The 10 Richest Cities In Utah For 2021


We analyzed 85 places in Utah to determine where the 1% live.

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the richest cities in Utah.

Do you want to know where the richest of rich call home in the Beehive State? Read on to learn which cities in Utah have the most wealth.

If you think that the richest places in are centered around Salt Lake City then you're right. None of the cities on this list are more than an hour's drive away from Utah's capital city. Centerville is the closest place on the list to Salt Lake City, while 40% of this list consists of Ogden suburbs like Hooper. Three of these cities are just south of West Jordan. With such a tight geographical spread, it's easy to see where the wealth is concentrated in Utah.

So how much money does a person need to earn to comfortably break into one of these super-wealthy locales? Well, the average median household income for cities on this list is just shy of $100,000/year, so you'd better get a high-paying job before you decide to settle down in any of these places. The most common jobs that pay big bucks in Utah are all scientific, so if you're an avionics technician, hydrologist, or atmospheric scientist, you should have no problem fitting in with Utah's high society. Of the cities on this list, Highland has the highest earners, while West Point has the lowest unemployment rate.

Still curious where Utah's richest go to make money for courtside Jazz tickets, five-star Navajo tacos, and the finest lodges at ski resorts? Read on.

Here are the 10 richest places in Utah for 2021:

  1. South Jordan
  2. Mapleton
  3. Farmington
  4. Midway
  5. Salem
  6. Hooper
  7. West Point
  8. Riverton
  9. Centerville
  10. Syracuse

These are the cities that have the busiest bees bringing home the most honey in the Beehive State. It's not shocking to see that 40% of the cities on this list overlap with our list of best places to live in Utah. It makes sense that the wealthiest folks would want to live in the best places.

What magic did Homesnacks use to determine the richest cities in Utah? The magic of data! First, we took the smaller places of a population under 5,000 out of the picture, leaving us with 87 cities to rank. Then we ranked each of the remaining cities based on poverty, unemployment, and median household income. So what's the wealthiest city in Utah? According to the data, South Jordan is the richest place for 2021.

For a full look at how all of Utah's cities of 5,000 people or more ranked in terms of riches, check out the complete list below.

Rich people not your cup of tea? Feel free to check out some more reading about Utah:

The 10 Richest Cities In Utah For 2021

1. South Jordan

South Jordan, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 71,198
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $104,597
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on South Jordan: Real Estate | Photos

2. Mapleton

Mapleton, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 9,872
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 7)
Median Income: $112,730
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 2.2%
More on Mapleton: Real Estate | Photos

3. Farmington

Farmington, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 23,847
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Income: $106,488
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 2.1%
More on Farmington: Real Estate | Photos

4. Midway

Midway, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,035
Rank Last Year: -
Median Income: $87,394
Unemployment Rate: 1.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Midway: Real Estate | Photos

5. Salem

Salem, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,099
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 14)
Median Income: $98,750
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Salem: Real Estate | Photos

6. Hooper

Hooper, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,646
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 5)
Median Income: $96,688
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 3.0%
More on Hooper: Real Estate | Photos

7. West Point

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,615
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Median Income: $92,655
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on West Point: Real Estate

8. Riverton

Riverton, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 43,250
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 4)
Median Income: $101,619
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Riverton: Real Estate | Photos

9. Centerville

Centerville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 17,404
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 8)
Median Income: $93,344
Unemployment Rate: 1.8%
Poverty Rate: 3.0%
More on Centerville: Real Estate | Photos

10. Syracuse

Syracuse, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 29,331
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Income: $99,625
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.6%
More on Syracuse: Real Estate | Photos

How We Determined The Richest Places In Utah For 2021

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 2015-2019 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 87 places with more than 5,000 people in Utah, we ranked each place from 1 to 87 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 City In Utah For 2021". You can download the data here.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 87 places.

There You Have It - The Wealthiest Places In Utah For 2021

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: Vernal
3rd Poorest: Price

For more Utah reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Utah

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 South Jordan 9.0 $104,597
2 Mapleton 12.0 $112,730
3 Farmington 12.0 $106,488
4 Midway 13.0 $87,394
5 Salem 14.0 $98,750
6 Hooper 14.0 $96,688
7 West Point 14.33 $92,655
8 Riverton 15.67 $101,619
9 Centerville 16.67 $93,344
10 Syracuse 18.33 $99,625
11 Highland 18.33 $139,453
12 Bluffdale 18.67 $116,454
13 Farr West 19.0 $90,917
14 Alpine 20.33 $129,239
15 Park City 20.67 $111,000
16 Saratoga Springs 21.33 $102,531
17 Clinton 22.0 $82,161
18 Santa Clara 22.33 $83,326
19 Draper 22.67 $117,266
20 Kaysville 23.33 $99,597
21 Nibley 24.0 $91,372
22 Holladay 24.0 $88,728
23 North Salt Lake 25.0 $85,185
24 Herriman 25.33 $101,460
25 Cedar Hills 26.0 $104,808
26 North Ogden 27.33 $81,198
27 Sandy 28.0 $94,018
28 Bountiful 28.0 $77,823
29 South Weber 28.67 $107,848
30 Cottonwood Heights 29.33 $93,564
31 Plain City 30.0 $74,714
32 Lehi 30.33 $95,510
33 South Ogden 30.67 $68,585
34 Harrisville 31.33 $74,342
35 Spanish Fork 32.67 $78,490
36 Fruit Heights 32.67 $97,488
37 Providence 33.0 $80,697
38 West Haven 33.33 $77,733
39 Vineyard 35.33 $81,116
40 Pleasant View 37.33 $98,765
41 Washington 38.33 $66,479
42 Eagle Mountain 39.0 $83,290
43 Heber 39.67 $74,665
44 Springville 41.67 $69,139
45 West Bountiful 42.0 $95,652
46 American Fork 42.0 $77,857
47 Lindon 43.67 $90,978
48 Layton 44.33 $77,426
49 Santaquin 45.67 $72,171
50 West Jordan 46.0 $80,955
51 Smithfield 46.67 $71,118
52 Woods Cross 47.0 $77,433
53 Murray 50.67 $64,470
54 Grantsville 51.0 $72,378
55 North Logan 52.0 $71,351
56 Nephi 55.67 $62,207
57 Pleasant Grove 58.0 $72,327
58 Enoch 58.67 $61,857
59 Clearfield 59.0 $60,260
60 Hyrum 59.33 $62,639
61 Roy 60.0 $70,032
62 Taylorsville 61.33 $66,311
63 Ivins 61.33 $63,680
64 Orem 61.67 $64,590
65 Payson 62.0 $67,272
66 Tremonton 63.33 $53,705
67 Tooele 64.0 $63,851
68 Washington Terrace 65.0 $63,503
69 West Valley City 65.0 $66,342
70 Salt Lake City 67.67 $60,676
71 St. George 67.67 $58,259
72 Sunset 68.67 $62,281
73 Logan 69.33 $41,833
74 Riverdale 69.33 $56,000
75 Midvale 70.67 $60,216
76 Brigham City 72.33 $53,504
77 Hurricane 73.67 $55,190
78 Roosevelt 75.67 $63,479
79 Ogden 77.0 $50,061
80 Cedar City 78.33 $48,346
81 Provo 79.0 $48,888
82 Moab 79.67 $51,168
83 South Salt Lake 80.33 $47,813
84 Richfield 81.67 $46,625
85 Price 84.0 $45,730
86 Vernal 84.0 $48,325
87 Ephraim 85.0 $43,476

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