Opportunity Zones in Utah

Utah has 46 designated opportunity zones, all of which are low-income communities. Utah did not designate any eligible non-low-income contiguous tracts as opportunity zones.

Urban vs. Rural

Statewide, a large majority of Utah’s census tracts are deemed urban — 88 percent. But only 76 percent of the state’s opportunity zones are urban, and nearly one-quarter are rural. Salt Lake City is home to nearly one-third of the state’s 46 opportunity zones.

Urban vs. Rural in Utah Opportunity Zones

Utah Opportunity Zones Map

Analysis of Utah’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 46 237 588
Low-income communities 46 135 181
Contiguous 0 102 102
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $41,279 $50,031 $65,452
Poverty rate 22.87% 18.06% 12.52%
Unemployment rate 6.71% 6.13% 5.17%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $155,204 $183,968 $239,148
Median rent/month $797 $882 $1,029
Homeownership 51.84% 59.07% 69.64%
Severe rent burden 21.31% 20.52% 17.89%
Vacancy rate 13.80% 9.33% 8.85%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 66.39% 73.46% 79.24%
Black alone 1.72% 1.29% 1.02%
Hispanic 22.96% 18.02% 13.53%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 3.49% 3.63% 3.07%
Younger than 18 27.77% 26.92% 29.39%
Older than 64 9.99% 10.69% 10.46%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 43.98% 36.80% 31.48%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 20.81% 26.55% 32.17%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 4.35% 1.69% 1.53%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 76.09% 87.34% 87.93%
In a micro area 6.52% 3.80% 6.12%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 17.39% 8.86% 5.95%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Utah Counties & Cities

List of counties in Utah: Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Wayne, Weber

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Utah: Salt Lake City

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Utah

Website: Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Utah Beaver 49001100100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Box Elder 49003960300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Box Elder 49003960601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Cache 49005000900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Cache 49005001002 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Carbon 49007000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Davis 49011125701 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Davis 49011125702 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Davis 49011126001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Duchesne 49013940300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Garfield 49017000300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Grand 49019000300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Iron 49021110300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Iron 49021110600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Millard 49027974300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Salt Lake 49035100600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Salt Lake 49035102500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Salt Lake 49035102600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Salt Lake 49035102702 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Salt Lake 49035111500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Salt Lake 49035111600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Salt Lake 49035111802 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Salt Lake 49035112403 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Salt Lake 49035112907 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Salt Lake 49035113305 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Salt Lake 49035113513 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Salt Lake 49035113802 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Salt Lake 49035113906 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Salt Lake 49035114000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Salt Lake 49035114500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah San Juan 49037942100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Sanpete 49039972400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Sevier 49041975300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Tooele 49045130900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Utah 49049000400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Utah 49049002400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Utah 49049002500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Utah 49049002801 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Utah 49049002802 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Washington 49053270300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Washington 49053271300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Weber 49057200400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Weber 49057200800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Weber 49057200900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Weber 49057201100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Utah Weber 49057210800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015