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Utah Statistics

  • 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%

Statistics from the 2010 Annual Report on Poverty in Utah, provided by The Community Action Partnership of Utah.

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