Some of you might be asking yourself, at this very moment: is Utah a good place?
The answer is unequivocally yes… if you know where to locate the best places to live in Utah.
Lucky for you, we’re here to help you identify the best counties to live in the Beehive State based on the most recently available data from the Census. And this isn’t our first rodeo — we’ve been helping people find the best places to live in America for years.
So, the question becomes, if you wanted to relocate to the best pat of Utah, where would you go? To answer that we looked at crime, cost of living, and demographic data for all 19 counties in the state.
After the analytic dust settled, we identified the 10 best counties to live in Beehive State for 2018:
- Davis County (Photos)
- Wasatch County (Photos)
- Utah County (Photos)
- Cache County (Photos)
- Box Elder County (Photos)
- Tooele County (Photos)
- Juab County (Photos)
- Kane County (Photos)
- Salt Lake County (Photos)
- Uintah County (Photos)
Davis County is the county to be when it comes to living the good life in Utah. And you might want to avoid San Juan County if you can — at least according to the data.
So if you’re thinking of making the move Utah, we’ve got you covered. Keep on reading for a detailed methodology.
How do you determine which Utah county is the best?
To give you the best county in Utah, we have to look at a handful of metrics that signal the quality of a place. To do that, we need to make some assumptions about what’s a ‘best county’ and what isn’t. And, for reference, we are trying to make the kind of argument you’d make at a bar using facts, don’t take this analysis to court.
We paid particular attention to:
- Violent Crime Rates
- Property Crime Rates
- Median Home Values
- Median Income
- Unemployment Rates
- Adult Education Levels
- Health Insurance Coverage
- Poverty Rates
We then ranked each county in Utah across each of the criteria from one to 19, with one being the best.
Taking the average rank across all criteria, we created a quality of life score with the county posting the lowest overall score being the ‘Best County To Live In Utah’.
The result is some of the safest, quiet, and best counties to raise a family in the Beehive State.
Read on to see why Davis County is the best county, while San Juan County is probably in contention for being the worst county in Utah.
1. Davis County
3. Utah County
4. Cache County
7. Juab County
8. Kane County
10. Uintah County
There You Have It – The Best Counties In Utah To Call Home For 2018
It turns out living in Utah can vary from one part of the state to the next — who woulda thought?
But now you the know the really good parts and the parts to avoid and that’s why you came here to learn at the end of the day. And for that, you are welcome.
Here’s a look at the worst counties in Utah according to the data:
- San Juan County
- Carbon County
- Iron County
For more Utah reading, check out:
- 10 Most Diverse Cities In Utah
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Utah
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Utah
- These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Utah
Detailed List Of The Best Counties In Utah
|Box Elder County||5|
|Salt Lake County||9|
|San Juan County||19|