2020 Census Data Shows Utah Is Becoming More Varied

Aug 12, 2021

Nearly 1-in-4 Utahns is a racial or ethnic minority according to the 2020 census data released on Thursday. The data reveals that about 74% of Utah’s population is Caucasian, compared to 80% from the 2010 data. Utah’s score on the diversity index rose from nearly 33% in 2010 to about 41% in a decade—an indication that the population is becoming less homogenous. 

The release reveals that just over 15% of Utahns are now Hispanic or Latino - making up the second- largest ethnic group. Caucasians remain the prevalent race within 28 of 29 counties across Utah. The one exception is San Juan County, where residents who reported themselves as American Indian, non-Hispanic is the most prevalent race.