Poverty in Utah

What is the poverty rate in Utah?
The poverty rate in Utah is 11.0%. One out of every 9.1 residents of Utah lives in poverty.

How many people in Utah live in poverty?
324,856 of 2,946,717 residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the Poverty Rate in Utah compare to the national average?
Utah ranks 8th in Poverty Rate at 11.0%(poverty rankings by state).The Poverty Rate of Utah is significantly lower than the national average of 14.6%.

Utah Poverty Rate County Map

Utah County Poverty Rate Comparison

Utah Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Utah?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Utah is 10.2%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Utah is 11.9%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Utah

Female residents of Utah are moderately(16%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

150,747 of 1,477,916 males in Utah live below the poverty line.

174,109 of 1,468,801 females in Utah live below the poverty line.

Utah Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate in Utah By Age?

Utah Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Utah Poverty Rate By Age

  • Children Under 6 in Utah have a Poverty Rate of 14.1%.
  • Children 6 to 11 Years Old in Utah have a Poverty Rate of 12.5%.
  • Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old in Utah have a Poverty Rate of 10.8%.
  • Adults 18 to 59 Years Old in Utah have a Poverty Rate of 11.3%.
  • Adults 60 to 74 Years Old in Utah have a Poverty Rate of 6.3%.
  • 75 to 84 Years Old in Utah have a Poverty Rate of 7.7%.
  • Over 85 Years Old in Utah have a Poverty Rate of 9.7%.

Historical Utah Poverty Rate

Utah Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2010

13.2% 15.3%

2011

13.5% 2.0% 15.9%

2012

12.8% 5.0% 15.9%

2013

12.7% 1.0% 15.8%

2014

11.7% 7.0% 15.5%

2015

11.3% 4.0% 14.7%

2016

10.2% 10.0% 14.0%

2017

9.7% 5.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Utah Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

32,252

26.6% 25.2% 1.1%

American Indian

31,169

29.7% 26.8% 1.0%

Asian

66,018

15.0% 11.9% 2.2%

Pacific Islander

26,325

15.3% 19.0% 0.9%

Other

147,672

22.7% 23.8% 4.9%

Two Or More Races

81,413

14.1% 18.4% 2.7%

White

2,330,778

8.8% 10.3% 77.8%

Hispanic

402,071

20.4% 22.2% 13.4%

What's the Poverty Rate in Utah By Race?

26.6% of Black residents of Utah live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Utah is the same as than the national average. 8,585 of 32,252 black Utahns live below the poverty line. Approximately 1.1% of the total population of Utah is black.

15.0% of Asian residents of Utah live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Utah is dramatically higher than the national average of 11.9%. 9,914 of 66,018 asian Utahns live below the poverty line. Approximately 2.2% of the total population of Utah are asian.

8.8% of White residents of Utah live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Utah is dramatically lower than the national average of 10.3%. 204,189 of 2,330,778 white Utahns live below the poverty line. Approximately 77.8% of the total population of Utah are white.

20.4% of Hispanic residents of Utah live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Utah is the same as than the national average. 82,053 of 402,071 hispanic Utahns live below the poverty line. Approximately 13.4% of the total population of Utah are hispanic.

Utah Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Utah can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Utah have a Poverty Rate of 14.5%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Utah residents enrolled in school is significantly lower than the national average of 20.1%. This translates to 135,051 of 932,005 Utahns enrolled in school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 31.1% of the total population of Utah are currently enrolled in school.

  • Not Enrolled in School in Utah have a Poverty Rate of 9.0%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Utah residents not enrolled in school is significantly lower than the national average of 12.2%. This translates to 168,412 of 1,866,365 Utahns not enrolled in school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 62.3% of the total population of Utah are currently not enrolled in school.

Poverty for younger ages in Utah is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Utah have a Poverty Rate of 10.8%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Utah residents enrolled in nursery school is dramatically lower than the national average of 18.0%. This translates to 6,424 of 59,481 Utahns enrolled in nursery school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 2.0% of the total population of Utah are currently enrolled in nursery school.

  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Utah have a Poverty Rate of 13.0%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Utah residents enrolled in elementary school(grades 1-4) is dramatically lower than the national average of 21.2%. This translates to 26,455 of 204,259 Utahns enrolled in elementary school(grades 1-4) living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 6.8% of the total population of Utah are currently enrolled in elementary school(grades 1-4).

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Utah can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Utah have a Poverty Rate of 11.0%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Utah residents enrolled in middle school(grade 5-8) is dramatically lower than the national average of 19.0%. This translates to 21,531 of 195,318 Utahns enrolled in middle school(grade 5-8) living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 6.5% of the total population of Utah are currently enrolled in middle school(grade 5-8).

  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Utah have a Poverty Rate of 11.0%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Utah residents enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) is dramatically lower than the national average of 17.7%. This translates to 21,060 of 191,615 Utahns enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 6.4% of the total population of Utah are currently enrolled in high school (grades 9-12).

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Utah have a Poverty Rate of 24.4%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Utah residents enrolled in undergraduate school is slightly higher than the national average of 23.4%. This translates to 47,936 of 196,205 Utahns enrolled in undergraduate school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 6.6% of the total population of Utah are currently enrolled in undergraduate school.

  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Utah have a Poverty Rate of 12.5%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Utah residents enrolled in graduate or professional school is significantly lower than the national average of 17.2%. This translates to 4,267 of 34,115 Utahns enrolled in graduate or professional school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 1.1% of the total population of Utah is currently enrolled in graduate or professional school.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Utah Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Utah born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

10.4%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Utah who were born citizens of the United States is 10.4%.

17.7%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Utah who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 17.7%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Utah born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Utah have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 2,701,787 residents of Utah who were born citizens of the United States, 281,559 (10.4%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 43,297 (17.7%) of 244,930 residents of Utah who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Utah Poverty Rate By City

Utah Poverty Rate Distribution by City
City Rank Poverty Rate Population

Alpine

47th

5.3% 10,197

American Fork

98th

9.6% 28,507

Bluffdale

20th

3.0% 10,869

Bountiful

61st

6.4% 43,568

Brigham City

119th

11.7% 18,736

Cedar City

160th

25.6% 30,232

Cedar Hills

69th

6.8% 10,266

Centerville

40th

4.7% 17,013

Clearfield

108th

11.3% 30,683

Clinton

31st

4.2% 21,353

Cottonwood Heights

44th

5.2% 34,214

Draper

48th

5.3% 47,043

Eagle Mountain

86th

8.0% 27,773

Enoch

125th

12.9% 6,331

Ephraim

161st

28.0% 6,858

Farmington

18th

2.8% 22,616

Farr West

43rd

5.2% 6,671

Fruit Heights

97th

9.2% 5,992

Grantsville

82nd

7.7% 10,170

Harrisville

3rd

1.2% 6,182

Heber

109th

11.4% 14,414

Herriman

17th

2.8% 31,970

Highland

23rd

3.3% 17,952

Holladay

37th

4.7% 30,793

Hooper

11th

2.3% 8,236

Hurricane

121st

11.9% 15,676

Hyde Park

39th

4.7% 4,359

Hyrum

127th

13.1% 7,926

Ivins

113th

11.5% 7,908

Kanab

115th

11.5% 4,448

Kaysville

28th

3.9% 30,328

Kearns

110th

11.4% 37,194

La Verkin

148th

17.4% 4,225

Layton

77th

7.4% 73,963

Lehi

53rd

5.8% 58,351

Lindon

59th

6.4% 10,761

Logan

159th

25.5% 49,957

Maeser

22nd

3.3% 4,267

Magna

112th

11.5% 28,257

Mapleton

27th

3.8% 9,255

Midvale

146th

17.0% 32,249

Midway

12th

2.5% 4,683

Millcreek

101st

10.2% 60,297

Moab

75th

7.0% 5,232

Morgan

5th

1.5% 4,058

Murray

105th

10.9% 49,038

Nephi

118th

11.7% 5,631

Nibley

52nd

5.6% 6,438

North Logan

129th

13.7% 10,140

North Ogden

33rd

4.3% 18,525

North Salt Lake

70th

6.8% 19,413

Ogden

155th

21.4% 85,497

Orem

137th

15.0% 94,420

Park City

133rd

14.4% 8,167

Payson

100th

10.1% 19,647

Perry

38th

4.7% 4,717

Plain City

16th

2.6% 6,343

Pleasant Grove

120th

11.9% 37,439

Pleasant View

63rd

6.5% 9,375

Price

152nd

20.8% 8,337

Providence

87th

8.1% 7,173

Provo

158th

25.4% 116,199

Richfield

147th

17.2% 7,589

Riverdale

111th

11.4% 8,685

Riverton

32nd

4.2% 41,997

Roosevelt

126th

13.1% 6,771

Roy

106th

10.9% 38,013

Salem

64th

6.5% 7,504

Salt Lake City

150th

17.8% 194,188

Sandy

51st

5.6% 94,556

Santa Clara

46th

5.3% 6,835

Santaquin

91st

8.3% 10,740

Saratoga Springs

7th

1.9% 25,671

Silver Summit

4th

1.3% 4,205

Smithfield

42nd

4.9% 10,832

Snyderville

60th

6.4% 6,271

South Jordan

19th

2.9% 65,523

South Ogden

76th

7.1% 16,918

South Salt Lake

157th

22.5% 24,722

South Weber

13th

2.5% 6,921

Spanish Fork

71st

6.8% 38,171

Springville

74th

7.0% 32,319

St. George

141st

15.5% 79,995

Stansbury Park

14th

2.5% 9,446

Summit Park

57th

6.0% 7,954

Sunset

116th

11.6% 5,207

Syracuse

25th

3.8% 27,444

Taylorsville

107th

11.2% 60,377

Tooele

83rd

7.7% 33,236

Tremonton

145th

16.8% 8,242

Vernal

154th

21.4% 10,650

Washington Terrace

117th

11.6% 9,122

Washington

131st

14.0% 24,231

West Bountiful

72nd

6.9% 5,504

West Haven

93rd

8.4% 12,109

West Jordan

80th

7.5% 111,937

West Point

24th

3.7% 10,258

West Valley City

130th

13.8% 135,546

White City

85th

8.0% 5,270

Woods Cross

81st

7.6% 11,152

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