Did you know Utah is the second fastest-growing state in the USA? This week we are discussing Utah employment background check information, UT crime data, and other general Utah state info in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
Utah Population and Age Distribution. Utah’s estimated population was 2.9 million. The median age was 29.9 years. 31% of the population was under the age of 18, and 10% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $57,049. The total number of households was 895,691 with an average of 3.14 people.
Utah Employment and Unemployment Rate. 63.9% of the Utah population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 7th in the nation. The Utah unemployment rate is 6.8% which was ranked 42nd in the country.
Types of Utah Employers. The types of employers in Utah were as follows: 60,769 (4.6%) were self-employed, 203,022 (15.5%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 1,047,264 (79.8%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Utah Industries. The top five industries by percent in Utah were: Educational Services and Health Care (22.3%), Retail (12.2%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (12.1%), Manufacturing (10.7%), and Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (8.8%).
Utah Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Utah’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (36.8%), Sales and Office (26.5%), Service (15.6%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (12%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (9.1%).
Utah Health Insurance Coverage. 86% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (15% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 73% had private coverage and 21% had public coverage.
Disability. 9% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Utah reported a disability. The Utah disability claim rate was ranked 51st in the country.
For a list of Utah counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Utah Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Utah had 5,876 total violent crimes (which ranked 38th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.41% (which ranked it 19th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 50 were murders, 943 were forcible rapes, 1,100 were robberies, and 3,783 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Utah had 85,424 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 12,943 were burglaries, 66,482 were larceny/thefts, and 5,999 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Utah had the 46th most law enforcement employees per population. Utah ranked 46th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Utah crime information, please see the Utah Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI).
Utah Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Utah employment background check products: a Utah county criminal background check and a Utah state criminal background check.
The Utah state criminal background check includes a Utah courts background check, Utah corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Utah as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls from records of currently incarcerated inmates of the Utah Department of Corrections (DOC). The Utah state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Utah criminal background check webpage.
The Utah county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the justice and district courts. The Utah county criminal check results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
Other Utah employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Utah” data is from 2011. “Utah Crime Data” data is from 2012.