Salt Lake City, UT

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Population
195,701
0.779% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
Median Age
32

Poverty Rate
17.9%

Median Household Income
$56,370
4.37% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$289,200
8.4% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
108,542
1.98% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Salt Lake City, UT had a population of 196k people with a median age of 32 and a median household income of $56,370. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Salt Lake City, UT grew from 194,188 to 195,701, a 0.779% increase and its median household income grew from $54,009 to $56,370, a 4.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Salt Lake City, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.4%), Other (Hispanic) (12.7%), White (Hispanic) (7.65%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.26%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.66%). NaNk% of the people in Salt Lake City, UT speak a non-English language, and 88.5% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Salt Lake City, UT was $289,200, and the homeownership rate was 48.4%. Most people in Salt Lake City, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Salt Lake City, UT was 2 cars per household.

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 Salt Lake County, UT went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 42% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33%), followed by Other (25.1%). 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Salt Lake County, UT
42% for the Democratic 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

Salt Lake City, UT is home to a population of 196k people, from which 88.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 16.7% of Salt Lake City, UT residents were born outside of the country (32.7k people).

In 2018, there were 5.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (128k people) in Salt Lake City, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.9k Other (Hispanic) and 15k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Salt Lake City, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    128k ± 1.77k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    24.9k ± 1.53k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    15k ± 1.37k
21.6%
Hispanic Population
42.3k people

In 2018, there were 5.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (128k people) in Salt Lake City, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.9k Other (Hispanic) and 15k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21.6% of the people in Salt Lake City, UT are hispanic (42.3k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16.7%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
32.7k people
16.4%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
31.8k people

As of 2018, 16.7% of Salt Lake City, UT residents (32.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Salt Lake City, UT was 16.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

31
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
38
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Salt Lake City, UT was 32. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Salt Lake City, UT are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Salt Lake City, UT residents was 32.

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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

88.5%
2018 Citizenship
88.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 88.5% of Salt Lake City, UT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Salt Lake City, UT was 88.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,309 ± 265
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,384 ± 281
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    674 ± 224

Salt Lake City, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Salt Lake City, UT is $56,370. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Salt Lake City, UT was Census Tract 1148 with a value of $203,194, followed by Census Tract 1002 and Census Tract 1036, with respective values of $127,563 and $123,875.

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 Salt Lake City, UT employs 109k people. The largest industries in Salt Lake City, UT are Educational Services (14,956 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (13,773 people), and Retail Trade (10,702 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,110), Utilities ($68,576), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,333).

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,370
2018 value
± $1,833
4.37%
1 Year Growth
± 4.02%

Households in Salt Lake City, UT have a median annual income of $56,370, 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 $54,009 in 2017, which represents a 4.37% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Salt Lake City, UT compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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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 Salt Lake City, UT is from Utah.
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Utah
0.483
2018 Wage GINI in Utah

In 2019, the income inequality in Utah was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.193% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Utah was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Utah in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Utah across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1148
  2. Census Tract 1002
  3. Census Tract 1036

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Salt Lake City, UT was Census Tract 1148 with a value of $203,194, followed by Census Tract 1002 and Census Tract 1036, with respective values of $127,563 and $123,875.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Salt Lake City, UT (34.1k out of 191k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    19,360 ± 1,112
  2. Hispanic
    11,747 ± 979
  3. Other
    7,816 ± 875

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Salt Lake City, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

109k
2018 Value
± 2,308
1.98%
1 Year growth
± 2.91%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Salt Lake City, UT grew at a rate of 1.98%, from 106k employees to 109k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Salt Lake City, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,937 people), Management Occupations (10,345 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,867 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Salt Lake City, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Salt Lake City, UT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,937 people), Management Occupations (10,345 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,867 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Salt Lake City, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.5 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.88 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Salt Lake City, UT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($91,875), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($68,803), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,302).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

109k
2018 Value
± 2,308
1.98%
1 Year growth
± 2.91%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Salt Lake City, UT grew at a rate of 1.98%, from 106k employees to 109k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Salt Lake City, UT, are Educational Services (14,956 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (13,773 people), and Retail Trade (10,702 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Salt Lake City, UT, though some of these residents may live in Salt Lake City, 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 Salt Lake City, UT, by number of employees, are Educational Services (14,956 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (13,773 people), and Retail Trade (10,702 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Salt Lake City, UT has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.49 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.28 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Salt Lake City, UT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,110), Utilities ($68,576), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,333).

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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 ($12.7B) 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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$132B
2015 Value in Utah
$206B
Projected 2045 Value in Utah
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Salt Lake City, UT was $289,200 in 2018, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $266,800 to $289,200, a 8.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Salt Lake City, UT is 48.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Salt Lake City, UT have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Salt Lake City, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$289,200
2018 Median
± $5,683
$266,800
2017 Median
± $5,370

In 2018, the median property value in Salt Lake City, UT grew to to $289,200 from the previous year's value of $266,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Salt Lake City, 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 Salt Lake City, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$56,370
Median Household Income
± $1,833
78.2k
Number of Households
± 1,758

In 2018, the median household income of the 78.2k households in Salt Lake City, UT grew to $56,370 from the previous year's value of $54,009.

The following chart displays the households in Salt Lake City, 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

48.4%
2018 Homeownership
48.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 48.4% of the housing units in Salt Lake City, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 48.5%.

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

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Commute Time

18.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Salt Lake City, UT have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.968% of the workforce in Salt Lake City, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (67.5%)
  2. Carpooled (11%)
  3. Public Transit (7.15%)

In 2018, 67.5% of workers in Salt Lake City, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11%) and those who used public transit to get to work (7.15%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Salt Lake City, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Salt Lake City, UT have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

86.3% of the population of Salt Lake City, UT has health coverage, with 53.9% on employee plans, 11% on Medicaid, 7.39% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.09% 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 Salt Lake County, UT see 1350 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.369% decrease from the previous year (1355 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1330 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 244 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

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1,350 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Salt Lake County, UT

Primary care physicians in Salt Lake County, UT see an average of 1,350 patients per year. This represents a 0.369% decrease from the previous year (1,355 patients).

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

13.7%
Uninsured
53.9%
Employer Coverage
11%
Medicaid
7.39%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.09%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Salt Lake City, UT declined by 5.79% from 14.6% to 13.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Salt Lake City, 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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