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Utah’s growing population is also a changing population.
- There are over 80 thousand Asian Americans who call Utah home with the majority of those living in Salt Lake County. They also have the oldest median age of 26.8 years.
- Seventy percent of Utah Black/African Americans live in Salt Lake, Davis, Weber and Utah counties. This is the youngest census group in Utah with a median age of 19.6.
- Hispanics/Latinos are the largest minority group in Utah and in the U.S. Approximately 371,000 Hispanics/Latinos live in Utah and Spanish is the second most common spoken language.
- Hawaiian Natives/Pacific Islanders make up a significant portion of Utahs population. One in 4 American Tongans live in the state while Salt Lake City has the 4th largest Samoan community in the U.S.
- There are 8 sovereign tribal nations within Utah’s boarders. Approximately 60,000 American Indian/Alaska Natives live in Utah.
- Utah has a growing refugee community with just over a thousand refugees from over 33 different countries resettling here last year.
Find this and more detailed information about each community on OHD’s Utah Racial & Ethnic Minorities Communities webpage.
You can also view the latest Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health annual report for complete population demographics of Utah’s public mental/behavioral health service areas.
Helpful data resources.
- The Utah Demographics Fact Sheet published by the University of Utah Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, January 2016.
- OHD Data and Reports web page offering the latest publications regarding racial and ethnic minority health in Utah.
- Health in 3-D , a training video aimed at helping public health employees better serve diverse communities.