Cottonwood Heights, UT

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2022 Population
33,257
1.01% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.4
0.505% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
7.39%
21.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$110,197
10.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$561,600
23.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cottonwood Heights, UT had a population of 33.3k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $110,197. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cottonwood Heights, UT declined from 33,597 to 33,257, a −1.01% decrease and its median household income grew from $99,645 to $110,197, a 10.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cottonwood Heights, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.88%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.41%), White (Hispanic) (2.36%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.4%).

None of the households in Cottonwood Heights, UT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.4% of the residents in Cottonwood Heights, UT are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Cottonwood Heights, UT was $561,600, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%.

Most people in Cottonwood Heights, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Cottonwood Heights, UT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cottonwood Heights, UT is home to a population of 33.3k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.89% of Cottonwood Heights, UT residents were born outside of the country (2.29k people).

In 2022, there were 22.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.5k people) in Cottonwood Heights, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.29k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.13k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2022 Citizenship
97.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.4% of Cottonwood Heights, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cottonwood Heights, UT was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cottonwood Heights, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.5k ± 840
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.29k ± 359
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.13k ± 337
5.29%
Hispanic Population
1.76k people

In 2022, there were 22.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.5k people) in Cottonwood Heights, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.29k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.13k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.29% of the people in Cottonwood Heights, UT are hispanic (1.76k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

6.89%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.29k people
6.12%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.06k people

As of 2022, 6.89% of Cottonwood Heights, UT residents (2.29k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cottonwood Heights, UT was 6.12%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    325 ± 110
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    252 ± 146
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    68 ± 43

Cottonwood Heights, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cottonwood Heights, UT employs 18.2k people. The largest industries in Cottonwood Heights, UT are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,755 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,297 people), and Retail Trade (1,847 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($93,092), Utilities ($89,792), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($77,642).

Occupations

18.2k
2022 Value
± 1,006
−2.84%
1 Year decline
± 7.92%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cottonwood Heights, UT declined at a rate of −2.84%, from 18.7k employees to 18.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cottonwood Heights, UT, are Management Occupations (2,882 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,278 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,684 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cottonwood Heights, UT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

18.2k
2022 Value
± 1,006
−2.84%
1 Year decline
± 7.92%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cottonwood Heights, UT declined at a rate of −2.84%, from 18.7k employees to 18.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cottonwood Heights, UT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,755 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,297 people), and Retail Trade (1,847 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$64,106
Median earning men ± $5,637
$46,787
Median earning women ± $5,329

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($131,974), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($99,200), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($94,198).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($78,900), Public Administration ($69,213), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($59,844).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.7M people employed in Utah. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 7.69%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Utah went to Donald J. Trump with 58.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.58%).

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.

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.

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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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.574% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.647% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (639k), High School or Equivalent (579k), and Bachelors Degree (496k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cottonwood Heights, UT was $561,600 in 2022, which is 1.99 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $454,700 to $561,600, a 23.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Cottonwood Heights, UT is 71.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cottonwood Heights, UT have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cottonwood Heights, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cottonwood Heights, UT is $110,197. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Cottonwood Heights, UT was Census Tract 1126.14 with a value of $153,393, followed by Census Tract 1113.04 and Census Tract 1113.05, with respective values of $132,043 and $128,750.

Property

$561,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$21,569
$8,797
Median Property Taxes
±$582

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cottonwood Heights, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.2%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.2% of the housing units in Cottonwood Heights, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1126.14
  2. Census Tract 1113.04
  3. Census Tract 1113.05

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cottonwood Heights, UT was Census Tract 1126.14 with a value of $153,393, followed by Census Tract 1113.04 and Census Tract 1113.05, with respective values of $132,043 and $128,750.

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

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Household Income

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$110,197
Median Household Income
± $6,173
12.4k
Number of Households
± 715

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.4k households in Cottonwood Heights, UT grew to $110,197 from the previous year's value of $99,645.

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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cottonwood Heights, UT is from Utah.
0.478
2022 Wage GINI in Utah
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Utah

In 2022, the income inequality in Utah was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0322% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Utah was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Utah in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (65.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (20.7%)
  3. Carpooled (9.08%)

In 2022, 65.9% of workers in Cottonwood Heights, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (20.7%) and those who carpooled to work (9.08%).

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cottonwood Heights, UT have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.02% of the workforce in Cottonwood Heights, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.39% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cottonwood Heights, UT (2.45k out of 33.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

94.5% of the population of Cottonwood Heights, UT has health coverage, with 57.7% on employee plans, 5.48% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 16.6% on non-group plans, and 0.635% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Salt Lake County, UT see 1284 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.156% increase from the previous year (1282 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1264 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 188 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,284 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 1,284 patients per year. This represents a 0.156% increase from the previous year (1,282 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 19.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.49%
Uninsured
57.7%
Employer Coverage
5.48%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
16.6%
Non-Group
0.635%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cottonwood Heights, UT grew by 17.2% from 4.69% to 5.49%.

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