These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Utah For 2018


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

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South Jordan, Farmington, Hooper: 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 $95,858 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 3.5%.

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 2012-2016 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 2018:

  1. South Jordan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Farmington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Hooper (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Plain City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Syracuse (Homes For Sale)
  6. Farr West (Homes For Sale)
  7. Riverton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Centerville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Kaysville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Draper (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 the best places to live in Utah or the poorest.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Utah For 2018

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 2012-2016 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 Place In Utah For 2018’.

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

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1. South Jordan

South Jordan, Utah

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Population: 62,751
Median Income: $95,858
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.5%
More on South Jordan: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

2. Farmington

Farmington, Utah

Population: 21,983
Median Income: $95,563
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Farmington: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

3. Hooper

Hooper, Utah

Population: 8,062
Median Income: $88,056
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.6%
More on Hooper: Homes For Sale | Data
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).

4. Plain City

Plain City, Utah

Population: 6,183
Median Income: $79,911
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 1.1%
More on Plain City: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

5. Syracuse

Syracuse, Utah

Population: 26,668
Median Income: $88,284
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
More on Syracuse: Homes For Sale | Data

6. Farr West


Population: 6,406
Median Income: $85,923
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 4.6%
More on Farr West: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

7. Riverton

Riverton, Utah

Population: 41,521
Median Income: $87,806
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
More on Riverton: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

8. Centerville

Centerville, Utah

Population: 16,727
Median Income: $80,729
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
More on Centerville: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

9. Kaysville

Kaysville, Utah

Population: 29,799
Median Income: $87,975
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 4.8%
More on Kaysville: Homes For Sale | Data
Kaysville is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Ogden–Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 27,300 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 29,494 in 2014.

10. Draper

Draper, Utah

Population: 46,399
Median Income: $105,118
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Poverty Rate: 5.3%
More on Draper: Homes For Sale | Data
Draper is a city in Salt Lake and Utah counties in the U.S. state of Utah, located about 20 miles (32 km) south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 42,274, having grown from 7,143 in 1990.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In Utah For 2018

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: Ogden

For more Utah reading , check out:

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  • Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Utah

    City Rank Median Income
    South Jordan 1 $95,858
    Farmington 2 $95,563
    Hooper 3 $88,056
    Plain City 4 $79,911
    Syracuse 5 $88,284
    Farr West 6 $85,923
    Riverton 7 $87,806
    Centerville 8 $80,729
    Kaysville 9 $87,975
    Draper 10 $105,118
    North Ogden 11 $78,598
    Highland 12 $122,666
    West Point 13 $75,269
    Holladay 14 $77,753
    Lehi 15 $81,013
    Pleasant View 16 $87,656
    Clinton 17 $74,043
    West Bountiful 18 $84,784
    Alpine 19 $102,122
    Cottonwood Heights 20 $82,008
    Eagle Mountain 21 $71,122
    Sandy 22 $83,527
    Park City 23 $105,604
    Providence 24 $70,645
    Woods Cross 25 $78,750
    Saratoga Springs 26 $80,857
    Lindon 27 $84,417
    Mapleton 28 $97,229
    Bountiful 29 $65,716
    Nibley 30 $76,250
    South Weber 31 $84,260
    Fruit Heights 32 $106,128
    West Haven 33 $74,014
    Cedar Hills 34 $88,735
    Salem 35 $79,073
    Herriman 36 $83,208
    Bluffdale 37 $91,573
    Spanish Fork 38 $67,125
    Layton 39 $68,507
    Santaquin 40 $65,959
    Harrisville 41 $66,972
    North Salt Lake 42 $71,758
    Springville 43 $60,659
    South Ogden 44 $60,444
    Smithfield 45 $60,565
    Ivins 46 $53,384
    Santa Clara 47 $71,587
    West Jordan 48 $69,503
    Hyrum 49 $59,750
    Payson 50 $59,706
    Roy 51 $64,349
    North Logan 52 $66,150
    Heber 53 $63,627
    Pleasant Grove 54 $64,124
    Grantsville 55 $64,652
    American Fork 56 $69,493
    Riverdale 57 $53,665
    Murray 58 $55,483
    Nephi 59 $53,564
    Taylorsville 60 $57,826
    Clearfield 61 $50,687
    Tooele 62 $56,602
    Roosevelt 63 $61,579
    Washington 64 $54,463
    Brigham City 65 $47,675
    St. George 66 $51,228
    Orem 67 $56,376
    Midvale 68 $52,521
    Vernal 69 $56,387
    West Valley City 70 $55,933
    Salt Lake City 71 $50,353
    Enoch 72 $55,381
    Hurricane 73 $48,500
    Logan 74 $36,256
    Washington Terrace 75 $47,384
    South Salt Lake 76 $39,198
    Provo 77 $42,600
    Moab 78 $43,844
    Sunset 79 $50,266
    Richfield 80 $42,373
    Tremonton 81 $49,173
    Price 82 $47,140
    Ogden 83 $42,482
    Cedar City 84 $40,582
    Ephraim 85 $38,621

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