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Fruit Heights, South Jordan lead counties with highest median incomes

Published September 12, 2012 5:34 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, families in Fruit Heights and South Jordan have the highest median incomes in their respective counties.

Census data show the median income in Fruit Heights is $102,278, while South Jordan has a $91,999 median annual income.

Rounding out the top three in Davis County were South Weber, at $82,667, and Kaysville, at $82,287. In Salt Lake City, the second- and third-highest were Draper and Bluffdale, with $89,713 and $87,536, respectively.

The median figure means half a community's families make more and half make less than that amount.

At the other end of the spectrum, Clearfield posted Davis County's lowest median household income, at $47,570, followed by Sunset — $49,702 — and Layton — $61,714.

South Salt Lake had Salt Lake County's lowest median income, at $35,021, followed by Salt Lake City at $44,223 and Midvale, $44,988.

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 can 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.

dmeyers@sltrib.com

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