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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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Quick Facts about UT

Population 2,903,379
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $60,727
Median Home Price $215,900
Median Property Tax $1,428
Median Rent $70

Employment Rate in UT

  Employed 96.9%
  Unemployed 3.1%

Race in UT

  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 in UT

  Employed 96.9%
  Unemployed 3.1%

Educational Levels in UT

  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 in UT

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 in UT

  Homes Rent 69.5%
  Homes Owned 30.5%

Utah Rankings

Best places to Live in Utah

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Salt Lake City 190,679 $237,700 $47,243
West Valley City 133,660 $166,500 $52,534
Provo 115,345 $204,700 $41,291
West Jordan 109,549 $222,400 $68,442
Orem 91,697 $207,400 $55,166
Sandy 91,533 $277,600 $79,491
Ogden 84,273 $129,800 $41,036
St. George 76,915 $213,100 $49,614
Layton 71,007 $201,900 $69,408
Taylorsville 60,383 $187,000 $58,524
Millcreek 60,119 $279,300 $57,672
South Jordan 59,662 $332,300 $94,183
Lehi 54,079 $252,400 $77,662
Logan 49,400 $161,900 $36,032
Murray 48,460 $227,100 $54,685
Draper 45,469 $381,100 $95,804
Bountiful 43,221 $246,800 $64,123
Riverton 40,912 $274,700 $85,207
Roy 37,670 $156,900 $62,598
Spanish Fork 36,916 $192,900 $65,294