Garfield County, UT

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2020 Population
5,000
0.04% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
42
0.239% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
16.4%
0.566% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$44,279
18.9% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$182,500
3.39% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Garfield County, UT had a population of 5k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $44,279. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Garfield County, UT grew from 4,998 to 5,000, a 0.04% increase and its median household income declined from $54,565 to $44,279, a −18.9% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Garfield County, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.6%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (4.3%), White (Hispanic) (4.14%), Other (Hispanic) (1.72%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.58%).

None of the households in Garfield 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.

97.6% of the residents in Garfield County, UT are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Garfield County, UT was $182,500, and the homeownership rate was 78.5%.

Most people in Garfield County, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Garfield County, UT was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Garfield County, UT is home to a population of 5k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.84% of Garfield County, UT residents were born outside of the country (142 people).

In 2020, there were 20.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.43k people) in Garfield County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 215 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 207 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2020 Citizenship
97.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.6% of Garfield County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Garfield County, UT was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Garfield County, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.43k ± 17
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    215 ± 44
  3. White (Hispanic)
    207 ± 77
6.18%
Hispanic Population
309 people

In 2020, there were 20.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.43k people) in Garfield County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 215 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 207 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.18% of the people in Garfield County, UT are hispanic (309 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.84%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
142 people
3.02%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
151 people

As of 2020, 2.84% of Garfield County, UT residents (142 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Garfield County, UT was 3.02%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    115 ± 46
  2. Korea
    70 ± 50
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    23 ± 38

Garfield County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Garfield County, UT employs 2.15k people. The largest industries in Garfield County, UT are Accommodation & Food Services (515 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (238 people), and Educational Services (234 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($48,804), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,644), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($40,000).

Occupations

2.15k
2020 Value
± 239
−1.56%
1 Year decline
± 15.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Garfield County, UT declined at a rate of −1.56%, from 2.18k employees to 2.15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Garfield County, UT, are Management Occupations (302 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (294 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (196 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Garfield County, UT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.15k
2020 Value
± 239
−1.56%
1 Year decline
± 15.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Garfield County, UT declined at a rate of −1.56%, from 2.18k employees to 2.15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Garfield County, UT, are Accommodation & Food Services (515 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (238 people), and Educational Services (234 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Garfield County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Garfield 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

$40,386
Median earning men ± $7,854
$19,518
Median earning women ± $2,205

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Retail Trade ($66,563), Other Services Except Public Administration ($63,750), and Public Administration ($54,375).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,375), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($22,917), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($22,550).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 104
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 59
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 30
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $19B
  2. $13.9B
  3. $9.98B

In 2020, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $19B, followed by Misc. mfg. prods. ($13.9B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($9.98B).

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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$156B
2020 Value in Utah
$318B
Projected 2050 Value in Utah
103% growth

In 2020, total outbound Utah trade was $156B. This is expected to increase 103% to $318B by 2050.

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. $15.5B
  2. $8.94B
  3. $7.13B

In 2020, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $15.5B, followed by Nevada with $8.94B and Texas and $7.13B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Utah shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Garfield County, UT went to Donald J. Trump with 79% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.35%).

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.427% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.508% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (631k), High School or Equivalent (541k), and Bachelors Degree (451k).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Garfield County, UT was $182,500 in 2020, which is 0.794 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $188,900 to $182,500, a 3.39% decrease. The homeownership rate in Garfield County, UT is 78.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Garfield County, UT have an average commute time of 14.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Garfield County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$182,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$16,410
$1,453
Median Property Taxes
±$188

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

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

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Rent vs Own

78.5%
Homeownership
2020
72.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 78.5% of the housing units in Garfield County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.5%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. Census Tract 4

The following map shows all of the tracts in Garfield 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.
$44,279
Median Household Income
± $7,210
1.85k
Number of Households
± 209

In 2020, the median household income of the 1.85k households in Garfield County, UT declined from $44,279 from the previous year's value of $54,565.

The following chart displays the households in Garfield 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Garfield County, UT is from Utah.
0.477
2020 Wage GINI in Utah
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Utah

In 2020, the income inequality in Utah was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.07% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (69%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.88%)

In 2020, 69% of workers in Garfield County, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (9.88%).

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

14.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Garfield County, UT have a shorter commute time (14.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.35% of the workforce in Garfield 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 Garfield County, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Garfield County, UT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Garfield County, UT (788 out of 4.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Garfield County, UT is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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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83.4% of the population of Garfield County, UT has health coverage, with 39.4% on employee plans, 6.7% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 19.6% on non-group plans, and 0.874% 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 Garfield County, UT see 2540 patients per year on average, which represents a 50% increase from the previous year (1693 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5051 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 842 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.1% were men and 48.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Utah, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,540 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Garfield County, UT

Primary care physicians in Garfield County, UT see an average of 2,540 patients per year. This represents a 50% increase from the previous year (1,693 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Garfield County, UT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Utah across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.9% under 18 years, 12.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.1% were men and 48.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

16.6%
Uninsured
39.4%
Employer Coverage
6.7%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
19.6%
Non-Group
0.874%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Garfield County, UT grew by 5.22% from 15.8% to 16.6%.

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

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2021, 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 20.7% in Garfield County, UT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.3% in Garfield County, UT.

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