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 2023 is estimated to be 3.42 million, ranks 30th populous, its area is 84,899 sq miles (219,887 sq km), ranks 13th largest in the United States. Utah population increased by 109,186 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.
Image Source: People gathering at Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct 2019
- Population by Race
- Top Cities of Utah
- Population Pyramid
- Counties of Utah
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 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 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 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 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.
|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
|1||Salt Lake City||200,591|
|2||West Valley City||136,401|
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
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 demographics, 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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