Iron County, UT

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2022 Population
58,068
3.99% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
29.5
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
14.1%
7.93% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,005
11.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$299,400
20.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
27,249
7.91% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Iron County, UT had a population of 58.1k people with a median age of 29.5 and a median household income of $63,005. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Iron County, UT grew from 55,839 to 58,068, a 3.99% increase and its median household income grew from $56,308 to $63,005, a 11.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Iron County, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.2%), White (Hispanic) (4.03%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.05%), Other (Hispanic) (2.44%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.22%).

None of the households in Iron 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.

97.4% of the residents in Iron County, UT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Iron County, UT are Southern Utah University (4,473 degrees awarded in 2022), Southwest Technical College (399 degrees), and Evans Hairstyling College-Cedar City (33 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Iron County, UT was $299,400, and the homeownership rate was 68%.

Most people in Iron County, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Iron County, UT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Iron County, UT is home to a population of 58.1k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.86% of Iron County, UT residents were born outside of the country (2.82k people).

In 2022, there were 20.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (48.9k people) in Iron County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.34k White (Hispanic) and 1.77k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.4% of Iron County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Iron County, UT was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Iron County, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    48.9k ± 262
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.34k ± 532
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.77k ± 480
9.68%
Hispanic Population
5.62k people

In 2022, there were 20.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (48.9k people) in Iron County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.34k White (Hispanic) and 1.77k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.68% of the people in Iron County, UT are hispanic (5.62k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Iron 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

4.86%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.82k people
4.01%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.24k people

As of 2022, 4.86% of Iron County, UT residents (2.82k 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 Iron County, UT was 4.01%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    787 ± 142
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    485 ± 140
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    168 ± 93

Iron County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Iron County, UT employs 27.2k people. The largest industries in Iron County, UT are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,595 people), Retail Trade (3,329 people), and Educational Services (3,308 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($61,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,071), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,841).

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

27.2k
2022 Value
± 1,352
7.91%
1 Year growth
± 6.77%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Iron County, UT grew at a rate of 7.91%, from 25.3k employees to 27.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Iron County, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,436 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,624 people), and Management Occupations (2,610 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Iron County, UT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

27.2k
2022 Value
± 1,352
7.91%
1 Year growth
± 6.77%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Iron County, UT grew at a rate of 7.91%, from 25.3k employees to 27.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Iron County, UT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,595 people), Retail Trade (3,329 people), and Educational Services (3,308 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Iron County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Iron 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

$41,216
Median earning men ± $2,934
$19,723
Median earning women ± $2,316

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,500), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,659), and Public Administration ($52,807).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($39,551), Construction ($38,553), and Public Administration ($38,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 628
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 331
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 325
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iron County, UT went to Donald J. Trump with 75.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.65%).

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 Iron County, UT awarded 4,905 degrees. The student population of Iron County, UT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6,333 male students and 8,759 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Iron County, UT are White (3,763 and 79.7%), followed by Unknown (336 and 7.11%), Hispanic or Latino (332 and 7.03%), and Asian (82 and 1.74%).

The largest universities in Iron County, UT by number of degrees awarded are Southern Utah University (4,473 and 91.2%), Southwest Technical College (399 and 8.13%), and Evans Hairstyling College-Cedar City (33 and 0.673%).

The most popular majors in Iron County, UT are General Studies (2,308 and 47.1%), General Business Administration & Management (223 and 4.55%), and Accounting (168 and 3.43%).

The median tuition cost in Iron County, UT for a public four year colleges is $6,006 for in-state students and $19,822 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Iron County, UT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 15,092 (42% men and 58% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 15,092 students enrolled in Iron County, UT, 42% men and 58% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,667 records, of which 58.2% were women and 41.8% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Iron County, UT was Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology with 5 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,473 degrees awarded
  2. 399 degrees awarded
  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern Utah University with 4,473 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,118 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Iron County, UT, which is 0.76 times less than the 2,787 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 3,763 degrees mean that there were 11.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 336 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,006) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($764) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,600) 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 Iron County, UT was $299,400 in 2022, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $248,100 to $299,400, a 20.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Iron County, UT is 68%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Iron County, UT have an average commute time of 15.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Iron County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Iron County, UT is $63,005. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Iron County, UT was Census Tract 1103 with a value of $79,622, followed by Census Tract 1107.02 and Census Tract 1104, with respective values of $72,039 and $50,669.

In 2022, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Iron County, UT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.06%.

Property

$299,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,225
$12,644
Median Property Taxes
±$799

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

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Rent vs Own

68%
Homeownership
2022
70.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68% of the housing units in Iron County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1103
  2. Census Tract 1107.02
  3. Census Tract 1104

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Iron County, UT was Census Tract 1103 with a value of $79,622, followed by Census Tract 1107.02 and Census Tract 1104, with respective values of $72,039 and $50,669.

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

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Household Income

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$63,005
Median Household Income
± $4,390
18.6k
Number of Households
± 1,058

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.6k households in Iron County, UT grew to $63,005 from the previous year's value of $56,308.

The following chart displays the households in Iron 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 Iron 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 (75.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.94%)

In 2022, 75.8% of workers in Iron County, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (9.94%).

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Commute Time

15.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Iron County, UT have a shorter commute time (15.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.05% of the workforce in Iron 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 Iron County, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Iron County, UT have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Iron County, UT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.06%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Iron County, UT (8.11k out of 57.4k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Iron 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, 14.5% of the children was living in poverty in Iron County, UT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 278 in Iron County, UT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 99.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90% of the population of Iron County, UT has health coverage, with 46.3% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 9.74% on Medicare, 20.6% on non-group plans, and 1.63% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Iron County, UT see 2611 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (2639 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2104 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 321 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,611 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Iron County, UT

Primary care physicians in Iron County, UT see an average of 2,611 patients per year. This represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (2,639 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Iron 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 30.4% under 18 years, 26.6% between 18 and 34 years, 30.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.96%
Uninsured
46.3%
Employer Coverage
11.8%
Medicaid
9.74%
Medicare
20.6%
Non-Group
1.63%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Iron County, UT declined by 8.24% from 10.8% to 9.96%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 55.2 in Iron County, UT.

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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 32.9% in Iron County, UT.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.3% in Iron County, UT.

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