Utah PopulationUtah (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 2021 is estimated to be 3.34 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.
Image Source: People gathering at Salt Lake Citu, Utah, Oct 2019
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.
|Black or African American||33,619||1.12%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||32,079||1.071%|
|Cherokee tribal grouping||741||0.025%|
|Chippewa tribal grouping||181||0.006%|
|Navajo tribal grouping||15,477||0.517%|
|Sioux tribal grouping||695||0.023%|
|Other Asian Population||15,413|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||26,742||0.89%|
|Guamanian or Chamorro||788||0.026%|
|Other Pacific Islander||14,520|
|Some other race||150,596|
|Hispanic or Latino||409,311||13.67%|
|Other Hispanic or Latino||97,108|
Top Cities of Utah
Languages spoken in UT
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.
|Speak only English||2,334,994||85.22|
UT state high scool and college education as per the table below:
|Population 18 to 24 years||339,440||172,185||167,255|
|Less than high school graduate||41,647||23,899||17,748|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||102,622||58,993||43,629|
|Some college or associates degree||172,436||82,183||90,253|
|Bachelors degree or higher||22,735||7,110||15,625|
|Population 25 years and over||1,743,090||865,666||877,424|
|Less than 9th grade||49,768||24,922||24,846|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||93,698||49,797||43,901|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||397,812||191,037||206,775|
|Some college, no degree||466,394||223,702||242,692|
|Graduate or professional degree||191,854||117,524||74,330|
|High school graduate or higher||1,365,129||673,304||691,825|
|Bachelors degree or higher||503,635||271,675||231,960|
|Black or African||17,147||10,342||6,805|
|High school graduate or higher||14,836||9,143||5,693|
|Bachelors degree or higher||4,290||2,565||1,725|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||18,044||8,540||9,504|
|High school graduate or higher||14,318||6,705||7,613|
|Bachelors degree or higher||2,295||1,008||1,287|
|High school graduate or higher||38,694||17,499||21,195|
|Bachelors degree or higher||21,040||10,118||10,922|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||13,822||7,130||6,692|
|High school graduate or higher||12,645||6,573||6,072|
|Bachelors degree or higher||2,029||1,029||1,000|
|Hispanic or Latino Origin||199,963||102,662||97,301|
|High school graduate or higher||136,216||68,877||67,339|
|Bachelors degree or higher||26,263||13,279||12,984|
As on 2017, the Utah State stats of physically or mentally disabled people are as follows:
|Total civilian non-institutionalized population||285,608|
|Black or African American||2,937|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||4,193|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||1,760|
|Some other race||7,909|
|With a hearing difficulty||88,674|
|With a vision difficulty||49,983|
|With a cognitive difficulty||114,306|
|With an ambulatory difficulty||125,286|
|With a self-care difficulty||46,740|
|With an independent living difficulty||87,321|
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.
|County||Population 2017||Population 2018||% Change||Rank 2017||Rank 2018|
|Box Elder County||53,967||54,950||1.8||8||8|
|Salt Lake County||1,137,820||1,152,633||1.3||1||1|
|San Juan County||15,320||15,449||0.8||17||17|
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