Garfield County, UT

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2022 Population
5,121
1.19% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.4
3.12% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.9%
1.81% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,481
23.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$237,800
20.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Garfield County, UT had a population of 5.12k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $56,481. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Garfield County, UT grew from 5,061 to 5,121, a 1.19% increase and its median household income grew from $45,724 to $56,481, a 23.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Garfield County, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.3%), White (Hispanic) (5.96%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.85%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.957%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.918%).

None of the households in Garfield County, UT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.1% of the residents in Garfield County, UT are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Garfield County, UT was $237,800, and the homeownership rate was 73.2%.

Most people in Garfield County, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Garfield County, UT was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Garfield County, UT is home to a population of 5.12k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.06% of Garfield County, UT residents were born outside of the country (208 people).

In 2022, there were 14.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.52k people) in Garfield County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 305 White (Hispanic) and 146 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Garfield County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Garfield County, UT was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Garfield County, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.52k ± 140
  2. White (Hispanic)
    305 ± 59
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    146 ± 130
7.44%
Hispanic Population
381 people

In 2022, there were 14.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.52k people) in Garfield County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 305 White (Hispanic) and 146 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.44% of the people in Garfield County, UT are hispanic (381 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Garfield County, UT as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.06%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
208 people
2.79%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
141 people

As of 2022, 4.06% of Garfield County, UT residents (208 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Garfield County, UT was 2.79%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    100 ± 46
  2. Korea
    47 ± 49
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    17 ± 29

Garfield County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Garfield County, UT employs 2.34k people. The largest industries in Garfield County, UT are Accommodation & Food Services (673 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (270 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (232 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,375), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,708), and Finance & Insurance ($57,708).

Occupations

2.34k
2022 Value
± 297
7.89%
1 Year growth
± 15.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Garfield County, UT grew at a rate of 7.89%, from 2.17k employees to 2.34k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Garfield County, UT, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (399 people), Management Occupations (357 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (176 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Garfield County, UT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.34k
2022 Value
± 297
7.89%
1 Year growth
± 15.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Garfield County, UT grew at a rate of 7.89%, from 2.17k employees to 2.34k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Garfield County, UT, are Accommodation & Food Services (673 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (270 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (232 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Garfield County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Garfield County, UT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$33,813
Median earning men ± $6,971
$27,424
Median earning women ± $6,094

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($107,604), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($90,500), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($69,844).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($112,500), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,917), and Public Administration ($50,524).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.7M people employed in Utah. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 7.69%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Utah.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 104
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 59
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 30
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Garfield County, UT went to Donald J. Trump with 79% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.35%).

Mike Lee and Mitt Romney are the senators currently representing the state of Utah. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Utah is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Utah

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Mike Lee
Senator from Utah3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Mitt Romney
Senator from Utah1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Mike Lee and Mitt Romney are the senators currently representing Utah.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Utah

Utah is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Utah have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.574% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.647% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (639k), High School or Equivalent (579k), and Bachelors Degree (496k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Garfield County, UT was $237,800 in 2022, which is 0.844 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $196,900 to $237,800, a 20.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Garfield County, UT is 73.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Garfield County, UT have an average commute time of 13.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Garfield County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$237,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$18,899
$1,428
Median Property Taxes
±$203

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Garfield County, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Garfield County, UT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

73.2%
Homeownership
2022
64.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.2% of the housing units in Garfield County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. Census Tract 4

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

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Household Income

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$56,481
Median Household Income
± $7,536
1.95k
Number of Households
± 245

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.95k households in Garfield County, UT grew to $56,481 from the previous year's value of $45,724.

The following chart displays the households in Garfield 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Garfield County, UT is from Utah.
0.478
2022 Wage GINI in Utah
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Utah

In 2022, the income inequality in Utah was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0322% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Utah was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Utah in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (65%)
  2. Carpooled (16.6%)
  3. Walked (9.65%)

In 2022, 65% of workers in Garfield County, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16.6%) and those who walked to work (9.65%).

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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Commute Time

13.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Garfield County, UT have a shorter commute time (13.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Garfield County, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Garfield County, UT (787 out of 4.95k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Garfield County, UT is White, followed by Native American 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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Health

85.5% of the population of Garfield County, UT has health coverage, with 42.5% on employee plans, 4.85% on Medicaid, 17.6% on Medicare, 19.6% on non-group plans, and 0.97% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Garfield County, UT see 2526 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.551% decrease from the previous year (2540 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5050 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 842 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,526 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Garfield County, UT

Primary care physicians in Garfield County, UT see an average of 2,526 patients per year. This represents a 0.551% decrease from the previous year (2,540 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 34.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.5%
Uninsured
42.5%
Employer Coverage
4.85%
Medicaid
17.6%
Medicare
19.6%
Non-Group
0.97%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Garfield County, UT declined by 6.77% from 15.5% to 14.5%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.3% in Garfield County, UT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.4% in Garfield County, UT.

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