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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 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?

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 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.

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., 1984-2017

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CPS Utah vs. U.S.YearDollarsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 130
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1984$51,957$50,301$53,613
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1985$54,984$53,455$56,513
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1986$56,272$54,538$58,006
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1987$54,914$52,442$57,386
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1988$52,568$50,752$54,384
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1989$58,796$56,855$60,737
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1990$54,984$53,127$56,841
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1991$49,311$46,919$51,703
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1992$58,823$56,857$60,789
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1993$59,948$57,867$62,029
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1994$58,607$56,899$60,315
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1995$58,452$56,979$59,925
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1996$57,807$55,731$59,883
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1997$65,348$62,621$68,075
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1998$66,772$64,699$68,845
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1999$67,964$65,580$70,348
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2000$67,875$66,389$69,361
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2001$65,707$63,485$67,929
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2002$65,397$63,831$66,963
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2003$65,834$64,629$67,039
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2004$66,178$64,972$67,384
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2005$68,970$67,330$70,610
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2006$66,579$64,542$68,616
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2007$63,440$61,996$64,884
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2008$71,375$69,633$73,117
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2009$66,990$65,171$68,809
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2010$63,886$61,675$66,097
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2011$60,614$58,802$62,426
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2012$62,403$59,254$65,552
Utah inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2013$64,344$62,707$65,981
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2013$64,344$62,707$65,981
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2014$65,694$62,345$69,043
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2015$68,556$66,009$71,103
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2016$68,932$66,647$71,217
Utah inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2017$71,319$69,069$73,569
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1984$50,511$50,281$50,741
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1985$51,455$51,176$51,734
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1986$53,309$53,033$53,585
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1987$53,945$53,682$54,208
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1988$54,390$54,112$54,668
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1989$55,329$55,025$55,633
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1990$54,621$54,342$54,900
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1991$53,025$52,772$53,278
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1992$52,615$52,366$52,864
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1993$52,334$52,089$52,579
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1994$52,942$52,701$53,183
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1995$54,600$54,284$54,916
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1996$55,394$55,115$55,673
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1997$56,533$56,272$56,794
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1998$58,612$58,265$58,959
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions1999$60,062$59,782$60,342
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2000$59,938$59,750$60,126
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2001$58,609$58,430$58,788
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2002$57,947$57,757$58,137
U.S. inflation-adjusted-legacy questions2003$57,875$57,624$58,126
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2013$56,479$55,790$57,168
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2014$55,613$55,207$56,019
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2015$58,476$58,144$58,808
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2016$60,309$59,864$60,754
U.S. inflation-adjusted-redesigned questions2017$61,372$61,037$61,707
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
Utah current dollars-redesigned questions2017$71,319$69,069$73,569
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
U.S. current dollars-redesigned questions2017$61,372$61,037$61,707

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, 2017

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CountyDollarsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 31
Box Elder$63,624$60,296$66,952
Salt Lake$71,396$70,288$72,504
San Juan$43,962$40,618$47,306

Data Notes

2017 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, 2017

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Local Health DistrictDollars
Record Count: 15
Bear River$55,036
Davis County$80,433
Salt Lake County$71,396
San Juan$43,962
Utah County$70,461
State of Utah$68,395

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]] 2017 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 2013-2017

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Utah Small AreasDollarsNote
Record Count: 104
Brigham City$54,621
Box Elder Co (Other) V2$66,919
Logan V2$47,854
North Logan$48,159
Cache (Other)/Rich (All) V2$65,361
Ben Lomond$55,885
Weber County (East)$79,926
Morgan County$86,071*
Ogden (Downtown)$44,951
South Ogden$60,453
Clearfield Area/Hooper$65,223
Layton/South Weber$68,558
Kaysville/Fruit Heights$93,214
North Salt Lake$77,307
Woods Cross/West Bountiful$86,158
SLC (Rose Park)$44,669
SLC (Avenues)$64,163
SLC (Foothill/East Bench)$98,186
SLC (Glendale) V2$42,130
West Valley (Center)$62,329
West Valley (West) V2$70,256
West Valley (East) V2$50,035
SLC (Downtown) V2$37,514
SLC (Southeast Liberty)$74,918
South Salt Lake$38,914
SLC (Sugar House)$63,650
Millcreek (South)$78,424
Millcreek (East)$83,456
Holladay V2$67,680
Kearns V2$65,471
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)$52,962
Taylorsville (West)****
West Jordan (Northeast) V2$68,134
West Jordan (Southeast)$67,802
West Jordan (W)/Copperton$82,566
South Jordan V2$99,682
Sandy (West)$68,703
Sandy (Center) V2$78,302
Sandy (Northeast)$98,758
Sandy (Southeast)$113,880
Tooele County (Other)$62,008
Tooele Valley$68,417
Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley$75,010
Saratoga Springs$90,722
American Fork$86,767
Pleasant Grove/Lindon$73,264
Orem (North)$54,879
Orem (West)$56,744
Orem (East)$72,349
Provo (West City Center)$44,436
Provo (East City Center)$35,153
Salem City$85,560
Spanish Fork$70,323
Utah County (South) V2$66,506
Park City$113,775
Summit County (East)$74,213
Wasatch County$74,552*
Daggett and Uintah County$65,866
Duchesne County$63,000*
Sanpete Valley$47,803
Central (Other)$50,415
Carbon County$46,994*
Emery County$51,852*
Grand County$46,658*
San Juan County (Other)$40,255
St. George$54,518
Washington Co (Other) V2$48,595
Washington City$56,084
Hurricane/La Verkin$50,322
Ivins/Santa Clara$67,051
Cedar City$45,876
Southwest LHD (Other)$49,290
State of Utah$65,325

Data Notes

The median household income for Utah Small Areas was calculated by using the ACS 2013-2017 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 2013-2017 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

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

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