Grand County, UT

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Population

9,544

1.23% growth

Median Age

39.8


Median Household Income

$46,658

7.19% growth

Poverty Rate

12.7%


Number of Employees

4,859

1.27% growth

Median Property Value

$230,900

3.13% growth

About

In 2017, Grand County, UT had a population of 9.54k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $46,658. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Grand County, UT grew from 9,428 to 9,544, a 1.23% increase and its median household income grew from $43,529 to $46,658, a 7.19% increase.

The population of Grand County, UT is 88.1% White Alone, 10% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.14% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 8.92% of the people in Grand County, UT speak a non-English language, and 96.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Grand County, UT is $230,900, and the homeownership rate is 70%. Most people in Grand County, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14 minutes. The average car ownership in Grand County, UT is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Grand County, UT employs 4.86k people. The largest industries in Grand County, UT are Accommodation & Food Services (1,133 people), Retail Trade (532 people), and Construction (441 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,925), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,946), and Finance & Insurance ($65,673).

Median household income in Grand County, UT is $46,658. Males in Grand County, UT have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,859. The income inequality in Grand County, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,658

2017 value

± $5,393

7.19%

1 Year Growth

± 13.8%

Households in Grand County, UT have a median annual income of $46,658, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,529 in 2016, which represents a 7.19% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,159

Average Male Salary

± $1,867

$41,859

Average Female Salary

± $1,369

In 2017, full-time male employees in Grand County, UT made 1.53 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Grand County, UT 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

  1. White

    $46,590 ± $1,174

  2. Asian

    $45,658 ± $6,844

  3. Black

    $38,633 ± $10,877

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Grand County, UT workers was White. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grand County, UT is from Utah.

0.484

2017 Wage GINI

0.483

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Utah was 0.484 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.195% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Utah was higher than than the national average of 0.479. 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 2

  2. Census Tract 3

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grand County, UT was Census Tract 2 with a value of $42,984, followed by Census Tract 3 and N/A, with respective values of $39,793 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 < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grand County, UT (1.19k out of 9.39k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 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

    1,134 ± 276

  2. Hispanic

    391 ± 161

  3. Native American

    35 ± 98

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

Employment by Occupations

4.86k

2017 Value

± 601

1.27%

1 Year growth

± 16.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grand County, UT grew at a rate of 1.27%, from 4.8k employees to 4.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grand County, UT, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (649 people), Sales & Related Occupations (562 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (507 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 (649 people), Sales & Related Occupations (562 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (507 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grand County, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.02 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.45 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grand County, UT, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($218,438), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($73,750), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($72,906).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.86k

2017 Value

± 601

1.27%

1 Year growth

± 16.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grand County, UT grew at a rate of 1.27%, from 4.8k employees to 4.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grand County, UT, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,133 people), Retail Trade (532 people), and Construction (441 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 (1,133 people), Retail Trade (532 people), and Construction (441 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grand County, UT has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.34 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.26 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (3.06 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grand County, UT, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,925), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,946), and Finance & Insurance ($65,673).

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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. $13.4B

  2. $12.7B

  3. $12.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $13.4B, followed by Mixed freight with $12.7B and Textiles/leather and $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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$132B

2015 Value

$206B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Utah trade was $132B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $206B 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. $11.7B

  2. $9.06B

  3. $6.19B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Nevada with $11.7B, followed by California with $9.06B and Colorado and $6.19B.

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

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Health

79.5% of the population of Grand County, UT has health coverage, with 33.7% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 17.5% on non-group plans, and 2.57% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Grand County, UT 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 793 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.47% decrease from the previous year (857 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1368 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 456 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.4%). Additionally, Tooele County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (31.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

793 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Grand County, UT see an average of 793 patients per year. This represents a 7.47% decrease from the previous year (857 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 neighboring states.

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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%).

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Access and Quality

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$5,982

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

20.5%

Uninsured

33.7%

Employer Coverage

13.5%

Medicaid

12.2%

Medicare

17.5%

Non-Group

2.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grand County, UT declined by 1.68% from 20.9% to 20.5%.

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. 10.4% prevalence

  2. 10.2% prevalence

  3. 10.2% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Utah, at 10.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Utah by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Grand County, UT is home to a population of 9.54k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.19% of Grand County, UT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Grand County, UT is composed of 8.41k White Alone residents (88.1%), 955 Hispanic or Latino residents (10%), 109 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.14%), 37 Asian Alone residents (0.388%), 23 Black or African American Alone residents (0.241%), 13 Two or More Races residents (0.136%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Grand County, UT are Spanish or Spanish Creole (370 speakers), Navajo (254 speakers), and Korean (58 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Grand County, UT was 39.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, 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 2016, the average age of all Grand County, UT residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.19%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.88%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.19% of Grand County, UT residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Grand County, UT was 4.88%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    101,154 ± 7,675 people

  2. Canada

    8,846 ± 2,306 people

  3. El Salvador

    7,653 ± 2,145 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Grand County, UT was Mexico, the natal country of 101,154 Grand County, UT residents, followed by Canada with 8,846 and El Salvador with 7,653.

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Citizenship

96.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.9% of Grand County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Grand County, UT was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.41k ± 140

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    955 ± 85.6

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    109 ± 116

In 2017, there were 8.8 times more White Alone residents (8.41k people) in Grand County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 955 Hispanic or Latino and 109 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Grand County, UT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    370 speakers (4.2%)

  2. Navajo

    254 speakers (2.88%)

  3. Korean

    58 speakers (0.658%)

8.92% of Grand County, UT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Grand County, UT was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.2% of the overall population of Grand County, UT are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.88% speak Navajo and 0.658% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    265 ± 113

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    91 ± 74

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    47 ± 38

Grand County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grand County, UT was $230,900 in 2017, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $223,900 to $230,900, a 3.13% increase. The homeownership rate in Grand County, UT is 70%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Grand County, UT have an average commute time of 14 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grand County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,658

Median Household Income

± $5,393

3.87k

Number of Households

± 507

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.87k households in Grand County, UT grew to $46,658 from the previous year's value of $43,529.

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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Housing

Property Value

$230,900

2017 Median

± $12,331

$223,900

2016 Median

± $8,102

In 2017, the median property value in Grand County, UT grew to to $230,900 from the previous year's value of $223,900.

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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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

70%

2017 Homeownership

69.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70% of the housing units in Grand County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

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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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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Commute Time

14 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grand County, UT have a shorter commute time (14 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.43% of the workforce in Grand County, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    67.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    10.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Grand County, UT was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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