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State Demographics Data - UT

Utah

Demographics & Social
2016
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 252,333
% Foreign Born 8.3%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2016 59.0%
% change: 1990-2000 170.8%
Race (%)  
One race 98.2%
White
44.3%
Black or African American
3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.4%
Asian
18.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
2.8%
Other race
28.9%
Two or more races 1.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 140,874
% Latino 55.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.7%
5-17 5.8%
18-64 84.5%
65 and older 9.1%
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 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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.

40.4
Gender (% female) 50.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 25.8%
Married 58.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 15.5%

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 2,798,884
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 34.9%
% change: 1990-2000 24.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.0%
White 90.1%
Black or African American 0.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1%
Asian 0.9%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.8%
Other race 3.3%
Two or more races 3.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 279,566
% Latino 10.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 9.0%
5-17 23.4%
18-64 57.0%
65 and older 10.6%
Median Age 29.3
Gender (% female) 49.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 31.3%
Married 54.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.2%
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%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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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.

252,333
Born in Africa 7,902
Born in Asia 53,020
Born in Europe 26,053
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 148,703
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 7,642
Born in Oceania 9,013
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.

252,333
Europe 26,053
Northern Europe 8,193
United Kingdom
5,707
Ireland
364
Other Northern Europe
2,122
Western Europe 7,895
France
1,286
Germany
4,309
Other Western Europe
2,300
Southern Europe 1,618
Italy
846
Portugal
143
Other Southern Europe
629
Eastern Europe 8,347
Poland
235
Russia
2,641
Other Eastern Europe
5,471
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 53,020
Eastern Asia 17,594
China
9,913

China, excluding Taiwan

8,641

Taiwan

1,272
Japan
1,657
Korea
6,024
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 15,236
India
8,383
Iran
949
Other South Central Asia
5,904
Southeastern Asia 15,640
Philippines
3,651
Vietnam
5,092
Other Southeastern Asia
6,897
Western Asia 4,474
Israel
79
Lebanon
51
Other Western Asia
4,344
Other Asia (no country specified) 76
Africa 7,902
Eastern Africa 3,088
Northern Africa
1,506
Western Africa
970
Middle and Southern Africa
1,327
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,011
Oceania 9,013
Australia and New Zealand subregion 3,206
Oceania (no country specified) 5,807
Americas 156,345
Latin America 148,703
Caribbean
2,052

Cuba

557

Jamaica

281

Other Caribbean

1,214
Central America
118,100

Mexico

100,641

El Salvador

9,575

Other Central America

7,884
South America
28,551

Brazil

4,006

Colombia

1,883

Other South America

22,662
Northern America 7,642
Canada
7,642
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 57,468
1990-1999 61,675
2000-2009 79,060
Since 2010 54,130
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 3.1%
Born in Asia 21.0%
Born in Europe 10.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 58.9%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3.0%
Born in Oceania 3.6%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 41.10
Country #2 3.10%
Country #3 2.80
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 10.3%
Northern Europe 3.2%
United Kingdom 2.3%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.8%
Western Europe 3.1%
France 0.5%
Germany 1.7%
Other Western Europe 0.9%
Southern Europe 0.6%
Italy 0.3%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.2%
Eastern Europe 3.3%
Poland 0.1%
Russia 1.0%
Other Eastern Europe 2.2%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 21.0%
Eastern Asia 7.0%
China 3.9%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.4%
Taiwan 0.5%
Japan 0.7%
Korea 2.4%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 6.0%
India 3.3%
Iran 0.4%
Other South Central Asia 2.3%
Southeastern Asia 6.2%
Philippines 1.4%
Vietnam 2.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.7%
Western Asia 1.8%
Israel 0.0%
Lebanon 0.0%
Other Western Asia 1.7%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 3.1%
Eastern Africa 1.2%
Northern Africa 0.6%
Western Africa 0.4%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.5%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.4%
Oceania 3.6%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 2.3%
Americas 62.0%
Latin America 58.9%
Caribbean 0.8%
Cuba 0.2%
Jamaica 0.1%
Other Caribbean 0.5%
Central America 46.8%
Mexico 39.9%
El Salvador 3.8%
Other Central America 3.1%
South America 11.3%
Brazil 1.6%
Colombia 0.7%
Other South America 9.0%
Northern America 3.0%
Canada 3.0%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 22.8%
1980-1989 24.4%
1990-1999 31.3%
Since 2000 21.5%
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 41.90
Country #2 4.90%
Country #3 3.20
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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 15.10
Country #2 10.40
Country #3 10.00
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 252,333
Naturalized citizens 93,582
Noncitizens 158,751
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 93,582
Before 1980 11,549
1980-1989 6,681
1990-1999 16,443
2000-2009 29,297
Since 2010 29,612
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 37.1%
Noncitizens 62.9%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 12.3%
1980-1989 7.1%
1990-1999 17.6%
2000-2009 31.3%
Since 2010 31.6%
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) 84,639
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 6,789
% married among women who gave birth
80.4%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
19.6%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 672,529
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 46,167
% married among women who gave birth 86.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 13.7%
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 Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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 3.72
Average family size 4.10
U.S. Born
Average household size 3.12
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. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is 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 under age 18 with 889,419
Only native parent(s)
738,089
One or more foreign-born parents
151,330

Child is native

138,042

Child is foreign born

13,288
Children under age 6 with 297,149
Only native parent(s)
249,381
One or more foreign-born parents
47,768

Child is native

45,616

Child is foreign born

2,152
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 592,270
Only native parent(s)
488,708
One or more foreign-born parents
103,562

Child is native

92,426

Child is foreign born

11,136
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is 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. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

292,433
Only native parents 212,774
One or more foreign-born parents 79,659
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 17.0%
Child is native 15.5%
Child is foreign born 1.5%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.1%
Child is native 15.4%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 82.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 17.5%
Child is native 15.6%
Child is foreign born 1.9%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 72.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 27.2%
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 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2016 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, 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 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 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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 is 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.