Utah is Still the Youngest State in the Nation: Detailed Demographic Data

//Utah is Still the Youngest State in the Nation: Detailed Demographic Data

Utah is Still the Youngest State in the Nation: Detailed Demographic Data

According to state and county population estimates by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin released by the U.S. Census Bureau, five states or equivalent were majority-minority in 2013: Hawaii (77.0%), the District of Columbia (64.2%), California (61.0%), New Mexico (60.6%), and Texas (56.0%). Majority-minority is defined as more than half the population being of a group other than single-race, non-Hispanic white. Nevada, Maryland, and Georgia are all more than 45% minority. Maine was the least diverse state, with only 6.0% minority. Utah was 20.3% minority, ranking 34th and below the national rate of 37.4%.

San Juan County continues to be the only majority-minority county in Utah. In 2013, 53.1% of the population was minority, mostly American Indian. Salt Lake County had the next largest share of minorities, with 26.8%, followed by Weber (22.6%), Uintah (17.9%), and Carbon (16.6%) counties. The counties with the smallest minority shares were Morgan (4.7%), Rich (6.0%), Daggett (7.0%), Juab (7.2%), and Sevier (7.7%) counties.

Race and Ethnicity as a Percent of Total

Race and Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino. New Mexico had the highest percentage of people of Hispanic or Latino origin at 47.3%, followed by California and Texas both at 38.4%, Arizona at 30.3%, and Nevada at 27.5%. Utah had the 13th highest percentage of Hispanics at 13.4%, below the national rate of 17.1%.

Those of Hispanic or Latino origin were the largest minority group in Utah in 2013 with 13.4% of the total population. Utah’s Hispanic population increased 2.6% from 2012 to 2013. Since the 2010 Census, the Hispanic population has increased 8.2%%, from 358,340 to 387,569. Salt Lake County had the highest percentage of Hispanics at 17.6%, followed by Weber (17.4%), and Millard (13.2%) counties.

Black Alone. The District of Columbia had the highest percentage of black or African-Americans at 49.5%, followed by Mississippi (37.4%) and Louisiana (32.4%). Utah had the fourth lowest percentage of blacks in the nation at 1.3%. The national rate was 13.2%. Utah’s black population increased 3.9% from 2012 to 2013, and is still Utah’s second smallest minority group. Since the 2010 Census, this population group has increased 12.7%, from 33,864 to 38,149. Salt Lake County had the highest percentage of blacks at 1.9%, followed by Weber (1.6%), and Davis (1.4%) counties.

Asian Alone. Hawaii had the highest percentage of Asians at 37.7%, followed by California (14.1%) and New Jersey (9.2%). With 2.3%, Utah was below the national rate of 5.3%. Utah’s Asian population increased 4.5% from 2012 to 2013, continuing to be the third largest minority group. Since the 2010 Census, the Asian population has increased 14.9%, from 57,800 to 66,404. Salt Lake County had the highest percentage of Asians at 3.7%, followed by Cache (2.3%) and Davis (2.0%) counties.

American Indian and Alaska Native Alone (AIAN). Alaska had the highest percentage of AIAN at 14.7%, followed by New Mexico (10.4%) and Oklahoma (9.0%). Utah had the 16th highest percentage of AIAN at 1.5%, above the national rate of 1.2%. Utah’s AIAN population increased 2.2% from 2012 to 2013, ranking fourth among minority groups. Since the 2010 Census, the AIAN population has increased 6.0%, from 40,729 to 43,170. San Juan County had the highest percentage of AIAN at 46.6%, followed by Uintah (7.8%) and Duchesne (4.6%) counties.

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone (NHPI). Hawaii had the highest percentage of NHPI at 10.0%, followed by Alaska (1.2%) and Utah (1.0%). The national rate was 0.2%. While the national rank is high, NHPI are the smallest minority group in Utah. Utah’s NHPI population increased 3.2% from 2012 to 2013. Since the 2010 Census, the NHPI population has increased 8.4%, from 26,049 to 28,249. Salt Lake County had the highest percentage of NHPI at 1.6%, followed by Washington (0.9%) and Utah (0.8%) counties.

Two or More Races. Hawaii had the highest percentage of people reporting two or more races at 23.1%, followed by Alaska (6.6%) and Oklahoma (5.8%). In Utah, 2.3% of people reported two or more races, just below the national rate of 2.4%. The number of people reporting two or more races in Utah increased 4.7% from 2012 to 2013 and they are the second largest minority group. Since 2010, that number has increased 14.8%, from 58,114 to 66,718. Salt Lake County had the highest percentage of people reporting two or more races at 2.5%, followed by Davis (2.4%), Duchesne (2.4%), Weber (2.4%), and Utah (2.4%) counties.

Non-Hispanic White Alone. Maine had the highest percentage of non-Hispanic whites at 94.0%, followed by Vermont (93.8%) and West Virginia (92.7%). In Utah, 79.7% of the population was non-Hispanic white, above the national rate of 62.6%. Utah’s non-Hispanic white population increased 1.2% from 2012 to 2013. Since 2010, this population group increased 3.9%, from 2.23 million to 2.31 million. Morgan County had the highest percentage of non-Hispanic whites at 95.3%, followed by Rich (94.0%) and Daggett (93.0%) counties.

County Race

Age
Median Age. Utah continued to be the youngest state in the nation, with a median age of 30.2. This is the first time Utah’s median age has been greater than 30. The next youngest state was Alaska (33.2) followed by the District of Columbia (33.8) and Texas (34.0). The oldest state was Maine with a median age of 43.9. The median age for the nation was 37.6. The youngest county in Utah is Utah County with a median age of 24.2. Utah County was followed by Cache (25.0), Iron (28.2), Uintah (29.7), and Duchesne (29.8). The low median ages in these counties are a result of either the presence of a university, Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University in Utah County, Utah State University in Cache County, and Southern Utah University in Iron or the economic dominance of the energy boom in Uintah and Duchesne.

Under 5. Utah had the highest percentage of its total population under age 5 of any state (8.8%), followed by Alaska (7.5%) and Texas (7.3%). Vermont had the lowest percentage at 4.9%. The national rate was 6.3%. Duchesne County had the highest percentage of its total population under age 5 (10.4%), followed by Utah (10.4%) and Uintah (9.9%) counties. Piute County had the lowest percentage at 3.7%.

65 or older. Florida had the highest percentage of its total population 65 or older at 18.7%, followed by Maine (17.7%) and West Virginia (17.3%). Alaska had the lowest percentage at 9.0%. Utah had the second lowest percentage at 9.8%. The national rate was 14.1%. Piute County had the highest percentage of its total population 65 or older at 24.6%, followed by Kane (21.5%) and Daggett (20.1%) counties. Utah County had the lowest percentage at 7.0%.

Age and Sex

 

Sex
There are only 10 states where males make up the majority of the population. Alaska has the highest percentage of males at 52.4%, followed by North Dakota (51.1%), Wyoming (51.0%), Hawaii (50.5%), and Nevada (50.4%). Utah’s percentage was 50.3%. The District of Columbia had the highest percentage of females of any state or equivalent at 52.6%, followed by Delaware (51.6%), Rhode Island (51.6%), Massachusetts (51.5%) and Maryland (51.5%). In all but five counties in Utah, males outnumbered females. Daggett County had the highest percentage of males at 55.4%, followed by Sanpete (52.3%) and Garfield (52.1%) counties.

For more information please visit the U.S. Census Bureau’s website, http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb14-118.html or http://www.census.gov/popest/

2017-12-20T10:08:52-06:00July 21st, 2014|

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