These Are The 10 Most Diverse Cities In Utah For 2018


We used data and science to determine the most diverse cities in Utah.

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Race relations in America seem to be hitting a tipping point.

While we still haven’t dealt with racism as a society, the election of Donald Trump to the presidency has only flamed the tensions that have been mounting for years.

Part of the reason for that tension? The country as a whole continues to self segregate across race, income, and party lines. But it’s not all bad on the race relations front.

There are parts of Utah where there’s a high level of diversity — where people of all walks of life come together. We decided to shine a light on those places today.

Using a standard measure of diversity, we ranked all 85 cities in Utah from most to least diverse. Here’s a look at the top ten:

  1. South Salt Lake (Photos)
  2. West Valley City (Photos)
  3. Salt Lake City (Photos)
  4. Ogden (Photos)
  5. Midvale (Photos)
  6. Taylorsville
  7. Sunset (Photos)
  8. West Jordan (Photos)
  9. Clearfield (Photos)
  10. North Salt Lake (Photos)

South Salt Lake took the number one over all spot for diversity in Utah.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. To see where Utah ranked as a state, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in Ameria.

And if you already knew these places were diverse, check out the best places to live in Utah or the worst places to live in Utah.

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How We Determined The Most Diverse Cities In Utah For 2018

We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the census. So that’s where we went to get the breakdown of race across Utah.

That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2012-2016 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: HISPANIC OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
  • Hispanic or Latino
* Not hispanic or latino

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 85 cities.

We then calculated the HHI for each city by finding the racial breakdown of a city in percent terms, squaring them, and then adding the squares together. This left us with scores ranging from 3483 (South Salt Lake) to 9508 (Plain City).

Finally, we ranked each city based on the HHI with a lower score being more diverse than a high score. South Salt Lake took the distinction of being the most diverse, while Plain City was the least diverse city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Utah ranked for diversity or, for a more general take on diversity in america, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

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1. South Salt Lake

South Salt Lake, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,575
HHI: 3,483
% White: 51.61%
% African American: 5.11%
% Asian: 11.69%

2. West Valley City

West Valley City, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 134,609
HHI: 3,788
% White: 47.95%
% African American: 2.13%
% Asian: 4.95%

3. Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 191,446
HHI: 4,730
% White: 64.96%
% African American: 2.36%
% Asian: 5.57%

4. Ogden

Ogden, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 84,900
HHI: 4,848
% White: 61.87%
% African American: 1.64%
% Asian: 1.4%

5. Midvale

Midvale, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,659
HHI: 4,962
% White: 66.17%
% African American: 2.85%
% Asian: 3.88%

6. Taylorsville


Population: 60,448
HHI: 5,082
% White: 67.86%
% African American: 2.12%
% Asian: 4.51%

7. Sunset

Sunset, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,176
HHI: 5,533
% White: 70.4%
% African American: 2.8%
% Asian: 0.52%

8. West Jordan

West Jordan, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 110,928
HHI: 5,751
% White: 73.55%
% African American: 1.24%
% Asian: 2.43%

9. Clearfield

Clearfield, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 30,483
HHI: 5,831
% White: 74.3%
% African American: 2.85%
% Asian: 2.26%

10. North Salt Lake

North Salt Lake, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,753
HHI: 5,913
% White: 75.45%
% African American: 0.29%
% Asian: 3.1%

There You Have It – Diversity Across Utah

If you’re looking for a scientific breakdown of diversity across Utah, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least diverse places in Utah:

  1. Plain City
  2. Alpine
  3. Kaysville

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Detailed List Of The Most Diverse Cities In Utah

City Rank HHI Population
South Salt Lake 1 3,483 24,575
West Valley City 2 3,788 134,609
Salt Lake City 3 4,730 191,446
Ogden 4 4,848 84,900
Midvale 5 4,962 31,659
Taylorsville 6 5,082 60,448
Sunset 7 5,533 5,176
West Jordan 8 5,751 110,928
Clearfield 9 5,831 30,483
North Salt Lake 10 5,913 18,753
Logan 11 5,940 49,539
Orem 12 5,945 93,220
Provo 13 6,055 115,718
Roy 14 6,309 37,853
Layton 15 6,329 72,413
Roosevelt 16 6,377 6,714
Hyrum 17 6,466 7,866
Park City 18 6,494 8,064
Murray 19 6,703 48,834
Price 20 6,706 8,437
South Ogden 21 6,761 16,893
St. George 22 6,771 78,573
Heber 23 6,775 13,655
Springville 24 6,794 31,796
Tremonton 25 6,909 8,097
Tooele 26 6,915 32,783
Riverdale 27 7,015 8,636
Herriman 28 7,034 29,176
Santaquin 29 7,109 10,372
Clinton 30 7,159 21,210
Lindon 31 7,190 10,686
Washington Terrace 32 7,214 9,150
Cedar City 33 7,227 29,786
West Haven 34 7,240 11,639
Harrisville 35 7,258 6,071
Sandy 36 7,281 93,141
Vernal 37 7,302 10,588
Hurricane 38 7,307 15,106
Spanish Fork 39 7,323 37,565
Cottonwood Heights 40 7,366 34,274
Payson 41 7,376 19,480
West Point 42 7,412 10,112
Brigham City 43 7,434 18,586
Draper 44 7,493 46,399
Washington 45 7,566 23,141
Woods Cross 46 7,620 10,930
Ephraim 47 7,640 6,751
Nibley 48 7,682 6,256
North Ogden 49 7,719 18,289
Eagle Mountain 50 7,769 26,219
Moab 51 7,832 5,196
Pleasant Grove 52 7,856 36,678
South Jordan 53 7,861 62,751
Saratoga Springs 54 7,940 24,088
American Fork 55 7,945 28,127
Grantsville 56 8,011 9,862
Holladay 57 8,045 30,793
Lehi 58 8,054 56,314
Bountiful 59 8,063 43,428
Mapleton 60 8,106 9,014
Syracuse 61 8,121 26,668
Riverton 62 8,199 41,521
North Logan 63 8,215 9,820
Hooper 64 8,262 8,062
Bluffdale 65 8,262 9,809
Pleasant View 66 8,278 8,940
South Weber 67 8,347 6,762
Fruit Heights 68 8,420 5,840
Farmington 69 8,445 21,983
Richfield 70 8,452 7,566
Cedar Hills 71 8,487 10,248
Nephi 72 8,494 5,507
Centerville 73 8,538 16,727
Salem 74 8,546 7,247
Highland 75 8,619 17,544
Santa Clara 76 8,627 6,704
Enoch 77 8,682 6,199
Smithfield 78 8,694 10,629
Ivins 79 8,711 7,646
West Bountiful 80 8,736 5,436
Farr West 81 8,806 6,406
Providence 82 8,910 7,122
Kaysville 83 8,934 29,799
Alpine 84 8,997 10,129
Plain City 85 9,508 6,183

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