Washington County, UT

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2020 Population
172,127
3.81% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.7
1.62% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
9.96%
15.5% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$61,747
3.19% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$306,900
8.14% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
72,188
4.75% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Washington County, UT had a population of 172k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $61,747. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Washington County, UT grew from 165,811 to 172,127, a 3.81% increase and its median household income grew from $59,839 to $61,747, a 3.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (84%), White (Hispanic) (5.93%), Other (Hispanic) (3.42%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.69%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.18%).

None of the households in Washington 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.

96.9% of the residents in Washington County, UT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, UT are Dixie State University (2,538 degrees awarded in 2020), Dixie Technical College (341 degrees), and Taylor Andrews Academy-St George (461926) (83 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Washington County, UT was $306,900, and the homeownership rate was 70.2%.

Most people in Washington County, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, UT was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Washington County, UT is home to a population of 172k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.4% of Washington County, UT residents were born outside of the country (9.3k people).

In 2020, there were 14.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (145k people) in Washington County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.2k White (Hispanic) and 5.89k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2020 Citizenship
96.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.9% of Washington County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, UT was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    145k ± 245
  2. White (Hispanic)
    10.2k ± 1.05k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    5.89k ± 1.16k
10.6%
Hispanic Population
18.3k people

In 2020, there were 14.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (145k people) in Washington County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.2k White (Hispanic) and 5.89k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.6% of the people in Washington County, UT are hispanic (18.3k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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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

5.4%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
9.3k people
5.37%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
8.91k people

As of 2020, 5.4% of Washington County, UT residents (9.3k 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 Washington County, UT was 5.37%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,225 ± 520
  2. Korea
    1,580 ± 412
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,072 ± 282

Washington County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Washington County, UT employs 72.2k people. The largest industries in Washington County, UT are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,281 people), Retail Trade (10,141 people), and Construction (7,167 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,240), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,109), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,477).

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

72.2k
2020 Value
± 2,500
4.75%
1 Year growth
± 4.43%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Washington County, UT grew at a rate of 4.75%, from 68.9k employees to 72.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,302 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,448 people), and Management Occupations (7,455 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, UT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

72.2k
2020 Value
± 2,500
4.75%
1 Year growth
± 4.43%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Washington County, UT grew at a rate of 4.75%, from 68.9k employees to 72.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, UT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,281 people), Retail Trade (10,141 people), and Construction (7,167 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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

$39,389
Median earning men ± $2,373
$24,279
Median earning women ± $1,215

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($62,052), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,875), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($53,478).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($83,475), Public Administration ($40,686), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,836).

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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. 2,093
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,256
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,236
    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. $831k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $472k
    Manufacturing
  3. $314k
    Retail Trade

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 Washington County, UT went to Donald J. Trump with 73.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.91%).

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.

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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 Washington County, UT awarded 3,104 degrees. The student population of Washington County, UT in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 5,685 male students and 7,583 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, UT are White (2,464 and 80.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (347 and 11.4%), Two or More Races (66 and 2.17%), and Unknown (52 and 1.71%).

The largest universities in Washington County, UT by number of degrees awarded are Dixie State University (2,538 and 81.8%), Dixie Technical College (341 and 11%), and Taylor Andrews Academy-St George (461926) (83 and 2.67%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, UT are General Studies (1,140 and 36.7%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (225 and 7.25%), and Registered Nursing (203 and 6.54%).

The median tuition cost in Washington County, UT for a public four year colleges is $4,822 for in-state students and $15,420 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 13,268 students enrolled in Washington County, UT, 42.8% men and 57.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,227 records, of which 57.6% were women and 42.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 203 degree-majors awarded
  2. 92 degree-majors awarded
  3. 72 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Washington County, UT was Registered Nursing with 203 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,538 degrees awarded
  2. 341 degrees awarded
  3. 83 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dixie State University with 2,538 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 1,117 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County, UT, which is 0.562 times less than the 1,987 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 2,464 degrees mean that there were 7.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 347 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($16,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($840) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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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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 Washington County, UT was $306,900 in 2020, which is 1.34 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $283,800 to $306,900, a 8.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, UT is 70.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Washington County, UT have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washington County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Washington County, UT is $61,747. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Washington County, UT was Census Tract 2717.02 with a value of $86,961, followed by Census Tract 2709.01 and Census Tract 2702, with respective values of $69,614 and $60,729.

In 2021, 17% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Washington County, UT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.41%.

Property

$306,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,535
$41,927
Median Property Taxes
±$1,695

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

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Rent vs Own

70.2%
Homeownership
2020
72%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 70.2% of the housing units in Washington County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2717.02
  2. Census Tract 2709.01
  3. Census Tract 2702

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, UT was Census Tract 2717.02 with a value of $86,961, followed by Census Tract 2709.01 and Census Tract 2702, with respective values of $69,614 and $60,729.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Washington 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.
$61,747
Median Household Income
± $1,832
59.7k
Number of Households
± 2,149

In 2020, the median household income of the 59.7k households in Washington County, UT grew to $61,747 from the previous year's value of $59,839.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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 Washington 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 (77.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.71%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.59%)

In 2020, 77.1% of workers in Washington County, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.71%) and those who worked at home (9.59%).

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

17.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, UT have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.38% of the workforce in Washington 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 Washington County, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washington County, UT have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 17% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Washington County, UT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.41%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.96% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, UT (16.9k out of 170k 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 Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 12.9% of the children was living in poverty in Washington County, UT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 9.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 154 in Washington County, UT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 25.5 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

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86% of the population of Washington County, UT has health coverage, with 39.3% on employee plans, 10.8% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 18.4% on non-group plans, and 1.71% 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 Washington County, UT see 1789 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.65% increase from the previous year (1726 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1492 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 357 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% 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

1,789 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, UT

Primary care physicians in Washington County, UT see an average of 1,789 patients per year. This represents a 3.65% increase from the previous year (1,726 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington 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 27.7% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 32% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

14%
Uninsured
39.3%
Employer Coverage
10.8%
Medicaid
15.7%
Medicare
18.4%
Non-Group
1.71%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, UT declined by 4.09% from 14.6% to 14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washington 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 43.9 in Washington 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 24% in Washington County, UT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.5% in Washington County, UT.

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