Carbon County, UT

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Population
20,356
0.761% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
Median Age
37.2

Poverty Rate
15.8%

Median Household Income
$50,278
6.99% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$136,100
4.77% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
8,868
0.427% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Carbon County, UT had a population of 20.4k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $50,278. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Carbon County, UT declined from 20,512 to 20,356, a -0.761% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,994 to $50,278, a 6.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carbon County, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.1%), White (Hispanic) (9.13%), Other (Hispanic) (2.38%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.79%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.56%). NaNk% of the people in Carbon County, UT speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Carbon County, UT is $136,100, and the homeownership rate is 72.9%. Most people in Carbon County, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Carbon County, UT is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Utah, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Utah (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Utah across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Utah went to Donald J. Trump with 66.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (21.6%), followed by Other (12.1%). The most partisan county was Piute County, UT with 85.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Mike Lee and Mitt Romney are the senators currently representing the state of Utah. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Carbon County, UT is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Utah
66.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Utah
  1. 85.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 79.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 79.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Utah was Piute County, UT with 85.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Utah colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Utah

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Mike Lee
Senator from Utah3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Mitt Romney
Senator from Utah1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Mike Lee and Mitt Romney are the senators currently representing Utah.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Utah over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Utah

Utah is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Carbon County, UT have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Carbon County, UT is home to a population of 20.4k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.07% of Carbon County, UT residents were born outside of the country (625 people).

In 2018, there were 9.11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.9k people) in Carbon County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.86k White (Hispanic) and 485 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carbon County, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.9k ± 4
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.86k ± 213
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    485 ± 176
13.3%
Hispanic Population
2.7k people

In 2018, there were 9.11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.9k people) in Carbon County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.86k White (Hispanic) and 485 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.3% of the people in Carbon County, UT are hispanic (2.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Carbon County, UT as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.07%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
625 people
2.83%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
581 people

As of 2018, 3.07% of Carbon County, UT residents (625 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Carbon County, UT was 2.83%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 16.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Carbon County, UT was 37.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Carbon County, UT are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Carbon County, UT residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    101,154 ± 7,675 people
  2. Canada
    8,846 ± 2,306 people
  3. El Salvador
    7,653 ± 2,145 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Utah was Mexico, the natal country of 101,154 Utah residents, followed by Canada with 8,846 and El Salvador with 7,653.

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Citizenship

98.1%
2018 Citizenship
98.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.1% of Carbon County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Carbon County, UT was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    474 ± 97
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    158 ± 72
  3. Korea
    131 ± 50

Carbon County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Carbon County, UT is $50,278. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Carbon County, UT was Census Tract 5 with a value of $60,234, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $55,554 and $52,734.

Males in Utah have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,859. The income inequality in Utah (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Carbon County, UT employs 8.87k people. The largest industries in Carbon County, UT are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,079 people), Educational Services (928 people), and Retail Trade (905 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,786), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,875), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($66,348).

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,278
2018 value
± $2,066
6.99%
1 Year Growth
± 7.01%

Households in Carbon County, UT have a median annual income of $50,278, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,994 in 2017, which represents a 6.99% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Carbon County, UT compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,159
Average Male Salary in Utah
± $1,867
$41,859
Average Female Salary in Utah
± $1,369

In 2017, full-time male employees in Utah made 1.53 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Utah by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Utah
  1. White
    $46,590 ± $1,174
  2. Asian
    $45,658 ± $6,844
  3. Black
    $38,633 ± $10,877

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Utah workers was White. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Utah.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Utah by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carbon County, UT is from Utah.
0.484
2017 Wage GINI in Utah
0.483
2016 Wage GINI in Utah

In 2017, the income inequality in Utah was 0.484 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.195% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Utah was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Utah in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Utah across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5
  2. Census Tract 2
  3. Census Tract 1

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carbon County, UT was Census Tract 5 with a value of $60,234, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $55,554 and $52,734.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Carbon County, UT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carbon County, UT (3.16k out of 20k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    2,991 ± 317
  2. Hispanic
    472 ± 138
  3. Asian
    57 ± 121

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carbon County, UT is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

8.87k
2018 Value
± 544
-0.427%
1 Year decline
± 8.66%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Carbon County, UT declined at a rate of -0.427%, from 8.91k employees to 8.87k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carbon County, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,176 people), Sales & Related Occupations (916 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (910 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carbon County, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carbon County, UT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,176 people), Sales & Related Occupations (916 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (910 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carbon County, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.04 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.74 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carbon County, UT, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,750), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,540), and Management Occupations ($67,596).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.87k
2018 Value
± 544
-0.427%
1 Year decline
± 8.66%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Carbon County, UT declined at a rate of -0.427%, from 8.91k employees to 8.87k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carbon County, UT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,079 people), Educational Services (928 people), and Retail Trade (905 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carbon County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Carbon County, UT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Carbon County, UT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,079 people), Educational Services (928 people), and Retail Trade (905 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carbon County, UT has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (13.2 times higher than expected), Utilities (4.06 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carbon County, UT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($81,786), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,875), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($66,348).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $13.4B
  2. $12.7B
  3. $12.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $13.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($12.7B) and Textiles/leather ($12.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Utah products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$132B
2015 Value in Utah
$206B
Projected 2045 Value in Utah
56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Utah trade was $132B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $206B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Utah trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $11.7B
  2. $9.06B
  3. $6.19B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Nevada with $11.7B, followed by California with $9.06B and Colorado and $6.19B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Utah shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carbon County, UT was $136,100 in 2018, which is 0.593 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $129,900 to $136,100, a 4.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Carbon County, UT is 72.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Carbon County, UT have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Carbon County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$136,100
2018 Median
± $5,609
$129,900
2017 Median
± $7,614

In 2018, the median property value in Carbon County, UT grew to to $136,100 from the previous year's value of $129,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carbon County, UT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carbon County, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$50,278
Median Household Income
± $2,066
7.84k
Number of Households
± 469

In 2018, the median household income of the 7.84k households in Carbon County, UT grew to $50,278 from the previous year's value of $46,994.

The following chart displays the households in Carbon County, UT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Carbon County, UT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carbon County, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.9%
2018 Homeownership
72.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 72.9% of the housing units in Carbon County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Carbon County, UT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carbon County, UT have a shorter commute time (17.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 4.34% of the workforce in Carbon County, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    81%
  2. Carpooled
    10%
  3. Worked At Home
    4.38%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Carbon County, UT was Drove Alone (81%), followed by those who Carpooled (10%) and those who Worked At Home (4.38%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Carbon County, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carbon County, UT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

89.4% of the population of Carbon County, UT has health coverage, with 51.4% on employee plans, 12.3% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 0.839% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Utah was $5,982 in 2014. This is a 5.73% increase from the previous year ($5,658).

Primary care physicians in Carbon County, UT see 2275 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.1% increase from the previous year (2066 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1360 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 600 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.4%). Additionally, Tooele County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (31.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,275 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Carbon County, UT

Primary care physicians in Carbon County, UT see an average of 2,275 patients per year. This represents a 10.1% increase from the previous year (2,066 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Carbon County, UT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$5,982
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Utah
$3,657
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,484
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,084
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Utah (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.73%, from $5,658 to $5,982.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.6%
Uninsured
51.4%
Employer Coverage
12.3%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
0.839%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carbon County, UT declined by 9.08% from 11.7% to 10.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Carbon County, UT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 10.4% prevalence
  2. 10.2% prevalence
  3. 10.2% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Utah, at 10.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Utah by county over multiple years.

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