Some of you might be asking yourself, at this very moment: is Utah a good place?
The answer is unequivocally yes… if you know where to locate the best places to live in Utah.
Lucky for you, we’re here to help you identify the best counties to live in the Beehive State based on the most recently available data from the Census. And this isn’t our first rodeo — we’ve been helping people find the best places to live in America for years.
So, the question becomes, if you wanted to relocate to the best part of Utah, where would you go? To answer that we looked at crime, cost of living, and demographic data for all 29 counties in the state.
After the analytic dust settled, we identified the 10 best counties to live in Beehive State for 2021.
Morgan County is the county to be when it comes to living the good life in Utah. And you might want to avoid Piute County if you can — at least according to the data.
So if you’re thinking of making the move Utah, we’ve got you covered. Keep on reading for a detailed methodology.
The Best Counties To Live In Utah For 2021
Biggest Place: Morgan
Median Income: $91,341 (2nd best)
Median Home Price: $374,800.0 (3rd best)
Unemployment Rate: 2.4% (6th best)
More on Morgan County: Data
Biggest Place: Park City
Biggest Place: Heber
4. Davis County
Biggest Place: Layton
Biggest Place: Manila
Median Income: $75,417 (5th best)
Median Home Price: $170,800.0 (24th best)
Unemployment Rate: 1.0% (best)
More on Daggett County: Data
6. Utah County
Biggest Place: Provo
Biggest Place: Brigham City
Biggest Place: Tooele
9. Cache County
Biggest Place: Logan
10. Rich County
Biggest Place: Randolph
Median Income: $57,902 (17th best)
Median Home Price: $202,500.0 (17th best)
Unemployment Rate: 1.8% (4th best)
More on Rich County: Data
How do you determine which Utah county is the best?
To give you the best county in Utah, we have to look at a handful of metrics that signal the quality of a place. To do that, we need to make some assumptions about what’s a “best county” and what isn’t. And, for reference, we are trying to make the kind of argument you’d make at a bar using facts, don’t take this analysis to court.
We paid particular attention to:
- Violent Crime Rates
- Property Crime Rates
- Median Home Values
- Median Income
- Unemployment Rates
- Adult Education Levels
- Health Insurance Coverage
- Poverty Rates
We then ranked each county in Utah across each of the criteria from one to 29, with one being the best.
Taking the average rank across all criteria, we created a quality of life score with the county posting the lowest overall score being the “Best County To Live In Utah”.
The result is some of the safest, quiet, and best counties to raise a family in the Beehive State.
Read on to see why Morgan County is the best county, while Piute County is probably in contention for being the worst county in Utah.
There You Have It – The Best Counties In Utah To Call Home For 2018
It turns out living in Utah can vary from one part of the state to the next — who woulda thought?
But now you the know the really good parts and the parts to avoid and that’s why you came here to learn at the end of the day. And for that, you are welcome.
Here’s a look at the worst counties in Utah according to the data:
- Piute County
- San Juan County
- Carbon County
For more Utah reading, check out:
- Best Places To Retire In Utah
- Safest Places In Utah
- Best Places To Buy A House In Utah
- Richest Cities In Utah
Detailed List Of The Best Counties In Utah
|Box Elder County||7|
|Salt Lake County||13|
|San Juan County||28|