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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Utah County is located in Utah with a population of 576,496. Utah County is one of the best places to live in Utah. Living in Utah County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Utah County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Utah County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Utah County are highly rated.
Population
576,496

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$256,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$954
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Utah County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    35.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    24.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    16.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    162.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,326.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    86.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    20%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Utah County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,042
National
$55,322

Utah County Reviews

27 reviews
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Utah County is beginning to flourish into a very dynamic, entrepreneurial and innovative region.
The quality of life is generally very good in this area, as a result of having abundant job opportunities and a very dynamic software/Information Technology oriented economy.
The cost of living is manageable and there are abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Furthermore, the local residents are extremely kind, concerned and thoughtful.
My largest quibble with this area is the comparative lack of religious or cultural diversity and the heavily conservative political composition of the area.
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I would rate Utah county as an overall average area. It is a very friendly environment and accepting of diversity. The nightlife consists of smaller bars and a close environment rather than large clubs like some bigger areas in Utah. The residents are friendly and approachable. If I were to suggest any changes it would be more work opportunities locally. As housing rates are not super high, individuals are likely to locate there, but will have to travel for jobs. Although this is a smaller area of Utah, preventing a large amount of traffic might be admirable. But a more local opportunity would be great
Utah County is a fairly large county of a population of about 600,000 people. Living in Utah County is very unique. I’ve lived there all my life. The people here are very friendly and polite. I’ve have had great experiences and great memories with my community here. I enjoy living in my neighborhood and being able to live in a valley that pretty mountains surround. On the East side view, I get to see the colorful mountains and landscape that life has to offer. On the west side, I get to see Utah lake. At night, there are gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. Utah County has refreshing air. It’s a home I won’t forget. I’m grateful for being able to live and to be in a friendly and safe environment.