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Complete Health Indicator Report of Utah Population Characteristics: Household Income


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.


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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 healthcare. 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?

The median household income in Utah 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.?

The median household income in Utah has generally kept pace with that in the U.S., but households in Utah 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 and Human Services 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]] [][[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]] [][[br]] PCN: Utah Primary Care Network (for low-income adults) -[[br]] [][[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, [].

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 and Human Services.

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 healthcare 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., 1984-2022

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CPS Utah vs. U.S.YearDollarsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 162
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1984$58,410$56,548$60,272
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1985$61,830$60,110$63,550
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1986$63,350$61,398$65,302
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1987$61,850$59,066$64,634
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1988$59,160$57,116$61,204
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1989$66,160$63,976$68,344
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1990$61,910$59,819$64,001
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1991$55,520$52,827$58,213
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1992$66,200$63,987$68,413
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1993$67,500$65,157$69,843
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1994$65,920$63,999$67,841
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1995$65,780$64,123$67,437
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1996$65,070$62,734$67,406
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1997$73,570$70,500$76,640
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1998$75,160$72,827$77,493
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1999$76,550$73,865$79,235
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2000$76,410$74,737$78,083
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2001$74,400$71,884$76,916
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2002$74,280$72,501$76,059
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2003$74,920$73,549$76,291
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2004$75,460$74,085$76,835
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2005$79,010$77,132$80,888
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2006$76,530$74,189$78,871
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2007$73,110$71,446$74,774
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2008$82,390$80,379$84,401
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2009$77,370$75,269$79,471
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2010$73,990$71,430$76,550
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2011$70,230$68,130$72,330
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2012$72,440$68,785$76,095
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2013$77,250$72,175$82,325
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2013$74,890$72,985$76,795
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2014$76,670$72,762$80,578
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2015$80,200$77,220$83,180
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2016$80,970$78,286$83,654
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2017$82,290$79,738$84,842
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2018$89,080$86,390$91,770
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2019$96,270$92,290$100,250
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2020$94,680$91,434$97,926
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2021$94,510$89,940$99,080
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2022$95,800$91,770$99,830
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1984$56,780$56,522$57,038
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1985$57,860$57,546$58,174
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1986$60,010$59,699$60,321
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1987$60,760$60,464$61,056
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1988$61,210$60,897$61,523
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1989$62,260$61,918$62,602
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1990$61,500$61,186$61,814
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1991$59,710$59,425$59,995
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1992$59,210$58,930$59,490
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1993$58,920$58,645$59,195
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1994$59,550$59,279$59,821
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1995$61,440$61,085$61,795
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1996$62,350$62,036$62,664
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1997$63,640$63,346$63,934
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1998$65,980$65,590$66,370
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1999$67,650$67,334$67,966
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2000$67,470$67,258$67,682
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2001$66,360$66,157$66,563
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2002$65,820$65,604$66,036
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2003$65,860$65,574$66,146
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2004$65,760$65,469$66,051
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2005$66,780$66,557$67,003
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2006$67,520$67,230$67,810
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2007$68,610$68,419$68,801
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2008$66,280$66,099$66,461
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2009$65,850$65,568$66,132
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2010$64,300$63,876$64,724
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2011$63,350$63,032$63,668
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2012$63,350$63,090$63,610
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2013$63,720$63,381$64,059
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2013$65,740$64,938$66,542
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2014$64,900$64,426$65,374
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2015$68,410$68,021$68,799
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2016$70,840$70,317$71,363
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2017$72,090$71,710$72,470
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2018$73,030$72,545$73,515
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2019$78,250$77,624$78,876
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2020$76,660$76,057$77,263
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2021$76,330$75,933$76,727
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2022$74,580$73,992$75,168
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1984$23,060$22,325$23,795
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1985$25,240$24,538$25,942
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1986$26,280$25,470$27,090
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1987$26,530$25,336$27,724
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1988$26,310$25,401$27,219
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1989$30,720$29,706$31,734
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1990$30,140$29,122$31,158
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1991$28,020$26,661$29,379
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1992$34,250$33,105$35,395
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1993$35,790$34,548$37,032
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1994$35,720$34,679$36,761
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1995$36,480$35,561$37,399
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1996$37,040$35,710$38,370
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1997$42,780$40,995$44,565
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1998$44,300$42,925$45,675
Utah current dollars-legacy questions1999$46,050$44,435$47,665
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2000$47,550$46,509$48,591
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2001$47,340$45,739$48,941
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2002$47,860$46,714$49,006
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2003$49,280$48,378$50,182
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2004$50,870$49,943$51,797
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2005$54,810$53,507$56,113
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2006$54,630$52,959$56,301
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2007$53,530$52,312$54,748
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2008$62,540$61,014$64,066
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2009$58,490$56,902$60,078
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2010$56,700$54,738$58,662
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2011$55,490$53,831$57,149
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2012$58,340$55,396$61,284
Utah current dollars-legacy questions2013$62,970$58,833$67,107
Utah current dollars-redesigned questions2013$61,050$59,497$62,603
Utah current dollars-redesigned questions2014$63,380$60,149$66,611
Utah current dollars-redesigned questions2015$66,260$63,798$68,722
Utah current dollars-redesigned questions2016$67,480$65,243$69,717
Utah current dollars-redesigned questions2017$71,320$69,070$73,570
Utah current dollars-updated data processing2017$69,790$67,626$71,954
Utah current dollars-updated data processing2018$77,070$74,743$79,397
Utah current dollars-updated data processing2019$84,520$81,026$88,014
Utah current dollars-updated data processing2020$83,990$81,110$86,870
Utah current dollars-updated data processing2021$87,650$83,412$91,888
Utah current dollars-updated data processing2022$95,800$91,770$99,830
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1984$22,420$22,318$22,522
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1985$23,620$23,492$23,748
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1986$24,900$24,771$25,029
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1987$26,060$25,933$26,187
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1988$27,230$27,091$27,369
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1989$28,910$28,751$29,069
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1990$29,940$29,787$30,093
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1991$30,130$29,986$30,274
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1992$30,640$30,495$30,785
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1993$31,240$31,094$31,386
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1994$32,260$32,113$32,407
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1995$34,080$33,883$34,277
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1996$35,490$35,311$35,669
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1997$37,010$36,839$37,181
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1998$38,890$38,660$39,120
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions1999$40,700$40,510$40,890
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2000$41,990$41,858$42,122
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2001$42,230$42,101$42,359
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2002$42,410$42,271$42,549
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2003$43,320$43,132$43,508
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2004$44,330$44,134$44,526
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2005$46,330$46,175$46,485
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2006$48,200$47,993$48,407
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2007$50,230$50,090$50,370
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2008$50,300$50,163$50,437
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2009$49,780$49,567$49,993
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2010$49,280$48,955$49,605
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2011$50,050$49,799$50,301
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2012$51,020$50,811$51,229
U.S. current dollars-legacy questions2013$51,940$51,664$52,216
U.S. current dollars-redesigned questions2013$53,590$52,936$54,244
U.S. current dollars-redesigned questions2014$53,660$53,268$54,052
U.S. current dollars-redesigned questions2015$56,520$56,199$56,841
U.S. current dollars-redesigned questions2016$59,040$58,604$59,476
U.S. current dollars-redesigned questions2017$61,370$61,035$61,705
U.S. current dollars-updated data processing2017$61,140$60,818$61,462
U.S. current dollars-updated data processing2018$63,180$62,760$63,600
U.S. current dollars-updated data processing2019$68,700$68,150$69,250
U.S. current dollars-updated data processing2020$68,010$67,475$68,545
U.S. current dollars-updated data processing2021$70,780$70,412$71,148
U.S. current dollars-updated data processing2022$74,580$73,992$75,168

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 []. 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, 2022

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CountyDollarsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 31
Box Elder$79,450$72,266$86,634
Salt Lake$91,713$89,824$93,602
San Juan$50,452$45,436$55,468

Data Notes

2022 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, 2022

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Local Health DistrictDollars
Record Count: 15
Bear River$75,246
Davis County$103,143
Salt Lake County$91,713
San Juan$50,452
Utah County$95,085
State of Utah$88,531

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]] 2022 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 2018-2022

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Utah Small AreasDollarsNote
Record Count: 104
Brigham City$72,407
Box Elder Co (Other) V2$86,974
Logan V2$67,188
North Logan$60,169
Cache (Other)/Rich (All) V2$89,724
Ben Lomond$76,706
Weber County (East)$108,000
Morgan County$120,854*
Ogden (Downtown)$73,973
South Ogden$80,749
Clearfield Area/Hooper$86,005
Layton/South Weber$94,043
Kaysville/Fruit Heights$122,000
North Salt Lake$94,802
Woods Cross/West Bountiful$115,000
SLC (Rose Park)$67,968
SLC (Avenues)$79,451
SLC (Foothill/East Bench)$110,000
SLC (Glendale) V2$59,136
West Valley (Center)$85,758
West Valley (West) V2$101,000
West Valley (East) V2$63,823
SLC (Downtown) V2$53,100
SLC (Southeast Liberty)$90,909
South Salt Lake$55,237
SLC (Sugar House)$90,381
Millcreek (South)$109,000
Millcreek (East)$129,000
Holladay V2$82,866
Kearns V2$81,808
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)$73,898
Taylorsville (West)$90,259
West Jordan (Northeast) V2$87,482
West Jordan (Southeast)$93,788
West Jordan (W)/Copperton$114,000
South Jordan V2$118,000
Sandy (West)$76,839
Sandy (Center) V2$98,455
Sandy (Northeast)$131,000
Sandy (Southeast)$144,000
Tooele County (Other)$92,474
Tooele Valley$96,165
Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley$101,000
Saratoga Springs$117,000
American Fork$111,000
Pleasant Grove/Lindon$96,366
Orem (North)$74,522
Orem (West)$76,764
Orem (East)$92,542
Provo (West City Center)$59,351
Provo (East City Center)$49,993
Salem City$103,000
Spanish Fork$93,946
Utah County (South) V2$92,388
Park City$154,000
Summit County (East)$101,000
Wasatch County$104,855*
Daggett and Uintah County$68,171
Duchesne County$70,821*
Sanpete Valley$65,324
Central (Other)$65,499
Carbon County$53,734*
Emery County$67,056*
Grand County$59,171*
San Juan County (Other)$36,083
St. George$73,162
Washington Co (Other) V2$75,521
Washington City$93,578
Hurricane/La Verkin$64,047
Ivins/Santa Clara$76,507
Cedar City$66,108
Southwest LHD (Other)$64,523
State of Utah$86,833

Data Notes

The median household income for Utah Small Areas was calculated by using the ACS 2018-2022 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: []. *Small Areas that are also counties use the 2018-2022 ACS county estimate.

Data Sources

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

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) WONDER Database, a system for disseminating public health data and information.
  • United States Census Bureau data dashboard.
  • Utah healthy Places Index, evidence-based and peer-reviewed tool, supports efforts to prioritize equitable community investments, develop critical programs and policies across the state, and much more.
  • County Health Rankings
  • Kaiser Family Foundation's
  • Medical literature can be queried at PubMed library.

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