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Elk Ridge, Utah
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be a big influence in choosing which community is the best fit for your family. The rent burden for Elk Ridge is around 22.0% of the average person's monthly income. Monthly, the median cost for rent in Elk Ridge is around $1,562 and the median value for a house for Elk Ridge is around $327,425.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Elk Ridge 13.7% have a graduate degree, 40.1% have a college degree, and 16.8% have a high-school diploma. In Elk Ridge, 5.0% of the people are veterans of the United States military. In Elk Ridge, 9.9% do not have health insurance, 64.9% participate in the labor force, 2.1% are widows, and 6.8% have some form of disability. Currently, the population of Elk Ridge consists of 3,757 people. Elk Ridge has a population density of 513 people per square mile. Based on gender, 49.3% are male and 50.7% are female. The median age of Elk Ridge is 24 years old. Racially, the population of Elk Ridge is 0.6% other or not specified, 97.5% white, 0.0% black, 1.9% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% Native American, 0.0% Asian, and 3.2% Hispanic.
An overview of Utah
The natural beauty of Utah is ranked 49th in the nation. Overall, Utah ranks 4th in quality of life and 9th in healthcare compared to other US states. There are 53 general hospitals and 53 health centers that provide care for 3,220,176 Utah residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Utah Valley Hospital, Lads Hospital, and Lakeview Hospital. The state of Utah has a cost of living index of 98.2 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 98.5 and a housing index rating of 93.6.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 27% of Utah residents voted Democrat and 46% voted Republican. The state of Utah ranks 44th in the country for diversity. In Utah, 21% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 31. In terms of religion, 53% of Utah residents attend religious services among the 5,557 different congregations that are available in the state. 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.
State-wide weather information
On average, Utah has an air quality index rating of around 51.3 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 74.0 AQI. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 60F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 3F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 70F. The average high summer temperature is around 101F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 35F during the month of June. 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. Utah experiences an average humidity rating of about 52%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 75% in the month of December. 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 flourish, chokecherry, Utah oak, and hawthorn. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mule deer, the Canada lynx, the brown (grizzly) bear, or the Belding's ground squirrel. The state animal of Utah is the the wapiti elk.