Cottonwood Heights, UT

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Population

34,214

0.175% decline

Median Age

37.5


Median Household Income

$86,207

5.12% growth

Poverty Rate

5.19%


Number of Employees

18,713

0.775% growth

Median Property Value

$349,000

4.8% growth

About

In 2017, Cottonwood Heights, UT had a population of 34.2k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $86,207. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cottonwood Heights, UT declined from 34,274 to 34,214, a -0.175% decrease and its median household income grew from $82,008 to $86,207, a 5.12% increase.

The population of Cottonwood Heights, UT is 87.2% White Alone, 5.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.86% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Cottonwood Heights, UT speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Cottonwood Heights, UT is $349,000, and the homeownership rate is 73.5%. Most people in Cottonwood Heights, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Cottonwood Heights, UT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Cottonwood Heights, UT employs 18.7k people. The largest industries in Cottonwood Heights, UT are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,765 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,023 people), and Retail Trade (1,891 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,385), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($74,327), and Wholesale Trade ($63,013).

Median household income in Cottonwood Heights, UT is $86,207. Males in Cottonwood Heights, 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 Cottonwood Heights, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$86,207

2017 value

± $5,045

5.12%

1 Year Growth

± 7.07%

Households in Cottonwood Heights, UT have a median annual income of $86,207, 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 $82,008 in 2016, which represents a 5.12% 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 Cottonwood Heights, 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 1113.04

  2. Census Tract 1126.18

  3. Census Tract 1126.14

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cottonwood Heights, UT was Census Tract 1113.04 with a value of $105,833, followed by Census Tract 1126.18 and Census Tract 1126.14, with respective values of $95,000 and $92,697.

The following map shows all of the places in Cottonwood Heights, UT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cottonwood Heights, UT (1.77k out of 34.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    1,461 ± 381

  2. Hispanic

    700 ± 345

  3. Two Or More

    177 ± 135

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cottonwood Heights, 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

18.7k

2017 Value

± 919

0.775%

1 Year growth

± 6.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cottonwood Heights, UT grew at a rate of 0.775%, from 18.6k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cottonwood Heights, UT, are Management Occupations (2,872 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,541 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,436 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cottonwood Heights, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cottonwood Heights, UT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,872 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,541 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,436 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Cottonwood Heights, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.46 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.77 times), and Legal Occupations (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cottonwood Heights, UT, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($88,487), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($83,359), and Management Occupations ($75,461).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.7k

2017 Value

± 919

0.775%

1 Year growth

± 6.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cottonwood Heights, UT grew at a rate of 0.775%, from 18.6k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cottonwood Heights, UT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,765 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,023 people), and Retail Trade (1,891 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cottonwood Heights, UT, though some of these residents may live in Cottonwood Heights, 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 Cottonwood Heights, UT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,765 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,023 people), and Retail Trade (1,891 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Cottonwood Heights, UT has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.21 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.67 times), and Information (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cottonwood Heights, UT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,385), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($74,327), and Wholesale Trade ($63,013).

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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

94.2% of the population of Cottonwood Heights, UT has health coverage, with 63% on employee plans, 4.6% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 0.615% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Cottonwood Heights, 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

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

5.8%

Uninsured

63%

Employer Coverage

4.6%

Medicaid

11.7%

Medicare

14.3%

Non-Group

0.615%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cottonwood Heights, UT declined by 23.7% from 7.6% to 5.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cottonwood Heights, 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

Cottonwood Heights, UT is home to a population of 34.2k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.13% of Cottonwood Heights, UT residents were born outside of the country (2.78k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Cottonwood Heights, UT is composed of 29.8k White Alone residents (87.2%), 1.85k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.4%), 1.32k Asian Alone residents (3.86%), 765 Two or More Races residents (2.24%), 159 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.465%), 136 Black or African American Alone residents (0.397%), 132 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.386%), and 7 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0205%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cottonwood Heights, UT was 37.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Cottonwood Heights, UT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Cottonwood Heights, UT residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.13%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.78k people

8.55%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.93k people

As of 2017, 8.13% of Cottonwood Heights, UT residents (2.78k 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 Cottonwood Heights, UT was 8.55%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.2% of Cottonwood Heights, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cottonwood Heights, UT was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    29.8k ± 723

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.85k ± 604

  3. Asian Alone

    1.32k ± 327

In 2017, there were 16.2 times more White Alone residents (29.8k people) in Cottonwood Heights, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.85k Hispanic or Latino and 1.32k 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 Cottonwood Heights, 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 Cottonwood Heights, 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 Cottonwood Heights, UT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Cottonwood Heights, 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. Vietnam

    475 ± 138

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    371 ± 125

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    243 ± 114

Cottonwood Heights, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cottonwood Heights, UT was $349,000 in 2017, which is 1.6 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $333,000 to $349,000, a 4.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Cottonwood Heights, UT is 73.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cottonwood Heights, UT have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cottonwood Heights, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$86,207

Median Household Income

± $5,045

12.7k

Number of Households

± 694

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.7k households in Cottonwood Heights, UT grew to $86,207 from the previous year's value of $82,008.

The following chart displays the households in Cottonwood Heights, 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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Housing

Property Value

$349,000

2017 Median

± $8,689

$333,000

2016 Median

± $9,922

In 2017, the median property value in Cottonwood Heights, UT grew to to $349,000 from the previous year's value of $333,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cottonwood Heights, 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 Cottonwood Heights, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

73.5%

2017 Homeownership

71.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.5% of the housing units in Cottonwood Heights, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cottonwood Heights, 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 Cottonwood Heights, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cottonwood Heights, UT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cottonwood Heights, UT have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.68% of the workforce in Cottonwood Heights, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    9.36%

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

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