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 (Photos | 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.

How We Determined The Richest Places In Utah For 2018

Map Of The Richest Cities 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 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.

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:

  • 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Utah
  • 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Utah
  • 10 Safest Places In Utah
  • Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Utah

    Rank City RichScore Median Income
    1 South Jordan 8.5 $95,858
    2 Farmington 9.67 $95,563
    3 Hooper 9.83 $88,056
    4 Plain City 10.67 $79,911
    5 Syracuse 12.17 $88,284
    6 Farr West 13.17 $85,923
    7 Riverton 13.5 $87,806
    8 Centerville 14.17 $80,729
    9 Kaysville 14.33 $87,975
    10 Draper 17.67 $105,118
    11 North Ogden 17.83 $78,598
    12 Highland 18.17 $122,666
    13 West Point 20.33 $75,269
    14 Holladay 20.67 $77,753
    15 Lehi 21.67 $81,013
    16 Pleasant View 22.5 $87,656
    17 Clinton 22.83 $74,043
    18 West Bountiful 23.67 $84,784
    19 Alpine 23.67 $102,122
    20 Cottonwood Heights 24.33 $82,008
    21 Eagle Mountain 24.5 $71,122
    22 Sandy 24.5 $83,527
    23 Park City 25.33 $105,604
    24 Providence 25.5 $70,645
    25 Woods Cross 26.67 $78,750
    26 Saratoga Springs 26.83 $80,857
    27 Lindon 27.0 $84,417
    28 Mapleton 28.0 $97,229
    29 Bountiful 28.67 $65,716
    30 Nibley 28.67 $76,250
    31 South Weber 29.67 $84,260
    32 Fruit Heights 31.83 $106,128
    33 West Haven 32.33 $74,014
    34 Cedar Hills 32.83 $88,735
    35 Salem 33.67 $79,073
    36 Herriman 35.0 $83,208
    37 Bluffdale 36.17 $91,573
    38 Spanish Fork 37.0 $67,125
    39 Layton 39.0 $68,507
    40 Santaquin 39.5 $65,959
    41 Harrisville 40.17 $66,972
    42 North Salt Lake 40.67 $71,758
    43 Springville 40.83 $60,659
    44 South Ogden 41.67 $60,444
    45 Smithfield 42.0 $60,565
    46 Ivins 42.83 $53,384
    47 Santa Clara 43.0 $71,587
    48 West Jordan 43.0 $69,503
    49 Hyrum 45.5 $59,750
    50 Payson 47.5 $59,706
    51 Roy 48.83 $64,349
    52 North Logan 49.67 $66,150
    53 Heber 49.83 $63,627
    54 Pleasant Grove 50.0 $64,124
    55 Grantsville 50.17 $64,652
    56 American Fork 50.33 $69,493
    57 Riverdale 51.17 $53,665
    58 Murray 51.67 $55,483
    59 Nephi 55.33 $53,564
    60 Taylorsville 55.5 $57,826
    61 Clearfield 60.0 $50,687
    62 Tooele 60.0 $56,602
    63 Roosevelt 60.67 $61,579
    64 Washington 61.17 $54,463
    65 Brigham City 63.17 $47,675
    66 St. George 64.17 $51,228
    67 Orem 64.17 $56,376
    68 Midvale 65.5 $52,521
    69 Vernal 67.83 $56,387
    70 West Valley City 68.5 $55,933
    71 Salt Lake City 68.83 $50,353
    72 Enoch 69.0 $55,381
    73 Hurricane 70.83 $48,500
    74 Logan 71.5 $36,256
    75 Washington Terrace 72.33 $47,384
    76 South Salt Lake 74.33 $39,198
    77 Provo 75.0 $42,600
    78 Moab 75.33 $43,844
    79 Sunset 76.0 $50,266
    80 Richfield 76.33 $42,373
    81 Tremonton 77.0 $49,173
    82 Price 78.5 $47,140
    83 Ogden 78.5 $42,482
    84 Cedar City 80.33 $40,582
    85 Ephraim 84.33 $38,621

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