The 10 Utah Cities With The Largest Black Population For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in Utah have the largest African American population.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Utah with the largest African American population.

The Black community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

There are now 42 million people who identify as Black or African American living in America, making up 12% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Black population in utah is 34,571 - at 1.1% of the total population of utah.

The percentage growth of Blacks in America is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census's race and ethnicity definition. As most scholars and historians agree, an increase in the diversity in America is a good thing.

We agree.

But how has the increase in the black population impacted utah? Which cities and towns in utah have seen the greatest increase in its Black population?

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in utah with the largest African American population in 2021:

  1. South Salt Lake
  2. Syracuse
  3. Midvale
  4. Bluffdale
  5. West Valley City
  6. Clearfield
  7. Salt Lake City
  8. Park City
  9. Tremonton
  10. Riverdale

What's the blackest city in Utah? South Salt Lake took the number one over all spot for the largest Black population in utah for 2021. See if it ranked as one of the most african american cities in America.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where utah ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Black, check out the best places to live in utah or the most diverse places in utah.

The 10 Blackest Cities In Utah For 2021

1. South Salt Lake

South Salt Lake, UT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 25,017
% African American: 6.9%
# Of African American Residents: 1,726
Percent Change Since 2010: 258.84%
More on South Salt Lake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Syracuse

Syracuse, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 29,331
% African American: 3.37%
# Of African American Residents: 988
Percent Change Since 2010: 355.3%
More on Syracuse: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Midvale

Midvale, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 33,318
% African American: 3.2%
# Of African American Residents: 1,065
Percent Change Since 2010: 232.81%
More on Midvale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Bluffdale

Bluffdale, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 13,403
% African American: 3.0%
# Of African American Residents: 402
Percent Change Since 2010: 2412.5%
More on Bluffdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. West Valley City

West Valley City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 136,009
% African American: 2.75%
# Of African American Residents: 3,740
Percent Change Since 2010: 186.15%
More on West Valley City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Clearfield

Clearfield, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 31,364
% African American: 2.69%
# Of African American Residents: 845
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.24%
More on Clearfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 197,756
% African American: 2.41%
# Of African American Residents: 4,774
Percent Change Since 2010: -13.11%
More on Salt Lake City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Park City

Park City, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,375
% African American: 2.34%
# Of African American Residents: 196
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Park City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Tremonton

Tremonton, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,638
% African American: 2.32%
# Of African American Residents: 200
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Tremonton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Riverdale

Riverdale, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,752
% African American: 1.99%
# Of African American Residents: 174
Percent Change Since 2010: 255.1%
More on Riverdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In utah With The Largest Black Population For 2021

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across utah.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2015-2019 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Black or African American.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 82 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Black or African American. The percentages ranked from 6.9% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Black population with a higher score being more Black than a lower score. South Salt Lake took the distinction of being the most Black, while Providence was the least African American city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in utah ranked by population of African American residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It - Black Populations Across Utah

If you're looking for a breakdown of African American populations across Utah according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least African American places in Utah:

  1. Providence
  2. Harrisville
  3. Heber

For more Utah reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most African American Cities In Utah

Rank City % African American Population
1 South Salt Lake 6.9% 25,017
2 Syracuse 3.37% 29,331
3 Midvale 3.2% 33,318
4 Bluffdale 3.0% 13,403
5 West Valley City 2.75% 136,009
6 Clearfield 2.69% 31,364
7 Salt Lake City 2.41% 197,756
8 Park City 2.34% 8,375
9 Tremonton 2.32% 8,638
10 Riverdale 1.99% 8,752
11 Holladay 1.82% 30,636
12 Woods Cross 1.82% 11,340
13 Murray 1.72% 49,105
14 Ogden 1.66% 86,833
15 Layton 1.46% 76,197
16 West Jordan 1.37% 114,138
17 Clinton 1.36% 21,890
18 Logan 1.35% 50,863
19 Taylorsville 1.34% 60,138
20 West Bountiful 1.33% 5,627
21 Hurricane 1.19% 17,212
22 South Ogden 1.18% 17,063
23 Sunset 1.17% 5,278
24 Richfield 1.15% 7,731
25 Draper 1.1% 48,000
26 Highland 1.09% 18,726
27 South Jordan 0.99% 71,198
28 Roy 0.89% 39,040
29 Saratoga Springs 0.84% 29,161
30 North Ogden 0.84% 19,392
31 Santa Clara 0.83% 7,495
32 St. George 0.82% 84,500
33 Cedar City 0.81% 32,067
34 Provo 0.79% 116,403
35 Santaquin 0.77% 11,684
36 Farmington 0.73% 23,847
37 Herriman 0.66% 40,149
38 Vernal 0.65% 10,574
39 Roosevelt 0.6% 7,041
40 Orem 0.59% 96,725
41 Sandy 0.57% 96,127
42 Centerville 0.49% 17,404
43 Mapleton 0.49% 9,872
44 Tooele 0.47% 34,535
45 South Weber 0.45% 7,381
46 Washington Terrace 0.44% 9,162
47 Nephi 0.44% 5,969
48 Price 0.44% 8,265
49 Bountiful 0.43% 43,901
50 North Salt Lake 0.43% 20,402
51 Pleasant Grove 0.41% 38,380
52 American Fork 0.4% 30,399
53 Ivins 0.39% 8,530
54 Hyrum 0.38% 8,224
55 Salem 0.36% 8,099
56 Riverton 0.35% 43,250
57 Eagle Mountain 0.35% 32,412
58 Cottonwood Heights 0.33% 34,036
59 Kaysville 0.33% 31,494
60 Lehi 0.33% 64,006
61 Brigham City 0.32% 19,150
62 Spanish Fork 0.28% 39,371
63 North Logan 0.27% 10,711
64 Farr West 0.27% 7,023
65 Grantsville 0.24% 11,021
66 Ephraim 0.24% 7,102
67 Springville 0.2% 32,952
68 Washington 0.2% 26,583
69 West Point 0.18% 10,615
70 Alpine 0.14% 10,477
71 Lindon 0.12% 10,912
72 Cedar Hills 0.08% 10,209
73 Smithfield 0.0% 11,373
74 Enoch 0.0% 6,738
75 Pleasant View 0.0% 10,162
76 Plain City 0.0% 6,867
77 Payson 0.0% 19,842
78 West Haven 0.0% 13,782
79 Hooper 0.0% 8,646
80 Heber 0.0% 15,699
81 Harrisville 0.0% 6,510
82 Providence 0.0% 7,407

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