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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
Kearns 36,530 $149,200 $56,979
Pleasant Grove 35,771 $226,500 $62,343
Cottonwood Heights 34,234 $314,200 $79,823
Tooele 32,454 $160,600 $57,390
Springville 31,178 $194,600 $58,880
Midvale 30,844 $194,700 $50,614
Holladay 30,748 $342,900 $75,690
Clearfield 30,299 $153,600 $48,866
Cedar City 29,429 $171,100 $41,632
Kaysville 29,213 $275,700 $85,139
American Fork 27,799 $221,700 $65,101
Magna 27,451 $148,500 $55,786
Herriman 26,721 $293,400 $76,908
Syracuse 25,977 $252,700 $86,869
Eagle Mountain 25,037 $201,200 $69,018
South Salt Lake 24,501 $172,700 $37,083
Saratoga Springs 22,532 $258,900 $80,389
Washington 22,080 $221,000 $52,885
Farmington 21,223 $291,100 $92,363
Clinton 21,036 $186,500 $72,900