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Utah Population

Utah (U.S. state abbreviation is 'UT') is the western state of United States, bordered by Colorado to the east, Nevada to the west, Idaho and Wyoming to the north, Arizona to the south. Utah population in 2020 is estimated to be 3.28 million, ranks 30th populous, its area is 84,899 sq miles (219,887 sq km), ranks 13th largest in the United States. The name 'Utah' originates from Native Americans 'Ute' tribe means people of the mountains or some called 'yuttahih' meaning 'higher up'. Kings Peak is the highest peak in the state of Utah with elevation of 13,534 feet, Utah mountain peaks are the tallest in the country. The average elevation of the tallest peaks in each of Utah's counties is 11,222 ft. The Utah region is first explored by Spanish explorers in 1540. Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah, other top cities include West Valley City, Provo, West Jordon and Orem.
Utah Population gathering in Salt Lake city
Image Source: People gathering at Salt Lake Citu, Utah, Oct 2019

The population of Utah in 2019 is projected 3.22 million with change of 1.92%, compared to 1.87% in 2018.
YearPopulation% Change
20102,775,334
20112,814,2161.40
20122,853,4671.39
20132,897,9271.56
20142,937,3991.36
20152,982,4971.54
20163,042,6132.02
20173,103,1181.99
20183,161,1051.87
2019*3,221,7981.92
2020*3,284,3881.98 *
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018


Utah Population by Race & Groups

In tems of Utah state population by Race and Ethnic Groups, 82% are White Americans(2.6 million), 12.9% are Hispanic/Latino's, 2.1% are Asians, 1.1% are Black Americans, 0.8% are NHPI, 1% are AIAN.
Total Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander are 26,742, out of these 2207 are Native Hawaiians, 788 are Guamanian/Chamorro's, 9227 are Samoan.
Total Hispanic/Latino population in Utah state are 409311 people, out of these 299819 are Mexicans, 9952 are Puerto Ricans, and 2432 are Cubans.
AIAN are 32079 people, 15,477 are Navajo tribals, 181 are Chippewa tribals, 741 are Cherokee tribal groups and 695 are Sioux tribal groups.
Asian population in Utah is 67,545, out of these 9046 are Asian Indians,271 Bangladeshi, 652 Bhutanese, 1,481 Burmese, 2,182 Cambodian, 3,031 Laotian, 161 Malaysian, 284 Mongolian, 1,678 Nepalese, 57 Okinawan, 674 Pakistani, 103 Sri Lankan. 14,384 people are Chinese, except Taiwanese, 7,157 Filipino, 106 Hmong, 169 Indonesian, 6,396 Japanese, 5,894 are Korean, 677 are Taiwanese, 1,603 Thai and 8,578 are Vietnamese.

Total Population2,993,941Percent
White2,600,07786.84%
Black or African American33,6191.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native32,0791.071%
Cherokee tribal grouping7410.025%
Chippewa tribal grouping1810.006%
Navajo tribal grouping15,4770.517%
Sioux tribal grouping6950.023%
Asian Population67,5452.26%
Asian Indian9,0460.30%
Chinese15,0610.50%
Filipino7,1570.24%
Japanese6,3960.21%
Korean5,8940.20%
Vietnamese8,5780.29%
Other Asian Population15,413
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander26,7420.89%
Native Hawaiian2,2070.074%
Guamanian or Chamorro7880.026%
Samoan9,2270.308%
Other Pacific Islander14,520
Some other race150,596
Hispanic or Latino409,31113.67%
Mexican299,81910.01%
Puerto Rican9,9520.33%
Cuban2,4320.08%
Other Hispanic or Latino97,108

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)


Top Cities of Utah

RankCitiesPopulation(2018)
1Salt Lake200,591
2West Valley136,401
3Provo116,702
4West Jordan116,046
5Orem97,521
6Sandy96,901
7Ogden87,325
8St. George87,178
9Layton77,303
10South Jordan74,149


Population Pyramid

Source: 2017 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group


Languages spoken in UT

English is the Official language in the US state of Utah. Languages spoken at home are 85% speak English, followed by 10% are Spanish language, 1.9 European languages and 2.12 are Asian languages.
Total 58,196 speak Asian language in UT state, out of these Asian Indian languges speakers include 1487 speak Hindi, 380 Gujarati, 751 Urdu, 510 Bengali, 663 Pujabi, 2899 Nepali/Marathi, 1362 Telugu, 1377 Tamil and 300 speak Malayalam, Kannada, or other Dravidian languages.
People from Mid and East Asia region speakers include, 14553 speak Chinese Mandarin/Cantonese, 115 Hmong, 7555 Vietnamese, 4900 Japanese, 4587 Korean, 1575 Khmer, 3785 Thai/:ao or other Tai-kadai languages, 4394 speak Tagalog.
11608 speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages, 4257 Arabic, 211 Hebrew, 1842 Persian includes Farsi, Dari.
European language speakers include 8150 speak German, 9603 Portuguese, 2186 Italian, 7131 French includes Cajun. 2102 speak Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages, 1033 Greek, 3834 Russian, 1231 Polish, 2668 Serbo-Croatian, 1092 Ukranian/Slavic languages, 695 Armernian.
LanguagesPopulationPercentage
Speak only English2,334,99485.22
Spanish Language274,17810.01
European Language52,0461.90
Asian Languages58,1962.12
Other Languages20,5130.75
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1601)


Education

UT state high scool and college education as per the table below:

TotalMaleFemale
Population 18 to 24 years339,440172,185167,255
Less than high school graduate41,64723,89917,748
High school graduate (includes equivalency)102,62258,99343,629
Some college or associates degree172,43682,18390,253
Bachelors degree or higher22,7357,11015,625
Population 25 years and over1,743,090865,666877,424
Less than 9th grade49,76824,92224,846
9th to 12th grade, no diploma93,69849,79743,901
High school graduate (includes equivalency)397,812191,037206,775
Some college, no degree466,394223,702242,692
Associates degree168,26773,01095,257
Bachelors degree375,297185,674189,623
Graduate or professional degree191,854117,52474,330
White1,430,735707,607723,128
High school graduate or higher1,365,129673,304691,825
Bachelors degree or higher503,635271,675231,960
Black or African17,14710,3426,805
High school graduate or higher14,8369,1435,693
Bachelors degree or higher4,2902,5651,725
American Indian or Alaska Native alone18,0448,5409,504
High school graduate or higher14,3186,7057,613
Bachelors degree or higher2,2951,0081,287
Asian44,51219,84124,671
High school graduate or higher38,69417,49921,195
Bachelors degree or higher21,04010,11810,922
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander13,8227,1306,692
High school graduate or higher12,6456,5736,072
Bachelors degree or higher2,0291,0291,000
Hispanic or Latino Origin199,963102,66297,301
High school graduate or higher136,21668,87767,339
Bachelors degree or higher26,26313,27912,984
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1501)


Disability

As on 2017, the Utah State stats of physically or mentally disabled people are as follows:

Total civilian non-institutionalized population285,608
Male144,627
Female140,981
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White257,691
Black or African American2,937
American Indian and Alaska Native alone4,193
Asian3,660
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,760
Some other race7,909
DISABILITY TYPE
With a hearing difficulty88,674
With a vision difficulty49,983
With a cognitive difficulty114,306
With an ambulatory difficulty125,286
With a self-care difficulty46,740
With an independent living difficulty87,321


Counties of Utah

Utah state is divided into 29 counties, Salt Lake is the populous County with 1,152,633 inhabitants, followed by Utah County with 622,213, Davis County with 351,713, Weber County with 256,359 and Washington County with 171,700.

CountyPopulation 2017Population 2018% ChangeRank 2017Rank 2018
Beaver County6,3966,5802.92424
Box Elder County53,96754,9501.888
Cache County124,564127,068266
Carbon County20,16820,2690.51515
Daggett County1,022980-4.12929
Davis County346,881351,7131.433
Duchesne County19,91519,9640.21616
Emery County10,02010,014-0.12121
Garfield County5,0615,0800.42525
Grand County9,6409,7641.32222
Iron County50,82252,7753.899
Juab County11,24811,5552.72020
Kane County7,5377,7092.32323
Millard County12,82913,0061.41818
Morgan County11,87512,0451.41919
Piute County1,4131,4452.32828
Rich County2,4022,4642.62727
Salt Lake County1,137,8201,152,6331.311
San Juan County15,32015,4490.81717
Sanpete County29,99130,6232.11313
Sevier County21,31721,53911414
Summit County41,34941,9331.41010
Tooele County67,41869,9073.777
Uintah County35,21935,4380.61111
Utah County606,503622,2132.622
Wasatch County31,97533,24041212
Washington County165,859171,7003.555
Wayne County2,7212,690-1.12626
Weber County251,866256,3591.844


References

1. Census Fact finder
2. Historical Population of States from 1790 to 1990

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