Iron County, UT

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2020 Population
53,148
3.78% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
29.3
0.687% 1-year increase
2018 Poverty Rate
19.6%
5.96% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,045
0.459% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$231,300
8.29% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
23,642
4.45% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Iron County, UT had a population of 53.1k people with a median age of 29.3 and a median household income of $52,045. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Iron County, UT grew from 51,213 to 53,148, a 3.78% increase and its median household income grew from $51,807 to $52,045, a 0.459% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Iron County, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.4%), White (Hispanic) (5.33%), Other (Hispanic) (2.17%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.83%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.78%).

None of the households in Iron County, UT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.8% of the residents in Iron County, UT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Iron County, UT are Southern Utah University (3,083 degrees awarded in 2020), Southwest Technical College (295 degrees), and Evans Hairstyling College-Cedar City (43 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Iron County, UT was $231,300, and the homeownership rate was 65.2%.

Most people in Iron County, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Iron County, UT was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Iron County, UT is home to a population of 53.1k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.05% of Iron County, UT residents were born outside of the country (2.15k people).

In 2020, there were 16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.4k people) in Iron County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.83k White (Hispanic) and 1.15k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2020 Citizenship
97.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.8% of Iron County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Iron County, UT was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Iron County, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    45.4k ± 165
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.83k ± 396
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.15k ± 391
9.06%
Hispanic Population
4.81k people

In 2020, there were 16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.4k people) in Iron County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.83k White (Hispanic) and 1.15k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.06% of the people in Iron County, UT are hispanic (4.81k people).

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

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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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Foreign-Born Population

4.05%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.15k people
3.95%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.02k people

As of 2020, 4.05% of Iron County, UT residents (2.15k 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 Iron County, UT was 3.95%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    996 ± 165
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    567 ± 169
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    288 ± 128

Iron County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Iron County, UT employs 23.6k people. The largest industries in Iron County, UT are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,069 people), Retail Trade (2,881 people), and Educational Services (2,595 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,583), Transportation & Warehousing ($52,098), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,313).

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.

Occupations

23.6k
2020 Value
± 1,280
4.45%
1 Year growth
± 7.25%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Iron County, UT grew at a rate of 4.45%, from 22.6k employees to 23.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Iron County, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,097 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,470 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,333 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Iron County, UT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23.6k
2020 Value
± 1,280
4.45%
1 Year growth
± 7.25%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Iron County, UT grew at a rate of 4.45%, from 22.6k employees to 23.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Iron County, UT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,069 people), Retail Trade (2,881 people), and Educational Services (2,595 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Iron County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Iron County, UT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$35,541
Median earning men ± $2,788
$16,767
Median earning women ± $1,588

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,490), Public Administration ($51,777), and Information ($51,429).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,083), Construction ($33,831), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($33,387).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Utah. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Utah.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 628
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 331
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 325
    Manufacturing

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

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $254k
    Manufacturing
  2. $160k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $81.8k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $19B
  2. $13.9B
  3. $9.98B

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

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Utah products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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

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

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Utah trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $15.5B
  2. $8.94B
  3. $7.13B

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

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iron County, UT went to Donald J. Trump with 75.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.65%).

Mike Lee and Mitt Romney are the senators currently representing the state of Utah. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Utah is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Utah

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Mike Lee
Senator from Utah3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Mitt Romney
Senator from Utah1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Mike Lee and Mitt Romney are the senators currently representing Utah.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Utah

Utah is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Utah have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Iron County, UT awarded 3,421 degrees. The student population of Iron County, UT in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 5,514 male students and 7,703 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Iron County, UT are White (2,755 and 83%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (224 and 6.75%), Unknown (121 and 3.64%), and Black or African American (68 and 2.05%).

The largest universities in Iron County, UT by number of degrees awarded are Southern Utah University (3,083 and 90.1%), Southwest Technical College (295 and 8.62%), and Evans Hairstyling College-Cedar City (43 and 1.26%).

The most popular majors in Iron County, UT are General Studies (1,369 and 40%), General Education (151 and 4.41%), and Accounting (151 and 4.41%).

The median tuition cost in Iron County, UT for a public four year colleges is $6,006 for in-state students and $19,822 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Iron County, UT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 13,217 (41.7% men and 58.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 13,217 students enrolled in Iron County, UT, 41.7% men and 58.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,848 records, of which 58.9% were women and 41.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 95 degree-majors awarded
  2. 92 degree-majors awarded
  3. 79 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Iron County, UT was General Psychology with 95 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Iron County, UT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,083 degrees awarded
  2. 295 degrees awarded
  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern Utah University with 3,083 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,432 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Iron County, UT, which is 0.72 times less than the 1,989 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,755 degrees mean that there were 12.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 224 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,006) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($764) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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

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

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Educational Attainment

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

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Iron County, UT was $231,300 in 2020, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $213,600 to $231,300, a 8.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Iron County, UT is 65.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Iron County, UT have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Iron County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Iron County, UT is $52,045. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Iron County, UT was Census Tract 1103 with a value of $61,897, followed by Census Tract 1107.02 and Census Tract 1104, with respective values of $54,721 and $53,254.

In 2021, 14.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Iron County, UT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.1%.

Property

$231,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,590
$11,340
Median Property Taxes
±$765

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Iron County, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

65.2%
Homeownership
2020
71.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 65.2% of the housing units in Iron County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1103
  2. Census Tract 1107.02
  3. Census Tract 1104

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Iron County, UT was Census Tract 1103 with a value of $61,897, followed by Census Tract 1107.02 and Census Tract 1104, with respective values of $54,721 and $53,254.

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

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Household Income

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$52,045
Median Household Income
± $2,456
17.4k
Number of Households
± 1,025

In 2020, the median household income of the 17.4k households in Iron County, UT grew to $52,045 from the previous year's value of $51,807.

The following chart displays the households in Iron 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

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

In 2020, the income inequality in Utah was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.07% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Utah was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Utah in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (76.2%)
  2. Carpooled (12.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.03%)

In 2020, 76.2% of workers in Iron County, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.1%) and those who worked at home (8.03%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

16.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Iron County, UT have a shorter commute time (16.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.64% of the workforce in Iron County, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 14.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Iron County, UT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.1%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Iron County, UT (9.65k out of 49.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 14.6% of the children was living in poverty in Iron County, UT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 278 in Iron County, UT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 99.5 per 100,000 population.

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88.6% of the population of Iron County, UT has health coverage, with 44.7% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 9.87% on Medicare, 19% on non-group plans, and 1.73% 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 Iron County, UT see 2639 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.68% decrease from the previous year (2684 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2031 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 326 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,639 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Iron County, UT

Primary care physicians in Iron County, UT see an average of 2,639 patients per year. This represents a 1.68% decrease from the previous year (2,684 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 31.1% under 18 years, 26% between 18 and 34 years, 30.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

11.4%
Uninsured
44.7%
Employer Coverage
13.3%
Medicaid
9.87%
Medicare
19%
Non-Group
1.73%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Iron County, UT grew by 1.83% from 11.2% to 11.4%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 61.5 in Iron County, UT.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 26.3% in Iron County, UT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.1% in Iron County, UT.

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