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Utah Population 2024

Utah People
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 2024 is estimated to be 3.44 million, ranks 30th populous, its area is 84,899 sq miles (219,887 sq km), ranks 13th largest in the United States. Utah gaining population and increased by 133,752 people since from the last census of 2020. 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, Orem, Sandy, St. George, Ogden. South Salt Lake, Roosevelt, Ogden, Park City are the most dangerous cities in Utah State.

The population of Utah in 2019 is projected 3.22 million with change of 1.92%, compared to 1.87% in 2018. According to U.S. 2020 Census Results, UT population in 2020 is 3,271,616. Utah population in 2023 is estimated to be 3.42 million, population in 2022 is estimated to be 3.38 million, and in 2021 is estimated to be 3.33 million.
YearPopulation% Change
20203,271,616census updated
July 1, 2020
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018, last census by July 1, 2020

Utah Population by Race

According to 2017 demographics estimates population of Utah by race are, 86.84% are White Americans(2.6 million), 13.67% are Hispanic/Latino's, 2.2% are Asians, 1.1% are Black Americans, 0.8% are NHPI, 1% are AIAN.

White Population

White population in Utah are 2,600,077, percentage wise 86.84 percent are whites. Whites, also called White Americans or European American, having origins in the original peoples of Europe (numbers include hispanic whites).

Black Population

Black population in Utah are 33,619, percentage wise 1.12 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Utah, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Utah are 67,545, percentage wise 2.26 percent are asians, out of these 9,046 are Asian Indians, 15,061 are Chinese, 7,157 are Filipinos, 6,396 are Japanese, 5,894 are Korean, 8,578 are Vietnamese and 15,413 are other Asian nationals. 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.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Utah are 409,311. Percentage wise 13.67 percent are hispanics, out of these 299,819 are Mexican people, 9,952 are Puerto Ricans, 2,432 are Cubans, and 97,108 are other Hispanic or Latinos. Hispanics may be of any race, included in applicable race categories.

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.

Total Population2,993,941Percent
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%
Other Asian Population15,413
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander26,7420.89%
Native Hawaiian2,2070.074%
Guamanian or Chamorro7880.026%
Other Pacific Islander14,520
Some other race150,596
Hispanic or Latino409,31113.67%
Puerto Rican9,9520.33%
Other Hispanic or Latino97,108

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)

Top Cities of Utah

1Salt Lake City200,591
2West Valley City136,401
4West Jordan116,046
8St. George87,178
10South Jordan74,149

Population Pyramid

Source: 2021 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group

Utah Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Utah by age is 2,993,941, out of these 1,506,614 are male, 1,487,327 are female, The sex ratio of Utah is 1,013. The Utah population by age are, under 15 years is 767,926, 15 years and over is 2,226,015, 30 years and over is 1,520,650, 65 years and over is 307,095 and 85 years and over is 34,611. 50.32 percent are male, 49.68 percent are female, 25.65 percent are under 15 years old, 74.35 percent are 15 years and over, 50.79 percent are 30 years and over, 10.26 percent are 65 years and over, 1.16 percent are 85 years and over.

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.
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)

Utah Education

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

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
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
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)


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

Total civilian non-institutionalized population285,608
Black or African American2,937
American Indian and Alaska Native alone4,193
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,760
Some other race7,909
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


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