Grand County, UT

County

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Population
9,616
0.754% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
Median Age
40.7

Poverty Rate
8.41%

Median Household Income
$48,673
4.32% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$238,000
3.07% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
5,078
4.51% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Grand County, UT had a population of 9.62k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $48,673. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Grand County, UT grew from 9,544 to 9,616, a 0.754% increase and its median household income grew from $46,658 to $48,673, a 4.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grand County, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.5%), White (Hispanic) (10.4%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.09%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.93%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.905%). 0% of the households in Grand County, UT speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 93.2% of the residents in Grand County, UT are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Grand County, UT was $238,000, and the homeownership rate was 64.7%. Most people in Grand County, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Grand County, UT was 2 cars per household.

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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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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Utah. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Grand County, UT went to Donald J. Trump with 43.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (43.2%), followed by Other (13.2%). 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Grand County, UT
43.6% 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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Diversity

Grand County, UT is home to a population of 9.62k people, from which 93.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 8.69% of Grand County, UT residents were born outside of the country (836 people).

In 2018, there were 7.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.93k people) in Grand County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1k White (Hispanic) and 297 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grand County, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.93k ± 16
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1k ± 16
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    297 ± 182
10.4%
Hispanic Population
1k people

In 2018, there were 7.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.93k people) in Grand County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1k White (Hispanic) and 297 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.4% of the people in Grand County, UT are hispanic (1k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.69%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
836 people
5.19%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
495 people

As of 2018, 8.69% of Grand County, UT residents (836 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Grand County, UT was 5.19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.9
36
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 13.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Grand County, UT was 40.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Grand County, UT are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Grand County, UT residents was 40.

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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

93.2%
2018 Citizenship
96.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 93.2% of Grand County, UT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Grand County, UT was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    268 ± 112
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    49 ± 46
  3. Korea
    48 ± 51

Grand County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Grand County, UT is $48,673. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Grand County, UT was Census Tract 3 with a value of $49,209, followed by Census Tract 2 and N/A, with respective values of $48,138 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 Grand County, UT employs 5.08k people. The largest industries in Grand County, UT are Accommodation & Food Services (1,597 people), Retail Trade (633 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (340 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,173), Manufacturing ($46,343), and Public Administration ($43,750).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,673
2018 value
± $5,136
4.32%
1 Year Growth
± 15%

Households in Grand County, UT have a median annual income of $48,673, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,658 in 2017, which represents a 4.32% 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Utah by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grand 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. Census Tract 2
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grand County, UT was Census Tract 3 with a value of $49,209, followed by Census Tract 2 and N/A, with respective values of $48,138 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.41% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grand County, UT (795 out of 9.45k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

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
    681 ± 209
  2. Native American
    80 ± 124
  3. Hispanic
    37 ± 85

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

5.08k
2018 Value
± 613
4.51%
1 Year growth
± 16.5%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Grand County, UT grew at a rate of 4.51%, from 4.86k employees to 5.08k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grand County, UT, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (961 people), Sales & Related Occupations (554 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (545 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grand County, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Grand County, UT, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (961 people), Sales & Related Occupations (554 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (545 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grand County, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3.26 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.01 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grand County, UT, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($64,625), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($62,782), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($46,414).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.08k
2018 Value
± 613
4.51%
1 Year growth
± 16.5%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Grand County, UT grew at a rate of 4.51%, from 4.86k employees to 5.08k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grand County, UT, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,597 people), Retail Trade (633 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (340 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grand County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Grand 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 Grand County, UT, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,597 people), Retail Trade (633 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (340 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grand County, UT has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (4.15 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.88 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grand County, UT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,173), Manufacturing ($46,343), and Public Administration ($43,750).

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grand County, UT was $238,000 in 2018, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $230,900 to $238,000, a 3.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Grand County, UT is 64.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Grand County, UT have an average commute time of 12.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Grand County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$238,000
2018 Median
± $14,559
$230,900
2017 Median
± $12,331

In 2018, the median property value in Grand County, UT grew to to $238,000 from the previous year's value of $230,900.

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

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Household Income

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$48,673
Median Household Income
± $5,136
4.01k
Number of Households
± 505

In 2018, the median household income of the 4.01k households in Grand County, UT grew to $48,673 from the previous year's value of $46,658.

The following chart displays the households in Grand 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 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Grand County, UT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grand County, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

64.7%
2018 Homeownership
70%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 64.7% of the housing units in Grand County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Grand County, UT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

12.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grand County, UT have a shorter commute time (12.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.27% of the workforce in Grand County, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (74.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.71%)
  3. Carpooled (6.74%)

In 2018, 74.4% of workers in Grand County, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.71%) and those who carpooled to work (6.74%).

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 Grand County, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grand County, UT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

83.8% of the population of Grand County, UT has health coverage, with 38.7% on employee plans, 10.5% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 19.8% on non-group plans, and 1.87% 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 Grand County, UT see 751 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.941% increase from the previous year (744 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1219 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 424 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

751 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Grand County, UT

Primary care physicians in Grand County, UT see an average of 751 patients per year. This represents a 0.941% increase from the previous year (744 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Grand 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

16.2%
Uninsured
38.7%
Employer Coverage
10.5%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
19.8%
Non-Group
1.87%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grand County, UT declined by 21% from 20.5% to 16.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grand 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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