Richest Cities In Utah For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the richest cities in Utah.

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Do you want to know where the richest of rich call home in the Beehive State? Read on to learn which cities in Utah have the most wealth.

If you think that the richest places in are centered around Salt Lake City then you're right. None of the cities on this list are more than an hour's drive away from Utah's capital city. Centerville is the closest place on the list to Salt Lake City, while 40% of this list consists of Ogden suburbs like Hooper. Three of these cities are just south of West Jordan. With such a tight geographical spread, it's easy to see where the wealth is concentrated in Utah.

So how much money does a person need to earn to comfortably break into one of these super-wealthy locales? Well, the average median household income for cities on this list is just shy of $100,000/year, so you'd better get a high-paying job before you decide to settle down in any of these places. The most common jobs that pay big bucks in Utah are all scientific, so if you're an avionics technician, hydrologist, or atmospheric scientist, you should have no problem fitting in with Utah's high society. Of the cities on this list, Highland has the highest earners, while West Point has the lowest unemployment rate.

Still curious where Utah's richest go to make money for courtside Jazz tickets, five-star Navajo tacos, and the finest lodges at ski resorts? Read on.

These are the cities that have the busiest bees bringing home the most honey in the Beehive State. It's not shocking to see that 40% of the cities on this list overlap with our list of best places to live in Utah. It makes sense that the wealthiest folks would want to live in the best places.

What magic did Homesnacks use to determine the richest cities in Utah? The magic of data! First, we took the smaller places of a population under 5,000 out of the picture, leaving us with 85 cities to rank. Then we ranked each of the remaining cities based on poverty, unemployment, and median household income. So what's the wealthiest city in Utah? According to the data, Hooper is the richest place for 2020.

For a full look at how all of Utah's cities of 5,000 people or more ranked in terms of riches, check out the complete list below.

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

The 10 Richest Cities In Utah For 2020

Hooper, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,458
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $100,500
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 1.6%
More on Hooper: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hooper 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.

South Jordan, UT

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Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 68,491
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Income: $103,430
Unemployment Rate: 1.8%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
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 peaks of the Oquirrh Mountains and the 12,000-foot 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 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 Oquirrh Lake and 27 other parks are located inside the city. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 50,418.

Farmington, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 23,208
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Income: $102,552
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.1%
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.

Riverton, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 42,680
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 3)
Median Income: $98,942
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.8%
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.

Farr West, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,836
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 14)
Median Income: $95,077
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 2.1%
More on Farr West: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Farr West is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States. The population was 3,094 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Ogden-Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,434
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Median Income: $91,330
Unemployment Rate: 0.8%
Poverty Rate: 3.5%
More on West Point: Real Estate | Data

Herriman, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 35,640
Rank Last Year: 30 (Up 23)
Median Income: $98,945
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 1.7%
More on Herriman: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Herriman is a city in southwestern Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. The population was 21,785 as of the 2010 census. Although Herriman was a town in 2000, it has since been classified as a fourth-class city by state law. The city has experienced rapid growth since incorporation in 1999, as its population was just 1,523 at the 2000 census. It grew from being the 111th-largest incorporated place in Utah in 2000 to the 32nd-largest in 2010.

Review Of Herriman by HomeSnacks User

I have lived in Herriman for the past 6 years. It is a generally small town, good for raising kids, and most of the houses are quite large, but sizes vary. The amount of crime is very minimum, but things do pop up. Fires are very frequent in the mountain area and dry fields, which is in/very close to Herriman. I have enjoyed living in this town, but I can see in about 10 years, it will be much more populated, as the developers continue building. Cities in the area are growing at a remarkable rate, and in some time areas around Herriman will be very busy and the roads will have an abundance of traffic.

There is not much in the actual town, but it is not far to drive to stores or restaurants. There is a gas station nearby, and some odd businesses and banks here and there.

Nibley, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 6,655
Rank Last Year: 25 (Up 17)
Median Income: $87,807
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on Nibley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Nibley is a city in Cache County, Utah, United States. Incorporated in 1935, it was named after Charles W. Nibley, a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The population was 5,438 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Logan, Utah-Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area and is a suburb or 'bedroom' community of Logan.

Mapleton, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 9,509
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 8)
Median Income: $109,356
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 1.6%
More on Mapleton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mapleton is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Provo-Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 7,979 at the 2010 census.

Bluffdale, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 12,114
Rank Last Year: 28 (Up 18)
Median Income: $110,385
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Bluffdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bluffdale is a city in Salt Lake County in the U.S. state of Utah, located about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,598.

How We Determined The Richest Places In Utah For 2020

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 2014-2018 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, Hooper, crowned the "Richest City In Utah For 2020". You can download the data here.

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

There You Have It - The Wealthiest Places In Utah For 2020

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: Vernal
3rd Poorest: Price

For more Utah reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Utah

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Hooper 8.0 $100,500
2 South Jordan 8.67 $103,430
3 Farmington 10.33 $102,552
4 Riverton 13.33 $98,942
5 Farr West 14.33 $95,077
6 West Point 14.67 $91,330
7 Herriman 14.67 $98,945
8 Nibley 15.0 $87,807
9 Mapleton 15.33 $109,356
10 Bluffdale 16.0 $110,385
11 Syracuse 16.33 $94,659
12 Santa Clara 16.33 $83,100
13 Harrisville 17.33 $78,618
14 Holladay 19.0 $83,551
15 Alpine 19.67 $121,667
16 Highland 20.0 $133,768
17 Centerville 21.33 $90,496
18 Draper 22.33 $115,618
19 Salem 22.67 $92,618
20 Kaysville 23.0 $94,001
21 Lehi 23.0 $89,428
22 Providence 23.33 $78,382
23 Park City 24.0 $105,263
24 Saratoga Springs 24.67 $96,840
25 South Weber 25.33 $101,875
26 North Ogden 25.67 $79,194
27 Cottonwood Heights 26.0 $87,256
28 Sandy 26.67 $91,836
29 Plain City 27.33 $81,094
30 West Bountiful 27.67 $99,444
31 West Haven 27.67 $78,100
32 Clinton 29.33 $78,141
33 North Salt Lake 33.0 $79,519
34 South Ogden 33.67 $65,939
35 Fruit Heights 34.33 $105,648
36 Eagle Mountain 34.67 $77,935
37 Spanish Fork 35.0 $74,554
38 Heber 35.33 $69,437
39 Cedar Hills 37.0 $96,331
40 Bountiful 37.0 $72,796
41 Lindon 39.33 $85,671
42 Woods Cross 39.67 $77,152
43 Santaquin 40.0 $71,600
44 Layton 40.67 $74,888
45 Springville 41.0 $66,560
46 Pleasant View 41.33 $95,250
47 West Jordan 41.33 $75,481
48 Washington 45.33 $58,815
49 American Fork 46.33 $74,192
50 Smithfield 47.0 $66,899
51 North Logan 48.33 $73,253
52 Nephi 49.0 $61,543
53 Grantsville 51.33 $69,926
54 Murray 52.33 $62,174
55 Pleasant Grove 55.67 $70,347
56 Ivins 56.67 $57,282
57 Clearfield 59.67 $56,213
58 Roy 60.33 $68,424
59 Taylorsville 61.0 $63,028
60 Payson 61.67 $63,276
61 Hyrum 61.67 $61,802
62 Enoch 62.0 $56,546
63 Tooele 62.67 $61,434
64 West Valley City 62.67 $63,200
65 Orem 63.33 $61,373
66 Logan 64.67 $39,719
67 Sunset 65.33 $59,476
68 Midvale 65.67 $57,214
69 Riverdale 66.33 $57,578
70 Washington Terrace 66.67 $53,690
71 Salt Lake City 67.0 $56,370
72 St. George 67.33 $55,061
73 Brigham City 69.0 $52,278
74 Roosevelt 69.33 $64,612
75 Hurricane 71.67 $52,023
76 Moab 73.0 $48,879
77 South Salt Lake 74.67 $42,749
78 Tremonton 74.67 $51,143
79 Provo 76.0 $46,532
80 Richfield 76.0 $43,566
81 Ogden 77.33 $46,807
82 Cedar City 78.0 $44,102
83 Price 79.0 $47,896
84 Vernal 79.33 $51,301
85 Ephraim 84.67 $39,915

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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