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 some more reading about Utah:

How We Determined The Richest Places In Utah For 2018

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 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.

South Jordan, UT

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Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 62,751.0
Median Income: $95,858.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.5%
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.

Farmington, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 21,983.0
Median Income: $95,563.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
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.

Hooper, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,062.0
Median Income: $88,056.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.6%
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).

Plain City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,183.0
Median Income: $79,911.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 1.1%
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.

Syracuse, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 26,668.0
Median Income: $88,284.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
More on Syracuse: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,406.0
Median Income: $85,923.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 4.6%
More on Farr West: Real Estate | 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.

Riverton, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 41,521.0
Median Income: $87,806.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
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.

Centerville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 16,727.0
Median Income: $80,729.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
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.

Kaysville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 29,799.0
Median Income: $87,975.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 4.8%
More on Kaysville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Draper, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 46,399.0
Median Income: $105,118.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Poverty Rate: 5.3%
More on Draper: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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:

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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