Wasatch County, UT

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Population

29,306

5.06% growth

Median Age

33.3


Median Household Income

$74,552

4.51% growth

Poverty Rate

7.8%


Number of Employees

14,397

8.52% growth

Median Property Value

$357,300

6.31% growth

About

In 2017, Wasatch County, UT had a population of 29.3k people with a median age of 33.3 and a median household income of $74,552. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wasatch County, UT grew from 27,895 to 29,306, a 5.06% increase and its median household income grew from $71,337 to $74,552, a 4.51% increase.

The population of Wasatch County, UT is 83.6% White Alone, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.49% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Wasatch County, UT speak a non-English language, and 94.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wasatch County, UT are Bonnie Joseph Academy of Cosmetology and Barbering (16 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Wasatch County, UT is $357,300, and the homeownership rate is 69.8%. Most people in Wasatch County, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Wasatch County, UT is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Wasatch County, UT employs 14.4k people. The largest industries in Wasatch County, UT are Accommodation & Food Services (1,807 people), Retail Trade (1,704 people), and Educational Services (1,392 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($113,553), Utilities ($70,446), and Finance & Insurance ($64,931).

Median household income in Wasatch County, UT is $74,552. Males in Wasatch 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 Wasatch County, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$74,552

2017 value

± $4,096

4.51%

1 Year Growth

± 9.48%

Households in Wasatch County, UT have a median annual income of $74,552, 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 $71,337 in 2016, which represents a 4.51% 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 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

  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 Utah 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 Wasatch 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.

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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9405

  2. Census Tract 9604

  3. Census Tract 9602

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wasatch County, UT was Census Tract 9405 with a value of $81,817, followed by Census Tract 9604 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $77,722 and $74,732.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wasatch County, UT (2.27k out of 29k 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 Males 35 - 44, 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

    2,184 ± 376

  2. Hispanic

    1,080 ± 309

  3. Other

    34 ± 104

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

14.4k

2017 Value

± 825

8.52%

1 Year growth

± 7.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wasatch County, UT grew at a rate of 8.52%, from 13.3k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wasatch County, UT, are Management Occupations (1,851 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,829 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,678 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wasatch County, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wasatch County, UT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,851 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,829 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,678 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wasatch County, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.71 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.45 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wasatch County, UT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($85,625), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($83,590), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($80,474).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.4k

2017 Value

± 825

8.52%

1 Year growth

± 7.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wasatch County, UT grew at a rate of 8.52%, from 13.3k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wasatch County, UT, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,807 people), Retail Trade (1,704 people), and Educational Services (1,392 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wasatch County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Wasatch 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 Wasatch County, UT, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,807 people), Retail Trade (1,704 people), and Educational Services (1,392 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wasatch County, UT has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.37 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.65 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wasatch County, UT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($113,553), Utilities ($70,446), and Finance & Insurance ($64,931).

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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

$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

89.3% of the population of Wasatch County, UT has health coverage, with 59.5% on employee plans, 4.44% on Medicaid, 8.4% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 0.484% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wasatch County, UT see 1715 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.2% decrease from the previous year (1848 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2035 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1090 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

1,715 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wasatch County, UT see an average of 1,715 patients per year. This represents a 7.2% decrease from the previous year (1,848 patients).

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

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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

10.7%

Uninsured

59.5%

Employer Coverage

4.44%

Medicaid

8.4%

Medicare

16.5%

Non-Group

0.484%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wasatch County, UT declined by 17.4% from 13% to 10.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wasatch 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

Wasatch County, UT is home to a population of 29.3k people, from which 94.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.7% of Wasatch County, UT residents were born outside of the country (2.26k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wasatch County, UT is composed of 24.5k White Alone residents (83.6%), 3.96k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.5%), 437 Two or More Races residents (1.49%), 352 Asian Alone residents (1.2%), 34 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.116%), 26 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0887%), 1 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00341%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wasatch County, UT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wasatch County, UT was 33.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Wasatch County, UT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wasatch County, UT residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.26k people

9.77%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.73k people

As of 2017, 7.7% of Wasatch County, UT residents (2.26k people) 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 Wasatch County, UT was 9.77%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Utah was Mexico, the natal country of 101,154 Utah residents, followed by Canada with 8,846 and El Salvador with 7,653.

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Citizenship

94.7%

2017 Citizenship

92.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.7% of Wasatch County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wasatch County, UT was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    24.5k ± 3

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.96k ± 361

  3. Two or More Races

    437 ± 130

In 2017, there were 6.19 times more White Alone residents (24.5k people) in Wasatch County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.96k Hispanic or Latino and 437 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 Wasatch County, UT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Wasatch County, UT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Wasatch County, UT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Wasatch County, UT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    396 ± 108

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    211 ± 119

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    120 ± 69

Wasatch County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Wasatch County, UT awarded 16 degrees. The student population of Wasatch County, UT is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 13 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wasatch County, UT are White (15 and 93.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1 and 6.25%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Wasatch County, UT by number of degrees awarded are Bonnie Joseph Academy of Cosmetology and Barbering (16 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wasatch County, UT are General Cosmetology (7 and 43.8%), Nail Specialist & Manicurist (5 and 31.3%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (2 and 12.5%).

The median tuition costs in Wasatch 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. 7 degrees awarded

  2. 2 degrees awarded

  3. 0 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Wasatch County, UT was General Cosmetology with 7 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Wasatch County, UT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

16 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Wasatch County, UT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bonnie Joseph Academy of Cosmetology and Barbering with 16 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0

Degrees Awarded to Men

16

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wasatch County, UT, which is 0 times less than the 16 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

    15 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Wasatch County, UT were to White students. These 15 degrees mean that there were 15 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wasatch County, UT was $357,300 in 2017, which is 1.64 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $336,100 to $357,300, a 6.31% increase. The homeownership rate in Wasatch County, UT is 69.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wasatch County, UT have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wasatch 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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$74,552

Median Household Income

± $4,096

9.04k

Number of Households

± 617

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.04k households in Wasatch County, UT grew to $74,552 from the previous year's value of $71,337.

The following chart displays the households in Wasatch 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

$357,300

2017 Median

± $12,202

$336,100

2016 Median

± $17,227

In 2017, the median property value in Wasatch County, UT grew to to $357,300 from the previous year's value of $336,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wasatch 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 Wasatch County, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.8%

2017 Homeownership

70.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.8% of the housing units in Wasatch County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wasatch 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 Wasatch County, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wasatch County, UT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wasatch County, UT have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.44% of the workforce in Wasatch County, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.6%

  2. Carpooled

    12.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.69%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wasatch County, UT was Drove Alone (78.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.2%) and those who Worked At Home (6.69%).

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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