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State Demographics Data - UT

Utah

Demographics & Social
2017
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 269,239
% Foreign Born 8.7%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2017 69.7%
% change: 1990-2000 170.8%
Race (%)  
One race 97.8%
White
42.4%
Black or African American
4.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.4%
Asian
18.1%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
2.0%
Other race
30.6%
Two or more races 2.2%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 147,094
% Latino 54.6%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.9%
5-17 6.1%
18-64 83.2%
65 and older 9.9%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.

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Gender (% female) 51.0%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 22.8%
Married 63.3%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.9%

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 2,832,594
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 36.5%
% change: 1990-2000 24.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.0%
White 89.8%
Black or African American 0.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1%
Asian 1.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.7%
Other race 3.4%
Two or more races 3.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 287,196
% Latino 10.1%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 8.9%
5-17 23.1%
18-64 57.1%
65 and older 10.9%
Median Age 29.4
Gender (% female) 49.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 31.3%
Married 54.6%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.1%
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.

269,239
Born in Africa 10,734
Born in Asia 58,746
Born in Europe 27,750
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 154,791
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 9,760
Born in Oceania 7,458
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.

269,239
Europe 27,750
Northern Europe 7,631
United Kingdom
6,492
Ireland
323
Other Northern Europe
816
Western Europe 7,939
France
768
Germany
5,043
Other Western Europe
2,128
Southern Europe 3,069
Italy
643
Portugal
186
Other Southern Europe
2,240
Eastern Europe 9,111
Poland
1,208
Russia
1,338
Other Eastern Europe
6,565
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 58,746
Eastern Asia 17,429
China
11,976

China, excluding Taiwan

8,707

Taiwan

3,269
Japan
1,575
Korea
3,828
Other Eastern Asia
50
South Central Asia 16,246
India
9,181
Iran
1,918
Other South Central Asia
5,147
Southeastern Asia 20,563
Philippines
6,521
Vietnam
7,773
Other Southeastern Asia
6,269
Western Asia 4,467
Israel
0
Lebanon
198
Other Western Asia
4,269
Other Asia (no country specified) 41
Africa 10,734
Eastern Africa 4,542
Northern Africa
923
Western Africa
1,369
Middle and Southern Africa
3,270
Other Africa (no country specified)
630
Oceania 7,458
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1,844
Oceania (no country specified) 5,614
Americas 164,551
Latin America 154,791
Caribbean
2,430

Cuba

838

Jamaica

744

Other Caribbean

848
Central America
123,576

Mexico

105,998

El Salvador

6,569

Other Central America

11,009
South America
28,785

Brazil

6,530

Colombia

3,283

Other South America

18,972
Northern America 9,760
Canada
9,760
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 60,218
1990-1999 67,420
2000-2009 76,223
Since 2010 65,378
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 4.0%
Born in Asia 21.8%
Born in Europe 10.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 57.5%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3.6%
Born in Oceania 2.8%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 41.1
Country #2 3.10%
Country #3 2.8
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 10.3%
Northern Europe 2.8%
United Kingdom 2.4%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.3%
Western Europe 2.9%
France 0.3%
Germany 1.9%
Other Western Europe 0.8%
Southern Europe 1.1%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.8%
Eastern Europe 3.4%
Poland 0.4%
Russia 0.5%
Other Eastern Europe 2.4%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 21.8%
Eastern Asia 6.5%
China 4.4%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.2%
Taiwan 1.2%
Japan 0.6%
Korea 1.4%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 6.0%
India 3.4%
Iran 0.7%
Other South Central Asia 1.9%
Southeastern Asia 7.6%
Philippines 2.4%
Vietnam 2.9%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.3%
Western Asia 1.7%
Israel 0.0%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 1.6%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 4.0%
Eastern Africa 1.7%
Northern Africa 0.3%
Western Africa 0.5%
Middle and Southern Africa 1.2%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.2%
Oceania 2.8%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.7%
Oceania (no country specified) 2.1%
Americas 61.1%
Latin America 57.5%
Caribbean 0.9%
Cuba 0.3%
Jamaica 0.3%
Other Caribbean 0.3%
Central America 45.9%
Mexico 39.4%
El Salvador 2.4%
Other Central America 4.1%
South America 10.7%
Brazil 2.4%
Colombia 1.2%
Other South America 7.0%
Northern America 3.6%
Canada 3.6%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 22.4%
1980-1989 25.0%
1990-1999 28.3%
Since 2000 24.3%
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 4.90%
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 0
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
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 269,239
Naturalized citizens 105,056
Noncitizens 164,183
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 105,056
Before 1980 11,127
1980-1989 10,528
1990-1999 18,729
2000-2009 30,492
Since 2010 34,180
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 39.0%
Noncitizens 61.0%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 10.6%
1980-1989 10.0%
1990-1999 17.8%
2000-2009 29.0%
Since 2010 32.5%
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) 90,886
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 5,944
% married among women who gave birth
81.7%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
18.3%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 684,451
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 45,512
% married among women who gave birth 86.4%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 13.6%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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 3.62
Average family size 4.02
U.S. Born
Average household size 3.07
Average family size 3.58
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 893,477
Only native parent(s)
740,588
One or more foreign-born parents
152,889

Child is native

137,637

Child is foreign born

15,252
Children under age 6 with 293,231
Only native parent(s)
243,335
One or more foreign-born parents
49,896

Child is native

46,732

Child is foreign born

3,164
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 600,246
Only native parent(s)
497,253
One or more foreign-born parents
102,993

Child is native

90,905

Child is foreign born

12,088
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.

281,767
Only native parents 201,410
One or more foreign-born parents 80,357
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 82.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 17.1%
Child is native 15.4%
Child is foreign born 1.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 17.0%
Child is native 15.9%
Child is foreign born 1.1%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 82.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 17.2%
Child is native 15.1%
Child is foreign born 2.0%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 71.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 28.5%
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, 2017 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. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.