West Valley City, UT

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2022 Population
138,868
0.354% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
30.2
0.332% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.8%
0.52% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$81,719
8.76% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$333,600
22.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, West Valley City, UT had a population of 139k people with a median age of 30.2 and a median household income of $81,719. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of West Valley City, UT declined from 139,361 to 138,868, a −0.354% decrease and its median household income grew from $75,137 to $81,719, a 8.76% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in West Valley City, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (43%), Other (Hispanic) (24.7%), White (Hispanic) (8.87%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.39%).

None of the households in West Valley City, 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.

86% of the residents in West Valley City, UT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in West Valley City, UT are American Beauty Academy-West Valley Campus (11 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in West Valley City, UT was $333,600, and the homeownership rate was 71.1%.

Most people in West Valley City, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in West Valley City, UT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

West Valley City, UT is home to a population of 139k people, from which 86% are citizens. As of 2022, 21.8% of West Valley City, UT residents were born outside of the country (30.3k people).

In 2022, there were 1.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.7k people) in West Valley City, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.3k Other (Hispanic) and 12.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

86%
2022 Citizenship
86.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 86% of West Valley City, UT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in West Valley City, UT was 86.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in West Valley City, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    59.7k ± 2.69k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    34.3k ± 3.05k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    12.3k ± 2.11k
41.5%
Hispanic Population
57.6k people

In 2022, there were 1.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.7k people) in West Valley City, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.3k Other (Hispanic) and 12.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

41.5% of the people in West Valley City, UT are hispanic (57.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in West Valley City, UT as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

21.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
30.3k people
21.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
30k people

As of 2022, 21.8% of West Valley City, UT residents (30.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West Valley City, UT was 21.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,345 ± 259
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    819 ± 192
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    805 ± 226

West Valley City, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of West Valley City, UT employs 69.9k people. The largest industries in West Valley City, UT are Manufacturing (9,236 people), Retail Trade (9,027 people), and Construction (7,872 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,005), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,583), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,174).

Occupations

69.9k
2022 Value
± 2,238
−0.534%
1 Year decline
± 4.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in West Valley City, UT declined at a rate of −0.534%, from 70.3k employees to 69.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Valley City, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,049 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (6,983 people), and Production Occupations (6,573 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Valley City, UT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

69.9k
2022 Value
± 2,238
−0.534%
1 Year decline
± 4.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in West Valley City, UT declined at a rate of −0.534%, from 70.3k employees to 69.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Valley City, UT, are Manufacturing (9,236 people), Retail Trade (9,027 people), and Construction (7,872 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Valley City, UT, though some of these residents may live in West Valley City, 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

$44,635
Median earning men ± $1,600
$33,055
Median earning women ± $1,117

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,423), Public Administration ($63,214), and Wholesale Trade ($55,341).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,678), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,607), and Public Administration ($44,888).

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Civics

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Education

In 2022, universities in West Valley City, UT awarded 11 degrees. The student population of West Valley City, UT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 10 male students and 45 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West Valley City, UT are Hispanic or Latino (6 and 54.5%), followed by White (4 and 36.4%), Asian (1 and 9.09%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in West Valley City, UT by number of degrees awarded are American Beauty Academy-West Valley Campus (11 and 100%).

The most popular majors in West Valley City, UT are General Cosmetology (7 and 63.6%) and Barbering (4 and 36.4%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.574% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.647% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (639k), High School or Equivalent (579k), and Bachelors Degree (496k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Valley City, UT was $333,600 in 2022, which is 1.18 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $272,100 to $333,600, a 22.6% increase. The homeownership rate in West Valley City, UT is 71.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in West Valley City, UT have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in West Valley City, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in West Valley City, UT is $81,719. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in West Valley City, UT was Census Tract 1135.37 with a value of $107,669, followed by Census Tract 1134.12 and Census Tract 1134.09, with respective values of $104,808 and $102,917.

Property

$333,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,991
$27,607
Median Property Taxes
±$1,262

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 West Valley City, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in West Valley City, UT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.1%
Homeownership
2022
68.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.1% of the housing units in West Valley City, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1135.37
  2. Census Tract 1134.12
  3. Census Tract 1134.09

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Valley City, UT was Census Tract 1135.37 with a value of $107,669, followed by Census Tract 1134.12 and Census Tract 1134.09, with respective values of $104,808 and $102,917.

The following map shows all of the places in West Valley City, UT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$81,719
Median Household Income
± $2,832
38.8k
Number of Households
± 1,509

In 2022, the median household income of the 38.8k households in West Valley City, UT grew to $81,719 from the previous year's value of $75,137.

The following chart displays the households in West Valley City, 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 West Valley City, UT is from West Valley City, UT.
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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.5%)
  2. Carpooled (13.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.31%)

In 2022, 74.5% of workers in West Valley City, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.6%) and those who worked at home (8.31%).

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

21.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Valley City, UT have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.81% of the workforce in West Valley City, 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 West Valley City, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West Valley City, UT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Valley City, UT (14.8k out of 137k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West Valley City, UT is Hispanic, followed by White 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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Health

81.8% of the population of West Valley City, UT has health coverage, with 51.8% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 6.21% on Medicare, 8.52% on non-group plans, and 0.806% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 33% under 18 years, 24.3% between 18 and 34 years, 33.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 8.93% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

18.2%
Uninsured
51.8%
Employer Coverage
14.4%
Medicaid
6.21%
Medicare
8.52%
Non-Group
0.806%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Valley City, UT declined by 1.73% from 18.6% to 18.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in West Valley City, UT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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