Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: Utah

Created 11/21/2012. Next update 12/21/2012. [S&O Profiles & Reports] [Narrative Profile Main] [Notes section]

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1. Population. The Utah total population increased from 2,233,169 (2000) to 2,817,222 (2011) -- a change of 584,053 ( 26.15%). The median age increased from 27.1 (2000) to 29.6 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 509,320 (2000) to 618,781 (2011) -- a change of 109,461 ( 21.49%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 2,233,169 100.0 2,817,222 100.0 584,053 26.2
  Male 1,119,031 50.1 1,417,639 50.3 298,608 26.7
  Female 1,114,138 49.9 1,399,583 49.7 285,445 25.6
  Under 5 years 209,378 9.4 262,298 9.3 52,920 25.3
  5 to 9 years 193,033 8.6 251,663 8.9 58,630 30.4
  10 to 14 years 192,288 8.6 238,050 8.4 45,762 23.8
  15 to 19 years 216,278 9.7 221,824 7.9 5,546 2.6
  20 to 24 years 225,152 10.1 234,719 8.3 9,567 4.2
  25 to 34 years 327,064 14.6 441,878 15.7 114,814 35.1
  35 to 44 years 299,536 13.4 347,367 12.3 47,831 16.0
  45 to 54 years 237,710 10.6 305,204 10.8 67,494 28.4
  55 to 59 years 80,053 3.6 139,649 5.0 59,596 74.4
  60 to 64 years 62,455 2.8 116,246 4.1 53,791 86.1
  65 to 74 years 101,548 4.5 143,300 5.1 41,752 41.1
  75 to 84 years 66,923 3.0 81,956 2.9 15,033 22.5
  85 years and over 21,751 1.0 33,068 1.2 11,317 52.0
  Median age 27.1... 29.6... 2.5 9.2

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 4135,5334.9128,3914.6
  5- 9127,6764.6121,8964.4
  10-14117,1634.2110,7884.0
  15-19111,7274.0109,3634.0
  20-24113,6074.1112,9124.1
  25-29118,4264.3111,1284.0
  30-34110,4924.0105,6413.8
  35-3990,8123.387,5893.2
  40-4478,5872.875,4872.7
  45-4977,4512.877,3802.8
  50-5475,5452.776,5882.8
  55-5965,8412.467,2812.4
  60-6452,4121.954,7072.0
  65-6937,9591.441,5211.5
  70-7427,6771.031,0671.1
  75-7921,0450.824,7900.9
  80-8415,0540.519,3580.7
  85+ 11,3100.419,6810.7

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 37,108 (2000) to 56,679 (2011) -- a change of 19,571 ( 52.74%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 21,367 (2000) to 39,628 (2011) -- a change of 18,261 ( 85.46%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 2,233,169 100.0 2,817,222 100.0 584,053 26.2
One Race 2,185,974 97.9 2,747,864 97.5 561,890 25.7
  White 1,992,975 89.2 2,486,869 88.3 493,894 24.8
  Black or African American 17,657 0.8 32,524 1.2 14,867 84.2
  American Indian and Alaska Native 29,684 1.3 31,795 1.1 2,111 7.1
  Asian 37,108 1.7 56,679 2.0 19,571 52.7
    Asian Indian 3,065 0.1 4,971 0.2 1,906 62.2
    Chinese 8,045 0.4 10,374 0.4 2,329 28.9
    Filipino 3,106 0.1 6,282 0.2 3,176 102.3
    Japanese 6,186 0.3 7,622 0.3 1,436 23.2
    Korean 3,473 0.2 6,144 0.2 2,671 76.9
    Vietnamese 5,968 0.3 9,773 0.3 3,805 63.8
    Other Asian 7,265 0.3 11,513 0.4 4,248 58.5
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 15,145 0.7 27,209 1.0 12,064 79.7
    Native Hawaiian 1,251 0.1 2,932 0.1 1,681 134.4
    Guamanian or Chamorro 202 0.0 1,103 0.0 901 446.0
    Samoan 4,523 0.2 8,218 0.3 3,695 81.7
    Other Pacific Islander 9,169 0.4 14,956 0.5 5,787 63.1
  Some other race 93,405 4.2 112,788 4.0 19,383 20.8
Two or more races 47,195 2.1 69,358 2.5 22,163 47.0
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 2,034,448 91.1 2,546,578 90.4 512,130 25.2
  Black or African American 24,382 1.1 47,618 1.7 23,236 95.3
  American Indian and Alaska Native 40,445 1.8 51,025 1.8 10,580 26.2
  Asian 48,692 2.2 80,591 2.9 31,899 65.5
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 21,367 1.0 39,628 1.4 18,261 85.5
  Some other race 113,950 5.1 126,630 4.5 12,680 11.1
Hispanic 201,559 9.0 372,913 13.2 171,354 85.0

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 701,281 (2000) to 884,253 (2011) -- a change of 182,972 ( 26.09%). The number of families increased from 535,294 (2000) to 662,478 (2011) -- a change of 127,184 ( 23.76%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 701,281 100.0 884,253 100.0 182,972 26.1
  Family households (families) 535,294 76.3 662,478 74.9 127,184 23.8
    Married-couple family 442,931 63.2 534,006 60.4 91,075 20.6
  Nonfamily households 165,987 23.7 221,775 25.1 55,788 33.6
    Householder living alone 124,756 17.8 175,353 19.8 50,597 40.6
      Householder 65 years and over 43,908 6.3 55,472 6.3 11,564 26.3

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 294,426 (2000) to 381,551 (2011) -- a change of 87,125 ( 29.59%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 1,197,892 100.0 1,608,668 100.0 410,776 34.3
  Less than 9th grade 38,426 3.2 50,780 3.2 12,354 32.2
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 108,585 9.1 104,484 6.5 -4,101 -3.8
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 294,426 24.6 381,551 23.7 87,125 29.6
  Some college, no degree 348,680 29.1 444,920 27.7 96,240 27.6
  Associate's degree 94,812 7.9 148,367 9.2 53,555 56.5
  Bachelor's degree 213,959 17.9 322,983 20.1 109,024 51.0
  Graduate or professional degree 99,004 8.3 155,583 9.7 56,579 57.1
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 87.7... 90.3 2.6 3.0
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 26.1... 29.7 3.6 13.8

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over increased from 741,524 (2000) to 926,365 (2011) -- a change of 184,841 ( 24.93%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 741,524 100.0 926,365 100.0 184,841 24.9
  Nursery school, preschool 46,057 6.2 59,178 6.4 13,121 28.5
  Kindergarten 38,261 5.2 51,342 5.5 13,081 34.2
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 305,486 41.2 382,535 41.3 77,049 25.2
  High school (grades 9-12) 164,977 22.2 174,277 18.8 9,300 5.6
  College or graduate school 186,743 25.2 259,033 28.0 72,290 38.7

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," increased from 105,691 (2000) to 135,465 (2011) -- a change of 29,774 ( 28.17%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 2,023,875 100.0 2,554,924 100.0 531,049 26.2
  English only 1,770,626 87.5 2,174,542 85.1 403,916 22.8
  Language other than English 253,249 12.5 380,382 14.9 127,133 50.2
    Speak English less than "very well" 105,691 5.2 135,465 5.3 29,774 28.2
  Spanish 150,244 7.4 258,275 10.1 108,031 71.9
    Speak English less than "very well" 71,405 3.5 99,018 3.9 27,613 38.7
  Other Indo-European languages 49,865 2.5 50,453 2.0 588 1.2
    Speak English less than "very well" 13,156 0.7 11,120 0.4 -2,036 -15.5
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 37,805 1.9 52,641 2.1 14,836 39.2
    Speak English less than "very well" 16,310 0.8 20,955 0.8 4,645 28.5

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 1,044,362 (2000) to 1,260,806 (2011) -- a change of 216,444 ( 20.72%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 1,600,279 100.0 2,020,485 100.0 420,206 26.3
  In labor force 1,104,431 69.0 1,375,381 68.1 270,950 24.5
    Civilian labor force 1,098,923 68.7 1,370,085 67.8 271,162 24.7
      Employed 1,044,362 65.3 1,260,806 62.4 216,444 20.7
      Unemployed 54,561 3.4 109,279 5.4 54,718 100.3
      Percent of civilian labor force... 5.0... 8.0 3.0 60.0
    Armed Forces 5,508 0.3 5,296 0.3 -212 -3.8
  Not in labor force 495,848 31.0 645,104 31.9 149,256 30.1

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 1,044,362 100.0 1,260,806 100.0 216,444 20.7
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 20,288 1.9 24,930 2.0 4,642 22.9
  Construction 85,954 8.2 77,478 6.1 -8,476 -9.9
  Manufacturing 126,299 12.1 134,684 10.7 8,385 6.6
  Wholesale trade 36,729 3.5 32,309 2.6 -4,420 -12.0
  Retail trade 133,249 12.8 148,931 11.8 15,682 11.8
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 51,249 4.9 62,727 5.0 11,478 22.4
  Information 34,712 3.3 22,568 1.8 -12,144 -35.0
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 70,996 6.8 81,573 6.5 10,577 14.9
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 98,148 9.4 148,260 11.8 50,112 51.1
  Educational, health and social services 200,272 19.2 282,385 22.4 82,113 41.0
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 83,035 8.0 115,543 9.2 32,508 39.1
  Other services (except public administration) 46,128 4.4 60,561 4.8 14,433 31.3
  Public administration 57,303 5.5 68,857 5.5 11,554 20.2

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 1,349,763 (May 2012) to 1,361,054 (Oct 2012) -- a change of 11,291 ( 0.8%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force1,349,7631,352,4901,352,9271,355,5251,357,9421,361,054
  Employed1,268,6991,271,2331,271,2351,276,7831,284,8501,290,210
  Unemployed81,06481,25781,69278,74273,09270,844
  Unemployment rate 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.8 5.4 5.2

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 21.3 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 1,032,858). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 21.6 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 1,246,396).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 50.67% ( 1,025,417) of the population 5 years and over ( 2,023,875) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 17.10% ( 473,666) of the population 1 year and over ( 2,769,627) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $45,726 (2000) to $55,869 (2011) -- a change of $10,143 ( 22.18%). The per capita income increased from $18,185 (2000) to $22,497 (2011) -- a change of $4,312 ( 23.71%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income decreased from $56,227 (2010) to $55,869 (2011) -- a change of ($358) ( -0.64%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.419 (2010) to 0.425 (2011) -- a change of 0.006 ( 1.432%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 701,933 100.0 884,253 100.0 182,320 26.0
  Less than $10,000 41,959 6.0 51,026 5.8 9,067 21.6
  $10,000 to $14,999 33,952 4.8 40,316 4.6 6,364 18.7
  $15,000 to $24,999 83,121 11.8 83,738 9.5 617 0.7
  $25,000 to $34,999 93,119 13.3 89,640 10.1 -3,479 -3.7
  $35,000 to $49,999 133,421 19.0 129,017 14.6 -4,404 -3.3
  $50,000 to $74,999 158,405 22.6 194,638 22.0 36,233 22.9
  $75,000 to $99,999 79,659 11.3 121,470 13.7 41,811 52.5
  $100,000 to $149,999 52,641 7.5 112,480 12.7 59,839 113.7
  $150,000 to $199,999 12,924 1.8 33,196 3.8 20,272 156.9
  $200,000 or more 12,732 1.8 28,732 3.2 16,000 125.7
  Median household income (dollars) 45,726... 55,869... 10,143 22.2
  Median family income (dollars) 51,022... 62,809... 11,787 23.1
  Per capita income (dollars) 18,185... 22,497... 4,312 23.7

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $94,163M (2011Q2) to $98,258M (2012Q2) -- a change of $4,095M ( 4.3%). Per capita personal income increased from $33,915 (2011Q2) to $34,878 (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,965 ( 5.8%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 93,13194,16394,91595,39497,19198,258
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 92,87893,90894,66095,15096,88097,997
  Farm income 10.2/ 254255255244311261
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 72,67173,44474,19174,52276,07476,735
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 7,3527,4517,5357,5807,7527,809
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 3,2463,2603,2653,2723,3193,347
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 4,1064,1914,2704,3084,4324,462
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ 0-2-5-7-9-11
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 65,32065,99166,65166,93668,31368,916
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 14,42714,74314,83014,95715,17915,548
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 13,38413,42913,43413,50213,69913,794
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 51,48351,97452,43352,66353,77154,297
Supplements to wages and salaries 13,22013,41513,63913,70913,91214,012
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 9,1149,2249,3699,4019,4799,550
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 4,1064,1914,2704,3084,4324,462
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 7,9688,0558,1198,1508,3918,427
  Farm proprietors' income 8283837312094
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 7,8867,9728,0368,0778,2718,333
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 33,54333,91534,18634,35834,49934,878

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 6.48 (2000) to 10.40 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 9.40 (2000) to 13.50 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 2,789,648) with health insurance was 2,363,584. Of those with health insurance, 2,033,219 had private health insurance and 574,648 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 14.95% ( 298,686) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 1,998,373) had a disability. In 2011, 8.84% ( 246,570) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 2,789,648) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 768,594 (2000) to 993,125 (2011) -- a change of 224,531 ( 29.21%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 768,594 100.0 993,125 100.0 224,531 29.2
  Occupied housing units 701,281 91.2 884,253 89.0 182,972 26.1
    Owner-occupied housing units 501,547 65.3 613,499 61.8 111,952 22.3
    Renter-occupied housing units 199,734 26.0 270,754 27.3 71,020 35.6
  Vacant housing units 67,313 8.8 108,872 11.0 41,559 61.7

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $146,100 (2000) to $207,500 (2011) -- a change of $61,400 ( 42.03%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 501,547 100.0 613,499 100.0 111,952 22.3
  Less than $50,000 6,319 1.3 26,959 4.4 20,640 326.6
  $50,000 to $99,999 62,324 12.4 26,429 4.3 -35,895 -57.6
  $100,000 to $149,999 158,172 31.5 91,461 14.9 -66,711 -42.2
  $150,000 to $199,999 101,538 20.2 145,824 23.8 44,286 43.6
  $200,000 to $299,999 64,318 12.8 178,194 29.0 113,876 177.1
  $300,000 to $499,999 26,084 5.2 106,601 17.4 80,517 308.7
  $500,000 to $999,999 6,915 1.4 30,621 5.0 23,706 342.8
  $1,000,000 or more 1,574 0.3 7,410 1.2 5,836 370.8
Median value (dollars) 146,100... 207,500... 61,400 42.0

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $597 (2000) to $822 (2011) -- a change of $225 ( 37.69%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $1,102 (2000) to $1,418 (2011) -- a change of $316 ( 28.68%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 323,835 100.0 448,161 100.0 124,326 38.4
  Less than $300 1,609 0.5 1,315 0.3 -294 -18.3
  $300 to $499 10,952 3.4 7,930 1.8 -3,022 -27.6
  $500 to $699 31,444 9.7 16,193 3.6 -15,251 -48.5
  $700 to $999 87,490 27.0 58,160 13.0 -29,330 -33.5
  $1,000 to $1,499 123,909 38.3 167,799 37.4 43,890 35.4
  $1,500 to $1,999 43,360 13.4 105,915 23.6 62,555 144.3
  $2,000 or more 25,071 7.7 90,849 20.3 65,778 262.4
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 1,102... 1,418... 316 28.7
Housing units without a mortgage 103,409 31.9 165,338 100.0 61,929 59.9
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 249... 369... 120 48.2


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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