Utah County, UT

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2020 Population
621,506
2.65% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
24.6
0.408% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10%
5.61% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$77,057
3.2% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$336,200
10% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
292,353
4.07% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Utah County, UT had a population of 622k people with a median age of 24.6 and a median household income of $77,057. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Utah County, UT grew from 605,490 to 621,506, a 2.65% increase and its median household income grew from $74,665 to $77,057, a 3.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Utah County, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.9%), White (Hispanic) (8.19%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.92%), Other (Hispanic) (1.97%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.45%).

None of the households in Utah 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.

95.7% of the residents in Utah County, UT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Utah County, UT are Utah Valley University (9,917 degrees awarded in 2020), Brigham Young University (8,094 degrees), and Mountainland Technical College (1,682 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Utah County, UT was $336,200, and the homeownership rate was 67.9%.

Most people in Utah County, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Utah County, UT was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Utah County, UT is home to a population of 622k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.25% of Utah County, UT residents were born outside of the country (45.1k people).

In 2020, there were 10 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (509k people) in Utah County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.9k White (Hispanic) and 18.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.7%
2020 Citizenship
95.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.7% of Utah County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Utah County, UT was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Utah County, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    509k ± 598
  2. White (Hispanic)
    50.9k ± 1.89k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    18.1k ± 1.18k
11.9%
Hispanic Population
74.1k people

In 2020, there were 10 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (509k people) in Utah County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.9k White (Hispanic) and 18.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.9% of the people in Utah County, UT are hispanic (74.1k people).

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

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Utah.
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

7.25%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
45.1k people
7.44%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
45.1k people

As of 2020, 7.25% of Utah County, UT residents (45.1k 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 Utah County, UT was 7.44%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,327 ± 280
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,363 ± 371
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,686 ± 271

Utah County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Utah County, UT employs 292k people. The largest industries in Utah County, UT are Educational Services (41,954 people), Retail Trade (35,231 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (31,770 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,270), and Utilities ($58,000).

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

292k
2020 Value
± 3,837
4.07%
1 Year growth
± 1.69%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Utah County, UT grew at a rate of 4.07%, from 281k employees to 292k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Utah County, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (39,864 people), Sales & Related Occupations (32,544 people), and Management Occupations (31,046 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Utah County, UT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

292k
2020 Value
± 3,837
4.07%
1 Year growth
± 1.69%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Utah County, UT grew at a rate of 4.07%, from 281k employees to 292k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Utah County, UT, are Educational Services (41,954 people), Retail Trade (35,231 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (31,770 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Utah County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Utah 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

$44,265
Median earning men ± $974
$21,054
Median earning women ± $453

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,998), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,716), and Information ($58,317).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($38,806), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,024), and Manufacturing ($30,050).

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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. 6,150
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,523
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 3,261
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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. $6.54M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $3.89M
    Manufacturing
  3. $2.33M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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 Utah County, UT went to Donald J. Trump with 67.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (3.65%).

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.

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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In 2020, universities in Utah County, UT awarded 20,762 degrees. The student population of Utah County, UT in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 41,663 male students and 42,205 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Utah County, UT are White (16,932 and 83.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,813 and 8.92%), Two or More Races (677 and 3.33%), and Asian (379 and 1.86%).

The largest universities in Utah County, UT by number of degrees awarded are Utah Valley University (9,917 and 47.8%), Brigham Young University (8,094 and 39%), and Mountainland Technical College (1,682 and 8.1%).

The most popular majors in Utah County, UT are General Studies (4,595 and 22.1%), General Psychology (761 and 3.67%), and General Business Administration & Management (690 and 3.32%).

The median tuition costs in Utah County, UT are $11,285 for private four year colleges, and $5,192 and $16,092 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Utah County, UT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 80.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 83,868 (49.7% men and 50.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 83,868 students enrolled in Utah County, UT, 49.7% men and 50.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 66,815 records, of which 49.8% were women and 50.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 703 degree-majors awarded
  2. 355 degree-majors awarded
  3. 315 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Utah County, UT was General Psychology with 703 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,917 degrees awarded
  2. 8,094 degrees awarded
  3. 1,682 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Utah Valley University with 9,917 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 10,401 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Utah County, UT, which is 1 times more than the 10,361 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 16,932 degrees mean that there were 9.34 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,813 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($15,960) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($714) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($872) 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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Race

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Utah County, UT was $336,200 in 2020, which is 1.46 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $305,500 to $336,200, a 10% increase. The homeownership rate in Utah County, UT is 67.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Utah County, UT have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Utah County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Utah County, UT is $77,057. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Utah County, UT was Census Tract 102.17 with a value of $159,410, followed by Census Tract 102.19 and Census Tract 6.04, with respective values of $145,000 and $144,000.

In 2021, 14.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Utah County, UT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.52%.

Property

$336,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,647
$116,732
Median Property Taxes
±$2,043

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 Utah 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 Utah County, UT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.9%
Homeownership
2020
70.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.9% of the housing units in Utah County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.6%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Utah County, UT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 102.17
  2. Census Tract 102.19
  3. Census Tract 6.04

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Utah County, UT was Census Tract 102.17 with a value of $159,410, followed by Census Tract 102.19 and Census Tract 6.04, with respective values of $145,000 and $144,000.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$77,057
Median Household Income
± $1,056
172k
Number of Households
± 2,844

In 2020, the median household income of the 172k households in Utah County, UT grew to $77,057 from the previous year's value of $74,665.

The following chart displays the households in Utah 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 Utah 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.

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

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (71.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.1%)

In 2020, 71.6% of workers in Utah County, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (10.1%).

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

22.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Utah County, UT have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.69% of the workforce in Utah 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 Utah County, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Utah County, UT have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 14.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Utah County, UT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.52%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Utah County, UT (60.9k out of 607k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 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 Utah County, UT is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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, 8.4% of the children was living in poverty in Utah County, UT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 78 in Utah County, UT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.92 per 100,000 population.

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92.3% of the population of Utah County, UT has health coverage, with 62.8% on employee plans, 7.16% on Medicaid, 5.61% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 0.884% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Utah County, UT see 2366 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.254% increase from the previous year (2360 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1640 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% 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

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

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

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

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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 35.6% under 18 years, 29% between 18 and 34 years, 27.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 7.63% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

7.66%
Uninsured
62.8%
Employer Coverage
7.16%
Medicaid
5.61%
Medicare
15.9%
Non-Group
0.884%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Utah County, UT declined by 4.7% from 8.04% to 7.66%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Utah 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 46.3 in Utah 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 25.8% in Utah County, UT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.77% in Utah County, UT.

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