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State Demographics Data - UT

Utah

Demographics & Social
2018
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 271,222
% Foreign Born 8.6%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2018 70.9%
% change: 1990-2000 170.8%
Race (%)  
One race 97.6%
White
43.5%
Black or African American
3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.1%
Asian
18.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
3.6%
Other race
27.3%
Two or more races 2.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 151,792
% Latino 56.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.5%
5-17 7.6%
18-64 82.0%
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.

40.5
Gender (% female) 50.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 24.6%
Married 60.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.9%

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 2,889,883
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 39.3%
% change: 1990-2000 24.7%
Race (%)  
One race 96.7%
White 89.6%
Black or African American 1.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1%
Asian 0.9%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.7%
Other race 3.4%
Two or more races 3.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 298,428
% Latino 10.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 8.6%
5-17 22.9%
18-64 57.3%
65 and older 11.2%
Median Age 29.5
Gender (% female) 49.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 31.3%
Married 54.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.9%
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.

271,222
Born in Africa 9,996
Born in Asia 58,892
Born in Europe 24,509
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 159,348
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 7,470
Born in Oceania 11,007
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
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.

271,222
Europe 24,509
Northern Europe 5,842
United Kingdom
4,257
Ireland
160
Other Northern Europe
1,425
Western Europe 8,385
France
604
Germany
4,479
Other Western Europe
3,302
Southern Europe 2,694
Italy
491
Portugal
56
Other Southern Europe
2,147
Eastern Europe 7,570
Poland
1,094
Russia
1,881
Other Eastern Europe
4,595
Other Europe (no country specified) 18
Asia 58,892
Eastern Asia 18,422
China
10,382

China, excluding Taiwan

9,538

Taiwan

844
Japan
2,137
Korea
5,736
Other Eastern Asia
167
South Central Asia 16,075
India
9,065
Iran
2,157
Other South Central Asia
4,853
Southeastern Asia 20,424
Philippines
5,545
Vietnam
7,359
Other Southeastern Asia
7,520
Western Asia 3,865
Israel
376
Lebanon
99
Other Western Asia
3,390
Other Asia (no country specified) 106
Africa 9,996
Eastern Africa 2,820
Northern Africa
1,998
Western Africa
2,745
Middle and Southern Africa
2,061
Other Africa (no country specified)
372
Oceania 11,007
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1,606
Oceania (no country specified) 9,401
Americas 166,818
Latin America 159,348
Caribbean
4,761

Cuba

1,162

Jamaica

123

Other Caribbean

3,476
Central America
115,770

Mexico

99,946

El Salvador

6,046

Other Central America

9,778
South America
38,817

Brazil

6,466

Colombia

4,365

Other South America

27,986
Northern America 7,470
Canada
7,470
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 58,477
1990-1999 61,680
2000-2009 79,623
Since 2010 71,442
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 3.7%
Born in Asia 21.7%
Born in Europe 9.0%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 58.8%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.8%
Born in Oceania 4.1%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 9.0%
Northern Europe 2.2%
United Kingdom 1.6%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.5%
Western Europe 3.1%
France 0.2%
Germany 1.7%
Other Western Europe 1.2%
Southern Europe 1.0%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.8%
Eastern Europe 2.8%
Poland 0.4%
Russia 0.7%
Other Eastern Europe 1.7%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 21.7%
Eastern Asia 6.8%
China 3.8%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.5%
Taiwan 0.3%
Japan 0.8%
Korea 2.1%
Other Eastern Asia 0.1%
South Central Asia 5.9%
India 3.3%
Iran 0.8%
Other South Central Asia 1.8%
Southeastern Asia 7.5%
Philippines 2.0%
Vietnam 2.7%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.8%
Western Asia 1.4%
Israel 0.1%
Lebanon 0.0%
Other Western Asia 1.2%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 3.7%
Eastern Africa 1.0%
Northern Africa 0.7%
Western Africa 1.0%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.8%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.1%
Oceania 4.1%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.6%
Oceania (no country specified) 3.5%
Americas 61.5%
Latin America 58.8%
Caribbean 1.8%
Cuba 0.4%
Jamaica 0.0%
Other Caribbean 1.3%
Central America 42.7%
Mexico 36.9%
El Salvador 2.2%
Other Central America 3.6%
South America 14.3%
Brazil 2.4%
Colombia 1.6%
Other South America 10.3%
Northern America 2.8%
Canada 2.8%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 21.6%
1980-1989 22.7%
1990-1999 29.4%
Since 2000 26.3%
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
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 271,222
Naturalized citizens 111,797
Noncitizens 159,425
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 111,797
Before 1990 19,762
1990-1999 19,767
2000-2009 32,678
2010-2014 22,579
Since 2015 17,011
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 41.2%
Noncitizens 58.8%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 17.7%
1980-1989 17.7%
1990-1999 29.2%
2000-2009 20.2%
Since 2010 15.2%
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) 89,975
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 7,035
% married among women who gave birth
80.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
19.7%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 702,720
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 45,050
% 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: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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 4
Average family size 4
U.S. Born
Average household size 3
Average family size 4
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 904,548
Only native parent(s)
749,367
One or more foreign-born parents
155,181

Child is native

136,995

Child is foreign born

18,186
Children under age 6 with 292,432
Only native parent(s)
242,166
One or more foreign-born parents
50,266

Child is native

48,357

Child is foreign born

1,909
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 612,116
Only native parent(s)
507,201
One or more foreign-born parents
104,915

Child is native

88,638

Child is foreign born

16,277
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.

276,413
Only native parents 200,151
One or more foreign-born parents 76,262
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 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 under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 82.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 17.2%
Child is native 16.5%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 82.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 17.1%
Child is native 14.5%
Child is foreign born 2.7%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 72.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 27.6%
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, 2018 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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.