Garfield County, UT

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2019 Population
4,998
0.379% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
41.9
1.7% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
16.5%
7.41% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$54,565
4.26% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$188,900
5% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
2,184
1.22% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Garfield County, UT had a population of 5k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $54,565. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Garfield County, UT declined from 5,017 to 4,998, a −0.379% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,337 to $54,565, a 4.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Garfield County, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.8%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (4.54%), White (Hispanic) (4.26%), Other (Hispanic) (1.48%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.3%). 0% of the households in Garfield County, UT speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

97.5% of the residents in Garfield County, UT are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Garfield County, UT was $188,900, and the homeownership rate was 79.5%. Most people in Garfield County, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Garfield County, UT was 2 cars per household.

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Diversity

Garfield County, UT is home to a population of 5k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 8.18% of Garfield County, UT residents were born outside of the country (409 people).

In 2019, there were 19.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.44k people) in Garfield County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 227 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 213 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Garfield County, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.44k ± 11
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    227 ± 24
  3. White (Hispanic)
    213 ± 74
6.12%
Hispanic Population
306 people

In 2019, there were 19.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.44k people) in Garfield County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 227 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 213 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.12% of the people in Garfield County, UT are hispanic (306 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.18%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
409 people
3.91%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
196 people

As of 2019, 8.18% of Garfield County, UT residents (409 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 Garfield County, UT was 3.91%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.5
38
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 11.6

In 2019, the median age of all people in Garfield County, UT was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Garfield County, UT are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Garfield County, UT residents was 41.

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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

97.5%
2019 Citizenship
96.7%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 97.5% of Garfield County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Garfield County, UT was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    183 ± 49
  2. Korea
    48 ± 31
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    41 ± 35

Garfield County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Utah (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

Median household income in Garfield County, UT is $54,565. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Garfield County, UT was Census Tract 3 with a value of $59,896, followed by Census Tract 4 and N/A, with respective values of $48,419 and N/A.

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 Garfield County, UT employs 2.18k people. The largest industries in Garfield County, UT are Accommodation & Food Services (577 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (207 people), and Educational Services (206 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,558), Finance & Insurance ($62,813), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($46,563).

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,565
2019 value
± $8,867
4.26%
1 Year Growth
± 22.4%

Households in Garfield County, UT have a median annual income of $54,565, 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 $52,337 in 2018, which represents a 4.26% 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 Garfield 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. Census Tract 4
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Garfield County, UT was Census Tract 3 with a value of $59,896, followed by Census Tract 4 and N/A, with respective values of $48,419 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Garfield County, UT (791 out of 4.79k 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 < 5, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

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
    719 ± 137
  2. Native American
    72 ± 73
  3. Hispanic
    69 ± 70

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

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

2.18k
2019 Value
± 217
−1.22%
1 Year decline
± 14.4%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Garfield County, UT declined at a rate of −1.22%, from 2.21k employees to 2.18k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Garfield County, UT, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (272 people), Sales & Related Occupations (267 people), and Management Occupations (262 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Garfield County, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Garfield County, UT, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (272 people), Sales & Related Occupations (267 people), and Management Occupations (262 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Garfield County, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.25 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.16 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Garfield County, UT, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,269), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($77,019), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($61,736).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.18k
2019 Value
± 217
−1.22%
1 Year decline
± 14.4%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Garfield County, UT declined at a rate of −1.22%, from 2.21k employees to 2.18k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Garfield County, UT, are Accommodation & Food Services (577 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (207 people), and Educational Services (206 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Garfield County, UT, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (577 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (207 people), and Educational Services (206 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Garfield County, UT has an unusually high number of Utilities (5.46 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.15 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (3.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Garfield County, UT, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,558), Finance & Insurance ($62,813), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($46,563).

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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 Garfield County, UT went to Donald J. Trump with 68.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Other (16.2%), followed by Hillary Rodham Clinton (15.3%). 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Garfield County, UT
68.5% 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 Garfield County, UT was $188,900 in 2019, which is 0.785 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $179,900 to $188,900, a 5% increase. The homeownership rate in Garfield County, UT is 79.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Garfield County, UT have an average commute time of 14.5 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.

Housing

Property Value

$188,900
2019 Median
± $12,688
$179,900
2018 Median
± $11,929

In 2019, the median property value in Garfield County, UT grew to to $188,900 from the previous year's value of $179,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Garfield 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 Garfield County, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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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.
$54,565
Median Household Income
± $8,867
1.76k
Number of Households
± 185

In 2019, the median household income of the 1.76k households in Garfield County, UT grew to $54,565 from the previous year's value of $52,337.

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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Garfield County, UT 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.

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Rent vs Own

79.5%
2019 Homeownership
78.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 79.5% of the housing units in Garfield County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.6%.

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

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Commute Time

14.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Garfield County, UT have a shorter commute time (14.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Garfield County, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (72.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.15%)

In 2019, 72.4% of workers in Garfield County, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (8.15%).

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 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, followed by false.

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Health

84.2% of the population of Garfield County, UT has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 5.9% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 17.5% on non-group plans, and 0.918% 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.

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

2,540 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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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

15.8%
Uninsured
43.1%
Employer Coverage
5.9%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
17.5%
Non-Group
0.918%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Garfield County, UT declined by 2.77% from 16.2% to 15.8%.

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 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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