Highland, UT

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2020 Population
19,012
1.53% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
23.9
0.417% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
1.67%
37.1% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$146,177
4.82% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$599,700
7.17% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
7,939
3.91% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Highland, UT had a population of 19k people with a median age of 23.9 and a median household income of $146,177. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Highland, UT grew from 18,726 to 19,012, a 1.53% increase and its median household income grew from $139,453 to $146,177, a 4.82% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Highland, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.76%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.35%), White (Hispanic) (0.878%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.757%).

None of the households in Highland, 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.

99.4% of the residents in Highland, UT are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Highland, UT was $599,700, and the homeownership rate was 89.9%. Most people in Highland, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Highland, UT was 3 cars per household.

Diversity

Highland, UT is home to a population of 19k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.71% of Highland, UT residents were born outside of the country (326 people).

In 2020, there were 53.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.9k people) in Highland, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 334 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 256 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Highland, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.9k ± 389
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    334 ± 229
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    256 ± 211
1.15%
Hispanic Population
219 people

In 2020, there were 53.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.9k people) in Highland, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 334 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 256 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.15% of the people in Highland, UT are hispanic (219 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.71%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
326 people
2.37%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
443 people

As of 2020, 1.71% of Highland, UT residents (326 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 Highland, UT was 2.37%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

23
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.9
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 9.1

In 2020, the median age of all people in Highland, UT was 23.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 23, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Highland, UT are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Highland, UT residents was 24.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    96,761 ± 7,519 people
  2. India
    9,300 ± 2,364 people
  3. Canada
    7,916 ± 2,182 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Utah was Mexico, the natal country of 96,761 Utah residents, followed by India with 9,300 and Canada with 7,916.

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Citizenship

99.4%
2020 Citizenship
99.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.4% of Highland, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Highland, UT was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    144 ± 66
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    135 ± 68
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    16 ± 27

Highland, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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

Males in Utah have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,916. The income inequality in Utah (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Highland, UT employs 7.94k people. The largest industries in Highland, UT are Retail Trade (1,146 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (959 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (931 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($205,481), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($192,595), and Transportation & Warehousing ($182,344).

Wages

Median Household Income

$146,177
2020 value
± $5,966
4.82%
1 Year Growth
± 6.42%

Households in Highland, UT have a median annual income of $146,177, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $139,453 in 2019, which represents a 4.82% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$70,321
Average Male Salary in Utah
± $1,989
$45,916
Average Female Salary in Utah
± $1,432

In 2020, full-time male employees in Utah made 1.53 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $52,638 ± $7,681
  2. White
    $51,809 ± $1,277
  3. Two or More Races
    $41,405 ± $4,506

In 2020 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 Highland, 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.

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
Census Tract 102.17
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

1.67% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Highland, UT (317 out of 19k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

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
    317 ± 135
  2. Hispanic
    10 ± 97
  3. Black
    0 ± 97

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Highland, UT is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

7.94k
2020 Value
± 583
3.91%
1 Year growth
± 9.56%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Highland, UT grew at a rate of 3.91%, from 7.64k employees to 7.94k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Highland, UT, are Management Occupations (1,513 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,138 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (784 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Highland, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Highland, UT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,513 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,138 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (784 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Highland, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.01 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.81 times), and Legal Occupations (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Highland, UT, by median earnings, are Transportation Occupations ($193,141), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($136,000), and Management Occupations ($134,152).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.94k
2020 Value
± 583
3.91%
1 Year growth
± 9.56%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Highland, UT grew at a rate of 3.91%, from 7.64k employees to 7.94k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Highland, UT, are Retail Trade (1,146 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (959 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (931 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Highland, UT, though some of these residents may live in Highland, 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 Highland, UT, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,146 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (959 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (931 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Highland, UT has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (4.08 times higher than expected), Information (1.67 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Highland, UT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($205,481), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($192,595), and Transportation & Warehousing ($182,344).

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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. $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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Utah went to Donald J. Trump with 58.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.58%). The most partisan county was Piute County, UT with 88.7% 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 Utah
58.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Utah
  1. 88.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 87.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Utah was Piute County, UT with 88.7% 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 Highland, UT was $599,700 in 2020, which is 2.61 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $559,600 to $599,700, a 7.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Highland, UT is 89.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Highland, UT have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Highland, UT is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$599,700
2020 Median
± $20,904
$559,600
2019 Median
± $22,990

In 2020, the median property value in Highland, UT grew to to $599,700 from the previous year's value of $559,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Highland, 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 Highland, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k 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.
$146,177
Median Household Income
± $5,966
4.51k
Number of Households
± 442

In 2020, the median household income of the 4.51k households in Highland, UT grew to $146,177 from the previous year's value of $139,453.

The following chart displays the households in Highland, 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Highland, UT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Highland, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

89.9%
2020 Homeownership
90.9%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 89.9% of the housing units in Highland, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 90.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Highland, UT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Highland, UT have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.14% of the workforce in Highland, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (75.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.3%)
  3. Carpooled (6.27%)

In 2020, 75.5% of workers in Highland, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.3%) and those who carpooled to work (6.27%).

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

3 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

95.7% of the population of Highland, UT has health coverage, with 69.7% on employee plans, 1.47% on Medicaid, 5.67% on Medicare, 17.6% on non-group plans, and 1.18% 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 Utah County, UT see 2366 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.254% increase from the previous year (2360 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1640 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 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

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2,366 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Utah County, UT

Primary care physicians in Utah County, UT see an average of 2,366 patients per year. This represents a 0.254% increase from the previous year (2,360 patients).

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

4.31%
Uninsured
69.7%
Employer Coverage
1.47%
Medicaid
5.67%
Medicare
17.6%
Non-Group
1.18%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Highland, UT grew by 6.5% from 4.05% to 4.31%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Highland, 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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