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1.8% growth
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3.27% growth
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2.84% growth
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5.11% growth


The economy of Utah employs 1.36M people. The economy of Utah is specialized in Electronic auctions; Metal ore mining; and Sporting & athletic goods, & doll, toy & game manufacturing , which employ respectively 8.57; 8.29; and 3.69 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Utah are Construction (80,620), Elementary & secondary schools (79,311), and Restaurants & Food Services (74,401), and the highest paying industries are Tobacco manufacturing ($102,522), Other transportation equipment manufacturing ($99,933), and Pipeline transportation ($91,999).

Median household income in Utah is $62,912. Males in Utah have an average income that is 1.49 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,341. The income inequality of Utah (measured using the Gini index) is 0.492 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Utah. In Utah the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 57 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,716. Iron County, UT has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Utah.


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Utah is home to a population of 3M people, from which 95% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Utah is composed of 2.36M White residents (78.9%), 409,310 Hispanic residents (13.7%), 68,148 Asian residents (2.27%), 65,810 Two+ residents (2.2%), and 32,498 Black residents (1.08%). The most common foreign languages in Utah are Spanish (262,508 speakers), Other Pacific Island (12,850 speakers), and Chinese (11,824 speakers), but compared to other places, Utah has a relative high number of Navajo (7,343 speakers), Other Pacific Island (12,850 speakers), and Scandinavian (2,294 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Utah awarded 68,620 degrees. The student population of Utah is skewed towards females, with 30,732 male students and 37,888 female students. Most students in Utah are White (53,771 and 78.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (4,702 and 6.85%), Unknown (2,716 and 3.96%), and Asian (1,855 and 2.7%). The largest universities in Utah by number of graduates are Western Governors University (13,186 and 19.2%), University of Utah (8,183 and 11.9%), and Brigham Young University-Provo (7,918 and 11.5%). The most popular majors in Utah are Registered Nursing (4,381 and 6.38%), General Business Administration & Management (2,151 and 3.13%), and Accounting (1,376 and 2.01%). The median tuition costs in Utah are $5,150 for private four year colleges, and $5,578 and $18,087 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Utah is $234,600, which is 1.21 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $223,200 to $234,600, a 5.11% increase. The homeownership rate of Utah is 68.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63%. People in Utah have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Utah is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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