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State Demographics Data - UT

Utah

Demographics & Social
2015
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 244,467
% Foreign Born 8.2%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 54.1%
% change: 1990-2000 170.8%
Race (%)  
One race 98.3%
White
48.3%
Black or African American
4.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.9%
Asian
17.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
2.7%
Other race
24.6%
Two or more races 1.7%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 139,430
% Latino 57.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.7%
5-17 5.3%
18-64 84.6%
65 and older 9.3%
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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.

39.9
Gender (% female) 52.0%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 23.3%
Married 62.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.8%

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 2,751,452
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 32.6%
% change: 1990-2000 24.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.0%
White 90.6%
Black or African American 0.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2%
Asian 0.9%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.6%
Other race 2.7%
Two or more races 3.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 269,880
% Latino 9.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 9.0%
5-17 23.6%
18-64 57.0%
65 and older 10.4%
Median Age 29.2
Gender (% female) 49.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.7%
Married 54.4%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.9%
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%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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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.

244,413
Born in Africa 8,416
Born in Asia 48,888
Born in Europe 22,758
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 147,966
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 8,079
Born in Oceania 8,306
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.

244,413
Europe 22,758
Northern Europe 5,984
United Kingdom
5,090
Ireland
88
Other Northern Europe
806
Western Europe 6,893
France
603
Germany
3,867
Other Western Europe
2,423
Southern Europe 2,565
Italy
482
Portugal
134
Other Southern Europe
1,949
Eastern Europe 7,316
Poland
386
Russia
1,385
Other Eastern Europe
5,545
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 48,888
Eastern Asia 14,282
China
7,337

China, excluding Taiwan

6,302

Taiwan

1,035
Japan
2,523
Korea
3,594
Other Eastern Asia
828
South Central Asia 12,139
India
6,432
Iran
843
Other South Central Asia
4,864
Southeastern Asia 19,236
Philippines
7,137
Vietnam
5,492
Other Southeastern Asia
6,607
Western Asia 3,231
Israel
145
Lebanon
270
Other Western Asia
2,816
Other Asia (no country specified) 0
Africa 8,416
Eastern Africa 2,544
Northern Africa
1,038
Western Africa
1,760
Middle and Southern Africa
2,153
Other Africa (no country specified)
921
Oceania 8,306
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1,533
Oceania (no country specified) 6,773
Americas 156,045
Latin America 147,966
Caribbean
4,467

Cuba

1,176

Jamaica

1,075

Other Caribbean

2,216
Central America
119,980

Mexico

103,455

El Salvador

8,426

Other Central America

8,099
South America
23,519

Brazil

3,734

Colombia

3,655

Other South America

16,130
Northern America 8,079
Canada
8,079
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 59,414
1990-1999 71,967
2000-2009 77,226
Since 2010 35,860
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 3.4%
Born in Asia 20.0%
Born in Europe 9.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 60.5%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3.3%
Born in Oceania 3.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 41.1%
Country #2 3.1%
Country #3 2.8%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 9.3%
Northern Europe 2.4%
United Kingdom 2.1%
Ireland 0.0%
Other Northern Europe 0.3%
Western Europe 2.8%
France 0.2%
Germany 1.6%
Other Western Europe 1.0%
Southern Europe 1.0%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.8%
Eastern Europe 3.0%
Poland 0.2%
Russia 0.6%
Other Eastern Europe 2.3%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 20.0%
Eastern Asia 5.8%
China 3.0%
China, excluding Taiwan 2.6%
Taiwan 0.4%
Japan 1.0%
Korea 1.5%
Other Eastern Asia 0.3%
South Central Asia 5.0%
India 2.6%
Iran 0.3%
Other South Central Asia 2.0%
Southeastern Asia 7.9%
Philippines 2.9%
Vietnam 2.2%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.7%
Western Asia 1.3%
Israel 0.1%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 1.2%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 3.4%
Eastern Africa 1.0%
Northern Africa 0.4%
Western Africa 0.7%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.9%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.4%
Oceania 3.4%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.6%
Oceania (no country specified) 2.8%
Americas 63.8%
Latin America 60.5%
Caribbean 1.8%
Cuba 0.5%
Jamaica 0.4%
Other Caribbean 0.9%
Central America 49.1%
Mexico 42.3%
El Salvador 3.4%
Other Central America 3.3%
South America 9.6%
Brazil 1.5%
Colombia 1.5%
Other South America 6.6%
Northern America 3.3%
Canada 3.3%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 24.3%
1980-1989 29.4%
1990-1999 31.6%
Since 2000 14.7%
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 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 244,467
Naturalized citizens 95,513
Noncitizens 148,954
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 95,513
Before 1980 9,207
1980-1989 8,717
1990-1999 17,622
2000-2009 38,288
Since 2010 21,679
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 39.1%
Noncitizens 60.9%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 9.6%
1980-1989 9.1%
1990-1999 18.4%
2000-2009 40.1%
Since 2010 22.7%
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) 86,683
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 5,808
% married among women who gave birth
72.1%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
27.9%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 659,300
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 45,252
% married among women who gave birth 83.9%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 16.1%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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 3.71
Average family size 4.10
U.S. Born
Average household size 3.11
Average family size 3.62
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 881,399
Only native parent(s)
742,638
One or more foreign-born parents
138,761

Child is native

128,160

Child is foreign born

10,601
Children under age 6 with 294,892
Only native parent(s)
248,171
One or more foreign-born parents
46,721

Child is native

44,437

Child is foreign born

2,284
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 586,507
Only native parent(s)
494,467
One or more foreign-born parents
92,040

Child is native

83,723

Child is foreign born

8,317
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.

314,836
Only native parents 236,099
One or more foreign-born parents 78,737
%
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 14.5%
Child is foreign born 1.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.8%
Child is native 15.1%
Child is foreign born 0.8%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.7%
Child is native 14.3%
Child is foreign born 1.4%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 75.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.0%
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, 2015 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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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.