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Indicator Report - Utah Population Characteristics: Racial and Ethnic Composition of the Population

Why Is This Important?

Our current health system was developed based on the needs and perspectives of the White/Anglo-American Utah culture. As a result, Utahns of other cultures often experience barriers to receiving culturally sensitive and appropriate health care. Because of this and other social factors (e.g., proportion of workers in "blue collar" jobs without health benefits, lack of trust in the health care system, greater burden of poverty among many racial and ethnic groups), the health status of non-Anglo ethnic groups is often poorer than that of the mainstream population. Reducing racial and ethnically-based health disparities is an overarching goal of the U.S. Public Health Service's Healthy People 2010 and 2020 initiatives and the Utah Department of Health's Office of Health Disparities.

Ethnicity: Utah Population Estimates by Hispanic Ethnicity and Year, 2000-2013

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Data Notes

Persons of Hispanic ethnicity may be any race. The years 2000 and 2010 are from the decennial censuses. Years 2001 through 2009 are intercensal estimates. Years 2011, 2012, and 2013 are postcensal estimates.

Data Sources

Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Counties in Utah, U.S. Bureau of the Census, IBIS Version 2013.

Other Views


Number and percentage distribution of racial and ethnic populations.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of persons in each racial/ethnic group in Utah.
Denominator: Total number of persons in Utah for the same views.

Page Content Updated On 11/17/2014, Published on 12/03/2014
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Content updated: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 15:49:24 MST