These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Utah For 2019


We analyzed 85 places in Utah to determine where the 1% live.

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the richest cities in Utah.

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South Jordan, Hooper, Farmington: 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.

South Jordan in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $99,856 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 2.9%.

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.

How did we come up with these mega wealthy cities? We analyzed Census data from the 2013-2017 American Community Survey for the 85 places in Utah with more than 5,000 people.

At the end of the day, here’s the set of the 10 richest places in Utah for 2019:

  1. South Jordan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Hooper (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Farmington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. West Point (Homes For Sale)
  5. Syracuse (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Plain City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Riverton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Highland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Lehi (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Centerville (Photos | Homes For Sale)

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list of the richest cities in Utah.

Rich people not your cup of tea? Feel free to check out some more reading about Utah:

How We Determined The Richest Places In Utah For 2019

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Utah
The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is to simply identify personal incomes. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don’t believe 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 newly released 2013-2017 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 85 places with more than 5,000 people in Utah, we ranked each place from 1 to 85 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, South Jordan, crowned the “Richest City In Utah For 2019”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 85 places.

South Jordan, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 65,523
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $99,856
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on South Jordan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Jordan is a city in south central Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. The city lies in the Salt Lake Valley between the 9,000-foot (2,700 m) peaks of the Oquirrh Mountains and the 12,000-foot (3,700 m) peaks of the Wasatch Mountains and is part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. The Jordan River flows through the middle of the valley and the city has a 3.5-mile (5.6 km) section of the Jordan River Parkway that contains fishing ponds, trails, parks and natural habitat. Salt Lake County fair grounds and equestrian park, 67-acre (27 ha) Oquirrh Lake and 27 other parks are located inside the city. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 50,418.

Hooper, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,236
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Income: $96,620
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.3%
More on Hooper: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hooper /hpr/ is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States, first called Muskrat Springs and later Hooperville for Captain William Henry Hooper, an early Utah delegate to Congress. The population was 7,218 at the 2010 census, up from the 2000 figure of 3,926. Prior to the city’s incorporation on November 30, 2000, Hooper was an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP).

Farmington, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 22,616
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Income: $97,168
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 2.8%
More on Farmington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Farmington is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Ogden–Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 18,275 at the 2010 census and was estimated at 22,159 in 2014. It is the county seat of Davis County. Lagoon Amusement Park is located in Farmington.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,258
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 9)
Median Income: $81,750
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Poverty Rate: 3.7%
More on West Point: Real Estate | Data

Syracuse, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 27,444
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Income: $90,778
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 3.8%
More on Syracuse: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Plain City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,343
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Median Income: $85,290
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Plain City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Plain City is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States. The population was 5,476 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Ogden–Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Riverton, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 41,997
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Income: $92,154
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
More on Riverton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Riverton is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 38,753 at the 2010 census. Riverton is located in the rapidly growing Southwestern corner of the Salt Lake Valley.

Highland, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 17,952
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 4)
Median Income: $128,938
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Highland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Highland is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is approximately 30 miles (48 km) south of Salt Lake City and is part of the Provo–Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the 2010 census the population was 15,523, a 90.0% increase over the 2000 figure of 8,172.

Lehi, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 58,351
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 6)
Median Income: $85,794
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 5.8%
More on Lehi: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lehi (/liha/ LEE-hy) is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is named after Lehi, a prophet in the Book of Mormon. The population was 47,407 at the 2010 census, up from 19,028 in 2000. The center of population of Utah is located in Lehi.

Centerville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 17,013
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 2)
Median Income: $84,436
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 4.7%
More on Centerville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Centerville is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 15,335 at the 2010 census. It is located adjacent to the easternmost part of the Great Salt Lake.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In Utah For 2019

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 Utah, according to data:

Poorest: Ephraim
2nd Poorest: Cedar City
3rd Poorest: Vernal

For more Utah reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Utah

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 South Jordan 6.67 $99,856
2 Hooper 9.0 $96,620
3 Farmington 10.17 $97,168
4 West Point 14.0 $81,750
5 Syracuse 15.17 $90,778
6 Plain City 15.83 $85,290
7 Riverton 17.17 $92,154
8 Highland 17.33 $128,938
9 Lehi 18.0 $85,794
10 Centerville 18.17 $84,436
11 Holladay 18.17 $81,409
12 Kaysville 18.67 $91,334
13 North Ogden 19.67 $78,926
14 Draper 19.67 $110,270
15 Alpine 19.67 $112,727
16 West Bountiful 20.33 $88,125
17 Mapleton 21.33 $100,929
18 Cottonwood Heights 21.83 $86,207
19 Farr West 23.5 $90,217
20 Sandy 24.83 $87,012
21 Clinton 25.0 $76,378
22 Park City 26.0 $104,182
23 Nibley 26.5 $80,125
24 South Weber 26.67 $95,000
25 Saratoga Springs 26.67 $88,804
26 Harrisville 27.0 $70,849
27 Bluffdale 27.83 $105,391
28 Woods Cross 27.83 $76,843
29 Eagle Mountain 29.5 $74,885
30 Pleasant View 30.67 $90,802
31 Herriman 30.67 $94,837
32 Lindon 31.0 $81,789
33 Providence 31.33 $73,056
34 Bountiful 31.33 $69,611
35 North Salt Lake 33.67 $77,011
36 Spanish Fork 33.83 $70,780
37 Cedar Hills 34.0 $97,039
38 Salem 34.33 $83,833
39 South Ogden 34.67 $63,055
40 Fruit Heights 35.5 $104,984
41 Springville 35.67 $63,724
42 Layton 36.5 $71,883
43 West Haven 38.17 $73,613
44 Heber 38.83 $67,265
45 Santaquin 39.67 $69,712
46 West Jordan 40.33 $72,083
47 Smithfield 41.83 $62,596
48 Santa Clara 43.67 $84,457
49 Nephi 47.67 $56,866
50 Taylorsville 50.33 $59,968
51 Murray 50.83 $57,662
52 American Fork 51.67 $70,926
53 Ivins 52.33 $57,686
54 North Logan 53.5 $70,139
55 Payson 54.0 $61,098
56 Roy 54.5 $66,333
57 Grantsville 55.83 $66,726
58 Riverdale 57.0 $55,428
59 Hyrum 59.0 $59,453
60 Washington 59.83 $56,697
61 Clearfield 59.83 $52,034
62 Pleasant Grove 60.67 $66,881
63 Tooele 61.5 $58,770
64 Midvale 63.5 $54,464
65 West Valley City 65.0 $59,954
66 Orem 65.33 $58,077
67 St. George 65.67 $54,022
68 Washington Terrace 66.0 $53,070
69 Moab 66.17 $48,448
70 Enoch 66.33 $53,569
71 Roosevelt 66.83 $62,408
72 Sunset 67.33 $56,864
73 Salt Lake City 67.33 $54,009
74 Logan 67.83 $38,412
75 Richfield 68.5 $42,269
76 Hurricane 70.0 $49,961
77 Brigham City 71.67 $49,760
78 Provo 73.67 $44,312
79 Price 74.5 $45,388
80 Tremonton 74.67 $51,354
81 South Salt Lake 76.0 $41,457
82 Ogden 78.17 $43,361
83 Vernal 80.17 $47,150
84 Cedar City 80.33 $42,216
85 Ephraim 83.67 $39,626

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