Weber County, UT

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Population

244,101

1.15% growth

Median Age

32.3


Median Household Income

$62,036

3.98% growth

Poverty Rate

12.1%


Number of Employees

115,146

2.57% growth

Median Property Value

$183,100

6.95% growth

About

In 2017, Weber County, UT had a population of 244k people with a median age of 32.3 and a median household income of $62,036. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Weber County, UT grew from 241,328 to 244,101, a 1.15% increase and its median household income grew from $59,660 to $62,036, a 3.98% increase.

The population of Weber County, UT is 76.7% White Alone, 17.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.4% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Weber County, UT speak a non-English language, and 95.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Weber County, UT are Weber State University (5,105 degrees awarded in 2016), Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College (1,014 degrees), and Independence University (1,003 degrees).

The median property value in Weber County, UT is $183,100, and the homeownership rate is 71.8%. Most people in Weber County, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Weber County, UT is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Weber County, UT employs 115k people. The largest industries in Weber County, UT are Manufacturing (18,592 people), Retail Trade (12,825 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (12,593 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,102), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,868), and Public Administration ($55,156).

Median household income in Weber County, UT is $62,036. Males in Weber 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 Weber County, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,036

2017 value

± $966

3.98%

1 Year Growth

± 2.74%

Households in Weber County, UT have a median annual income of $62,036, 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 $59,660 in 2016, which represents a 3.98% 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.

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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 Weber 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 2105.04

  2. Census Tract 2103.03

  3. Census Tract 2102.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Weber County, UT was Census Tract 2105.04 with a value of $89,245, followed by Census Tract 2103.03 and Census Tract 2102.01, with respective values of $88,552 and $86,508.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Weber 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

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Weber County, UT (29.3k out of 241k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    24,221 ± 1,133

  2. Hispanic

    9,984 ± 696

  3. Other

    2,164 ± 372

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

115k

2017 Value

± 2,303

2.57%

1 Year growth

± 2.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Weber County, UT grew at a rate of 2.57%, from 112k employees to 115k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Weber County, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,563 people), Production Occupations (12,354 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (11,566 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Weber County, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Weber County, UT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,563 people), Production Occupations (12,354 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (11,566 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Weber County, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.85 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.36 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Weber County, UT, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,266), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($68,661), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,181).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

115k

2017 Value

± 2,303

2.57%

1 Year growth

± 2.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Weber County, UT grew at a rate of 2.57%, from 112k employees to 115k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Weber County, UT, are Manufacturing (18,592 people), Retail Trade (12,825 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (12,593 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Weber County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Weber 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 Weber County, UT, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (18,592 people), Retail Trade (12,825 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (12,593 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Weber County, UT has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.06 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.59 times), and Construction (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Weber County, UT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($73,102), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,868), and Public Administration ($55,156).

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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

89.4% of the population of Weber County, UT has health coverage, with 57.2% on employee plans, 9.42% on Medicaid, 7.72% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.98% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Weber County, UT see 2389 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.65% decrease from the previous year (2429 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1244 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 510 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

2,389 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Weber County, UT see an average of 2,389 patients per year. This represents a 1.65% decrease from the previous year (2,429 patients).

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

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

10.6%

Uninsured

57.2%

Employer Coverage

9.42%

Medicaid

7.72%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

1.98%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Weber County, UT declined by 11.5% from 12% to 10.6%.

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

Weber County, UT is home to a population of 244k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.95% of Weber County, UT residents were born outside of the country (17k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Weber County, UT is composed of 187k White Alone residents (76.7%), 43.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (17.9%), 5.86k Two or More Races residents (2.4%), 2.8k Asian Alone residents (1.15%), 2.45k Black or African American Alone residents (1%), 1.37k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.56%), 577 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.236%), and 169 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0692%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Weber County, UT was 32.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Weber County, UT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Weber County, UT residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.95%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

17k people

7.24%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

17.5k people

As of 2017, 6.95% of Weber County, UT residents (17k 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 Weber County, UT was 7.24%, 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

95.6%

2017 Citizenship

95.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.6% of Weber County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Weber County, UT was 95.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    187k ± 110

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    43.6k ± 1.83k

  3. Two or More Races

    5.86k ± 542

In 2017, there were 4.29 times more White Alone residents (187k people) in Weber County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.6k Hispanic or Latino and 5.86k 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 Weber 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 Weber 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 Weber County, UT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Weber 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

    4,317 ± 371

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,247 ± 440

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,033 ± 296

Weber County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Weber County, UT awarded 7,322 degrees. The student population of Weber County, UT is skewed towards women, with 15,561 male students and 20,773 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Weber County, UT are White (5,507 and 76.4%), followed by Unknown (682 and 9.46%), Hispanic or Latino (417 and 5.78%), and Black or African American (236 and 3.27%).

The largest universities in Weber County, UT by number of degrees awarded are Weber State University (5,105 and 69.7%), Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College (1,014 and 13.8%), and Independence University (1,003 and 13.7%).

The most popular majors in Weber County, UT are General Studies (1,295 and 17.7%), Registered Nursing (784 and 10.7%), and General Business Administration & Management (518 and 7.07%).

The median tuition costs in Weber County, UT are $18,021 for private four year colleges, and $4,611 and $13,837 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 230 degrees awarded

  2. 1,295 degrees awarded

  3. 420 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Weber County, UT was General Business Administration & Management with 230 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,105 degrees awarded

  2. 1,014 degrees awarded

  3. 1,003 degrees awarded

$4,611

Median In-State Public

$18,021

Median Private

In 2016, the Weber County, UT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Weber State University with 5,105 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,955

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,367

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,955 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Weber County, UT, which is 0.677 times less than the 4,367 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Weber County, UT by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,507 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    682 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    417 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Weber County, UT were to White students. These 5,507 degrees mean that there were 8.07 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 682 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Weber County, UT was $183,100 in 2017, which is 0.841 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $171,200 to $183,100, a 6.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Weber County, UT is 71.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Weber County, UT have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Weber 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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$62,036

Median Household Income

± $966

81.3k

Number of Households

± 1,831

In 2017, the median household income of the 81.3k households in Weber County, UT grew to $62,036 from the previous year's value of $59,660.

The following chart displays the households in Weber 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

$183,100

2017 Median

± $3,047

$171,200

2016 Median

± $1,773

In 2017, the median property value in Weber County, UT grew to to $183,100 from the previous year's value of $171,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Weber 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 Weber 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 Weber County, UT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Weber County, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.8%

2017 Homeownership

72%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.8% of the housing units in Weber County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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

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Commute Time

21 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Weber County, UT have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.47% of the workforce in Weber County, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.4%

  2. Carpooled

    10.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.63%

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

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