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Iron County, UT&

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1.3% growth
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Median Household Income
0.13% decline
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2.34% growth
Median Property Value
3.74% growth


The economy of Iron County, UT employs 20,096 people. The economy of Iron County, UT is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Educational Services; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 2.25; 1.66; and 1.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Iron County, UT are Educational Services (3,101), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,372), and Retail trade (2,081), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,188), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($42,898), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($41,838).

Median household income in Iron County, UT is $43,799. Males in Iron County, UT have an average income that is 1.48 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,506. The income inequality of Iron County, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Iron County, UT. In Iron County, UT the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 42 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,109. Iron County, UT has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Utah.


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Iron County, UT is home to a population of 47,751 people, from which 96.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Iron County, UT is composed of 41,331 White residents (86.6%), 3,941 Hispanic residents (8.25%), 1,128 Native residents (2.36%), 594 Two+ residents (1.24%), and 292 Asian residents (0.61%). The most common foreign languages in Iron County, UT are Spanish (1,877 speakers), French (189 speakers), and German (130 speakers), but compared to other places, Iron County, UT has a relative high number of Other Native North American (40 speakers), Navajo (30 speakers), and Scandinavian (19 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Iron County, UT awarded 2,034 degrees. The student population of Iron County, UT is skewed towards females, with 869 male students and 1,165 female students. Most students in Iron County, UT are White (1,752 and 86.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (95 and 4.67%), Unknown (65 and 3.2%), and Black or African American (27 and 1.33%). The largest universities in Iron County, UT by number of graduates are Southern Utah University (1,825 and 89.7%), Southwest Applied Technology Center (168 and 8.26%), and Evans Hairstyling College-Cedar City (29 and 1.43%). The most popular majors in Iron County, UT are Elementary Education & Teaching (65 and 3.2%), Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (58 and 2.85%), and General Psychology (56 and 2.75%). The median tuition costs in Iron County, UT are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,774 and $19,054 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Iron County, UT is $172,100, which is 0.84 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $165,900 to $172,100, a 3.74% increase. The homeownership rate of Iron County, UT is 64.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Iron County, UT have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Iron County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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