Migration Profile for Utah, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Utah in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Utah People Moving into Utah People Moving out of Utah Net # People Moving into Utah from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 101,644 73,941 27,703 1.37
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 23,476 16,441 7,035 1.43
Aged 18-19 10,038 5,999 4,039 1.67
Aged 20-24 20,589 14,184 6,405 1.45
Aged 25-34 23,535 18,513 5,022 1.27
Aged 35-44 9,978 7,877 2,101 1.27
Aged 45-54 5,714 5,927 -213 0.96
Aged 55-64 5,079 2,589 2,490 1.96
Aged 65+ 3,235 2,411 824 1.34
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 42,133 22,183 19,950 1.90
Married 28,450 28,094 356 1.01
Divorced 7,521 6,171 1,350 1.22
Separated 1,393 1,962 -569 0.71
Widowed 1,806 986 820 1.83
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 5,527 2,777 2,750 1.99
High School Graduate 8,861 6,569 2,292 1.35
Some college or Associates degree 16,647 12,010 4,637 1.39
Bachelor’s Degree 10,186 10,604 -418 0.96
Graduate or Professional Degree 6,320 5,357 963 1.18
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 9,646 6,334 3,312 1.52
$1-$9,999 26,588 15,191 11,397 1.75
$10,000-$24,999 20,185 16,995 3,190 1.19
$25,000-$49,999 15,311 13,527 1,784 1.13
$50,000-$74,999 5,033 4,004 1,029 1.26
$75,000+ 4,540 3,345 1,195 1.36
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 20,434 15,780 4,654 1.29
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 11,154 7,983 3,171 1.40
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 60,170 47,362 12,808 1.27

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Utah” refers to those people living in Utah in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Utah” refers to those people living in Utah in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.37 means that very every 100 people leaving Utah for another state, 137 people are moving to Utah from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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