Emery County, UT

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2022 Population
9,898
0.6% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.4
1.32% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.8%
5.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$67,056
9.51% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$168,700
12.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Emery County, UT had a population of 9.9k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $67,056. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Emery County, UT grew from 9,839 to 9,898, a 0.6% increase and its median household income grew from $61,234 to $67,056, a 9.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Emery County, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.9%), White (Hispanic) (5.65%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.51%), Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (0.97%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.94%).

None of the households in Emery County, 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.

97.7% of the residents in Emery County, UT are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Emery County, UT was $168,700, and the homeownership rate was 78.3%.

Most people in Emery County, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Emery County, UT was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Emery County, UT is home to a population of 9.9k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.57% of Emery County, UT residents were born outside of the country (254 people).

In 2022, there were 15.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.9k people) in Emery County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 559 White (Hispanic) and 149 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Emery County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Emery County, UT was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Emery County, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.9k ± 13
  2. White (Hispanic)
    559 ± 68
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    149 ± 103
6.84%
Hispanic Population
677 people

In 2022, there were 15.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.9k people) in Emery County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 559 White (Hispanic) and 149 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.84% of the people in Emery County, UT are hispanic (677 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.57%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
254 people
2.58%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
254 people

As of 2022, 2.57% of Emery County, UT residents (254 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 Emery County, UT was 2.58%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    260 ± 76
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    64 ± 45
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    31 ± 28

Emery County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Emery County, UT employs 4.04k people. The largest industries in Emery County, UT are Educational Services (467 people), Retail Trade (449 people), and Construction (436 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($94,500), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,875), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($83,333).

Occupations

4.04k
2022 Value
± 318
4.69%
1 Year growth
± 10.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Emery County, UT grew at a rate of 4.69%, from 3.86k employees to 4.04k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Emery County, UT, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (537 people), Management Occupations (408 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (363 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Emery County, UT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.04k
2022 Value
± 318
4.69%
1 Year growth
± 10.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Emery County, UT grew at a rate of 4.69%, from 3.86k employees to 4.04k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Emery County, UT, are Educational Services (467 people), Retail Trade (449 people), and Construction (436 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Emery County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Emery County, 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

$58,831
Median earning men ± $5,867
$21,580
Median earning women ± $2,436

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($84,583), Information ($76,806), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,792), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($31,563), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($30,083).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 90
    Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities
  2. 52
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 51
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Emery County, UT went to Donald J. Trump with 85.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (11.7%), followed by Other (1.47%).

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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Emery County, UT was $168,700 in 2022, which is 0.598 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $149,900 to $168,700, a 12.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Emery County, UT is 78.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Emery County, UT have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Emery County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Emery County, UT is $67,056. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Emery County, UT was Census Tract 9763 with a value of $71,477, followed by Census Tract 9762 and Census Tract 9765, with respective values of $68,869 and $58,681.

Property

$168,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,547
$2,698
Median Property Taxes
±$228

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 Emery County, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Emery County, UT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78.3%
Homeownership
2022
65.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.3% of the housing units in Emery County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9763
  2. Census Tract 9762
  3. Census Tract 9765

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Emery County, UT was Census Tract 9763 with a value of $71,477, followed by Census Tract 9762 and Census Tract 9765, with respective values of $68,869 and $58,681.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$67,056
Median Household Income
± $3,821
3.45k
Number of Households
± 282

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.45k households in Emery County, UT grew to $67,056 from the previous year's value of $61,234.

The following chart displays the households in Emery 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Emery County, 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 (80.4%)
  2. Carpooled (11.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.89%)

In 2022, 80.4% of workers in Emery County, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.2%) and those who worked at home (5.89%).

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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Commute Time

20.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Emery County, UT have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.96% of the workforce in Emery County, 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 Emery County, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Emery County, UT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Emery County, UT (1.16k out of 9.79k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Emery 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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Health

92.2% of the population of Emery County, UT has health coverage, with 51.9% on employee plans, 14% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 0.896% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Emery County, UT see 10012 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.02% decrease from the previous year (10014 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3382 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 922 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

10,012 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Emery County, UT

Primary care physicians in Emery County, UT see an average of 10,012 patients per year. This represents a 0.02% decrease from the previous year (10,014 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Emery 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 30.1% under 18 years, 16.6% between 18 and 34 years, 35.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.78%
Uninsured
51.9%
Employer Coverage
14%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
0.896%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Emery County, UT grew by 1.52% from 7.66% to 7.78%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Emery County, UT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Emery County, UT.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.5% in Emery County, UT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.9% in Emery County, UT.

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