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State Demographics Data - UT
 

Utah

Demographics & Social
2019
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 274,575
% Foreign Born 8.6%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2019 73.1%
% change: 1990-2000 170.8%
Race (%)  
One race 98.1%
White
50.3%
Black or African American
3.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.7%
Asian
17.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
3.6%
Other race
21.8%
Two or more races 1.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 151,606
% Latino 55.2%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.3%
5-17 6.3%
18-64 82.9%
65 and older 10.5%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau’s pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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.

41.5
Gender (% female) 52.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 24.7%
Married 62.9%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 12.4%

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 2,931,383
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 41.3%
% change: 1990-2000 24.7%
Race (%)  
One race 96.6%
White 90.8%
Black or African American 0.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1%
Asian 0.9%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.7%
Other race 2.2%
Two or more races 3.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 310,448
% Latino 10.6%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 8.4%
5-17 22.8%
18-64 57.4%
65 and older 11.5%
Median Age 29.8
Gender (% female) 49.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 31.7%
Married 54.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.6%
Foreign Born
Number 158,664
% Foreign Born 7.1%
Population Change over Time  
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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.

274,575
Born in Africa 10,035
Born in Asia 56,912
Born in Europe 28,098
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 160,076
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 8,010
Born in Oceania 11,444
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.

 
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
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.

274,575
Europe 28,098
Northern Europe 7,917
United Kingdom
5,688
Ireland
709
Other Northern Europe
1,520
Western Europe 8,238
France
959
Germany
4,741
Other Western Europe
2,538
Southern Europe 1,124
Italy
143
Portugal
78
Other Southern Europe
903
Eastern Europe 10,819
Poland
970
Russia
742
Other Eastern Europe
9,107
Other Europe (no country specified) N
Asia 56,912
Eastern Asia 16,547
China
10,221

China, excluding Taiwan

8,819

Taiwan

1,402
Japan
1,730
Korea
4,358
Other Eastern Asia
238
South Central Asia 16,213
India
11,409
Iran
1,790
Other South Central Asia
3,014
Southeastern Asia 20,489
Philippines
7,119
Vietnam
4,997
Other Southeastern Asia
8,373
Western Asia 3,623
Israel
222
Lebanon
332
Other Western Asia
3,069
Other Asia (no country specified) 40
Africa 10,035
Eastern Africa 6,264
Northern Africa
1,253
Western Africa
1,538
Middle and Southern Africa
567
Other Africa (no country specified)
413
Oceania 11,444
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1,965
Oceania (no country specified) 9,479
Americas 168,086
Latin America 160,076
Caribbean
2,513

Cuba

541

Jamaica

414

Other Caribbean

1,558
Central America
117,277

Mexico

102,377

El Salvador

6,605

Other Central America

8,295
South America
40,286

Brazil

7,900

Colombia

6,588

Other South America

25,798
Northern America 8,010
Canada
8,010
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 61,957
1990-1999 61,512
2000-2009 74,921
Since 2010 76,185
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 3.7%
Born in Asia 20.7%
Born in Europe 10.2%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 58.3%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.9%
Born in Oceania 4.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 10.2%
Northern Europe 2.9%
United Kingdom 2.1%
Ireland 0.3%
Other Northern Europe 0.6%
Western Europe 3.0%
France 0.3%
Germany 1.7%
Other Western Europe 0.9%
Southern Europe 0.4%
Italy 0.1%
Portugal N
Other Southern Europe 0.3%
Eastern Europe 3.9%
Poland 0.4%
Russia 0.3%
Other Eastern Europe 3.3%
Other Europe (no country specified) N
Asia 20.7%
Eastern Asia 6.0%
China 3.7%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.2%
Taiwan 0.5%
Japan 0.6%
Korea 1.6%
Other Eastern Asia 0.1%
South Central Asia 5.9%
India 4.2%
Iran 0.7%
Other South Central Asia 1.1%
Southeastern Asia 7.5%
Philippines 2.6%
Vietnam 1.8%
Other Southeastern Asia 3.0%
Western Asia 1.3%
Israel 0.1%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 1.1%
Other Asia (no country specified) N
Africa 3.7%
Eastern Africa 2.3%
Northern Africa 0.5%
Western Africa 0.6%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.2%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.2%
Oceania 4.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.7%
Oceania (no country specified) 3.5%
Americas 61.2%
Latin America 58.3%
Caribbean 0.9%
Cuba 0.2%
Jamaica 0.2%
Other Caribbean 0.6%
Central America 42.7%
Mexico 37.3%
El Salvador 2.4%
Other Central America 3.0%
South America 14.7%
Brazil 2.9%
Colombia 2.4%
Other South America 9.4%
Northern America 2.9%
Canada 2.9%
Other Northern America N
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 22.6%
1980-1989 22.4%
1990-1999 27.3%
Since 2000 27.7%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 274,575
Naturalized citizens 119,289
Noncitizens 155,286
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 119,289
Before 1990 18,878
1990-1999 20,368
2000-2009 33,646
2010-2014 24,389
Since 2015 22,008
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 43.4%
Noncitizens 56.6%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 15.8%
1980-1989 17.1%
1990-1999 28.2%
2000-2009 20.4%
Since 2010 18.4%
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) 91,982
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 4,684
% married among women who gave birth
83.7%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
16.3%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 718,467
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 40,349
% married among women who gave birth 85.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 14.4%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S Census Bureau’s pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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 3.58
Average family size 3.98
U.S. Born
Average household size 3.03
Average family size 3.51
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 age 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau has excluded children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 899,744
Only native parent(s)
758,199
One or more foreign-born parents
141,545

Child is native

126,635

Child is foreign born

14,910
Children under age 6 with 290,991
Only native parent(s)
245,920
One or more foreign-born parents
45,071

Child is native

42,965

Child is foreign born

2,106
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 608,753
Only native parent(s)
512,279
One or more foreign-born parents
96,474

Child is native

83,670

Child is foreign born

12,804
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau has excluded children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

259,819
Only native parents 198,917
One or more foreign-born parents 60,902
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.7%
Child is native 14.1%
Child is foreign born 1.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.5%
Child is native 14.8%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.8%
Child is native 13.7%
Child is foreign born 2.1%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 76.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 23.4%
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. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2019 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas and Matthew Sobek. IPUMS USA: Version 10.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2020. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V10.0.

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 an estimate 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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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 census 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 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau has excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.