These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Utah


We analyzed over 93 places in Utah to determine where the 1% live.

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Plain City, Summit Park, Syracuse: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Utah. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Beehive State.

Plain City in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $86,059 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 1.0%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Utah share common characteristics such as having a genius level populous, sky high home prices, and a Pleasantville level of married couples.

After analyzing Census data from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey for the 93 places in Utah with more than 5,000 people, we were left with this set of the ten richest places in the Beehive State:

  1. Plain City
  2. Summit Park
  3. Syracuse
  4. Pleasant View
  5. Farr West
  6. Riverton
  7. Draper
  8. Stansbury Park
  9. Highland
  10. Farmington

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list. Oh, and the poorest place in Utah? That would be Ephraim.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Utah

The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is simply how much people earn. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don’t think that one statistic wholly encompasses what it means to be one of the “richest places”. So we looked at this set of criteria from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey:

  • Poverty Level
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate

Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how rich a place really is. The unemployment rate tries to capture the prospects for more people to become rich. If more people are employed, the richer the future looks.

After we collected the data for all 93 places with more than 5,000 people in Utah, we ranked each place from 1 to 93 for each of the criteria, with 1 being the richest.

We then averaged all the rankings for a place into a “Rich Score” with the place having the lowest overall Rich Score, Plain City, crowned the “Richest Place In Utah”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 93 places.

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1. Plain City

Plain City, Utah

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Population: 5,859
Median Income: 8605900.0%
Poverty Level: 1.0%
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%

2. Summit Park


Population: 7,843
Median Income: 11928600.0%
Poverty Level: 4.2%
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%

3. Syracuse

Syracuse, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,374
Median Income: 8615800.0%
Poverty Level: 2.0%
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%

4. Pleasant View


Population: 8,426
Median Income: 8516100.0%
Poverty Level: 2.3%
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%

5. Farr West


Population: 6,113
Median Income: 8293900.0%
Poverty Level: 4.0%
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%

6. Riverton

Riverton, Utah

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Population: 40,274
Median Income: 8471800.0%
Poverty Level: 3.0%
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%

7. Draper

Draper, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 44,656
Median Income: 9485200.0%
Poverty Level: 4.9%
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%

8. Stansbury Park


Population: 5,079
Median Income: 8810100.0%
Poverty Level: 6.5%
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%

9. Highland

Highland, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,491
Median Income: 10712100.0%
Poverty Level: 3.8%
Unemployment Rate: 5.6%

10. Farmington

Farmington, Utah

Source: Flickr

Population: 20,440
Median Income: 8411000.0%
Poverty Level: 5.0%
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%

There You Have It – The Richest Places In Utah

Like we said earlier, when we set out to identify the richest places in Utah, we weren’t sure what we’d encounter, but it ended up being some of the best places to live in Utah. When you look at the data, the cities and places mentioned above meet the criteria for being at the very top of the income ladder for everyone that lives there.

If you’re curious enough, here are the poorest cities in UT, according to data:

Poorest: Ephraim
2nd Poorest: Cedar City
3rd Poorest: Ogden
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Detailed List Of Richest Places In Utah

City Rank Population Median Income Poverty Level Unemployment Rate
Plain City 1 5,859 $86,059 1.0% 2.6%
Summit Park 2 7,843 $119,286 4.2% 3.3%
Syracuse 3 25,374 $86,158 2.0% 3.4%
Pleasant View 4 8,426 $85,161 2.3% 3.9%
Farr West 5 6,113 $82,939 4.0% 2.4%
Riverton 6 40,274 $84,718 3.0% 3.9%
Draper 7 44,656 $94,852 4.9% 4.4%
Stansbury Park 8 5,079 $88,101 6.5% 2.2%
Highland 9 16,491 $107,121 3.8% 5.6%
Farmington 10 20,440 $84,110 5.0% 3.0%
Snyderville 11 5,814 $105,436 3.5% 5.7%
West Bountiful 12 5,353 $82,271 5.3% 2.7%
Kaysville 13 28,480 $86,982 5.3% 4.0%
South Jordan 14 56,528 $91,228 4.7% 5.3%
West Point 15 9,863 $78,386 5.1% 3.7%
Saratoga Springs 16 21,061 $76,682 2.7% 5.3%
Clinton 17 20,796 $71,865 3.4% 4.7%
South Weber 18 6,386 $84,390 2.8% 5.8%
North Ogden 19 17,743 $75,054 4.5% 4.6%
Centerville 20 16,104 $76,478 5.0% 3.8%
Hooper 21 7,720 $87,855 3.7% 5.9%
Cedar Hills 22 10,025 $93,125 4.7% 5.8%
Fruit Heights 23 5,353 $101,536 6.7% 5.6%
Holladay 24 26,896 $72,827 5.7% 4.8%
Cottonwood Heights 25 33,932 $76,630 5.1% 5.6%
Nibley 26 5,866 $66,094 5.4% 4.6%
Park City 27 7,845 $88,438 15.5% 2.5%
Woods Cross 28 10,389 $69,825 7.9% 3.7%
Herriman 29 25,022 $78,141 6.5% 5.6%
Eagle Mountain 30 23,468 $68,091 6.6% 4.9%
West Haven 31 10,996 $71,802 4.4% 6.6%
Sandy 32 89,521 $78,048 6.8% 5.6%
Alpine 33 9,856 $98,589 7.3% 6.8%
Lindon 34 10,434 $83,182 7.9% 5.9%
Bluffdale 35 8,319 $88,731 6.2% 7.9%
Lehi 36 51,982 $74,200 5.7% 6.1%
Providence 37 7,026 $64,561 6.7% 5.1%
Mapleton 38 8,545 $84,094 4.9% 8.3%
Layton 39 69,508 $66,665 9.0% 4.6%
Bountiful 40 42,947 $64,630 8.0% 5.4%
Springville 41 30,649 $59,375 6.6% 5.6%
Erda 42 5,409 $78,164 4.5% 10.1%
Salem 43 6,789 $74,495 9.1% 6.1%
Spanish Fork 44 36,337 $63,376 6.5% 6.6%
North Logan 45 9,007 $65,717 12.3% 5.3%
South Ogden 46 16,702 $54,685 9.0% 4.8%
West Jordan 47 108,062 $69,404 8.0% 6.8%
Smithfield 48 10,233 $57,697 6.7% 6.2%
Roy 49 37,472 $60,100 9.4% 5.7%
Pleasant Grove 50 34,858 $62,660 8.9% 6.5%
Millcreek 51 63,311 $57,429 10.7% 5.3%
Roosevelt 52 6,390 $60,613 13.8% 5.0%
North Salt Lake 53 17,465 $69,945 12.7% 5.9%
Santa Clara 54 6,404 $64,357 4.3% 12.0%
Grantsville 55 9,391 $65,818 8.7% 7.1%
Nephi 56 5,442 $55,066 9.8% 5.5%
Harrisville 57 5,828 $57,439 3.4% 10.2%
Hurricane 58 14,338 $45,213 12.6% 3.4%
American Fork 59 27,366 $66,687 13.2% 6.5%
Payson 60 18,928 $59,591 9.9% 6.6%
White City 61 5,488 $60,219 7.0% 9.0%
Santaquin 62 9,694 $61,250 9.5% 8.0%
Heber 63 12,434 $60,275 11.1% 7.0%
Brigham City 64 18,264 $51,856 9.5% 6.0%
Ivins 65 7,184 $51,033 17.8% 4.5%
Taylorsville 66 59,920 $57,779 11.0% 7.5%
Murray 67 47,909 $53,797 12.5% 6.6%
Hyrum 68 7,751 $59,538 13.2% 7.2%
Tooele 69 32,164 $56,370 9.3% 9.0%
Clearfield 70 30,361 $48,158 10.6% 7.0%
Kearns 71 34,865 $57,097 11.7% 8.7%
Vernal 72 9,882 $54,947 19.5% 6.8%
Riverdale 73 8,532 $52,195 9.9% 9.8%
Midvale 74 29,957 $51,077 15.1% 7.4%
Orem 75 90,485 $54,048 17.3% 7.7%
Magna 76 28,182 $55,913 13.9% 9.8%
Tremonton 77 7,833 $51,063 13.9% 8.5%
Enoch 78 6,006 $52,127 11.7% 14.7%
Washington 79 20,999 $49,995 13.9% 9.0%
West Valley City 80 132,329 $52,814 15.7% 9.2%
Washington Terrace 81 9,140 $44,002 12.3% 9.3%
Richfield 82 7,550 $42,363 15.4% 8.0%
Sunset 83 5,145 $51,658 15.8% 9.8%
Salt Lake City 84 189,267 $45,833 20.2% 8.2%
St. George 85 75,469 $48,188 16.9% 9.5%
Logan 86 48,933 $35,770 28.9% 7.1%
Provo 87 114,804 $40,359 34.4% 7.4%
Moab 88 5,105 $41,531 17.4% 9.2%
South Salt Lake 89 24,315 $37,238 24.8% 8.5%
Price 90 8,585 $44,293 19.0% 10.1%
Ogden 91 83,767 $40,937 22.2% 10.0%
Cedar City 92 29,175 $40,061 27.8% 12.6%
Ephraim 93 6,303 $37,604 41.6% 17.4%

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