These Are The 10 Utah Cities With The Largest Black Population For 2019


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 2019. This is our second time ranking the cities in Utah with the largest African American population.

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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 30,243 – at 1.0% 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 2019:

  1. South Salt Lake (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Sunset (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Bluffdale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Midvale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Clearfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Syracuse (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. West Valley City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Herriman (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Riverdale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Taylorsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)

South Salt Lake took the number one over all spot for the largest Black population in Utah for 2019. 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.

How We Determined The Cities In Utah With The Largest Black Population For 2019

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 2013-2017 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 8.3% 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 Farr West was the least African American city.

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.

South Salt Lake, UT

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5
/10

Population: 24,722
% African American: 8.25%
# Of African American Residents: 2,040
Percent Change Since 2010: 324.12%
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South Salt Lake is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States and is part of the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 23,617 at the 2010 census.

Sunset, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,207
% African American: 3.71%
# Of African American Residents: 193
Percent Change Since 2010: 107.53%
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Bluffdale, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 10,869
% African American: 3.51%
# Of African American Residents: 382
Percent Change Since 2010: 2287.5%
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Bluffdale is a city in Salt Lake County in the U.S. state of Utah, located about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,598.

Midvale, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 32,249
% African American: 3.23%
# Of African American Residents: 1,042
Percent Change Since 2010: 225.62%
More on Midvale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Midvale is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 30,764 at the 2010 census.

Clearfield, UT

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 30,683
% African American: 2.56%
# Of African American Residents: 784
Percent Change Since 2010: -7.44%
More on Clearfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Clearfield is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. The population was 30,112 at the 2010 census. The city grew drastically during the 1940s, with the formation of Hill Air Force Base, and in the 1950s with the nationwide increase in suburb and “bedroom” community populations and has been steadily growing since then.

Syracuse, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 27,444
% African American: 2.42%
# Of African American Residents: 663
Percent Change Since 2010: 205.53%
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Syracuse is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States, between the Great Salt Lake and Interstate 15, about 30 miles north of Salt Lake City. It is part of the Ogden-Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 24,331 at the 2010 census, an increase of 158.9% since the 2000 census. The city has seen rapid growth and development since the 1990s.

Syracuse was incorporated on September 3, 1935. The city was named by early settlers for Syracuse, New York, which was famed for its salt production in the 19th century.

West Valley City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 135,546
% African American: 2.29%
# Of African American Residents: 3,100
Percent Change Since 2010: 137.18%
More on West Valley City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

West Valley City is a city in Salt Lake County and a suburb of Salt Lake City in the U.S. state of Utah. The population was 129,480 at the 2010 census, making it the second-largest city in Utah. The city incorporated in 1980 from a large, quickly growing unincorporated area, which was variously known as Granger, Hunter, Chesterfield, and Redwood. It is home to the Maverik Center and USANA Amphitheatre.

Herriman, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 31,970
% African American: 2.19%
# Of African American Residents: 699
Percent Change Since 2010: 3395.0%
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Herriman is a city in southwestern Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. The population was 21,785 as of the 2010 census. Although Herriman was a town in 2000, it has since been classified as a fourth-class city by state law. The city has experienced rapid growth since incorporation in 1999, as its population was just 1,523 at the 2000 census. It grew from being the 111th-largest incorporated place in Utah in 2000 to the 32nd-largest in 2010.

Riverdale, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,685
% African American: 2.11%
# Of African American Residents: 183
Percent Change Since 2010: 273.47%
More on Riverdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Riverdale is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States. The population was 7,656 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Ogden-Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Taylorsville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 60,377
% African American: 2.06%
# Of African American Residents: 1,246
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.97%
More on Taylorsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Taylorsville is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 58,657 at the 2010 census. Taylorsville was incorporated from the Taylorsville-Bennion CDP and portions of the Kearns CDP on April 24, 1996. The city is located adjacent to interstate 215 and Bangerter Highway. It is centrally located in the middle of the Salt Lake Valley.

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. Farr West
  2. Providence
  3. Pleasant View

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 8.25% 24,722
2 Sunset 3.71% 5,207
3 Bluffdale 3.51% 10,869
4 Midvale 3.23% 32,249
5 Clearfield 2.56% 30,683
6 Syracuse 2.42% 27,444
7 West Valley City 2.29% 135,546
8 Herriman 2.19% 31,970
9 Riverdale 2.11% 8,685
10 Taylorsville 2.06% 60,377
11 Salt Lake City 1.94% 194,188
12 Woods Cross 1.85% 11,152
13 Murray 1.79% 49,038
14 Tremonton 1.78% 8,242
15 Park City 1.56% 8,167
16 Ogden 1.46% 85,497
17 Clinton 1.4% 21,353
18 Hooper 1.34% 8,236
19 Layton 1.3% 73,963
20 Holladay 1.27% 30,793
21 South Ogden 1.25% 16,918
22 Saratoga Springs 1.21% 25,671
23 West Jordan 1.17% 111,937
24 Logan 1.17% 49,957
25 Price 1.1% 8,337
26 West Bountiful 1.07% 5,504
27 Orem 0.97% 94,420
28 Farmington 0.96% 22,616
29 Roy 0.93% 38,013
30 North Ogden 0.88% 18,525
31 South Jordan 0.86% 65,523
32 South Weber 0.79% 6,921
33 St. George 0.78% 79,995
34 North Salt Lake 0.73% 19,413
35 Richfield 0.67% 7,589
36 Ivins 0.66% 7,908
37 Kaysville 0.65% 30,328
38 Highland 0.65% 17,952
39 Sandy 0.64% 94,556
40 Hyrum 0.63% 7,926
41 Draper 0.62% 47,043
42 Tooele 0.62% 33,236
43 Washington Terrace 0.59% 9,122
44 Mapleton 0.58% 9,255
45 Eagle Mountain 0.58% 27,773
46 Vernal 0.57% 10,650
47 Ephraim 0.57% 6,858
48 American Fork 0.57% 28,507
49 Washington 0.56% 24,231
50 Provo 0.51% 116,199
51 Santaquin 0.47% 10,740
52 Brigham City 0.44% 18,736
53 Pleasant Grove 0.42% 37,439
54 Riverton 0.42% 41,997
55 Spanish Fork 0.41% 38,171
56 Cottonwood Heights 0.4% 34,214
57 Bountiful 0.37% 43,568
58 Centerville 0.34% 17,013
59 Springville 0.33% 32,319
60 Cedar City 0.32% 30,232
61 Roosevelt 0.31% 6,771
62 Salem 0.31% 7,504
63 Hurricane 0.25% 15,676
64 North Logan 0.25% 10,140
65 West Point 0.19% 10,258
66 Nephi 0.18% 5,631
67 Alpine 0.18% 10,197
68 Grantsville 0.15% 10,170
69 Lindon 0.14% 10,761
70 Cedar Hills 0.11% 10,266
71 Payson 0.09% 19,647
72 Lehi 0.08% 58,351
73 Enoch 0.0% 6,331
74 Smithfield 0.0% 10,832
75 Plain City 0.0% 6,343
76 Santa Clara 0.0% 6,835
77 Heber 0.0% 14,414
78 Harrisville 0.0% 6,182
79 West Haven 0.0% 12,109
80 Pleasant View 0.0% 9,375
81 Providence 0.0% 7,173
82 Farr West 0.0% 6,671

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