Washington County, UT

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2022 Population
183,297
3.83% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.6
1.05% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.82%
4.11% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,976
10.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$417,400
21.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
78,297
4.73% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Washington County, UT had a population of 183k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $71,976. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Washington County, UT grew from 176,533 to 183,297, a 3.83% increase and its median household income grew from $65,040 to $71,976, a 10.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.8%), White (Hispanic) (5.21%), Other (Hispanic) (3.43%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.69%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.11%).

None of the households in Washington 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.

96.9% of the residents in Washington County, UT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, UT are Utah Tech University (3,216 degrees awarded in 2022), Dixie Technical College (451583) (690 degrees), and Taylor Andrews Academy-St George (461926) (119 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Washington County, UT was $417,400, and the homeownership rate was 72.4%.

Most people in Washington County, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, UT was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Washington County, UT is home to a population of 183k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.69% of Washington County, UT residents were born outside of the country (10.4k people).

In 2022, there were 15.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (152k people) in Washington County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.55k White (Hispanic) and 6.28k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2022 Citizenship
96.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.9% of Washington County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, UT was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    152k ± 557
  2. White (Hispanic)
    9.55k ± 976
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    6.28k ± 1.15k
11.1%
Hispanic Population
20.4k people

In 2022, there were 15.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (152k people) in Washington County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.55k White (Hispanic) and 6.28k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.1% of the people in Washington County, UT are hispanic (20.4k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    98,749 ± 7,598 people
  2. Venezuela
    9,695 ± 2,414 people
  3. India
    8,976 ± 2,323 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Utah was Mexico, the natal country of 98,749 Utah residents, followed by Venezuela with 9,695 and India with 8,976.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.69%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.4k people
5.67%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
10k people

As of 2022, 5.69% of Washington County, UT residents (10.4k 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 Washington County, UT was 5.67%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,625 ± 467
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,419 ± 318
  3. Korea
    1,275 ± 320

Washington County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Washington County, UT employs 78.3k people. The largest industries in Washington County, UT are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,144 people), Retail Trade (9,795 people), and Construction (8,361 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($94,779), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($84,939), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($83,293).

Males in Utah have an average income that is 1.5 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,550. The income inequality in Utah (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

78.3k
2022 Value
± 2,714
4.73%
1 Year growth
± 4.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington County, UT grew at a rate of 4.73%, from 74.8k employees to 78.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,164 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,286 people), and Management Occupations (8,106 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, UT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

78.3k
2022 Value
± 2,714
4.73%
1 Year growth
± 4.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington County, UT grew at a rate of 4.73%, from 74.8k employees to 78.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, UT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,144 people), Retail Trade (9,795 people), and Construction (8,361 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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

$46,883
Median earning men ± $1,958
$28,812
Median earning women ± $1,177

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($79,250), Public Administration ($73,933), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,301).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($93,579), Public Administration ($46,787), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,538).

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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. 2,093
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,256
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,236
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington County, UT went to Donald J. Trump with 73.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.91%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Washington County, UT awarded 4,168 degrees. The student population of Washington County, UT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6,080 male students and 7,899 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, UT are White (3,328 and 80.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (485 and 11.8%), Two or More Races (129 and 3.13%), and Asian (46 and 1.12%).

The largest universities in Washington County, UT by number of degrees awarded are Utah Tech University (3,216 and 77.2%), Dixie Technical College (451583) (690 and 16.6%), and Taylor Andrews Academy-St George (461926) (119 and 2.86%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, UT are General Studies (1,414 and 33.9%), Registered Nursing (317 and 7.61%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (217 and 5.21%).

The median tuition cost in Washington County, UT for a public four year colleges is $5,266 for in-state students and $16,834 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2021 in Washington County, UT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 66.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 40.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 13,979 (43.5% men and 56.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 13,979 students enrolled in Washington County, UT, 43.5% men and 56.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,657 records, of which 57.2% were women and 42.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 305 degrees awarded
  2. 81 degrees awarded
  3. 75 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Washington County, UT was Registered Nursing with 305 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Washington County, UT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,216 degrees awarded
  2. 690 degrees awarded
  3. 119 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Utah Tech University with 3,216 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,689 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County, UT, which is 0.681 times less than the 2,479 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,328 degrees mean that there were 6.86 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 485 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($5,266) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($808) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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Race

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 Washington County, UT was $417,400 in 2022, which is 1.48 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $343,700 to $417,400, a 21.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, UT is 72.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Washington County, UT have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washington County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Washington County, UT is $71,976. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Washington County, UT was Census Tract 2717.02 with a value of $101,273, followed by Census Tract 2716 and Census Tract 2709.01, with respective values of $77,862 and $77,093.

In 2022, 17.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Washington County, UT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.279%.

Property

$417,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,002
$46,477
Median Property Taxes
±$1,731

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 Washington County, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

72.4%
Homeownership
2022
71.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.4% of the housing units in Washington County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2717.02
  2. Census Tract 2716
  3. Census Tract 2709.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, UT was Census Tract 2717.02 with a value of $101,273, followed by Census Tract 2716 and Census Tract 2709.01, with respective values of $77,862 and $77,093.

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

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Household Income

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$71,976
Median Household Income
± $3,410
64.2k
Number of Households
± 2,217

In 2022, the median household income of the 64.2k households in Washington County, UT grew to $71,976 from the previous year's value of $65,040.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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 Washington 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 (73.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.4%)
  3. Carpooled (9.42%)

In 2022, 73.9% of workers in Washington County, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.4%) and those who carpooled to work (9.42%).

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Commute Time

18.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, UT have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.46% of the workforce in Washington 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 Washington County, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washington County, UT have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Washington County, UT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.279%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.82% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, UT (16k out of 181k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington County, UT is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 9.3% of the children was living in poverty in Washington County, UT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 13.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 154 in Washington County, UT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 25.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

87.8% of the population of Washington County, UT has health coverage, with 42.9% on employee plans, 9.15% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 17.9% on non-group plans, and 1.19% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington County, UT see 1793 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.224% increase from the previous year (1789 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1567 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 334 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,793 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, UT

Primary care physicians in Washington County, UT see an average of 1,793 patients per year. This represents a 0.224% increase from the previous year (1,789 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington 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 26.7% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 32.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.2%
Uninsured
42.9%
Employer Coverage
9.15%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
17.9%
Non-Group
1.19%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, UT declined by 2.33% from 12.5% to 12.2%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 44.9 in Washington County, UT.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 30.4% in Washington County, UT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15% in Washington County, UT.

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