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More than half of Park City adults graduated college
First Published Sep 27 2012 03:24 pm • Last Updated Jan 07 2013 11:31 pm

While Park City may be known for indie films and skiing, it is also boasts a large percentage of college graduates.

U.S. Census Bureau data compiled between 2006 and 2010 show that 62.4 percent of adults 25 and older living in the Summit County resort town have at least a bachelor’s degree.

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Utahsright.com reviewed census data for the communities covered by The Salt Lake Tribune’s Close-Up editions.

Of those cities, Park City came in first, followed by Holladay with 48.4 percent of its adult residents having a college degree, followed by Fruit Heights, with 48.1 percent.

Salt Lake City, home to the University of Utah and Westminster College, was in eighth place, with 39.9 percent of its adult residents possessing a college degree.

At the bottom end of the scale was Kearns, with 10.8 percent, followed by Magna, 12.2 percent, and West Valley City, 12.8 percent.

The statewide average is 29.4 percent.

The data were compiled by UtahsRight.com for a weekly series in The Salt Lake Tribune’s Close-Up section highlighting information gleaned from public databases. The purpose is not to provide analysis of the data, but to provide raw numbers so the public an analyze the data themselves for their own purposes.

UtahsRight.com, the data website for The Salt Lake Tribune, conducts an ongoing statewide quest for district court information and other public information, including salaries of public employees and restaurant inspections, using public records requests made under the state’s Government Records Access and Management Act, commonly known as GRAMA.


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