The 10 Richest Cities In Utah For 2022


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

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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 2022:

  1. Mapleton
  2. Midway
  3. Hooper
  4. South Jordan
  5. Highland
  6. Centerville
  7. Farr West
  8. Perry
  9. West Point
  10. Fruit Heights

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 88 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, Mapleton is the richest place for 2022.

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 2022

1. Mapleton

Mapleton, UT

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 10,270
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $110,417
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Poverty Rate: 2.2%
More on Mapleton: Real Estate | Photos

2. Midway

Midway, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,210
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Median Income: $101,944
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Midway: Real Estate | Photos

3. Hooper

Hooper, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,850
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 3)
Median Income: $100,347
Unemployment Rate: 0.7%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on Hooper: Real Estate | Photos

4. South Jordan

South Jordan, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 73,695
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 3)
Median Income: $106,824
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on South Jordan: Real Estate | Photos

5. Highland

Highland, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 19,012
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 6)
Median Income: $146,177
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 1.7%
More on Highland: Real Estate | Photos

6. Centerville

Centerville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 17,527
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 3)
Median Income: $100,230
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Centerville: Real Estate | Photos

7. Farr West

Farr West, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,197
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 6)
Median Income: $90,439
Unemployment Rate: 1.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.2%
More on Farr West: Real Estate | Photos

8. Perry

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,090
Rank Last Year:
Median Income: $82,435
Unemployment Rate: 0.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.2%
More on Perry: Real Estate

9. West Point

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,829
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Median Income: $99,226
Unemployment Rate: 1.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.6%
More on West Point: Real Estate

10. Fruit Heights

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,205
Rank Last Year: 36 (Up 26)
Median Income: $98,438
Unemployment Rate: 1.5%
Poverty Rate: 3.6%
More on Fruit Heights: Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Richest Places In Utah For 2022

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 2016-2020 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 88 places with more than 5,000 people in Utah, we ranked each place from 1 to 88 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, Mapleton, crowned the “Richest City In Utah For 2022”. 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 88 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Utah For 2022

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: Price
2nd Poorest: Vernal
3rd Poorest: Richfield

For more Utah reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Utah

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Mapleton 8.0 $110,417
2 Midway 10.33 $101,944
3 Hooper 11.67 $100,347
4 South Jordan 13.33 $106,824
5 Highland 14.0 $146,177
6 Centerville 14.0 $100,230
7 Farr West 14.67 $90,439
8 Perry 15.0 $82,435
9 West Point 15.33 $99,226
10 Fruit Heights 17.33 $98,438
11 Bluffdale 18.67 $113,023
12 Syracuse 19.67 $103,522
13 Farmington 19.67 $99,208
14 Plain City 21.0 $108,355
15 Nibley 21.0 $90,650
16 Draper 22.0 $112,541
17 Kaysville 23.33 $103,730
18 Alpine 23.67 $123,450
19 Saratoga Springs 24.0 $101,592
20 Cedar Hills 24.0 $107,440
21 Park City 24.33 $114,798
22 Sandy 24.67 $95,715
23 Holladay 26.67 $92,635
24 South Weber 27.33 $115,639
25 Lindon 28.67 $95,233
26 Riverton 29.0 $101,810
27 Woods Cross 29.67 $85,453
28 Bountiful 30.67 $83,660
29 West Haven 30.67 $80,762
30 Salem 31.33 $86,745
31 Washington 32.0 $75,389
32 Providence 33.0 $84,243
33 North Salt Lake 33.0 $80,064
34 Herriman 33.33 $102,096
35 South Ogden 35.33 $70,552
36 Cottonwood Heights 35.67 $95,427
37 Spanish Fork 36.0 $79,846
38 Heber 37.0 $80,417
39 Harrisville 37.67 $80,250
40 Layton 38.33 $81,067
41 West Bountiful 38.67 $99,797
42 Lehi 39.0 $101,429
43 Vineyard 39.67 $80,868
44 Clinton 40.0 $88,023
45 Pleasant View 40.0 $101,979
46 Santa Clara 42.0 $74,531
47 West Jordan 42.0 $84,722
48 North Ogden 42.0 $87,755
49 Eagle Mountain 44.67 $87,094
50 Hyrum 48.0 $66,902
51 Roy 49.0 $72,739
52 Santaquin 49.33 $76,071
53 Smithfield 49.33 $73,788
54 American Fork 51.0 $78,690
55 Pleasant Grove 51.0 $76,672
56 Hurricane 51.0 $57,882
57 Springville 51.33 $72,356
58 Grantsville 53.0 $76,771
59 Nephi 57.0 $69,118
60 Enoch 57.67 $62,643
61 North Logan 58.67 $73,148
62 Murray 59.0 $65,397
63 Tremonton 59.33 $59,488
64 Clearfield 62.0 $62,374
65 Ivins 62.0 $67,996
66 Washington Terrace 62.33 $65,204
67 Orem 63.67 $65,622
68 Payson 65.0 $69,014
69 West Valley City 65.67 $70,427
70 Tooele 66.0 $65,740
71 Brigham City 66.0 $57,312
72 Taylorsville 66.0 $67,249
73 St. George 67.33 $59,989
74 Sunset 68.0 $63,697
75 Salt Lake City 68.0 $63,156
76 Riverdale 68.67 $54,723
77 Midvale 73.33 $62,354
78 Logan 75.33 $43,056
79 Ogden 76.0 $55,974
80 Ephraim 81.0 $56,750
81 Roosevelt 81.0 $57,659
82 Provo 81.33 $50,072
83 Moab 81.67 $46,875
84 South Salt Lake 82.0 $49,616
85 Cedar City 82.0 $52,524
86 Richfield 84.0 $48,776
87 Vernal 84.67 $47,962
88 Price 85.33 $42,500

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the richest cities in Utah.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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