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State Demographics Data - UT

Utah

Demographics & Social
2012
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 240,872
% Foreign Born 8.4%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 51.8%
% change: 1990-2000 170.8%
Race (%)  
One race 98.0%
White
51.6%
Black or African American
2.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.6%
Asian
17.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
3.1%
Other race
22.4%
Two or more races 2.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 136,731
% Latino 56.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.5%
5-17 8.7%
18-64 82.4%
65 and older 8.3%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

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Gender (% female) 51.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 26.1%
Married 60.4%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.5%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 2,614,415
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 26.0%
% change: 1990-2000 24.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.5%
White 91.4%
Black or African American 1.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1%
Asian 0.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.7%
Other race 2.5%
Two or more races 2.5%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 242,702
% Latino 9.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 9.8%
5-17 23.3%
18-64 57.3%
65 and older 9.6%
Median Age 28.7
Gender (% female) 49.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 29.9%
Married 55.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 15.0%
Foreign Born
Number 158,664
% Foreign Born 7.1%
Population Change over Time  
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U.S. Born
Number 2,074,505
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Foreign Born
Number 58,600
% Foreign Born 3.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 1,664,250
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

240,872
Born in Africa 6,201
Born in Asia 49,189
Born in Europe 25,117
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 143,453
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 7,422
Born in Oceania 9,490
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 India
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

240,872
Europe 25,117
Northern Europe 6,162
United Kingdom
4,591
Ireland
239
Other Northern Europe
1,332
Western Europe 8,804
France
1,873
Germany
3,944
Other Western Europe
2,987
Southern Europe 1,771
Italy
375
Portugal
182
Other Southern Europe
1,214
Eastern Europe 8,337
Poland
666
Russia
1,374
Other Eastern Europe
6,297
Other Europe (no country specified) 43
Asia 49,189
Eastern Asia 14,421
China
6,712

China, excluding Taiwan

5,157

Taiwan

1,555
Japan
2,842
Korea
4,709
Other Eastern Asia
158
South Central Asia 12,214
India
6,776
Iran
1,273
Other South Central Asia
4,165
Southeastern Asia 18,849
Philippines
5,287
Vietnam
5,364
Other Southeastern Asia
8,198
Western Asia 3,551
Israel
209
Lebanon
163
Other Western Asia
3,179
Other Asia (no country specified) 154
Africa 6,201
Eastern Africa 2,411
Northern Africa
1,166
Western Africa
1,467
Middle and Southern Africa
852
Other Africa (no country specified)
305
Oceania 9,490
Australia and New Zealand subregion 2,171
Oceania (no country specified) 7,319
Americas 150,875
Latin America 143,453
Caribbean
3,825

Cuba

1,126

Jamaica

588

Other Caribbean

2,111
Central America
114,507

Mexico

99,033

El Salvador

5,479

Other Central America

9,995
South America
25,121

Brazil

2,978

Colombia

3,031

Other South America

19,112
Northern America 7,422
Canada
7,422
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 61,194
1990-1999 70,927
2000-2009 91,717
Since 2010 17,034
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 2.6%
Born in Asia 20.4%
Born in Europe 10.4%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 59.6%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3.1%
Born in Oceania 3.9%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 41.1%
Country #2 3.1%
Country #3 2.8%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 10.4%
Northern Europe 2.6%
United Kingdom 1.9%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.6%
Western Europe 3.7%
France 0.8%
Germany 1.6%
Other Western Europe 1.2%
Southern Europe 0.7%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.5%
Eastern Europe 3.5%
Poland 0.3%
Russia 0.6%
Other Eastern Europe 2.6%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 20.4%
Eastern Asia 6.0%
China 2.8%
China, excluding Taiwan 2.1%
Taiwan 0.6%
Japan 1.2%
Korea 2.0%
Other Eastern Asia 0.1%
South Central Asia 5.1%
India 2.8%
Iran 0.5%
Other South Central Asia 1.7%
Southeastern Asia 7.8%
Philippines 2.2%
Vietnam 2.2%
Other Southeastern Asia 3.4%
Western Asia 1.5%
Israel 0.1%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 1.3%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 2.6%
Eastern Africa 1.0%
Northern Africa 0.5%
Western Africa 0.6%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.4%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.1%
Oceania 3.9%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.9%
Oceania (no country specified) 3.0%
Americas 62.6%
Latin America 59.6%
Caribbean 1.6%
Cuba 0.5%
Jamaica 0.2%
Other Caribbean 0.9%
Central America 47.5%
Mexico 41.1%
El Salvador 2.3%
Other Central America 4.1%
South America 10.4%
Brazil 1.2%
Colombia 1.3%
Other South America 7.9%
Northern America 3.1%
Canada 3.1%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 25.4%
1980-1989 29.4%
1990-1999 38.1%
Since 2000 7.1%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 158,664
Born in Africa 2,414
Born in Asia 28,373
Born in Europe 25,640
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 87,883
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 7,735
Cat28 6,612
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.5%
Born in Asia 17.9%
Born in Europe 16.2%
Born in Latin America 55.4%
Born in Northern America 4.9%
Born in Oceania 4.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 41.9%
Country #2 4.9%
Country #3 3.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 57,164
Born in Africa 704
Born in Asia 15,898
Born in Europe 17,820
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 13,825
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 5,469
Cat21 3,448
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Germany
Country #3 Canada
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.2%
Born in Asia 27.8%
Born in Europe 31.2%
Born in Latin America 24.2%
Born in Northern America 9.6%
Born in Oceania 6.0%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 15.1%
Country #2 10.4%
Country #3 10.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 240,872
Naturalized citizens 83,880
Noncitizens 156,992
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 83,880
Before 1980 12,037
1980-1989 10,142
1990-1999 18,442
2000-2009 34,711
Since 2010 8,548
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 34.8%
Noncitizens 65.2%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 14.4%
1980-1989 12.1%
1990-1999 22.0%
2000-2009 41.4%
Since 2010 10.2%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 158,664
Naturalized citizens 48,178
Noncitizens 110,486
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 30.4%
Noncitizens 69.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 58,600
Naturalized citizens 25,841
Noncitizens 32,759
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 44.1%
Noncitizens 55.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 84,939
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 5,842
% married among women who gave birth
79.1%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
20.9%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 627,988
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 49,148
% married among women who gave birth 83.1%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 16.9%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.68
Average family size 4.17
U.S. Born
Average household size 3.07
Average family size 3.58
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.

 
Children under age 18 with 852,833
Only native parent(s)
708,474
One or more foreign-born parents
144,359

Child is native

125,881

Child is foreign born

18,478
Children under age 6 with 305,249
Only native parent(s)
254,341
One or more foreign-born parents
50,908

Child is native

49,032

Child is foreign born

1,876
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 547,584
Only native parent(s)
454,133
One or more foreign-born parents
93,451

Child is native

76,849

Child is foreign born

16,602
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

355,234
Only native parents 259,139
One or more foreign-born parents 96,095
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.9%
Child is native 14.8%
Child is foreign born 2.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.7%
Child is native 16.1%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 82.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 17.1%
Child is native 14.0%
Child is foreign born 3.0%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 72.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 27.1%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 692,640
Only native parent(s) 611,306
One or more foreign-born parents 81,334
Child is native 62,626
Child is foreign born 18,708
Children under age 6 with 237,504
Only native parent(s) 205,461
One or more foreign-born parents 32,043
Child is native 28,024
Child is foreign born 4,019
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 455,136
Only native parent(s) 405,845
One or more foreign-born parents 49,291
Child is native 34,602
Child is foreign born 14,689
Children in Low-Income Families* 227,361
Only native parents 184,899
One or more foreign-born parents 42,462
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 88.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 11.7%
Child is native 9.0%
Child is foreign born 2.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 86.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 13.5%
Child is native 11.8%
Child is foreign born 1.7%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 89.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 10.8%
Child is native 7.6%
Child is foreign born 3.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 81.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 18.7%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 614,933
Only native parent(s) 576,677
One or more foreign-born parents 38,256
Child is native 33,716
Child is foreign born 4,540
Children under age 6 with 202,670
Only native parent(s) 189,219
One or more foreign-born parents 13,451
Child is native 12,643
Child is foreign born 808
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 412,263
Only native parent(s) 387,458
One or more foreign-born parents 24,805
Child is native 21,073
Child is foreign born 3,732
Children in Low-Income Families* 246,901
Only native parents 228,457
One or more foreign-born parents 18,444
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.2%
Child is native 5.5%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.6%
Child is native 6.2%
Child is foreign born 0.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.0%
Child is native 5.1%
Child is foreign born 0.9%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 92.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.5%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2012 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS. 
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.