The 10 Most Diverse Cities In Utah For 2021


We used data and science to determine the most diverse cities in Utah.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the most diverse places in Utah.


Most Diverse Cities In Utah

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Race relations in America seem to be hitting a tipping point.

While we still haven't dealt with racism as a society, the election of Donald Trump to the presidency has only flamed the tensions that have been mounting for years.

Part of the reason for that tension? The country as a whole continues to self segregate across race, income, and party lines. But it's not all bad on the race relations front.

There are parts of Utah where there's a high level of diversity -- where people of all walks of life come together. We decided to shine a light on those places today.

Using a standard measure of diversity, we ranked all 87 cities in Utah from most to least diverse.

So what city is the most diverse in Utah? According to the most Census data, South Salt Lake took the number one over all spot for diversity in Utah.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. To see where Utah ranked as a state, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in Ameria.

And if you already knew these places were diverse, check out:

The 10 Most Diverse Places In Utah For 2021

South Salt Lake, UT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 25,017

HHI: 3,499
% White: 54.4%
% African American: 6.9%
% Asian: 10.4%
More on South Salt Lake: PhotosData

West Valley City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 136,009

HHI: 3,710
% White: 46.9%
% African American: 2.7%
% Asian: 5.5%
More on West Valley City: PhotosData

Midvale, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 33,318

HHI: 4,706
% White: 63.8%
% African American: 3.2%
% Asian: 3.7%
More on Midvale: PhotosData

Salt Lake City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 197,756

HHI: 4,717
% White: 64.8%
% African American: 2.4%
% Asian: 5.3%
More on Salt Lake City: PhotosData

Taylorsville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 60,138

HHI: 4,790
% White: 64.5%
% African American: 1.3%
% Asian: 5.3%
More on Taylorsville: PhotosData

Ogden, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 86,833

HHI: 4,794
% White: 61.3%
% African American: 1.7%
% Asian: 1.2%
More on Ogden: PhotosData

West Jordan, UT

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 114,138

HHI: 5,459
% White: 71.2%
% African American: 1.4%
% Asian: 3.3%
More on West Jordan: PhotosData

Park City, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,375

HHI: 5,464
% White: 71.1%
% African American: 2.3%
% Asian: 4.5%
More on Park City: PhotosData

Clearfield, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 31,364

HHI: 5,629
% White: 72.5%
% African American: 2.7%
% Asian: 1.8%
More on Clearfield: PhotosData

Moab, UT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,268

HHI: 5,730
% White: 73.6%
% African American: 0.6%
% Asian: 1.9%
More on Moab: PhotosData

How we determined the most diverse cities in Utah for 2021

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across Utah.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2015-2019 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: HISPANIC OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
  • Hispanic or Latino
* Not hispanic or latino

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 87 cities.

We then calculated the HHI for each city by finding the racial breakdown of a city in percent terms, squaring them, and then adding the squares together. This left us with scores ranging from 3,499 (South Salt Lake) to 9,484 (Midway).

Finally, we ranked each city based on the HHI with a lower score being more diverse than a high score. South Salt Lake took the distinction of being the most diverse, while Midway was the least diverse city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Utah ranked for diversity or, for a more general take on diversity in america, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It - Diversity Across Utah

If you're looking for a scientific breakdown of diversity across Utah, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least diverse places in Utah:

  1. Midway
  2. Plain City
  3. Alpine

For more Utah reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Diverse Cities In Utah For 2021

Rank City Population HHI
1 South Salt Lake, UT 25,017 3,499
2 West Valley City, UT 136,009 3,710
3 Midvale, UT 33,318 4,706
4 Salt Lake City, UT 197,756 4,717
5 Taylorsville, UT 60,138 4,790
6 Ogden, UT 86,833 4,794
7 West Jordan, UT 114,138 5,459
8 Park City, UT 8,375 5,464
9 Clearfield, UT 31,364 5,629
10 Moab, UT 5,268 5,730
11 Roy, UT 39,040 5,823
12 Provo, UT 116,403 5,839
13 Sunset, UT 5,278 5,906
14 West Bountiful, UT 5,627 5,995
15 Roosevelt, UT 7,041 6,046
16 Logan, UT 50,863 6,074
17 Orem, UT 96,725 6,074
18 Heber, UT 15,699 6,157
19 Vineyard, UT 7,103 6,280
20 North Salt Lake, UT 20,402 6,291
21 Layton, UT 76,197 6,391
22 Vernal, UT 10,574 6,404
23 Riverdale, UT 8,752 6,431
24 Murray, UT 49,105 6,579
25 Hyrum, UT 8,224 6,620
26 Springville, UT 32,952 6,635
27 St. George, UT 84,500 6,659
28 Clinton, UT 21,890 6,735
29 South Ogden, UT 17,063 6,753
30 Tremonton, UT 8,638 6,765
31 Tooele, UT 34,535 6,773
32 Pleasant View, UT 10,162 6,891
33 Woods Cross, UT 11,340 7,065
34 Price, UT 8,265 7,127
35 Cedar City, UT 32,067 7,135
36 Herriman, UT 40,149 7,145
37 Sandy, UT 96,127 7,153
38 Eagle Mountain, UT 32,412 7,164
39 West Point, UT 10,615 7,176
40 Santaquin, UT 11,684 7,221
41 Harrisville, UT 6,510 7,223
42 South Jordan, UT 71,198 7,253
43 Washington Terrace, UT 9,162 7,273
44 Spanish Fork, UT 39,371 7,314
45 Payson, UT 19,842 7,315
46 Brigham City, UT 19,150 7,315
47 American Fork, UT 30,399 7,357
48 Draper, UT 48,000 7,364
49 Pleasant Grove, UT 38,380 7,404
50 Lehi, UT 64,006 7,452
51 North Logan, UT 10,711 7,491
52 Hurricane, UT 17,212 7,534
53 Nibley, UT 6,819 7,538
54 Saratoga Springs, UT 29,161 7,553
55 Washington, UT 26,583 7,554
56 Syracuse, UT 29,331 7,561
57 Ephraim, UT 7,102 7,647
58 Riverton, UT 43,250 7,723
59 Enoch, UT 6,738 7,734
60 Cottonwood Heights, UT 34,036 7,736
61 West Haven, UT 13,782 7,808
62 Holladay, UT 30,636 7,809
63 Lindon, UT 10,912 7,837
64 Grantsville, UT 11,021 7,864
65 South Weber, UT 7,381 7,868
66 Ivins, UT 8,530 7,898
67 North Ogden, UT 19,392 7,932
68 Bluffdale, UT 13,403 7,975
69 Bountiful, UT 43,901 8,092
70 Nephi, UT 5,969 8,098
71 Smithfield, UT 11,373 8,107
72 Farr West, UT 7,023 8,109
73 Centerville, UT 17,404 8,138
74 Richfield, UT 7,731 8,232
75 Mapleton, UT 9,872 8,284
76 Farmington, UT 23,847 8,299
77 Hooper, UT 8,646 8,338
78 Providence, UT 7,407 8,342
79 Cedar Hills, UT 10,209 8,383
80 Santa Clara, UT 7,495 8,483
81 Salem, UT 8,099 8,491
82 Kaysville, UT 31,494 8,709
83 Fruit Heights, UT 6,172 8,892
84 Highland, UT 18,726 8,921
85 Alpine, UT 10,477 9,112
86 Plain City, UT 6,867 9,374
87 Midway, UT 5,035 9,484

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