Utah Valley: 551,891
Highest Point: 11,928 feet
Lowest Point: 4,480 feet
Utah Valley has four distinct seasons.
Four to six months of the year have snow,
usually from November to April.
Summers are moderately warm.
The air has a very low humidity.
Utah uses Mountain Standard Time.
Traffic/Road Conditions: 511 Toll-free
Time and Temperature: (801) 333-8824
Fire, Medical, or Police: 911
Police (non-emergency): (801) 799-3000
Highway Patrol: (801) 887-3800
Utah is the 2nd most populated county in Utah.
With 560,974 people, Utah County has nearly 250,000 more people than the next largest county, Davis County.
The major racial and ethnic groups in Utah County are White at 83%, Hispanic at 11%, and two or more ethnicities at 2%.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Utah County has a median household income of approximately $60,196. The Homeownership rate is 67.9%. The percentage of persons below the povery level is approximately 14%.
The median age of Utah County residents is 24 years old.
The population is 35.4% male and 64.6% female.
Utah has a relatively young and educated workforce, which is continuing to grow in size. Utah maintains an AAA bond rating, being one of four states to maintain their AAA credit rating for 46 years or more. Top employers in Utah include the following: Intermountain Health Care, the State of Utah, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University, Wal Mart Stores, Hill Air Force Base, and Smith's Food and Drug Stores. Major industries in Utah include the following: Agriculture, manufacturing, business development, mining, tourism, and construction.
Utah Unemployment Rate: 3.00%
Utah County Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Recent Job Growth: 5.37%
Future Job Growth: 47.70%
Median Family Income: $64,983
Sales Taxes: 6.75%
Income Taxes: 5.00%
Energy Costs 26% below National Average
- Utah is Forbes #1 Best State for Business 2014
(Forbes, The Best and Worst States for Business 2014)
- Utah ranked #1 for 'Economic Outloook' by ALEC-Laffer
(ALEC-Laffer, Rich States Poor States 2014)
- Utah ranked #1 for 'Top 10 Pro-Business States' by Pollina Corporate
(Polina Corporate, Top 10 Pro-Business States 2014)
- Utah named 9th 'Most Dynamic Economy in the Nation' by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
(The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 2014)