Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail


Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah is the 33rd most populous and the 12nd largest (82,170 square miles) of the 50 states and capital district in the US. Its capital city is Salt Lake City (in the above picture). Majority of occupations in Utah is management and professional (34.60%), followed by sales and office (27.50%). Asian is the second largest race in this state after White.

State Stats and Facts

  1. Utah is also known as the Beehive State, Mormon State and Friendly State
  2. Utah has one of the highest number of sales and office occupations (27.50% whereas country average 25.50%)
  3. Utah has one of the lowest number of population under 65 years old (9.80% compared to USA median 14.10%)
  4. Utah has one of the highest number of native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander (1.00% compared to national average 0.20%)
  5. Utah has one of the lowest number of people working in service industry (15.30% while country median 17.10%)

Read more…

Jump to:

Total population compared to the USA
Population distribution by race or ethnicity
Female vs male population
Education, home ownership and poverty rate
Land area, population density and life expectancy
Unemployment rate and occupation types
Business ownerships
Production and sales per business sector

Population Charts

Data from 2013 shows Utah population was 2,900,872 which ranks the 33rd of the 50 United States and capital district. The most populous city in Utah is Salt Lake City. In this part, you’ll learn various state profiles on population by race, age and gender.


Total population compared to the USA

Between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2013, net population change is 5.00%. This is higher than national average, which is 2.40%. Utah population represents only 0.92% of the USA’s whole population as featured in the following chart.

Utah total population compared to the USA

Population distribution by race or age

Census 2013 shows the following 5 races or ethnicities representing population in Utah (in descending order):

  • White ancestry 91.60%
  • Asian ethnicity 2.30%
  • Others (two or more races) 2.30%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native 1.50%
  • Black or African American 1.30%
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 1.00%

The following chart compares Utah population distribution to national average:

Comparison of Utah population distribution by rate or ethnicity to USA average

Based on Census QuickFacts 2013, 8.80% of Utah population are under 5 years old, 30.90% are under 18 years and 9.80% are 65 years or older. Furthermore 14.40% of Utah population (over the age of 5) speak language other than English at home, which is lower than the US average of 20.50%.

Female vs male population

Female population in 2013 is 49.70% which is slightly less than male population. Utah female population number ranks the 46th nation-wide. USA’s average female population is 50.80% whereas male population average is 49.20%.  The following chart shows comparison of female and male population between Utah and the USA.

Female and male population in Utah vs USA average

Demographics Charts

In this section, you’ll find a collection of statistical profiles on education, property ownerships, poverty, land area, population density and life expectancy.  For analysis purposes, each state data is compared to national average.  Data is sourced from last census.

Education, home ownership and poverty rate

In the chart below, you’ll find:

  • Rate of high school graduates is 90.60%, higher than national median of 85.70%
  • Rate of bachelor’s degree is 29.90%, this is higher than national average of 28.50%
  • Home ownership rate is 70.40%, this is higher than US average of 65.50%
  • People who live below poverty rate is 12.10% which is lower than US median of 14.90%

Data is obtained from Census 2008-2012.

Comparison of Utah Education, Home Ownership and Poverty to USA average

Land area, population density and life expectancy

Featured on the table below is:

  • Land area is 2.33% of total land area
  • Utah has less population density than the USA average (33.6 people per square mile vs 87.4)
  • Life expectancy in Utah is higher by 1.34 years than national average

Data is based on Census 2010.

Utah land area, population density & life expectancy
Demographic Attribute Utah USA
Land area (square miles) 82,169.62 3,531,905.43
Population density (people per square mile) 33.6 87.4
Life expectancy (years) 80.2 78.9

Unemployment rate and occupation types

Utah unemployment rate (May 2013 to June 2014) is 3.60% (lower than national average). Minimum wage in Utah is $7.25 per hour, which ranks the 40th highest among the states.  The table and chart below show various occupation types based on data obtained from 2010.

Occupation types in Utah based on Census 2010
Occupation Utah USA
Management or professional-related job 34.60% 34.90%
Service-related job 15.30% 17.10%
Sales and office job 27.50% 25.50%
Farming, fishing, and forestry 0.30% 0.70%
Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair 9.80% 9.30%
Production, transportation and material moving 12.40% 12.50%
Comparison of Utah Occupation Types to USA Average

With regard to travel time to work, workers in Utah usually took less time than US average. Data from American Community Survey shows travel time in Utah was 21.5 minutes on average, whereas national average was 25.4 minutes. Average travel time is obtained by calculating time required to get from home to work each day during the week.

Business ownerships

Latest census business data shows:

  • Black-owned firms 0.50%, lower than national average of 7.10%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms 0.60%, lower than national median of 0.90%
  • Asian-owned firms 1.90%, lower than US average of 5.70%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms 0.30%, higher than the country’s average of 0.10%
  • Hispanic-owned firms 3.70%, lower than national average of 8.30%
  • Women-owned firms 24.90%, lower than US median of 28.80%

For comparison purpose, the following chart includes data from US average.

Comparison of Business Ownership Percentage to USA Average

Production and sales

The following table and chart show manufacturers production shipments and sales figures per business area. These highlight which specific business area Utah is strong at.

Manufacturers Production Shipments and Sales Figures
Description Utah USA
Manufacturers shipments ($1000) 42,431,657 5,319,456,312
Merchant wholesaler sales ($1000) 25,417,368 4,174,286,516
Retail sales ($1000) 36,574,240 3,917,663,456
Accommodation and food services ($1000) 3,980,570 613,795,732
Utah Manufacturers Production Shipments and Sales Figures

Retail spending per person is $13,730.00, which is higher than national median of $12,990.00. In 2012, number of building permits issued in Utah was 13,007.

Interesting Facts and Statistics (continued)

  1. Utah has one of the lowest rate of murder and non-negligent manslaughter (2 while USA average 5)
  2. Utah has one of the highest number of people per household (3 compared to USA average 3)
  3. Utah has one of the highest number of population under 18 years old (30.90% whilst national median 23.30%)
  4. Utah has one of the lowest number homicide, per 100K (2 while country median 5)
  5. Utah has one of the highest lead releases, in pounds
  6. Utah has one of the lowest unemployment rate (3.60% whilst national median 5.90%)
  7. Utah has one of the highest injury rates resulting from storm events (552 whereas USA median 84)
  8. Utah has one of the highest dioxin releases, in grams
  9. Utah has one of the highest number of population under 5 years old (8.80% vs. country average 6.30%)
  10. Utah has one of the lowest number of black or African American population (1.30% whereas USA average 13.20%)
  11. Utah has one of the lowest annual costs of Private 4-Year College ($14,768.72 while country median $32,616.64)
  12. Utah has one of the highest carcinogen releases, in pounds

Back to the Top Page

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedin