Washington County, UT

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Population

155,577

2.38% growth

Median Age

35.9


Median Household Income

$55,175

4.37% growth

Poverty Rate

14.2%


Number of Employees

62,920

4.55% growth

Median Property Value

$240,300

8.39% growth

About

In 2017, Washington County, UT had a population of 156k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $55,175. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washington County, UT grew from 151,959 to 155,577, a 2.38% increase and its median household income grew from $52,865 to $55,175, a 4.37% increase.

The population of Washington County, UT is 84.9% White Alone, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.74% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Washington County, UT speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, UT are Dixie State University (1,919 degrees awarded in 2016), Dixie Applied Technology College (772 degrees), and Taylor Andrews Academy-St George (69 degrees).

The median property value in Washington County, UT is $240,300, and the homeownership rate is 70.1%. Most people in Washington County, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, UT is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Washington County, UT employs 62.9k people. The largest industries in Washington County, UT are Retail Trade (10,373 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,129 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,495 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,357), Utilities ($66,667), and Public Administration ($45,226).

Median household income in Washington County, UT is $55,175. Males in Washington 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 Washington County, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,175

2017 value

± $1,757

4.37%

1 Year Growth

± 4.01%

Households in Washington County, UT have a median annual income of $55,175, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,865 in 2016, which represents a 4.37% 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 Washington 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 2717.01

  2. Census Tract 2705

  3. Census Tract 2717.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, UT was Census Tract 2717.01 with a value of $79,688, followed by Census Tract 2705 and Census Tract 2717.02, with respective values of $68,250 and $64,805.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, UT (21.9k out of 154k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    19,245 ± 1,217

  2. Hispanic

    3,284 ± 526

  3. Other

    803 ± 258

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

62.9k

2017 Value

± 2,055

4.55%

1 Year growth

± 4.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, UT grew at a rate of 4.55%, from 60.2k employees to 62.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, UT, are Sales & Related Occupations (9,001 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,374 people), and Management Occupations (5,106 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington County, UT, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (9,001 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,374 people), and Management Occupations (5,106 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Sales & Related Occupations (1.35 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.28 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.25 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington County, UT, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,673), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,218), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($65,938).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

62.9k

2017 Value

± 2,055

4.55%

1 Year growth

± 4.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, UT grew at a rate of 4.55%, from 60.2k employees to 62.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, UT, are Retail Trade (10,373 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,129 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,495 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Washington County, UT, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (10,373 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,129 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,495 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, UT has an unusually high number of Retail Trade (1.44 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.36 times), and Construction (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington County, UT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,357), Utilities ($66,667), and Public Administration ($45,226).

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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

85.4% of the population of Washington County, UT has health coverage, with 39.7% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 17.5% on non-group plans, and 1.62% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Washington County, UT 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 1729 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.29% increase from the previous year (1707 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1470 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 397 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

1,729 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington County, UT see an average of 1,729 patients per year. This represents a 1.29% increase from the previous year (1,707 patients).

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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%).

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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

14.6%

Uninsured

39.7%

Employer Coverage

11.1%

Medicaid

15.5%

Medicare

17.5%

Non-Group

1.62%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, UT declined by 5.38% from 15.4% to 14.6%.

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 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

Washington County, UT is home to a population of 156k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.81% of Washington County, UT residents were born outside of the country (9.04k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Washington County, UT is composed of 132k White Alone residents (84.9%), 15.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.1%), 2.7k Two or More Races residents (1.74%), 1.56k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1%), 1.27k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.814%), 1.06k Asian Alone residents (0.679%), 979 Black or African American Alone residents (0.629%), and 270 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.174%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washington County, UT was 35.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Washington County, UT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Washington County, UT residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.81%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.04k people

5.73%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.71k people

As of 2017, 5.81% of Washington County, UT residents (9.04k 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 Washington County, UT was 5.73%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Washington County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, UT was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    132k ± 177

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    15.7k ± 1.53k

  3. Two or More Races

    2.7k ± 470

In 2017, there were 8.44 times more White Alone residents (132k people) in Washington County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.7k Hispanic or Latino and 2.7k 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County, UT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Washington 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

    4,027 ± 452

  2. Korea

    1,626 ± 280

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    994 ± 314

Washington County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Washington County, UT awarded 2,858 degrees. The student population of Washington County, UT is skewed towards women, with 4,405 male students and 5,370 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, UT are White (2,335 and 83.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (274 and 9.76%), Unknown (58 and 2.07%), and Two or More Races (39 and 1.39%).

The largest universities in Washington County, UT by number of degrees awarded are Dixie State University (1,919 and 67.1%), Dixie Applied Technology College (772 and 27%), and Taylor Andrews Academy-St George (69 and 2.41%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, UT are General Studies (780 and 27.3%), Diesel Mechanics Technology (194 and 6.79%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (182 and 6.37%).

The median tuition costs in Washington County, UT are $18,021 for private four year colleges, and $4,104 and $13,119 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 44 degrees awarded

  2. 780 degrees awarded

  3. 65 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Washington County, UT was General Business Administration & Management with 44 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,919 degrees awarded

  2. 772 degrees awarded

  3. 69 degrees awarded

$4,104

Median In-State Public

$18,021

Median Private

In 2016, the Washington County, UT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dixie State University with 1,919 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,413

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,445

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,413 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County, UT, which is 0.978 times less than the 1,445 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

    2,335 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    274 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    58 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Washington County, UT were to White students. These 2,335 degrees mean that there were 8.52 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 274 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, UT was $240,300 in 2017, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $221,700 to $240,300, a 8.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, UT is 70.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington County, UT have an average commute time of 17 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington 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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$55,175

Median Household Income

± $1,757

52.4k

Number of Households

± 1,764

In 2017, the median household income of the 52.4k households in Washington County, UT grew to $55,175 from the previous year's value of $52,865.

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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Housing

Property Value

$240,300

2017 Median

± $5,066

$221,700

2016 Median

± $5,302

In 2017, the median property value in Washington County, UT grew to to $240,300 from the previous year's value of $221,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County, UT 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.

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Rent vs Own

70.1%

2017 Homeownership

70.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.1% of the housing units in Washington County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Washington 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 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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, UT have a shorter commute time (17 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.9% of the workforce in Washington 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%

  2. Carpooled

    11.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.06%

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

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