Iron County, Utah Population 2021

Iron County, Utah's estimated population is 59,161 with a growth rate of 3.79% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Iron County, Utah is the 10th largest county in Utah. The 2010 Population was 46,263 and has seen a growth of 27.88% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202159,1612,1613.79%
202057,0002,1613.94%
201954,8392,1614.10%
201852,6781,9173.78%
201750,7611,0852.18%
201649,6761,5633.25%
201548,1131,0722.28%
201447,0415111.10%
201346,530-116-0.25%
201246,646240.05%
201146,6223590.78%
201046,26325,474122.54%
199020,7893,44019.83%
198017,3495,17242.47%
197012,1771,38212.80%
196010,7951,15311.96%
19509,6421,31115.74%
19408,3311,10415.28%
19307,2271,44024.88%
19205,7871,85447.14%
19103,93338710.91%
19003,54686332.17%
18902,683-1,330-33.14%
18804,0131,73676.24%
18702,2771,267125.45%
18601,010650180.56%
18503600.00%
2021 Growth Rate
3.79%
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State
Founded
1851
County Seat
2010 Population
46,263
Growth Since 2010
27.88%
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Iron County, Utah Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White47,01691.80%
Two or More Races1,3012.54%
Some Other Race1,0782.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0362.02%
Asian4450.87%
Black or African American2690.53%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander680.13%
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Iron County, Utah Population by Race

Iron County, Utah Population Pyramid $2021

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Iron County, Utah Median Age

29.1


Total

28.9


Male

29.3


Female

Iron County, Utah Adults

There are 36,501 adults, (6,425 of whom are seniors) in Iron County, Utah.

Iron County, Utah Age Dependency

70.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Iron County, Utah Sex Ratio

Female

25,840

50.46%

Male

25,373

49.54%

Iron County, Utah Population by Age

Iron County, Utah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Iron County, Utah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.4%22.6%
All64%36%
Non Family47.3%52.7%
Male36.2%63.8%
Female33.8%66.2%

64.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Iron County, Utah Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,0152.9764
Married10,2883.4877.4
Non Family4,6621.5947.3
Female1,4933.3633.8
Male5724.2536.2

3.42

Average Family Size

2.97

Average Household Size

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Iron County, Utah Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5621.96%
9th to 12th Grade1,4615.10%
High School Graduate6,75723.59%
Some College8,85530.91%
Associates Degree2,4708.62%
Bachelors Degree5,80620.27%
Graduate Degree2,7389.56%
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Iron County, Utah Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Iron County, Utah Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White25,42624,0318,046
Hispanic2,1231,727212
Native American540353122
Other Race53028045
2+ Races42039248
Asian276221126
Islander3333
Black77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.65%.

Iron County, Utah Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,536$45,412$22,701
Less Than 9th Grade$19,141$39,824$11,985
High School Graduate$30,524$36,810$18,545
Some College$30,874$39,905$21,695
Bachelors Degree$38,311$57,286$30,214
Graduate Degree$57,247$61,531$49,398

$33,536

Average Earnings

$45,412

Average Male

$22,701

Average Female

Iron County, Utah Earnings by Educational Attainment

Iron County, Utah Language by Age

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Iron County, Utah Language

92.30% of Iron County, Utah residents speak only English, while 7.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.39% of the population.

Iron County, Utah Language

Iron County, Utah Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White43,5507,07116.24%
Hispanic4,38083819.13%
Multiple1,28833626.09%
Other1,07625924.07%
Native1,02424123.54%
Black25019176.40%
Asian42214634.60%
Islander633453.97%

17.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.83%

Male Poverty Rate

17.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Iron County, Utah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Iron County, Utah is Black, with 76.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Iron County, Utah is White, with 16.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.24%.

Iron County, Utah Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.66%
High School15.06%
Some College11.58%
Bachelors or Greater8.61%

Iron County, Utah Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed49.71%
Female Unemployed24.01%
Female Employed15.30%
Male Employed9.84%

Iron County, Utah Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Iron County, Utah Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,807$67,339
Families$63,842$78,968
Married Families$70,656-
Non Families$27,011$32,868
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Income by Household Type

Iron County, Utah Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.7%

Male Marriage Rate

57.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Iron County, Utah Married by Age and Sex

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Iron County, Utah Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Iron County, Utah Marital Status by Race

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Iron County, Utah Marital Status

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2,756

Number of Veterans

2,557

Male Veterans

199

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,023
Second Gulf War739
First Gulf War539
Korea158
World War II40

Iron County, Utah Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74837
35 to 54579
55 to 64545
75+477
18 to 34318

Iron County, Utah Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5377.53%
Hispanic1244.49%
2+ Races8312.87%
Native American709.99%
Asian297.07%
Other Race172.44%
Islander1319.12%
Black72.61%

Iron County, Utah Veterans by Race

Iron County, Utah Veterans by Education

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13.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Iron County, Utah Veterans by Education

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61.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Iron County, Utah Employment by Age

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Iron County, Utah Employment by Race

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Iron County, Utah Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.96%

Born in Iron County, Utah

96.05%

Native Born

3.95%

Foreign Born

2.39%

Non Citizen

1.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.05% of Iron County, Utah residents were born in the United States, with 56.96% having been born in Utah. 2.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Iron County, Utah Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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