Iron County UT Information


Iron County Subdivisions

Iron County UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 48,985
Population in Households 48,160
Population in Familes 40,148
Population in Group Qrtrs 825
Population Density1 15
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 15,863
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 11,558
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,805 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,762 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,101 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,942 (23.8%)
Median Home Value $220,543
Average Home Value $261,588


Median Household Income $42,091
Average Household Income $55,632
Per Capita Income $18,412
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 0.74%
Households 0.88% 0.63%
Families 0.8% 0.57%
Median Household Income   0.3%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Iron County UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iron County to the other 29 counties and county equivalents in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 72nd
Population Density1 # 11 66th
Diversity Index2 # 18 41st
Median Household Income # 27 10th
Per Capita Income # 26 14th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Utah Census Data Comparison Tool.