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Brigham City, Utah
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be a motivating factor in determining what community works best. The rent burden for Brigham City is about 17.3% of the average person's monthly income. The median monthly cost for rent in Brigham City is $916 and the median price for a home for Brigham City is around $161,406.
Demographics and Values
Racially, the population of Brigham City is 2.4% mixed race, 0.5% black, 3.0% other or not specified, 1.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 92.7% white, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 10.7% Hispanic. Based on gender, 50.9% are female and 49.1% are male. The median age of Brigham City is 33 years old. In Brigham City, 7.7% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. Of the population of Brigham City 22.2% have a college degree, 6.5% have a graduate degree, and 32.4% have a high-school diploma. The current population of Brigham City consists of 19,182 people. Brigham City has a population density of 302 people per square mile. In Brigham City, 61.0% participate in the labor force, 11.7% live in poverty, 10.0% do not have health insurance, and 5.1% are widows.
An overview of Utah
There are 53 hospitals and 53 health centers that service a population of 3,220,176. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Utah Valley Hospital, Lads Hospital, and Lakeview Hospital. Overall, Utah ranks 4th in quality of life and 9th in healthcare compared to other US states. In terms of resources, Utah has a cost of living index of 98.2, a grocery index rating of 98.5, and a housing index rating of 93.6. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The natural beauty of Utah is ranked 49th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 31, and 21% of the population is over the age of 55. The state of Utah ranks 44th in the country for diversity. In Utah, 53% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 5,557 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-7%, Mainline Protestant-6%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Utah there are 34 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 27% of Utah residents voted Democrat and 46% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
During the summer, the average temperature in Utah is around 70F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 101F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 35F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 60F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 3F in the month of January. The average air quality index rating in Utah is 51.3 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 74.0 AQI. Utah experiences an average humidity rating of about 52%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 75%. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of March at around 4.09 inches. On average, the state receives 1.12 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Utah mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Utah can include earthquakes and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Utah
The state of Utah has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Joshua tree, flourish, maple, and sego lily. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Arizona woodrat, the black-tailed jackrabbit, the Gunnison's prairie dog, or the Canada lynx. The state animal of Utah is the the wapiti elk.