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State Demographics Data - UT

Utah

Demographics & Social
2013
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 236,954
% Foreign Born 8.2%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 49.3%
% change: 1990-2000 170.8%
Race (%)  
One race 97.6%
White
49.3%
Black or African American
3.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.3%
Asian
16.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
2.7%
Other race
25.8%
Two or more races 2.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 132,601
% Latino 56.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 8.1%
18-64 82.3%
65 and older 9.1%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

37.9
Gender (% female) 51.1%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 23.8%
Married 62.0%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.2%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 2,663,918
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 28.4%
% change: 1990-2000 24.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.6%
White 90.8%
Black or African American 0.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2%
Asian 0.9%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.8%
Other race 2.9%
Two or more races 2.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 254,968
% Latino 9.6%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 9.5%
5-17 23.4%
18-64 57.3%
65 and older 9.8%
Median Age 28.9
Gender (% female) 49.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.0%
Married 55.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.8%
Foreign Born
Number 158,664
% Foreign Born 7.1%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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U.S. Born
Number 2,074,505
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Foreign Born
Number 58,600
% Foreign Born 3.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 1,664,250
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

236,954
Born in Africa 7,065
Born in Asia 46,269
Born in Europe 28,699
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 137,277
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 9,792
Born in Oceania 7,852
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 India
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

236,954
Europe 28,699
Northern Europe 6,820
United Kingdom
4,948
Ireland
295
Other Northern Europe
1,577
Western Europe 9,302
France
1,661
Germany
5,363
Other Western Europe
2,278
Southern Europe 2,491
Italy
1,165
Portugal
415
Other Southern Europe
911
Eastern Europe 9,951
Poland
1,111
Russia
1,916
Other Eastern Europe
6,924
Other Europe (no country specified) 135
Asia 46,269
Eastern Asia 15,811
China
8,733

China, excluding Taiwan

7,208

Taiwan

1,525
Japan
2,233
Korea
4,210
Other Eastern Asia
635
South Central Asia 11,449
India
5,338
Iran
1,210
Other South Central Asia
4,901
Southeastern Asia 14,360
Philippines
3,125
Vietnam
6,578
Other Southeastern Asia
4,657
Western Asia 4,638
Israel
325
Lebanon
430
Other Western Asia
3,883
Other Asia (no country specified) 11
Africa 7,065
Eastern Africa 3,760
Northern Africa
346
Western Africa
273
Middle and Southern Africa
1,477
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,209
Oceania 7,852
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1,739
Oceania (no country specified) 6,113
Americas 147,069
Latin America 137,277
Caribbean
2,919

Cuba

316

Jamaica

63

Other Caribbean

2,540
Central America
112,517

Mexico

97,908

El Salvador

5,648

Other Central America

8,961
South America
21,841

Brazil

3,109

Colombia

2,283

Other South America

16,449
Northern America 9,792
Canada
9,785
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 63,789
1990-1999 65,959
2000-2009 80,413
Since 2010 26,793
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 3.0%
Born in Asia 19.5%
Born in Europe 12.1%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 57.9%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 4.1%
Born in Oceania 3.3%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 41.1%
Country #2 3.1%
Country #3 2.8%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 12.1%
Northern Europe 2.9%
United Kingdom 2.1%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.7%
Western Europe 3.9%
France 0.7%
Germany 2.3%
Other Western Europe 1.0%
Southern Europe 1.1%
Italy 0.5%
Portugal 0.2%
Other Southern Europe 0.4%
Eastern Europe 4.2%
Poland 0.5%
Russia 0.8%
Other Eastern Europe 2.9%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.1%
Asia 19.5%
Eastern Asia 6.7%
China 3.7%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.0%
Taiwan 0.6%
Japan 0.9%
Korea 1.8%
Other Eastern Asia 0.3%
South Central Asia 4.8%
India 2.3%
Iran 0.5%
Other South Central Asia 2.1%
Southeastern Asia 6.1%
Philippines 1.3%
Vietnam 2.8%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.0%
Western Asia 2.0%
Israel 0.1%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 1.6%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 3.0%
Eastern Africa 1.6%
Northern Africa 0.1%
Western Africa 0.1%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.6%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.5%
Oceania 3.3%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.7%
Oceania (no country specified) 2.6%
Americas 62.1%
Latin America 57.9%
Caribbean 1.2%
Cuba 0.1%
Jamaica 0.0%
Other Caribbean 1.1%
Central America 47.5%
Mexico 41.3%
El Salvador 2.4%
Other Central America 3.8%
South America 9.2%
Brazil 1.3%
Colombia 1.0%
Other South America 6.9%
Northern America 4.1%
Canada 4.1%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 26.9%
1980-1989 27.8%
1990-1999 33.9%
Since 2000 11.3%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 158,664
Born in Africa 2,414
Born in Asia 28,373
Born in Europe 25,640
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 87,883
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 7,735
Cat28 6,612
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.5%
Born in Asia 17.9%
Born in Europe 16.2%
Born in Latin America 55.4%
Born in Northern America 4.9%
Born in Oceania 4.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 41.9%
Country #2 4.9%
Country #3 3.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 57,164
Born in Africa 704
Born in Asia 15,898
Born in Europe 17,820
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 13,825
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 5,469
Cat21 3,448
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Germany
Country #3 Canada
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.2%
Born in Asia 27.8%
Born in Europe 31.2%
Born in Latin America 24.2%
Born in Northern America 9.6%
Born in Oceania 6.0%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 15.1%
Country #2 10.4%
Country #3 10.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 236,954
Naturalized citizens 88,045
Noncitizens 148,909
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 88,045
Before 1980 10,437
1980-1989 10,073
1990-1999 19,218
2000-2009 34,178
Since 2010 14,139
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 37.2%
Noncitizens 62.8%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 11.9%
1980-1989 11.4%
1990-1999 21.8%
2000-2009 38.8%
Since 2010 16.1%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 158,664
Naturalized citizens 48,178
Noncitizens 110,486
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 30.4%
Noncitizens 69.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 58,600
Naturalized citizens 25,841
Noncitizens 32,759
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 44.1%
Noncitizens 55.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 82,453
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 5,497
% married among women who gave birth
75.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
24.7%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 639,409
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 46,648
% married among women who gave birth 84.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 16.0%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.78
Average family size 4.18
U.S. Born
Average household size 3.11
Average family size 3.59
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.

 
Children under age 18 with 866,837
Only native parent(s)
723,054
One or more foreign-born parents
143,206

Child is native

126,994

Child is foreign born

16,212
Children under age 6 with 300,376
Only native parent(s)
250,910
One or more foreign-born parents
49,336

Child is native

48,088

Child is foreign born

1,248
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 566,461
Only native parent(s)
472,144
One or more foreign-born parents
93,870

Child is native

78,906

Child is foreign born

14,964
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

335,500
Only native parents 250,522
One or more foreign-born parents 84,978
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.5%
Child is native 14.7%
Child is foreign born 1.9%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.4%
Child is native 16.0%
Child is foreign born 0.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.6%
Child is native 13.9%
Child is foreign born 2.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 74.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.3%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 692,640
Only native parent(s) 611,306
One or more foreign-born parents 81,334
Child is native 62,626
Child is foreign born 18,708
Children under age 6 with 237,504
Only native parent(s) 205,461
One or more foreign-born parents 32,043
Child is native 28,024
Child is foreign born 4,019
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 455,136
Only native parent(s) 405,845
One or more foreign-born parents 49,291
Child is native 34,602
Child is foreign born 14,689
Children in Low-Income Families* 227,361
Only native parents 184,899
One or more foreign-born parents 42,462
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 88.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 11.7%
Child is native 9.0%
Child is foreign born 2.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 86.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 13.5%
Child is native 11.8%
Child is foreign born 1.7%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 89.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 10.8%
Child is native 7.6%
Child is foreign born 3.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 81.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 18.7%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 614,933
Only native parent(s) 576,677
One or more foreign-born parents 38,256
Child is native 33,716
Child is foreign born 4,540
Children under age 6 with 202,670
Only native parent(s) 189,219
One or more foreign-born parents 13,451
Child is native 12,643
Child is foreign born 808
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 412,263
Only native parent(s) 387,458
One or more foreign-born parents 24,805
Child is native 21,073
Child is foreign born 3,732
Children in Low-Income Families* 246,901
Only native parents 228,457
One or more foreign-born parents 18,444
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.2%
Child is native 5.5%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.6%
Child is native 6.2%
Child is foreign born 0.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.0%
Child is native 5.1%
Child is foreign born 0.9%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 92.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.5%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2013 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2013 ACS, the U.S. Census Bureau includes children of same-sex married couples in the total number of children; the same information is unavailable by parental nativity. This means that the sum of children of natives and children of immigrants (in absolute and percent terms) may be smaller than the total number of children.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.