San Juan County, UT

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2019 Population
15,302
0.137% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
32.2
2.22% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
25%
6.14% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$45,394
1.6% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$129,700
2.63% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
5,694
3.75% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, San Juan County, UT had a population of 15.3k people with a median age of 32.2 and a median household income of $45,394. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of San Juan County, UT grew from 15,281 to 15,302, a 0.137% increase and its median household income grew from $44,680 to $45,394, a 1.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in San Juan County, UT are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (47.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (43.8%), White (Hispanic) (4.69%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.5%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (0.523%). 0% of the households in San Juan County, UT speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.3% of the residents in San Juan County, UT are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in San Juan County, UT was $129,700, and the homeownership rate was 80.6%. Most people in San Juan County, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in San Juan County, UT was 3 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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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.

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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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Community Mobility

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Diversity

San Juan County, UT is home to a population of 15.3k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2019, 3.22% of San Juan County, UT residents were born outside of the country (492 people).

In 2019, there were 1.07 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.2k people) in San Juan County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.71k White (Non-Hispanic) and 717 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in San Juan County, UT
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    7.2k ± 178
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.71k ± 18
  3. White (Hispanic)
    717 ± 67
5.69%
Hispanic Population
870 people

In 2019, there were 1.07 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.2k people) in San Juan County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.71k White (Non-Hispanic) and 717 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.69% of the people in San Juan County, UT are hispanic (870 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.22%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
492 people
0.903%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
138 people

As of 2019, 3.22% of San Juan County, UT residents (492 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Juan County, UT was 0.903%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

32
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
29
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 30.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in San Juan County, UT was 32.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 29. But people in San Juan County, UT are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all San Juan County, 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

99.3%
2019 Citizenship
99.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.3% of San Juan County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in San Juan County, UT was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    225 ± 81
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    80 ± 51
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    54 ± 43

San Juan County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in San Juan County, UT is $45,394. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in San Juan County, UT was Census Tract 9781 with a value of $58,375, followed by Census Tract 9782 and Census Tract 9420, with respective values of $56,042 and $29,286.

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 San Juan County, UT employs 5.69k people. The largest industries in San Juan County, UT are Health Care & Social Assistance (953 people), Educational Services (803 people), and Construction (586 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,432), Utilities ($63,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,671).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,394
2019 value
± $3,022
1.6%
1 Year Growth
± 10.7%

Households in San Juan County, UT have a median annual income of $45,394, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,680 in 2018, which represents a 1.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,567
Average Male Salary in Utah
± $1,979
$44,820
Average Female Salary in Utah
± $1,468

In 2019, full-time male employees in Utah made 1.53 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Utah by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Utah
  1. Asian
    $51,369 ± $7,662
  2. White
    $50,209 ± $1,255
  3. Alaska Native
    $40,461 ± $14,129

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Utah workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Utah.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Juan County, UT is from Utah.
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Utah
0.483
2018 Wage GINI in Utah

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9781
  2. Census Tract 9782
  3. Census Tract 9420

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Juan County, UT was Census Tract 9781 with a value of $58,375, followed by Census Tract 9782 and Census Tract 9420, with respective values of $56,042 and $29,286.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Juan County, UT (3.72k out of 14.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

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. Native American
    2,658 ± 185
  2. White
    949 ± 180
  3. Hispanic
    257 ± 114

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in San Juan County, UT is Native American, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.69k
2019 Value
± 414
3.75%
1 Year growth
± 9.64%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in San Juan County, UT grew at a rate of 3.75%, from 5.49k employees to 5.69k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Juan County, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (576 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (557 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (498 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Juan County, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of San Juan County, UT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (576 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (557 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (498 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, San Juan County, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.94 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.75 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of San Juan County, UT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($81,023), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,000), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,781).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.69k
2019 Value
± 414
3.75%
1 Year growth
± 9.64%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in San Juan County, UT grew at a rate of 3.75%, from 5.49k employees to 5.69k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Juan County, UT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (953 people), Educational Services (803 people), and Construction (586 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Juan County, UT, though some of these residents may live in San Juan 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 San Juan County, UT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (953 people), Educational Services (803 people), and Construction (586 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, San Juan County, UT has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.66 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.64 times), and Construction (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in San Juan County, UT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,432), Utilities ($63,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,671).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $14.9B
  2. $12.6B
  3. $12.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $14.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($12.6B) and Textiles/leather ($12.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$142B
2018 Value in Utah
$303B
Projected 2045 Value in Utah
114% growth

In 2018, total outbound Utah trade was $142B. This is expected to increase 114% to $303B by 2045.

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

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $12.3B
  2. $9.25B
  3. $6.3B

In 2018, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $12.3B, followed by Nevada with $9.25B and Colorado and $6.3B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in San Juan County, UT went to Donald J. Trump with 48.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (37.5%), followed by Other (14%). The most partisan county was Piute County, UT with 85.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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

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

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for San Juan County, UT
48.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Utah
  1. 85.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 79.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 79.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Utah was Piute County, UT with 85.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Utah colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Utah

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

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

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

The following chart shows elected senators in Utah over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Utah

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

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Juan County, UT was $129,700 in 2019, which is 0.539 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $133,200 to $129,700, a 2.63% decrease. The homeownership rate in San Juan County, UT is 80.6%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in San Juan County, UT have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in San Juan County, UT is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$129,700
2019 Median
± $14,765
$133,200
2018 Median
± $12,085

In 2019, the median property value in San Juan County, UT declined from to $129,700 from the previous year's value of $133,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in San Juan 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 San Juan County, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$45,394
Median Household Income
± $3,022
4.31k
Number of Households
± 346

In 2019, the median household income of the 4.31k households in San Juan County, UT grew to $45,394 from the previous year's value of $44,680.

The following chart displays the households in San Juan 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

None
Average Range

This chart shows the households in San Juan County, UT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Juan County, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

80.6%
2019 Homeownership
80%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 80.6% of the housing units in San Juan County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in San Juan County, UT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Juan County, UT have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 6.07% of the workforce in San Juan County, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (76.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.69%)
  3. Carpooled (6.66%)

In 2019, 76.6% of workers in San Juan County, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.69%) and those who carpooled to work (6.66%).

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

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Health

78.1% of the population of San Juan County, UT has health coverage, with 35.4% on employee plans, 22.4% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 7.96% on non-group plans, and 1.14% 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 San Juan County, UT see 1545 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.7% increase from the previous year (1396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1093 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 666 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

1,545 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in San Juan County, UT

Primary care physicians in San Juan County, UT see an average of 1,545 patients per year. This represents a 10.7% increase from the previous year (1,396 patients).

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

21.9%
Uninsured
35.4%
Employer Coverage
22.4%
Medicaid
11.2%
Medicare
7.96%
Non-Group
1.14%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Juan County, UT grew by 4.56% from 21% to 21.9%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 14.2% prevalence
  2. 14% prevalence
  3. 11.8% prevalence

Daggett County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Utah, at 14.2%.

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

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