Tooele County, UT

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Population

63,357

2.21% growth

Median Age

31.1


Median Household Income

$66,542

3.73% growth

Poverty Rate

6.88%


Number of Employees

28,406

4.56% growth

Median Property Value

$196,300

7.68% growth

About

In 2017, Tooele County, UT had a population of 63.4k people with a median age of 31.1 and a median household income of $66,542. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tooele County, UT grew from 61,986 to 63,357, a 2.21% increase and its median household income grew from $64,149 to $66,542, a 3.73% increase.

The population of Tooele County, UT is 83.4% White Alone, 12% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.79% Two or More Races. 9.23% of the people in Tooele County, UT speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tooele County, UT are Tooele Applied Technology College (227 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Tooele County, UT is $196,300, and the homeownership rate is 79.2%. Most people in Tooele County, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Tooele County, UT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Tooele County, UT employs 28.4k people. The largest industries in Tooele County, UT are Retail Trade (4,020 people), Manufacturing (3,629 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,653 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,933), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,081), and Utilities ($66,742).

Median household income in Tooele County, UT is $66,542. Males in Tooele County, UT have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,859. The income inequality in Tooele County, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,542

2017 value

± $2,759

3.73%

1 Year Growth

± 4.92%

Households in Tooele County, UT have a median annual income of $66,542, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,149 in 2016, which represents a 3.73% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,159

Average Male Salary

± $1,867

$41,859

Average Female Salary

± $1,369

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

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,590 ± $1,174

  2. Asian

    $45,658 ± $6,844

  3. Black

    $38,633 ± $10,877

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

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Wage Distribution

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

0.484

2017 Wage GINI

0.483

2016 Wage GINI

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

The 2017 the GINI for Utah was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Utah in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1307.02

  2. Census Tract 1310.01

  3. Census Tract 1307.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tooele County, UT was Census Tract 1307.02 with a value of $77,309, followed by Census Tract 1310.01 and Census Tract 1307.03, with respective values of $76,410 and $69,081.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.88% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tooele County, UT (4.32k out of 62.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    3,247 ± 393

  2. Hispanic

    1,192 ± 249

  3. Other

    804 ± 209

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

Employment by Occupations

28.4k

2017 Value

± 1,206

4.56%

1 Year growth

± 5.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tooele County, UT grew at a rate of 4.56%, from 27.2k employees to 28.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tooele County, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,090 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,683 people), and Management Occupations (2,510 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tooele County, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tooele County, UT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,090 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,683 people), and Management Occupations (2,510 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tooele County, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.77 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.59 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tooele County, UT, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,917), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,350), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($71,458).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28.4k

2017 Value

± 1,206

4.56%

1 Year growth

± 5.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tooele County, UT grew at a rate of 4.56%, from 27.2k employees to 28.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tooele County, UT, are Retail Trade (4,020 people), Manufacturing (3,629 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,653 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tooele County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Tooele 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 Tooele County, UT, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (4,020 people), Manufacturing (3,629 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,653 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tooele County, UT has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.82 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.81 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tooele County, UT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,933), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,081), and Utilities ($66,742).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $13.4B

  2. $12.7B

  3. $12.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $13.4B, followed by Mixed freight with $12.7B and Textiles/leather and $12.6B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$132B

2015 Value

$206B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Utah trade was $132B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $206B by 2045.

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

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $11.7B

  2. $9.06B

  3. $6.19B

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

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

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Health

92.3% of the population of Tooele County, UT has health coverage, with 66.4% on employee plans, 8.61% on Medicaid, 6.17% on Medicare, 9.51% on non-group plans, and 1.61% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Tooele County, UT was $5,982 in 2014. This is a 5.73% increase from the previous year ($5,658).

Primary care physicians in Tooele County, UT see 4197 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.01% increase from the previous year (3850 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2701 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 968 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

4,197 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tooele County, UT see an average of 4,197 patients per year. This represents a 9.01% increase from the previous year (3,850 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$5,982

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,657

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,484

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,084

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Utah (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.73%, from $5,658 to $5,982.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.68%

Uninsured

66.4%

Employer Coverage

8.61%

Medicaid

6.17%

Medicare

9.51%

Non-Group

1.61%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tooele County, UT declined by 12.2% from 8.74% to 7.68%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.4% prevalence

  2. 10.2% prevalence

  3. 10.2% prevalence

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

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

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Diversity

Tooele County, UT is home to a population of 63.4k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.02% of Tooele County, UT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Tooele County, UT is composed of 52.9k White Alone residents (83.4%), 7.62k Hispanic or Latino residents (12%), 1.14k Two or More Races residents (1.79%), 494 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.78%), 482 Asian Alone residents (0.761%), 329 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.519%), 310 Black or African American Alone residents (0.489%), and 122 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.193%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Tooele County, UT are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,348 speakers), Laotian (320 speakers), and German (243 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Tooele County, UT was 31.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Tooele County, UT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Tooele County, UT residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.02%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.02% of Tooele County, UT residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tooele County, UT was 4.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    101,154 ± 7,675 people

  2. Canada

    8,846 ± 2,306 people

  3. El Salvador

    7,653 ± 2,145 people

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

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Citizenship

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Tooele County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Tooele County, UT was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    52.9k ± 141

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7.62k ± 765

  3. Two or More Races

    1.14k ± 241

In 2017, there were 6.94 times more White Alone residents (52.9k people) in Tooele County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.62k Hispanic or Latino and 1.14k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,348 speakers (6.02%)

  2. Laotian

    320 speakers (0.575%)

  3. German

    243 speakers (0.437%)

9.23% of Tooele County, UT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Tooele County, UT was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 6.02% of the overall population of Tooele County, UT are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.575% speak Laotian and 0.437% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,440 ± 215

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    908 ± 222

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    556 ± 145

Tooele County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Tooele County, UT awarded 227 degrees. The student population of Tooele County, UT is skewed towards women, with 218 male students and 226 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tooele County, UT are White (183 and 80.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (28 and 12.3%), Unknown (7 and 3.08%), and Asian (4 and 1.76%).

The largest universities in Tooele County, UT by number of degrees awarded are Tooele Applied Technology College (227 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Tooele County, UT are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (35 and 15.4%), Phlebotamy Technician (31 and 13.7%), and Clinical Laboratory Assistant (31 and 13.7%).

The median tuition costs in Tooele County, UT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 35 degrees awarded

  2. 31 degrees awarded

  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Tooele County, UT was Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 35 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Tooele County, UT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

227 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Tooele County, UT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tooele Applied Technology College with 227 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

69

Degrees Awarded to Men

158

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 69 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tooele County, UT, which is 0.437 times less than the 158 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    183 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    28 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    7 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Tooele County, UT were to White students. These 183 degrees mean that there were 6.54 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tooele County, UT was $196,300 in 2017, which is 0.902 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $182,300 to $196,300, a 7.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Tooele County, UT is 79.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tooele County, UT have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tooele County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$66,542

Median Household Income

± $2,759

19.6k

Number of Households

± 910

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.6k households in Tooele County, UT grew to $66,542 from the previous year's value of $64,149.

The following chart displays the households in Tooele 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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Housing

Property Value

$196,300

2017 Median

± $4,693

$182,300

2016 Median

± $4,816

In 2017, the median property value in Tooele County, UT grew to to $196,300 from the previous year's value of $182,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Tooele 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 Tooele County, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

79.2%

2017 Homeownership

77.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.2% of the housing units in Tooele County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.4%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tooele County, UT have a longer commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in Tooele County, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.8%

  2. Carpooled

    17.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.57%

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

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