Salt Lake County, UT

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2020 Population
1.15M
1.11% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
33
0.61% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.6%
6.4% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$77,128
3.02% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$336,100
9.94% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
600,270
1.72% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Salt Lake County, UT had a population of 1.15M people with a median age of 33 and a median household income of $77,128. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Salt Lake County, UT grew from 1.13M to 1.15M, a 1.11% increase and its median household income grew from $74,865 to $77,128, a 3.02% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Salt Lake County, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.5%), Other (Hispanic) (8.97%), White (Hispanic) (7.05%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.07%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.68%).

None of the households in Salt Lake County, UT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.3% of the residents in Salt Lake County, UT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Salt Lake County, UT are Western Governors University (49,508 degrees awarded in 2021), University of Utah (9,174 degrees), and Salt Lake Community College (5,519 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Salt Lake County, UT was $336,100, and the homeownership rate was 67.5%.

Most people in Salt Lake County, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Salt Lake County, UT was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Salt Lake County, UT is home to a population of 1.15M people, from which 92.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 12.8% of Salt Lake County, UT residents were born outside of the country (146k people).

In 2020, there were 7.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (808k people) in Salt Lake County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 103k Other (Hispanic) and 80.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.3%
2020 Citizenship
92.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 92.3% of Salt Lake County, UT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Salt Lake County, UT was 92.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Salt Lake County, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    808k ± 972
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    103k ± 4.14k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    80.9k ± 3.45k
18.5%
Hispanic Population
212k people

In 2020, there were 7.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (808k people) in Salt Lake County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 103k Other (Hispanic) and 80.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.5% of the people in Salt Lake County, UT are hispanic (212k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Salt Lake County, UT as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    96,761 ± 7,519 people
  2. India
    9,300 ± 2,364 people
  3. Canada
    7,916 ± 2,182 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Utah was Mexico, the natal country of 96,761 Utah residents, followed by India with 9,300 and Canada with 7,916.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.8%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
146k people
12.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
146k people

As of 2020, 12.8% of Salt Lake County, UT residents (146k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Salt Lake County, UT was 12.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    12,281 ± 723
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    9,944 ± 955
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,363 ± 564

Salt Lake County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Salt Lake County, UT employs 600k people. The largest industries in Salt Lake County, UT are Health Care & Social Assistance (71,907 people), Retail Trade (65,397 people), and Educational Services (58,434 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,331), Utilities ($75,383), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,554).

Males in Utah have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,916. The income inequality in Utah (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

600k
2020 Value
± 6,312
1.72%
1 Year growth
± 1.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Salt Lake County, UT grew at a rate of 1.72%, from 590k employees to 600k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Salt Lake County, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (84,890 people), Management Occupations (66,562 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (59,115 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Salt Lake County, UT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

600k
2020 Value
± 6,312
1.72%
1 Year growth
± 1.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Salt Lake County, UT grew at a rate of 1.72%, from 590k employees to 600k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Salt Lake County, UT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (71,907 people), Retail Trade (65,397 people), and Educational Services (58,434 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Salt Lake County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Salt Lake County, UT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,293
Median earning men ± $669
$31,867
Median earning women ± $346

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,334), Public Administration ($63,602), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,649).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,227), Public Administration ($43,391), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,212).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Utah. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Utah.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 12,989
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 9,697
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 8,700
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $14.8M
    Manufacturing
  2. $10.6M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $9.93M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $19.1B
  2. $18B
  3. $10.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $19.1B, followed by Misc. mfg. prods. ($18B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($10.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Utah products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$155B
2020 Value in Utah
$318B
Projected 2050 Value in Utah
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Utah trade was $155B. This is expected to increase 105% to $318B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Utah trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $15.7B
  2. $9.02B
  3. $6.51B

In 2020, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $15.7B, followed by Nevada with $9.02B and Texas and $6.51B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Utah shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Salt Lake County, UT went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 53% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (42.1%), followed by Other (2.61%).

Mike Lee and Mitt Romney are the senators currently representing the state of Utah. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Utah is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Utah

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Mike Lee
Senator from Utah3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Mitt Romney
Senator from Utah1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Mike Lee and Mitt Romney are the senators currently representing Utah.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Utah

Utah is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Utah have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Salt Lake County, UT awarded 68,246 degrees. The student population of Salt Lake County, UT in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 174,576 male students and 273,856 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Salt Lake County, UT are White (45,420 and 67.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (6,666 and 9.93%), Unknown (5,653 and 8.42%), and Black or African American (3,852 and 5.74%).

The largest universities in Salt Lake County, UT by number of degrees awarded are Western Governors University (49,508 and 72.5%), University of Utah (9,174 and 13.4%), and Salt Lake Community College (5,519 and 8.09%).

The most popular majors in Salt Lake County, UT are Registered Nursing (12,294 and 18%), General Business Administration & Management (6,587 and 9.65%), and Health Care Administration & Management (2,869 and 4.2%).

The median tuition costs in Salt Lake County, UT are $7,211 for private four year colleges, and $7,749 and $27,201 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Salt Lake County, UT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 93%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 448,432 (38.9% men and 61.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 448,432 students enrolled in Salt Lake County, UT, 38.9% men and 61.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 272,426 records, of which 61.3% were women and 38.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 11,362 degree-majors awarded
  2. 3,273 degree-majors awarded
  3. 1,873 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Salt Lake County, UT was Registered Nursing with 11,362 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Salt Lake County, UT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 49,508 degrees awarded
  2. 9,174 degrees awarded
  3. 5,519 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Governors University with 49,508 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 23,315 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Salt Lake County, UT, which is 0.519 times less than the 44,931 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 45,420 degrees mean that there were 6.81 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 6,666 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($17,112) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,578) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,340) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.427% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.508% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (631k), High School or Equivalent (541k), and Bachelors Degree (451k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Salt Lake County, UT was $336,100 in 2020, which is 1.46 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $305,700 to $336,100, a 9.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Salt Lake County, UT is 67.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Salt Lake County, UT have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Salt Lake County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Salt Lake County, UT is $77,128. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Salt Lake County, UT was Census Tract 1148 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 1128.14 and Census Tract 1128.15, with respective values of $169,583 and $162,857.

In 2022, 14.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Salt Lake County, UT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.26%.

Property

$336,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,525
$258,905
Median Property Taxes
±$3,572

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Salt Lake County, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Salt Lake County, UT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.5%
Homeownership
2020
69.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.5% of the housing units in Salt Lake County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1148
  2. Census Tract 1128.14
  3. Census Tract 1128.15

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Salt Lake County, UT was Census Tract 1148 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 1128.14 and Census Tract 1128.15, with respective values of $169,583 and $162,857.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Salt Lake County, UT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$77,128
Median Household Income
± $941
383k
Number of Households
± 4,859

In 2020, the median household income of the 383k households in Salt Lake County, UT grew to $77,128 from the previous year's value of $74,865.

The following chart displays the households in Salt Lake County, UT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Salt Lake County, UT is from Utah.
0.477
2020 Wage GINI in Utah
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Utah

In 2020, the income inequality in Utah was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.07% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Utah was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Utah in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (73.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.4%)

In 2020, 73.2% of workers in Salt Lake County, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.5%) and those who worked at home (9.4%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Salt Lake County, UT have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.11% of the workforce in Salt Lake County, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Salt Lake County, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Salt Lake County, UT have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Salt Lake County, UT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.26%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Salt Lake County, UT (97.3k out of 1.13M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Salt Lake County, UT is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 7.2% of the children was living in poverty in Salt Lake County, UT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 384 in Salt Lake County, UT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 28 per 100,000 population.

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90% of the population of Salt Lake County, UT has health coverage, with 60.4% on employee plans, 7.85% on Medicaid, 8.18% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.12% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Utah was $5,982 in 2014. This is a 5.73% increase from the previous year ($5,658).

Primary care physicians in Salt Lake County, UT see 1284 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.156% increase from the previous year (1282 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1264 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 188 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,284 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Salt Lake County, UT

Primary care physicians in Salt Lake County, UT see an average of 1,284 patients per year. This represents a 0.156% increase from the previous year (1,282 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Salt Lake County, UT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.6% under 18 years, 24.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10%
Uninsured
60.4%
Employer Coverage
7.85%
Medicaid
8.18%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.12%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Salt Lake County, UT declined by 4.3% from 10.5% to 10%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Salt Lake County, UT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 50.2 in Salt Lake County, UT.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.8% in Salt Lake County, UT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.4% in Salt Lake County, UT.

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