Utah Population and Demographics

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In this article, we'll explore most of the 190+ data points we have for Utah, covering popular demographics statistics like household income, race, age and gender, educational attainment, poverty, housing, and transportation.

The data on this page is from the 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year survey from the US Census Bureau.

Richest Zip Codes in Utah

In the table below, we've ranked the richest zip codes in Utah based on the average (or mean) household income. To do this, we only look at zip codes that have a population of at least 500 people and a reasonable margin of error for the data.

If the margin of error for the mean income is greater than 50% of the estimate, we don't use it. This is to try and make the data less likely to be skewed by outliers with very small population areas or estimates that are not very accurate.

Rank ZIP Code County Mean Income
1 84060 Summit County, Wasatch County $219,327.00
2 84098 Summit County $206,597.00
3 84004 Utah County $182,408.00
4 84664 Utah County $176,671.00
5 84082 Wasatch County $171,526.00
6 84092 Salt Lake County $170,106.00
7 84108 Salt Lake County $167,265.00
8 84020 Salt Lake County, Utah County $158,728.00
9 84049 Wasatch County $157,593.00
10 84124 Salt Lake County $152,031.00

To view details demographics data for a specific zip code, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest zip codes in Utah.

Richest Cities in Utah

We can also find the same information for the richest cities in Utah. The table below ranks the top 10 cities in Utah by average household income by using the same criteria as we did with the zip codes.

Rank City County Mean Income
1 Park City Summit County, Wasatch County $219,215.00
2 Highland Utah County $204,888.00
3 Fruit Heights Davis County $184,177.00
4 Alpine Utah County $182,408.00
5 Mapleton Utah County $176,671.00
6 Midway Wasatch County $160,913.00
7 Draper Salt Lake County, Utah County $158,728.00
8 Woodland Hills Utah County $155,405.00
9 Charleston Wasatch County $150,758.00
10 Holladay Salt Lake County $138,034.00

To view details demographics data for a specific city, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest cities in Utah.

Median Household Income

According to the latest ACS 5-year survey in 2020, the median household income in Utah is $74,197.00.

The chart below shows the average household income by age in Utah.

  • Under 25
    $43,564.00
  • 25 to 44
    $83,643.00
  • 45 to 64
    $99,306.00
  • 65 and over
    $59,518.00

Average Household Income

A very commonly asked question is "what is the average household income in Utah?". The official term for the average household income is the mean household income. The mean household income is the total income of all households divided by the number of households.

The average (or mean) household income in Utah is $94,452.00.

8.55% of households in Utah are classed as high income households (making $200,000+ per year).

The difference between a median and an average income

The difference between a median and mean household income is that the median income is the middle point of the set of numbers whereas the mean income is an average of all numbers.

Both metrics are important when looking at the income statistics for Utah but because the median value doesn't depend on other numbers in the dataset, it doesn't change as much when some of the values are extremely low or extremely high.

Household Income Tiers for Utah

We can also look at the household income tiers. This lets you see how many households fall into each of the earnings brackets and what percentage that bracket is of the total number of households.

The chart below shows the household income brackets to see which age groups have the highest median income. The actual data is more granular than these brackets, but we've simplified them into bigger categories to make reviewing the data for Utah easier to view.

You can purchase the raw data above, which will have the full income tiers with smaller jumps in household income.

  • Less than $24,999
    11.33%
  • $25,000 to $49,999
    17.75%
  • $50,000 to $74,999
    18.14%
  • $75,000 to $99,999
    15.13%
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    20.32%
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    8.79%
  • $200,000 or more
    8.55%

Per Capita Income

The per capita income is the average income of all people in Utah. This is calculated by dividing the total income of all people in Utah by the total number of people in Utah.

It differs from the average or mean household income because it includes all people in Utah and not just the people who earn an income (i.e. children, retirees, unemployed, etc.).

The per capita income in Utah is $30,986.00.

Population in Utah by Race and Ethnicity

The total population in Utah is currently 3,151,239 people.

The race and ethnicity of the population in Utah can be very important for social research, economics, and marketing to a multi-culturial society.

Whether you want to target products or services to a particular race or ethnicity, or provide housing and new businesses to improve areas with a larger ethnic minority population, this data is very valuable for discovering suitable areas.

The chart below breaks down the population and percentage for each race and ethnicity in Utah.

  • 77.30% White
    2,497,463
  • 1.10% Black/African American
    35,281
  • 0.80% Native
    26,012
  • 14.40% Hispanic
    465,832
  • 2.30% Asian
    74,090
  • 0.90% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    28,407
  • 3.00% Two or more races
    95,444
  • 0.30% Other
    8,841

Population of Utah by Age and Gender

Another very important demographics statistic for Utah is the age and gender of the population. The age and gender of the population can be used to track trends in population growth or decline, and for businesses, the data can be used to identify people important to you and your business need.

In the table below, we show age groups at a 10 year granularity for ease of use. The raw data, which can be purchased above, includes age and gender at a 5 year granularity.

Age Group Male Female
0 to 9 Years 262,522 249,684
10 to 19 Years 273,164 259,366
20 to 29 Years 261,720 249,327
30 to 39 Years 235,531 223,731
40 to 49 Years 200,809 193,691
50 to 59 Years 156,891 155,192
60 to 69 Years 136,419 140,299
70 Years and over 106,787 126,237

Education Levels

Educational attainment is a very useful statistic that can give insights into other data such as the average household income, unemployment levels, and literacy.

What this means is that it is likely for areas that have higher levels of education to have higher average household incomes, lower unemployment rates, and higher literacy rates.

The chart below shows the educational attainment of the population in Utah.

  • Master's degree or higher
    14.11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38.23%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12.94%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31.98%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2.75%

Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate is the percentage of the population that is actively looking for work but is unable to find a job. The unemployment rate is a very important statistic for Utah because it can show how many people are actively looking for work and how many people are unable to find a job.

Lower levels of unemployment is generally seen as a positive sign for the economy. It also makes the government in Utah look good because it shows that they are doing a good job of creating jobs, working to capacity, being efficient, and keeping the economy strong.

The unemployment rate is calculated using the total population in Utah that are over the age of 16.

The current population in Utah that are over the age of 16 is 2,391,727 people.

The unemployment rate in Utah is 30.90%, which means 737,909 people are unemployed.

Median Age in Utah

The median age is an interesting metric because it gives us an idea of the age distribution of people in Utah. You know when you see a median age that it is the age where half of the population is older and half is younger than it.

For demographic studies, this can be used to infer and compare date to things such as birth rates, the age of parents, and so on.

An increasing median age can be a sign of an aging population, which can be a sign of a declining population. This is because older people tend to have fewer children and die more often than younger people.

The median age in Utah is 31.3 years old.

We can also look at the median age by gender to compare the see how each group compares to the total median age:

Median age by gender in Utah

31.3

Total

30.8

Male

31.8

Female

Households and Families

There are a total of 1,033,651 households in Utah, and the average household size is 3.08 people.

For families, the total number is 763,353, and the average family size is 3.58 people.

5.90% of those families in Utah are living below the poverty line.

The table below shows the poverty thresholds for Utah in 2022.

Household Size Poverty Threshold
1 Person $13,590.00
2 People $18,310.00
3 People $23,030.00
4 People $27,750.00
5 People $32,470.00
6 People $37,190.00
7 People $41,910.00
8 People $46,630.00

Please note that the poverty thresholds shown above are from 2022, while the latest demographics data we have is from 2020.

Households and Families by Marital Status

There are four types of household and family, as defined by the Census Bureau:

  • Married-couple
  • Male householder, no spouse present
  • Female householder, no spouse present
  • Nonfamily household

In the table below, you can see the total households and families in Utah for each type, as well as the average sizes.

Married Male Female Nonfamily
Total Households 624,878 46,610 91,865 270,298
Average Household Size 3.69 3.47 3.63 1.41
Total Families 624,878 46,610 91,865 0
Average Household Size 3.65 3.04 3.38 0

Housing Data in Utah

There are total of 1,133,558 housing units in Utah. Of those units, 1,033,651 (91.19%) are occupied, and 99,907 (8.81%) are vacant.

Rental Rates

Of the 1,133,558 housing units in Utah, 292,546 (25.81%) are occupied by renters. The median rent paid by renters is $1,171.00.

Owner occupied housing units make up the remaining 64.32% of housing units, with 729,074 housing units in total.

The table below breaks down how much rent is paid by renters in Utah.

  • No rent paid
    12,031
  • Less than $500
    16,563
  • $500 to $999
    87,221
  • $1,000 to $1,499
    112,722
  • $1,500 to $1,999
    54,719
  • $2,000 to $2,499
    15,062
  • $2,500 to $2,999
    3,251
  • $3,000 or more
    3,008

Property Values

The median value of a property in Utah is $339,700.00.

The table below breaks down the range of valuations for all properties in Utah.

  • Less than $50,000
    23,656
  • $50,000 to $99,999
    12,539
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    27,567
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    55,060
  • $200,000 to $299,999
    176,591
  • $300,000 to $499,999
    283,736
  • $500,000 to $999,999
    129,726
  • $1,000,000 or more
    20,199

Property Age

We can also look at the number of properties built in a given year to see the spread of property age in Utah.

  • 1939 or earlier
    74,872
  • 1940 to 1949
    35,716
  • 1950 to 1959
    75,551
  • 1960 to 1969
    77,280
  • 1970 to 1979
    173,319
  • 1980 to 1989
    135,042
  • 1990 to 1999
    188,816
  • 2000 to 2009
    216,144
  • 2010 to 2013
    153,764
  • 2014 or later
    3,054

Vehicles Available per Household

Finally, we have data on how many vehicles each household in Utah has. The table below breaks down the number of vehicles available per household.

  • No vehicles available
    40,832
  • 1 vehicle available
    243,973
  • 2 vehicles available
    415,247
  • 3 or more vehicles available
    333,599

Commuting to Work in Utah

The time and means of commuting to work are useful metrics to look at because they can be correlated against other data such as income and education level.

Does a longer commuting time indicate a higher average income? If so, has the huge increase in home working during the pandemic changed this?

Using these metrics, we can get a better understanding of the demographics of Utah, how they commute, and how that correlates to other data points.

The average travel time is 22 minutes, and the chart below covers the range of travel times across the population of Utah.

  • Less than 5 minutes
    52,750
  • 5 to 9 minutes
    172,026
  • 10 to 14 minutes
    229,422
  • 15 to 19 minutes
    244,108
  • 20 to 24 minutes
    218,218
  • 25 to 29 minutes
    93,877
  • 30 to 34 minutes
    154,379
  • 35 to 39 minutes
    34,968
  • 40 to 44 minutes
    41,654
  • 45 to 59 minutes
    76,151
  • 60 to 89 minutes
    46,028
  • 90 or more minutes
    20,371

We can also look at the means of transport in Utah to see which modes of transport people are using to commute to work.

  • Drove alone
    1,139,467
  • Carpooled
    156,378
  • Public transportation
    30,782
  • Walked
    33,909
  • Other means
    23,416
  • Worked from home
    185,149

Conclusion

Hopefully this article has given you the demographics data you were looking for in Utah.

If you need more demographics data, or you need the data listed above in spreadsheet form with more granular grouping, head back to the top of this page where you can purchase the complete demographics data for Utah.

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