- 11.5% of Utah residents lived below the poverty level in 2009, compared to the national poverty rate of 14.3%.
- 316,217 Utah residents lived in poverty in 2009, 58,568 more than in 2008.
- Utah’s unemployment rate of 7.4% in August 2010 is the highest the state has seen since December 1983.
- Over the past 30 years, Utah’s poverty percentage has stayed below the national average.
- Utah’s per capita income is 1.3% below the national average.
- 14,829 bankruptcy cases were filed in 2009 – the highest increase in ten years.
- Utah’s child poverty rate was 10.5% in 2008 and 12.2% in 2009.
- Utah had the 14th lowest poverty rate in the nation in 2009.
- More than 1 in 4 female-headed households in Utah lived in poverty in 2009.
- In 2004, the top 20% of earners commanded 58% of earned income in the US. From 2009 to 2009, Utah’s job growth decreased by 3.8%.
- Wasatch County suffered a 10.4% increase in job loss from 2009 to 2010.
Utah County Statistics
- Poverty Rate 11.8%
- Change in Poverty Rate 3.5%
- Utah County has the youngest population in the state, with a median age of 25.1 years.
- Utah County is the second most populous county in Utah.
- 14.7 percent of all payroll jobs in the state are located in Utah County.
- 61,648 individuals live in poverty in Utah County
- 17,935 children live in poverty in Utah County
Summit County Statistics
- Summit County Poverty Rate 5.4%
- Change in Poverty rate 8.0%
- 1,927 Summit County residents live in poverty
- 707 children living in poverty
- unemployment rate 6.4%
Wasatch County Statistics
- Wasatch County Poverty Rate 5.9%
- Change in Poverty rate 0.0%
- 1,228 Summit County residents live in poverty
- 545 children living in poverty
- unemployment rate 7.6%