West Valley City, UT

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Population

135,546

0.696% growth

Median Age

30.4


Median Household Income

$59,954

7.19% growth

Poverty Rate

13.8%


Number of Employees

66,384

4.16% growth

Median Property Value

$182,100

6.37% growth

About

In 2017, West Valley City, UT had a population of 136k people with a median age of 30.4 and a median household income of $59,954. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of West Valley City, UT grew from 134,609 to 135,546, a 0.696% increase and its median household income grew from $55,933 to $59,954, a 7.19% increase.

The population of West Valley City, UT is 46.8% White Alone, 37.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.44% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in West Valley City, UT speak a non-English language, and 85.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in West Valley City, UT are Ibero American College (11 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in West Valley City, UT is $182,100, and the homeownership rate is 68.4%. Most people in West Valley City, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in West Valley City, UT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of West Valley City, UT employs 66.4k people. The largest industries in West Valley City, UT are Manufacturing (9,726 people), Retail Trade (7,294 people), and Construction (6,845 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,305), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,273), and Utilities ($53,098).

Median household income in West Valley City, UT is $59,954. Males in West Valley City, 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 West Valley City, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,954

2017 value

± $1,988

7.19%

1 Year Growth

± 4.37%

Households in West Valley City, UT have a median annual income of $59,954, 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 $55,933 in 2016, which represents a 7.19% 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 West Valley City, 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 1134.11

  2. Census Tract 1135.25

  3. Census Tract 1135.39

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Valley City, UT was Census Tract 1134.11 with a value of $73,152, followed by Census Tract 1135.25 and Census Tract 1135.39, with respective values of $70,159 and $69,345.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Valley City, UT (18.6k out of 135k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 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. Hispanic

    10,311 ± 869

  2. Other

    7,998 ± 792

  3. White

    6,403 ± 561

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

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

66.4k

2017 Value

± 1,858

4.16%

1 Year growth

± 3.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Valley City, UT grew at a rate of 4.16%, from 63.7k employees to 66.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Valley City, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,405 people), Production Occupations (7,486 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (5,954 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Valley City, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of West Valley City, UT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,405 people), Production Occupations (7,486 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (5,954 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West Valley City, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.95 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.8 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of West Valley City, UT, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,362), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,094), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($53,353).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

66.4k

2017 Value

± 1,858

4.16%

1 Year growth

± 3.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Valley City, UT grew at a rate of 4.16%, from 63.7k employees to 66.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Valley City, UT, are Manufacturing (9,726 people), Retail Trade (7,294 people), and Construction (6,845 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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Most Common

The most common industries in West Valley City, UT, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (9,726 people), Retail Trade (7,294 people), and Construction (6,845 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West Valley City, UT has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.99 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.7 times), and Construction (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in West Valley City, UT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,305), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,273), and Utilities ($53,098).

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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

79.2% of the population of West Valley City, UT has health coverage, with 48.8% on employee plans, 15.2% on Medicaid, 6.06% on Medicare, 8.08% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in West Valley City, UT see 1742 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.115% increase from the previous year (1740 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1488 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 352 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

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1,742 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Utah see an average of 1,742 patients per year. This represents a 0.115% increase from the previous year (1,740 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%).

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

20.8%

Uninsured

48.8%

Employer Coverage

15.2%

Medicaid

6.06%

Medicare

8.08%

Non-Group

1.09%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Valley City, UT declined by 7.9% from 22.5% to 20.8%.

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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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

West Valley City, UT is home to a population of 136k people, from which 85.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 22.3% of West Valley City, UT residents were born outside of the country (30.3k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of West Valley City, UT is composed of 63.5k White Alone residents (46.8%), 51.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (37.7%), 7.37k Asian Alone residents (5.44%), 5.91k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (4.36%), 3.18k Two or More Races residents (2.35%), 3.1k Black or African American Alone residents (2.29%), 1.2k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.882%), and 182 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.134%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in West Valley City, UT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

25

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in West Valley City, UT was 30.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 25, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in West Valley City, UT are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all West Valley City, UT residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

30.3k people

22.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

30.3k people

As of 2017, 22.3% of West Valley City, UT residents (30.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West Valley City, UT was 22.5%, 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

85.5%

2017 Citizenship

84.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.5% of West Valley City, UT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in West Valley City, UT was 84.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    63.5k ± 1.84k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    51.1k ± 2.45k

  3. Asian Alone

    7.37k ± 739

In 2017, there were 1.24 times more White Alone residents (63.5k people) in West Valley City, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.1k Hispanic or Latino and 7.37k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in West Valley City, 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 West Valley City, 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 West Valley City, UT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of West Valley City, 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

    1,749 ± 228

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,011 ± 206

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    806 ± 162

West Valley City, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in West Valley City, UT awarded 11 degrees. The student population of West Valley City, UT is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 6 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West Valley City, UT are White (7 and 63.6%), followed by Asian (2 and 18.2%), Hispanic or Latino (2 and 18.2%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in West Valley City, UT by number of degrees awarded are Ibero American College (11 and 100%).

The most popular majors in West Valley City, UT are Medical Assistant (11 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in West Valley City, 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. 11 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in West Valley City, UT was Medical Assistant with 11 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in West Valley City, UT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

11 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the West Valley City, UT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ibero American College with 11 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

10

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in West Valley City, UT, which is 0.1 times less than the 10 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

    7 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    2 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in West Valley City, UT were to White students. These 7 degrees mean that there were 3.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Valley City, UT was $182,100 in 2017, which is 0.837 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $171,200 to $182,100, a 6.37% increase. The homeownership rate in West Valley City, UT is 68.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in West Valley City, UT have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in West Valley City, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$59,954

Median Household Income

± $1,988

37.1k

Number of Households

± 1,274

In 2017, the median household income of the 37.1k households in West Valley City, UT grew to $59,954 from the previous year's value of $55,933.

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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Housing

Property Value

$182,100

2017 Median

± $2,835

$171,200

2016 Median

± $1,818

In 2017, the median property value in West Valley City, UT grew to to $182,100 from the previous year's value of $171,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in West Valley City, 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 West Valley City, 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 West Valley City, UT 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.

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Rent vs Own

68.4%

2017 Homeownership

69%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.4% of the housing units in West Valley City, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69%.

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

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Valley City, UT have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.02% of the workforce in West Valley City, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.5%

  2. Carpooled

    15.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.28%

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

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