Utah : What you need to know

Utah offers and abundance of year-round outdoor recreation activities, highlighted by five national parks.  Cited as one of the fasted growing states by the U.S. Census Bureau, Utah is a major center for mining, information technology, cattle ranching and government services. Best places to live in Utah include Salt Lake City, Provo, Ogden,  and West Jordan. Top Colleges in Utah include Brigham Young, Utah, Utah State and Weber State.


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Utah Profile

Quick Facts

Population 2903379
Latest Population Increase 1.56%
Median Household Income $2903379
Median Home Price $215900
Median Property Tax $1428
Median Rent $69.5

Employment Rate

  Employed 96.9%
  Unemployed 3.1%

Race

  Ethnicity White 87.6%
  Ethnicity Black 1.1%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.2%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.9%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 13.4%
  Ethnicity Indian 1.1%
  Ethnicity Other 4.5%

Employment Rate

  Employed 96.9%
  Unemployed 3.1%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 20.8%
  Associate's Degree 9.6%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 10.4%
  High School Graduate 23.2%
  Some College, No Degree 27.4%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 31.1%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 91.2%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 2%
Construction 6.5%
Manufacturing 11%
Wholesale Trade 2.6%
Retail Trade 12.1%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 4.7%
Information 2.2%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6.5%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 11.8%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 21.9%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 9%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.6%
Public Administration 5.1%

Housing

  Homes Rent 69.5%
  Homes Owned 30.5%

Utah Rankings


Best places to Live in Utah
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Alpine 9,986 $441,400 $92,305
Alta 391 $805,600 $64,205
Altamont 211 $153,600 $71,500
Alton 128 $225,000 $58,000
Amalga 568 $206,800 $58,295
American Fork 27,799 $221,700 $65,101
Aneth 446 $95,000 $32,625
Annabella 862 $196,100 $57,969
Antimony 118 $96,900 $40,625
Apple Valley 996 $215,300 $55,227
Aurora 938 $146,200 $59,625
Avon 293 $240,000 $67,917
Ballard 812 $156,700 $70,769
Bear River City 843 $164,000 $60,179
Beaver 3,051 $161,400 $48,309
Benjamin 1,545 $298,800 $64,896
Benson 1,190 $188,400 $61,000
Beryl Junction 0 $0 $0
Bicknell 352 $208,300 $48,750
Big Water 555 $153,100 $51,250