These Are The 20 Best Small Towns In Utah For 2019


We used science and data to determine which small towns in Utah are the best of the best.

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You’ve seen these lists before: Best places to live in Utah, Most Beautiful Downtowns, etc., etc. But all of them focus on major cities and towns in the Beehive State and no one pays attention to the little guy.

Well, that’s all about to change as we put together a list of the best small towns in Utah based on numbers–not opinions or hearsay.

We’ll dive right into our methodology in the next section; but first, we thought you might just want to know which places in Utah ranked the based–you know, based on science.

Before we get to the top 20, here’s a look at the 10 Best Small Towns To Live in Utah for 2019:

  1. Hyde Park (Homes)
  2. Vineyard (Homes)
  3. Midway (Photos | Homes)
  4. River Heights (Homes)
  5. Millville (Homes)
  6. Silver Summit (Homes)
  7. Mountain Green (Homes)
  8. Mendon (Homes)
  9. Emigration Canyon (Homes)
  10. Morgan (Homes)

If you live in one of these small towns like Hyde Park, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you–keep reading and we’ll get to just why these small towns made our list.

For more reading on the Beehive State check out:

How We Determined The Coolest Towns In Utah

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the most recent data from the Census’s 2012-2016 American Community Survey and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is the criteria we used:

  • Population Density (Higher is better)
  • Lowest Unemployment Rates
  • Housing costs (Higher is better. More demand.)
  • Adjusted Median Income (Higher is better)
  • Highly Educated Adults (Higher is better)
  • Insurance Rates (Higher is better)
  • Commute Times (Lower is better)

We looked at places with populations lower than 5,000 people and greater than 1,000, of which, there were a lot – 70 to be exact.

We then ranked each place in each category with scores from 1 to 70, averaged them out, and the lowest scores went to our Best Small Towns in Utah. Top of that list — Hyde Park.

Keep reading to find out more about our top 20 best small towns in Utah.

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 4,359
Median Income: $76,301 (18th Best)
Median Home Value: $250,400 (20th Best)
More on Hyde Park: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,958
Median Income: $79,543 (12th Best)
Median Home Value: $385,700 (8th Best)
More on Vineyard: Data | Homes For Sale

Midway, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 4,683
Median Income: $78,576 (14th Best)
Median Home Value: $409,500 (6th Best)
More on Midway: PhotosData | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,028
Median Income: $65,795 (32nd Best)
Median Home Value: $228,500 (29th Best)
More on River Heights: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,912
Median Income: $78,906 (13th Best)
Median Home Value: $204,900 (34th Best)
More on Millville: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 4,205
Median Income: $133,281 (2nd Best)
Median Home Value: $717,600 (1st Best)
More on Silver Summit: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 3,470
Median Income: $119,453 (3rd Best)
Median Home Value: $449,500 (4th Best)
More on Mountain Green: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,173
Median Income: $74,167 (22nd Best)
Median Home Value: $251,500 (19th Best)
More on Mendon: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 1,931
Median Income: $179,167 (1st Best)
Median Home Value: $702,900 (2nd Best)
More on Emigration Canyon: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 4,058
Median Income: $76,625 (17th Best)
Median Home Value: $234,300 (28th Best)
More on Morgan: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 4,717
Median Income: $85,517 (8th Best)
Median Home Value: $237,000 (27th Best)
More on Perry: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 1,138
Median Income: $93,063 (5th Best)
Median Home Value: $381,000 (9th Best)
More on Wolf Creek: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,087
Median Income: $77,500 (16th Best)
Median Home Value: $387,300 (7th Best)
More on Daniel: Data | Homes For Sale

Elk Ridge, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 3,231
Median Income: $82,500 (9th Best)
Median Home Value: $327,500 (13th Best)
More on Elk Ridge: PhotosData | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,465
Median Income: $97,500 (4th Best)
Median Home Value: $432,700 (5th Best)
More on Woodland Hills: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,520
Median Income: $72,614 (25th Best)
Median Home Value: $240,100 (24th Best)
More on Uintah: Data | Homes For Sale

Wellsville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 3,641
Median Income: $72,388 (26th Best)
Median Home Value: $218,200 (31st Best)
More on Wellsville: PhotosData | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,450
Median Income: $74,554 (20th Best)
Median Home Value: $246,400 (21st Best)
More on Mona: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,208
Median Income: $88,257 (7th Best)
Median Home Value: $347,700 (11th Best)
More on Erda: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 4,267
Median Income: $68,140 (30th Best)
Median Home Value: $239,700 (25th Best)
More on Maeser: Data | Homes For Sale

Science Can Tackle Any Issue, Even Small Ones

We said it once and we’ll say it again — this list: it’s just science. We did the research, we crunched the numbers, and it turns out, these 20 small towns in Utah are the best, in which to live.

And who can argue with that?

If you’re curious, here are the worst small towns in Utah:

  1. Carbonville
  2. La Verkin
  3. Milford

For more Utah reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Small Towns In Utah

Rank City Population Median Income Median Home Value
1 Hyde Park 4,359 $76,301.0 $250,400.0
2 Vineyard 2,958 $79,543.0 $385,700.0
3 Midway 4,683 $78,576.0 $409,500.0
4 River Heights 2,028 $65,795.0 $228,500.0
5 Millville 1,912 $78,906.0 $204,900.0
6 Silver Summit 4,205 $133,281.0 $717,600.0
7 Mountain Green 3,470 $119,453.0 $449,500.0
8 Mendon 1,173 $74,167.0 $251,500.0
9 Emigration Canyon 1,931 $179,167.0 $702,900.0
10 Morgan 4,058 $76,625.0 $234,300.0
11 Perry 4,717 $85,517.0 $237,000.0
12 Wolf Creek 1,138 $93,063.0 $381,000.0
13 Daniel 1,087 $77,500.0 $387,300.0
14 Elk Ridge 3,231 $82,500.0 $327,500.0
15 Woodland Hills 1,465 $97,500.0 $432,700.0
16 Uintah 1,520 $72,614.0 $240,100.0
17 Wellsville 3,641 $72,388.0 $218,200.0
18 Mona 1,450 $74,554.0 $246,400.0
19 Erda 2,208 $88,257.0 $347,700.0
20 Maeser 4,267 $68,140.0 $239,700.0
21 Francis 1,171 $75,982.0 $319,400.0
22 Benjamin 1,213 $64,375.0 $356,000.0
23 Monroe 2,537 $61,146.0 $167,000.0
24 Elwood 1,091 $81,161.0 $238,000.0
25 West Mountain 1,012 $82,333.0 $505,500.0
26 Richmond 2,580 $52,232.0 $182,700.0
27 Paradise 1,147 $65,972.0 $242,500.0
28 Liberty 1,427 $74,122.0 $345,400.0
29 Honeyville 1,372 $78,333.0 $212,200.0
30 Oakley 1,298 $69,740.0 $292,800.0
31 South Willard 1,650 $92,778.0 $291,800.0
32 Willard 1,875 $74,432.0 $211,000.0
33 Toquerville 1,943 $73,083.0 $263,700.0
34 Monticello 2,599 $56,833.0 $161,900.0
35 Orangeville 1,540 $55,714.0 $130,500.0
36 Kamas 2,126 $61,000.0 $243,800.0
37 Delta 3,478 $65,040.0 $137,700.0
38 Coalville 1,808 $64,688.0 $222,300.0
39 Spring Glen 1,129 $51,172.0 $145,500.0
40 Kanab 4,448 $55,360.0 $191,900.0
41 Garland 2,468 $56,979.0 $146,400.0
42 Beaver 3,020 $46,708.0 $156,800.0
43 Manti 3,420 $49,188.0 $163,000.0
44 Gunnison 3,323 $60,417.0 $159,200.0
45 Benson 1,274 $53,382.0 $192,000.0
46 Enterprise 1,663 $57,171.0 $175,000.0
47 Blanding 3,641 $57,119.0 $159,900.0
48 Centerfield 1,416 $51,950.0 $182,800.0
49 Ferron 1,560 $51,131.0 $148,000.0
50 Panguitch 1,911 $48,456.0 $179,700.0
51 Naples 2,387 $71,750.0 $193,900.0
52 Parowan 2,913 $40,677.0 $162,900.0
53 Fairview 1,477 $59,583.0 $167,800.0
54 Rocky Ridge 1,235 $54,667.0 $172,000.0
55 Fillmore 2,484 $54,901.0 $129,800.0
56 Huntington 1,849 $52,473.0 $125,200.0
57 Goshen 1,058 $56,705.0 $167,200.0
58 Duchesne 1,826 $49,318.0 $160,700.0
59 Helper 2,031 $50,363.0 $116,000.0
60 Lewiston 2,006 $53,060.0 $166,200.0
61 Mount Pleasant 3,309 $52,844.0 $146,900.0
62 Moroni 1,640 $54,000.0 $120,600.0
63 Castle Dale 1,631 $45,250.0 $126,000.0
64 Genola 1,292 $68,438.0 $285,900.0
65 Hildale 2,916 $40,938.0 $158,800.0
66 Salina 2,512 $46,736.0 $112,500.0
67 Wellington 1,520 $40,664.0 $114,700.0
68 Milford 1,594 $45,724.0 $112,500.0
69 La Verkin 4,225 $50,075.0 $150,800.0
70 Carbonville 1,530 $50,625.0 $132,100.0

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