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Complete Health Indicator Report of Utah Population Characteristics: Household Income

Definition

Median annual household income is the income level at which half of all households' income is lower, and half of all households' income is higher.

Numerator

Not applicable.

Denominator

Not applicable.

Why Is This Important?

Income is strongly related to health status. Low-income persons tend to have poorer health status, in part because they cannot always afford good health care. However, some people have low income levels because chronic mental or physical illness limits their ability to complete educational goals and earn a good income.

How Are We Doing?

Utah's median household income has increased overall since 1984, even after adjusting for inflation. However, there have been short timeframes when the median income decreased or remained fairly level.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

Utah's median household income has generally kept pace with that in the U.S., but Utah's households are larger, making [[a href="indicator/view/PerCapInc.UT_US.html" per capita income]] in Utah lower than in the U.S. overall.

What Is Being Done?

The Utah Department of Health has no programs directed specifically at increasing household income levels. However, there are programs such as Medicaid, Primary Care Network, and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) that pay for health care for eligible children and adults.

Available Services

For information on the Medicaid program: [[br]] In the Salt Lake City area, call 801-538-6155.[[br]] In Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada, call toll-free 1-800-662-9651.[[br]] From other states, call 1-801-538-6155.[[br]] Medicaid Customer Service staff are available to take inquiries.[[br]] Or visit the Utah Medicaid website:[[br]] [http://www.health.utah.gov/medicaid/][[br]] [[br]] For information on CHIP and the PCN:[[br]] Call the Health Resource Line: 1-888-222-2542[[br]] Or visit the their websites:[[br]] CHIP: Children's Health Insurance Program (for children 0-18) -[[br]] [http://www.health.state.ut.us/chip][[br]] PCN: Utah Primary Care Network (for low-income adults) -[[br]] [http://www.health.utah.gov/pcn/][[br]] [[br]] Voices for Utah Children is a private, not-for-profit organization that advocates for children. Information about their activities may be found on their website, [http://www.utahchildren.org].


Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Health Care System Factors

Health insurance coverage is related to income--persons with higher household incomes are more likely to be covered by health insurance. This is true despite the fact that public programs such as CHIP, Medicaid, and Utah's Primary Care Network (PCN) are available to low-income persons. Until recently, however, only children, pregnant women, single parents, and disabled adults could gain Medicaid eligibility by virtue of their low income status. Now, low-income adults who are not disabled may also be eligible for certain types of health care coverage through the Utah Department of Health.

Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:


Risk Factors

One of the best ways for adults (both men and women) to avoid poverty is to get a good education and prepare for a competitive job market.

Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Health Status Outcomes

Low income is a risk factor for many poor health status outcomes, including general poor health, as well as others. The association between poverty and health status is probably bi-directional. That is, persons with chronic mental or physical illness are less able to achieve their educational goals and get good jobs. At the same time, persons who have lower incomes are less able to afford health care and may have less healthy lifestyles. For instance, persons with lower education and income levels are more likely to smoke cigarettes and less likely to get regular exercise.

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Median Annual Household Income in Current Dollars and Inflation-adjusted, Utah and U.S., 1984-2016

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CPS Utah vs. U.S.YearDollarsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 136
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1984$50,748$49,130$52,366
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1985$53,705$52,211$55,199
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1986$54,963$53,269$56,657
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1987$53,636$51,222$56,050
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1988$51,345$49,571$53,119
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1989$57,427$55,531$59,323
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1990$53,704$51,890$55,518
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1991$48,164$45,828$50,500
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1992$57,454$55,533$59,375
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1993$58,553$56,521$60,585
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1994$57,243$55,575$58,911
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1995$57,092$55,654$58,530
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1996$56,462$54,435$58,489
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1997$63,828$61,164$66,492
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1998$65,218$63,194$67,242
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1999$66,383$64,055$68,711
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2000$66,295$64,844$67,746
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2001$64,178$62,008$66,348
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2002$63,875$62,346$65,404
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2003$64,302$63,125$65,479
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2004$64,638$63,460$65,816
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2005$67,365$65,764$68,966
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2006$65,030$63,041$67,019
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2007$61,964$60,554$63,374
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2008$69,714$68,013$71,415
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2009$65,431$63,655$67,207
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2010$62,419$60,259$64,579
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2011$59,204$57,434$60,974
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2012$60,987$57,909$64,065
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2013$64,881$60,618$69,144
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2013$62,902$61,302$64,502
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2014$64,258$60,982$67,534
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2015$67,095$64,602$69,588
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2016$67,481$65,244$69,718
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1984$49,335$49,110$49,560
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1985$50,258$49,986$50,530
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1986$52,068$51,798$52,338
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1987$52,690$52,433$52,947
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1988$53,124$52,853$53,395
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1989$54,042$53,745$54,339
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1990$53,350$53,077$53,623
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1991$51,791$51,543$52,039
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1992$51,390$51,147$51,633
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1993$51,116$50,877$51,355
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1994$51,710$51,474$51,946
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1995$53,330$53,022$53,638
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1996$54,105$53,832$54,378
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1997$55,218$54,963$55,473
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1998$57,248$56,909$57,587
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1999$58,665$58,391$58,939
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2000$58,544$58,360$58,728
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2001$57,246$57,071$57,421
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2002$56,599$56,413$56,785
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2003$56,528$56,283$56,773
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2004$56,332$56,083$56,581
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2005$56,935$56,745$57,125
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2006$57,379$57,133$57,625
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2007$58,149$57,987$58,311
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2008$56,076$55,923$56,229
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2009$55,683$55,445$55,921
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2010$54,245$53,887$54,603
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2011$53,401$53,133$53,669
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2012$53,331$53,113$53,549
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2013$53,518$53,234$53,802
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2013$55,214$54,540$55,888
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2014$54,398$54,001$54,795
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2015$57,230$56,905$57,555
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2016$59,039$58,603$59,475
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1984$23,057$24,266$21,848
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1985$25,238$26,393$24,083
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1986$26,281$27,613$24,949
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1987$26,529$28,493$24,565
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1988$26,313$27,808$24,818
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1989$30,717$32,385$29,049
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1990$30,142$31,817$28,467
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1991$28,016$30,252$25,780
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1992$34,251$36,135$32,367
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1993$35,786$37,829$33,743
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1994$35,716$37,428$34,004
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1995$36,480$37,992$34,968
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1996$37,038$39,226$34,850
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1997$42,775$45,711$39,839
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1998$44,299$46,561$42,037
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1999$46,050$48,707$43,393
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2000$47,550$49,262$45,838
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2001$47,342$49,976$44,708
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2002$47,861$49,746$45,976
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2003$49,275$50,759$47,791
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2004$50,871$52,396$49,346
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2005$54,813$56,956$52,670
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2006$54,628$57,377$51,879
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2007$53,529$55,533$51,525
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2008$62,537$65,047$60,027
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2009$58,491$61,103$55,879
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2010$56,701$59,929$53,472
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2011$55,493$58,222$52,764
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2012$58,341$63,184$53,498
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2013$62,967$69,772$56,162
Utah current dollars-redesigned questions2013$61,047$58,492$63,602
Utah current dollars-redesigned questions2014$63,383$58,068$68,698
Utah current dollars-redesigned questions2015$66,258$62,208$70,308
Utah current dollars-redesigned questions2016$67,481$65,244$69,718
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1984$22,415$22,583$22,247
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1985$23,618$23,829$23,407
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1986$24,897$25,109$24,685
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1987$26,061$26,270$25,852
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1988$27,225$27,454$26,996
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1989$28,906$29,168$28,644
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1990$29,943$30,195$29,691
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1991$30,126$30,363$29,889
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1992$30,636$30,875$30,397
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1993$31,241$31,481$31,001
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1994$32,264$32,506$32,022
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1995$34,076$34,400$33,752
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1996$35,492$35,786$35,198
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1997$37,005$37,286$36,724
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1998$38,885$39,263$38,507
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1999$40,696$41,009$40,383
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2000$41,990$42,207$41,773
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2001$42,228$42,440$42,016
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2002$42,409$42,638$42,180
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2003$43,318$43,627$43,009
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2004$44,334$44,656$44,012
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2005$46,326$46,581$46,071
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2006$48,201$48,542$47,860
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2007$50,233$50,463$50,003
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2008$50,303$50,528$50,078
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2009$49,777$50,127$49,427
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2010$49,276$49,811$48,742
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2011$50,054$50,467$49,641
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2012$51,017$51,361$50,673
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2013$51,939$52,393$51,485
U.S. current dollars-redesigned questions2013$53,585$54,661$52,509
U.S. current dollars-redesigned questions2014$53,657$54,302$53,012
U.S. current dollars-redesigned questions2015$56,516$55,988$57,044
U.S. current dollars-redesigned questions2016$59,039$58,603$59,475

Data Notes

Legacy questions - data from income questions consistent with previous years[[br]] Redesigned questions - data from redesigned questions[[br]] For more information about the redesigned questions, see [https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p60-249description.pdf]. In order to accurately compare income over time, users should adjust the measures for changes in cost of living. The Census Bureau uses the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) to adjust for changes in the cost of living. Current dollars is a term describing income in the year in which a person, household, or family receives it (unadjusted for inflation). Upper and lower limits are calculated to 90% confidence intervals.

Data Sources

  • U.S. Current Population Survey
  • U.S. Bureau of the Census


Median Annual Household Income by County, Utah, 2016

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CountyDollarsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 31
Beaver$49,843$45,798$53,888
Box Elder$57,875$53,673$62,077
Cache$57,422$53,963$60,881
Carbon$49,743$46,056$53,430
Daggett$54,784$49,075$60,493
Davis$77,095$73,765$80,425
Duchesne$56,408$52,246$60,570
Emery$54,569$49,364$59,774
Garfield$47,901$42,837$52,965
Grand$55,916$52,792$59,040
Iron$45,581$41,377$49,785
Juab$57,820$51,581$64,059
Kane$48,697$43,494$53,900
Millard$55,656$50,461$60,851
Morgan$85,681$80,286$91,076
Piute$39,659$35,379$43,939
Rich$60,008$53,466$66,550
Salt Lake$68,404$66,559$70,249
San Juan$42,747$39,635$45,859
Sanpete$47,768$43,196$52,340
Sevier$50,909$46,758$55,060
Summit$94,540$86,430$102,650
Tooele$64,675$60,635$68,715
Uintah$64,184$60,414$67,954
Utah$69,568$67,478$71,658
Wasatch$73,077$65,791$80,363
Washington$54,876$51,749$58,003
Wayne$43,080$38,441$47,719
Weber$62,768$60,341$65,195
State$65,931$65,028$66,834
U.S.$57,617$57,502$57,732

Data Notes

2016 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)[[br]] Confidence limits are 90%.

Data Source

U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates, Model-based Estimates for States, Counties, & School Districts


Median Annual Household Income by Local Health District, Utah, 2016

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Local Health DistrictDollars
Record Count: 15
Bear River$57,422
Central$48,834
Davis County$77,095
Salt Lake County$68,404
San Juan$42,747
Southeast$49,743
Southwest$51,272
Summit$94,540
Tooele$64,675
TriCounty$57,834
Utah County$69,568
Wasatch$73,077
Weber-Morgan$62,768
State of Utah$65,931
U.S.$57,617

Data Notes

Values for multi-county local health districts consist of the weighted median of the county medians.[[br]] Upper and lower confidence intervals are calculated to 90%.[[br]] 2016 SAIPE estimates.

Data Source

U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates, Model-based Estimates for States, Counties, & School Districts


Median Annual Household Income by Utah Small Area, ACS 2012-2016

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Utah Small AreasDollarsNote
Record Count: 70
Brigham City$51,881
Box Elder Co (Other)$56,150
Logan$46,321
Cache Co (Oth)/Rich Co (All)$62,708
Ben Lomond$53,402
Morgan Co (All)/Weber Co (E)$78,863
Ogden (Downtown)$44,081
South Ogden$57,170
Roy/Hooper$68,261
Riverdale$58,007
Clearfield/Hill AFB$63,015
Layton$65,609
Syracuse/Kaysville$89,796
Farmington/Centerville$88,777
Woods Cross/North Salt Lake$77,395
Bountiful$64,370
SLC (Rose Park)$41,651
SLC (Avenues)$62,254
SLC (Foothill/U of U)$86,314
Magna$55,641
SLC (Glendale)$42,059
West Valley (West)$61,936
West Valley (East) V2$46,873
SLC (Downtown)$50,108
South Salt Lake$34,572
Millcreek$67,941
Holladay$69,249
Cottonwood$78,718
Kearns V2$62,203
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)$50,847
Taylorsville (West)**
Murray$48,772
Midvale$53,088
West Jordan (NE) V2$66,480
West Jordan (SE)$64,468
West Jordan (W)/Copperton$79,213
South Jordan$95,739
Sandy (Center)$68,233
Sandy (NE)$97,299
Sandy (SE)$107,269
Riverton/Draper$94,348
Tooele Co$64,149*
Lehi/Cedar Valley$78,816
American Fork/Alpine$95,318
Pleasant Grove/Lindon$71,023
Orem (North)$53,848
Orem (West)$52,630
Orem (East)$74,264
Provo (North)/BYU$53,407
Provo (South)$37,833
Springville/Spanish Fork$69,056
Utah Co (South)$63,423
Summit Co$91,470*
Wasatch Co$71,337*
TriCounty LHD$65,438
Juab/Millard/Sanpete Co$49,884
Sevier/Piute/Wayne Co$47,567
Carbon/Emery Co$50,205
Grand County$43,529*
San Juan County$41,108*
St George$51,840
Washington Co (Other)$51,954
Cedar City$44,759
Southwest LHD (Other)$47,718
State$62,518
U.S.$55,322

Data Notes

The median household income for Utah Small Areas was calculated by using the ACS 2012-2016 ZIP code level values from table S1903. The ZIP code median incomes were combined into Small Area incomes using a weighted median algorithm. A description of the Utah Small Areas may be found on IBIS at the following URL: [https://ibis.health.utah.gov/resource/Guidelines.html]. *Small Areas that are also counties use the 2012-2016 ACS county estimate. **The ACS uses 5-digit ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) based on boundaries from the 2010 Census. Some Small Areas consist of ZIP Codes that were introduced after 2010; therefore, data are not available for these Small Areas from the ACS.

Data Sources

  • U.S. Bureau of the Census
  • American Community Survey

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