San Juan County, UT

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Population

15,193

2.23% decline

Median Age

31.6


Median Household Income

$42,581

3.58% growth

Poverty Rate

28.4%


Number of Employees

5,247

0.399% decline

Median Property Value

$136,600

0.727% decline

About

In 2017, San Juan County, UT had a population of 15.2k people with a median age of 31.6 and a median household income of $42,581. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of San Juan County, UT declined from 15,540 to 15,193, a -2.23% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,108 to $42,581, a 3.58% increase.

The population of San Juan County, UT is 47.8% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, 44% White Alone, and 5.32% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in San Juan County, UT speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in San Juan County, UT is $136,600, and the homeownership rate is 80.5%. Most people in San Juan County, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in San Juan County, UT is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of San Juan County, UT employs 5.25k people. The largest industries in San Juan County, UT are Health Care & Social Assistance (933 people), Educational Services (768 people), and Construction (574 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,859), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,143), and Wholesale Trade ($48,000).

Median household income in San Juan County, UT is $42,581. Males in San Juan County, UT have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,859. The income inequality in San Juan County, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,581

2017 value

± $4,124

3.58%

1 Year Growth

± 13.1%

Households in San Juan County, UT have a median annual income of $42,581, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,108 in 2016, which represents a 3.58% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,159

Average Male Salary

± $1,867

$41,859

Average Female Salary

± $1,369

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Juan County, UT is from Utah.

0.484

2017 Wage GINI

0.483

2016 Wage GINI

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 2017 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 9782

  2. Census Tract 9781

  3. Census Tract 9420

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Juan County, UT was Census Tract 9782 with a value of $57,246, followed by Census Tract 9781 and Census Tract 9420, with respective values of $52,963 and $25,804.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

28.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Juan County, UT (4.19k out of 14.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

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. Native American

    3,115 ± 177

  2. White

    874 ± 169

  3. Hispanic

    255 ± 113

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in San Juan County, UT is Native American, followed by White and Hispanic.

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

5.25k

2017 Value

± 350

-0.399%

1 Year decline

± 9.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Juan County, UT declined at a rate of -0.399%, from 5.27k employees to 5.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Juan County, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (572 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (523 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (450 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Juan County, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of San Juan County, UT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (572 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (523 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (450 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, San Juan County, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.03 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of San Juan County, UT, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,250), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($60,893), and Health Technologists & Technicians ($57,708).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.25k

2017 Value

± 350

-0.399%

1 Year decline

± 9.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Juan County, UT declined at a rate of -0.399%, from 5.27k employees to 5.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Juan County, UT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (933 people), Educational Services (768 people), and Construction (574 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Juan County, UT, though some of these residents may live in San Juan 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 San Juan County, UT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (933 people), Educational Services (768 people), and Construction (574 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, San Juan County, UT has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.5 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.92 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.11 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in San Juan County, UT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,859), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,143), and Wholesale Trade ($48,000).

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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

$206B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

77.6% of the population of San Juan County, UT has health coverage, with 33.8% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 9.77% on Medicare, 7.44% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of San Juan County, UT was $5,982 in 2014. This is a 5.73% increase from the previous year ($5,658).

Primary care physicians in San Juan County, UT see 1752 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.36% increase from the previous year (1695 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1408 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 939 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

1,752 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in San Juan County, UT see an average of 1,752 patients per year. This represents a 3.36% increase from the previous year (1,695 patients).

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

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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%).

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Access and Quality

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$5,982

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

22.4%

Uninsured

33.8%

Employer Coverage

25.3%

Medicaid

9.77%

Medicare

7.44%

Non-Group

1.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Juan County, UT declined by 5.75% from 23.8% to 22.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in San Juan 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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Diversity

San Juan County, UT is home to a population of 15.2k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.43% of San Juan County, UT residents were born outside of the country (218 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of San Juan County, UT is composed of 7.26k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (47.8%), 6.69k White Alone residents (44%), 809 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.32%), 238 Two or More Races residents (1.57%), 82 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.54%), 76 Asian Alone residents (0.5%), 26 Black or African American Alone residents (0.171%), and 19 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.125%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in San Juan County, UT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

31

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in San Juan County, UT was 31.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 31. But people in San Juan County, UT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all San Juan County, UT residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.43%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

218 people

1.67%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

259 people

As of 2017, 1.43% of San Juan County, UT residents (218 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Juan County, UT was 1.67%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of San Juan County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in San Juan County, UT was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    7.26k ± 126

  2. White Alone

    6.69k ± 31

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    809 ± 111

In 2017, there were 1.08 times more American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (7.26k people) in San Juan County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.69k White Alone and 809 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in San Juan County, UT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of San Juan County, UT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in San Juan County, UT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of San Juan County, UT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    236 ± 74

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    119 ± 45

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    52 ± 37

San Juan County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Juan County, UT was $136,600 in 2017, which is 0.628 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $137,600 to $136,600, a 0.727% decrease. The homeownership rate in San Juan County, UT is 80.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in San Juan County, UT have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in San Juan County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$42,581

Median Household Income

± $4,124

4.02k

Number of Households

± 266

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.02k households in San Juan County, UT grew to $42,581 from the previous year's value of $41,108.

The following chart displays the households in San Juan 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$136,600

2017 Median

± $10,687

$137,600

2016 Median

± $9,396

In 2017, the median property value in San Juan County, UT declined from to $136,600 from the previous year's value of $137,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in San Juan 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 San Juan County, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

This chart shows the households in San Juan County, UT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Juan County, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

80.5%

2017 Homeownership

80.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.5% of the housing units in San Juan County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.2%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

18.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Juan County, UT have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.95% of the workforce in San Juan County, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.7%

  2. Worked At Home

    9.21%

  3. Carpooled

    7.89%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in San Juan County, UT was Drove Alone (76.7%), followed by those who Worked At Home (9.21%) and those who Carpooled (7.89%).

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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