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The Metro Township of Emigration Canyon had a population of 1,786 as of July 1, 2021. Emigration Canyon ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Emigration Canyon is located at latitude 40.77 and longitude -111.7596 in Salt Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Metro Township of Emigration Canyon encompass a land area of 18.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Salt Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,377 feet.

The Metro Township of Emigration Canyon has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Metro Township of Emigration Canyon is located within Emigration Division of Salt Lake County.

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Emigration Canyon, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,786 (100%)
Population in Households 1,786 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,526 (85.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 98
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $151,886
Average Household Income $224,972
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $85,187
Wealth Index5 312


Total HU (Housing Units) 761 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 599 (78.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $844,731
Average Home Value $924,416
Housing Affordability Index3 104


Total Households 680
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 514
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.17% 1.58%
Households 1.29% 1.51%
Families 1.09% 1.51%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
Owner Occupied HU   1.77%

Emigration Canyon, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emigration Canyon to the other 327 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 133 60th
Population Density # 252 23rd
Median Household Income # 3 99th
Housing Affordability Index # 80 24th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 228 31st

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