 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Carbon County, UT
66.3% for the Republican 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 Carbon County, UT was $140,800 in 2019, which is 0.585 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $136,100 to $140,800, a 3.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Carbon County, UT is 73.7%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Carbon County, UT have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carbon County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$140,800
2019 Median
± $6,308
$136,100
2018 Median
± $5,609

In 2019, the median property value in Carbon County, UT grew to to $140,800 from the previous year's value of $136,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carbon 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 Carbon 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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$51,158
Median Household Income
± $2,215
7.83k
Number of Households
± 497

In 2019, the median household income of the 7.83k households in Carbon County, UT grew to $51,158 from the previous year's value of $50,278.

The following chart displays the households in Carbon 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.7%
2019 Homeownership
72.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 73.7% of the housing units in Carbon County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.9%.

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

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carbon County, UT have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.05% of the workforce in Carbon County, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (82.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.76%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.13%)

In 2019, 82.4% of workers in Carbon County, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.76%) and those who worked at home (4.13%).

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

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Health

90.5% of the population of Carbon County, UT has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.935% 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 Carbon County, UT see 2027 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.86% increase from the previous year (1845 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1077 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 512 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

2,027 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Carbon County, UT

Primary care physicians in Carbon County, UT see an average of 2,027 patients per year. This represents a 9.86% increase from the previous year (1,845 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Carbon 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

9.47%
Uninsured
50.7%
Employer Coverage
14.2%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
0.935%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carbon County, UT declined by 10.8% from 10.6% to 9.47%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Carbon 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. 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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