Wayne County, UT

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2020 Population
2,698
0.335% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
42
3.96% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.1%
5.48% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$49,299
11.4% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$228,800
11.2% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
1,153
1.79% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Wayne County, UT had a population of 2.7k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $49,299. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Wayne County, UT grew from 2,689 to 2,698, a 0.335% increase and its median household income grew from $44,245 to $49,299, a 11.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wayne County, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.7%), White (Hispanic) (5.63%), Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (0.815%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.63%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.482%).

None of the households in Wayne County, UT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.7% of the residents in Wayne County, UT are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Wayne County, UT was $228,800, and the homeownership rate was 73.4%. Most people in Wayne County, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Wayne County, UT was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Wayne County, UT is home to a population of 2.7k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.78% of Wayne County, UT residents were born outside of the country (156 people).

In 2020, there were 16.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.47k people) in Wayne County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 152 White (Hispanic) and 22 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wayne County, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.47k ± 47
  2. White (Hispanic)
    152 ± 19
  3. Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic)
    22 ± 22
6.19%
Hispanic Population
167 people

In 2020, there were 16.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.47k people) in Wayne County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 152 White (Hispanic) and 22 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.19% of the people in Wayne County, UT are hispanic (167 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wayne County, UT as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.78%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
156 people
3.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
86 people

As of 2020, 5.78% of Wayne County, UT residents (156 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wayne County, UT was 3.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.5
58
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.2

In 2020, the median age of all people in Wayne County, UT was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 58. But people in Wayne County, UT are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Wayne County, UT residents was 40.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    96,761 ± 7,519 people
  2. India
    9,300 ± 2,364 people
  3. Canada
    7,916 ± 2,182 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Utah was Mexico, the natal country of 96,761 Utah residents, followed by India with 9,300 and Canada with 7,916.

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Citizenship

95.7%
2020 Citizenship
98.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.7% of Wayne County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Wayne County, UT was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    60 ± 39
  2. Korea
    25 ± 30
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    20 ± 18

Wayne County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Utah, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Utah (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Utah. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Utah.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Utah across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Males in Utah have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,916. The income inequality in Utah (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Wayne County, UT employs 1.15k people. The largest industries in Wayne County, UT are Construction (212 people), Accommodation & Food Services (179 people), and Retail Trade (166 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($88,636), Construction ($51,667), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,750).

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,299
2020 value
± $8,471
11.4%
1 Year Growth
± 16.7%

Households in Wayne County, UT have a median annual income of $49,299, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,245 in 2019, which represents a 11.4% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$70,321
Average Male Salary in Utah
± $1,989
$45,916
Average Female Salary in Utah
± $1,432

In 2020, full-time male employees in Utah made 1.53 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Utah by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Utah
  1. Asian
    $52,638 ± $7,681
  2. White
    $51,809 ± $1,277
  3. Two or More Races
    $41,405 ± $4,506

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Utah workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Utah.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wayne County, UT is from Utah.
0.477
2020 Wage GINI in Utah
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Utah

In 2020, the income inequality in Utah was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.07% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Utah was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Utah in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Utah across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9791
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the tracts in Wayne County, UT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wayne County, UT (270 out of 2.66k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    269 ± 73
  2. Two Or More
    1 ± 60
  3. Black
    0 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wayne County, UT is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.15k
2020 Value
± 164
−1.79%
1 Year decline
± 19.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wayne County, UT declined at a rate of −1.79%, from 1.17k employees to 1.15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wayne County, UT, are Management Occupations (237 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (122 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (111 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wayne County, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wayne County, UT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (237 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (122 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (111 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (2.16 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.98 times), and Management Occupations (1.96 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wayne County, UT, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($85,729), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($68,750), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($59,306).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.15k
2020 Value
± 164
−1.79%
1 Year decline
± 19.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wayne County, UT declined at a rate of −1.79%, from 1.17k employees to 1.15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wayne County, UT, are Construction (212 people), Accommodation & Food Services (179 people), and Retail Trade (166 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wayne County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Wayne County, UT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Wayne County, UT, by number of employees, are Construction (212 people), Accommodation & Food Services (179 people), and Retail Trade (166 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, UT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.5 times higher than expected), Construction (2.75 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wayne County, UT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($88,636), Construction ($51,667), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,750).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $19B
  2. $13.9B
  3. $9.98B

In 2020, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $19B, followed by Misc. mfg. prods. ($13.9B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($9.98B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Utah products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$156B
2020 Value in Utah
$318B
Projected 2050 Value in Utah
103% growth

In 2020, total outbound Utah trade was $156B. This is expected to increase 103% to $318B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Utah trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $15.5B
  2. $8.94B
  3. $7.13B

In 2020, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $15.5B, followed by Nevada with $8.94B and Texas and $7.13B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Utah shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wayne County, UT went to Donald J. Trump with 75.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.5%), followed by Other (1.11%). The most partisan county was Piute County, UT with 88.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Mike Lee and Mitt Romney are the senators currently representing the state of Utah. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Utah is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Wayne County, UT
75.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Utah
  1. 88.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 87.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Utah was Piute County, UT with 88.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Utah colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Utah

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Mike Lee
Senator from Utah3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Mitt Romney
Senator from Utah1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Mike Lee and Mitt Romney are the senators currently representing Utah.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Utah over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Utah

Utah is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Utah have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wayne County, UT was $228,800 in 2020, which is 0.996 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $205,700 to $228,800, a 11.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Wayne County, UT is 73.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Wayne County, UT have an average commute time of 16.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wayne County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$228,800
2020 Median
± $30,290
$205,700
2019 Median
± $22,788

In 2020, the median property value in Wayne County, UT grew to to $228,800 from the previous year's value of $205,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wayne County, UT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wayne County, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$49,299
Median Household Income
± $8,471
995
Number of Households
± 150

In 2020, the median household income of the 995 households in Wayne County, UT grew to $49,299 from the previous year's value of $44,245.

The following chart displays the households in Wayne County, UT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wayne County, UT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wayne County, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.4%
2020 Homeownership
73.9%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 73.4% of the housing units in Wayne County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wayne County, UT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wayne County, UT have a shorter commute time (16.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.3% of the workforce in Wayne County, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (63.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.3%)
  3. Walked (9.64%)

In 2020, 63.4% of workers in Wayne County, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.3%) and those who walked to work (9.64%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wayne County, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wayne County, UT have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

84.3% of the population of Wayne County, UT has health coverage, with 32.5% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 18.1% on Medicare, 21.5% on non-group plans, and 0.413% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Utah was $5,982 in 2014. This is a 5.73% increase from the previous year ($5,658).

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, UT see 2690 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.07% decrease from the previous year (2719 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 904 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 151 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Daggett County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.2%). Additionally, San Juan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,690 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wayne County, UT

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, UT see an average of 2,690 patients per year. This represents a 1.07% decrease from the previous year (2,719 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wayne County, UT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$5,982
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Utah
$3,657
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,484
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,084
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Utah (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.73%, from $5,658 to $5,982.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.7%
Uninsured
32.5%
Employer Coverage
11.7%
Medicaid
18.1%
Medicare
21.5%
Non-Group
0.413%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wayne County, UT grew by 1.64% from 15.5% to 15.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wayne County, UT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 14.2% prevalence
  2. 14% prevalence
  3. 11.8% prevalence

Daggett County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Utah, at 14.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Utah by county over multiple years.

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