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Utah State Profile

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Population

  • With 2,469,585 residents in 2005, Utah is the 34th most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Utah grew 10.6 percent from 2000 to 2005 – a growth rate well above the U.S. average of 5.3 percent and the 5th fastest growing state (in %).
  • Utah is becoming more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining while the percentages of Hispanics, African-Americans, and Asians are growing.

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 85.4% 85.0% 84.6% 84.2% 83.8% 83.5%
Hispanic, Latino 9.1% 9.5% 9.9% 10.3% 10.6% 10.9%
African-American 0.7% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8%
Native American, AK Native 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.1%
Asian, Pacific Islander 2.4% 2.4% 2.4% 2.5% 2.5% 2.5%
Two or More Races 1.1% 1.1% 1.1% 1.1% 1.2% 1.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Utah - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • The four largest cities (Metropolitan Areas) in Utah are Salt Lake City, Ogden-Clearfield, Provo-Orem, and St. George.
  • Salt Lake City (the capital of UT) had an estimated population of 1,034,484 in 2005 – the 50th largest MSA in the U.S.
  • The estimated population in Ogden-Clearfield in 2005 was 486,842 – the 101st largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • Provo-Orem was the 105th largest metropolitan area with 452,851 residents.
  • St. George had 118,885 residents – the 299th largest MSA in the U.S.

Utah - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Utah ranked 46th among the 50 states in personal income per capita ($26,603 per resident).
  • Utah’s personal income per capita relative to the U.S. fell from 90 percent in 1960 to 81 percent in 2004 (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Utah as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Utah per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Utah has the 9th lowest percentage of its total population living in poverty (10.2%) and the 3rd lowest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (10.9%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Utah - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Utah ranked 15th among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (90.9%).
  • Utah ranked 22nd in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (28.7%) and 31st in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (8.6%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Utah has larger percentages of adults who have completed some college but no degree, associate degrees, and bachelor’s degrees (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Utah and the U.S. Average
Utah education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Utah - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Utah had the 17th lowest unemployment rate of all states – 4.3 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Utah has a much larger percentage of its workforce employed in sales and office and construction occupations, about the same as the U.S. in production and transportation occupations, and smaller percentages employed in all other occupational categories (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • The distribution of employment by industry in Utah is nearly the same as the U.S. average – with slightly larger percentages of Utah’s employment in the public administration, retail trade, and construction industries (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Utah ranked 12th among the 50 states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Utah - Health and Well-Being

  • 14.1 percent of Utah residents do not have health insurance – the 23rd lowest percentage in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • 20.3 percent of Utah residents are overweight enough to be labeled obese – lower than the national average of 23.1 percent and the state with the second highest rate of obesity in the U.S. (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Utah, 153 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – much lower than the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents and the lowest rate of any state in the U.S. (Centers for Disease Control).
  • A higher proportion of Utah residents (275 of 100,000) died of cardiovascular complications from 2000 to 2002 – lower than the national average of 333 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Utah ranked 4th among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Utah - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Utah had the 8th lowest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (236 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 4,086 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in Utah – above the U.S. average of 3,517 and the 15th highest rate among states.
  • Utah had the 44th lowest incarceration rate per capita in 2004 – with 247 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Utah has remained well below the U.S. average since 1980 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Utah and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Utah and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Utah Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Utah ranges from $15,180 in San Juan County to $47,933 in Summit County. Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 11.6 percent in Juab County to 46.8 percent in Summit County (a ratio of more than 4 to 1).

Therefore, it is important to display regional and county differences. Many of these data are available to MyOnlineMaps.com subscribers at the state and county levels – and can be used to generate state and county maps or to download for research purposes. Furthermore, the “Resources” section of MyonlineMaps.com contains links to these and other valuable data sources.

Utah Counties

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