Counties with the most born-and-bred residents in Utah

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August 9, 2021
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Counties with the most born-and-bred residents in Utah

In certain corners of the U.S., the only way you’ll ever be considered a local is if you were born there. Elsewhere, particularly in major metropolitan centers, the constant influx of new businesses, college students, and families can transform neighborhoods every few years and certainly decade over decade.

Americans change their addresses at higher rates than most other countries, but that “move, move, move” mentality may be shifting. In 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that only 11.2% of respondents had moved within the last year. Additionally, 72% of Americans reported living in or close to the city they grew up in. To learn more about where people are staying put, Stacker compiled a list of counties with the most born-and-bred residents in Utah using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by the highest percentage of residents that were born in the state as of 2019.

Keep reading to discover which counties in your state have the most born-and-bred residents.

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#29. Summit County

- Population: 41,103
- Born in Utah: 17,032 (41.4% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 19,744 (48.0% of population)
--- Midwest (10.8%), Northeast (10.3%), South (9.1%), West (17.7%)
- Born in another country: 3,933 (9.6% of population)
--- Africa (0.3%), Asia (1.1%), Europe (1.8%), Latin America (5.6%), North America (0.4%), Oceania (0.4%)
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#28. Grand County

- Population: 9,640
- Born in Utah: 4,233 (43.9% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 4,614 (47.9% of population)
--- Midwest (7.9%), Northeast (3.9%), South (3.6%), West (32.4%)
- Born in another country: 676 (7.0% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (1.0%), Europe (0.6%), Latin America (4.8%), North America (0.6%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#27. Kane County

- Population: 7,484
- Born in Utah: 3,914 (52.3% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 3,284 (43.9% of population)
--- Midwest (8.9%), Northeast (2.3%), South (5.0%), West (27.7%)
- Born in another country: 231 (3.1% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.0%), Europe (2.5%), Latin America (0.4%), North America (0.3%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#26. Washington County

- Population: 165,811
- Born in Utah: 90,656 (54.7% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 65,146 (39.3% of population)
--- Midwest (6.7%), Northeast (2.4%), South (5.1%), West (25.0%)
- Born in another country: 8,905 (5.4% of population)
--- Africa (0.2%), Asia (0.5%), Europe (0.7%), Latin America (3.4%), North America (0.3%), Oceania (0.2%)
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#25. Iron County

- Population: 51,213
- Born in Utah: 29,169 (57.0% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 19,700 (38.5% of population)
--- Midwest (5.0%), Northeast (2.0%), South (4.2%), West (27.2%)
- Born in another country: 2,023 (4.0% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.7%), Europe (0.6%), Latin America (2.3%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.2%)
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#24. Wasatch County

- Population: 31,708
- Born in Utah: 18,329 (57.8% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 10,529 (33.2% of population)
--- Midwest (5.3%), Northeast (4.5%), South (4.3%), West (19.1%)
- Born in another country: 2,411 (7.6% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (1.0%), Europe (0.7%), Latin America (5.4%), North America (0.5%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#23. Salt Lake County

- Population: 1,133,646
- Born in Utah: 666,691 (58.8% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 311,352 (27.5% of population)
--- Midwest (4.4%), Northeast (2.7%), South (4.2%), West (16.0%)
- Born in another country: 145,649 (12.8% of population)
--- Africa (0.6%), Asia (3.2%), Europe (1.2%), Latin America (6.9%), North America (0.3%), Oceania (0.5%)
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#22. San Juan County

- Population: 15,302
- Born in Utah: 9,156 (59.8% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 5,971 (39.0% of population)
--- Midwest (2.4%), Northeast (1.0%), South (3.5%), West (32.1%)
- Born in another country: 135 (0.9% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.0%), Europe (0.0%), Latin America (0.8%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.1%)
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#21. Utah County

- Population: 605,490
- Born in Utah: 371,761 (61.4% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 183,616 (30.3% of population)
--- Midwest (3.7%), Northeast (1.7%), South (4.6%), West (20.2%)
- Born in another country: 45,052 (7.4% of population)
--- Africa (0.2%), Asia (1.2%), Europe (0.5%), Latin America (5.0%), North America (0.3%), Oceania (0.3%)
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#20. Daggett County

- Population: 613
- Born in Utah: 390 (63.6% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 219 (35.7% of population)
--- Midwest (4.4%), Northeast (3.8%), South (3.1%), West (24.5%)
- Born in another country: (0.0% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.0%), Europe (0.0%), Latin America (0.0%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#19. Cache County

- Population: 124,165
- Born in Utah: 79,859 (64.3% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 35,224 (28.4% of population)
--- Midwest (3.7%), Northeast (1.6%), South (3.3%), West (19.6%)
- Born in another country: 8,120 (6.5% of population)
--- Africa (0.5%), Asia (1.6%), Europe (0.4%), Latin America (3.6%), North America (0.3%), Oceania (0.2%)
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#18. Weber County

- Population: 251,498
- Born in Utah: 164,011 (65.2% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 67,374 (26.8% of population)
--- Midwest (4.0%), Northeast (1.9%), South (4.4%), West (16.3%)
- Born in another country: 17,471 (6.9% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.8%), Europe (0.7%), Latin America (5.2%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#17. Rich County

- Population: 2,389
- Born in Utah: 1,569 (65.7% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 691 (28.9% of population)
--- Midwest (3.3%), Northeast (0.7%), South (1.1%), West (23.8%)
- Born in another country: 127 (5.3% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.0%), Europe (0.0%), Latin America (5.1%), North America (0.2%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#16. Davis County

- Population: 345,767
- Born in Utah: 227,987 (65.9% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 97,078 (28.1% of population)
--- Midwest (4.1%), Northeast (1.9%), South (4.9%), West (17.0%)
- Born in another country: 16,118 (4.7% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (1.0%), Europe (0.7%), Latin America (2.5%), North America (0.2%), Oceania (0.2%)
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#15. Piute County

- Population: 1,866
- Born in Utah: 1,251 (67.0% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 592 (31.7% of population)
--- Midwest (4.4%), Northeast (1.7%), South (2.7%), West (22.9%)
- Born in another country: 15 (0.8% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.0%), Europe (0.0%), Latin America (0.8%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#14. Garfield County

- Population: 4,998
- Born in Utah: 3,391 (67.8% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 1,455 (29.1% of population)
--- Midwest (4.3%), Northeast (1.0%), South (2.8%), West (21.0%)
- Born in another country: 151 (3.0% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.1%), Europe (0.8%), Latin America (1.7%), North America (0.3%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#13. Tooele County

- Population: 67,397
- Born in Utah: 46,339 (68.8% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 17,697 (26.3% of population)
--- Midwest (3.3%), Northeast (1.4%), South (4.4%), West (17.1%)
- Born in another country: 2,942 (4.4% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.4%), Europe (0.4%), Latin America (2.9%), North America (0.5%), Oceania (0.2%)
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#12. Uintah County

- Population: 36,084
- Born in Utah: 25,488 (70.6% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 9,432 (26.1% of population)
--- Midwest (3.2%), Northeast (1.5%), South (4.6%), West (16.9%)
- Born in another country: 860 (2.4% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.7%), Europe (0.3%), Latin America (1.3%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#11. Morgan County

- Population: 11,664
- Born in Utah: 8,261 (70.8% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 3,062 (26.3% of population)
--- Midwest (4.0%), Northeast (1.0%), South (5.1%), West (16.1%)
- Born in another country: 276 (2.4% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.1%), Europe (1.1%), Latin America (0.7%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.4%)
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#10. Carbon County

- Population: 20,308
- Born in Utah: 14,875 (73.2% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 4,821 (23.7% of population)
--- Midwest (3.5%), Northeast (1.2%), South (3.1%), West (15.9%)
- Born in another country: 501 (2.5% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.2%), Europe (0.5%), Latin America (1.5%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.1%)
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#9. Box Elder County

- Population: 53,946
- Born in Utah: 39,703 (73.6% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 12,252 (22.7% of population)
--- Midwest (2.4%), Northeast (1.5%), South (3.5%), West (15.3%)
- Born in another country: 1,747 (3.2% of population)
--- Africa (0.2%), Asia (0.3%), Europe (0.3%), Latin America (2.3%), North America (0.2%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#8. Sanpete County

- Population: 29,850
- Born in Utah: 22,063 (73.9% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 6,217 (20.8% of population)
--- Midwest (3.0%), Northeast (1.1%), South (2.3%), West (14.4%)
- Born in another country: 1,462 (4.9% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.7%), Europe (0.4%), Latin America (3.4%), North America (0.2%), Oceania (0.2%)
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#7. Wayne County

- Population: 2,689
- Born in Utah: 2,004 (74.5% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 581 (21.6% of population)
--- Midwest (5.5%), Northeast (1.6%), South (0.8%), West (13.7%)
- Born in another country: 86 (3.2% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.1%), Europe (0.4%), Latin America (2.4%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#6. Millard County

- Population: 12,854
- Born in Utah: 9,664 (75.2% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 2,221 (17.3% of population)
--- Midwest (2.2%), Northeast (0.8%), South (2.5%), West (11.8%)
- Born in another country: 945 (7.4% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.7%), Europe (0.3%), Latin America (5.9%), North America (0.4%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#5. Beaver County

- Population: 6,517
- Born in Utah: 4,941 (75.8% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 1,083 (16.6% of population)
--- Midwest (2.4%), Northeast (1.2%), South (1.5%), West (11.5%)
- Born in another country: 489 (7.5% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.3%), Europe (0.3%), Latin America (6.9%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#4. Sevier County

- Population: 21,280
- Born in Utah: 16,364 (76.9% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 4,482 (21.1% of population)
--- Midwest (2.6%), Northeast (0.9%), South (2.6%), West (15.0%)
- Born in another country: 415 (2.0% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.1%), Europe (0.1%), Latin America (1.6%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.1%)
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#3. Duchesne County

- Population: 20,148
- Born in Utah: 15,791 (78.4% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 3,619 (18.0% of population)
--- Midwest (2.3%), Northeast (1.0%), South (2.8%), West (11.8%)
- Born in another country: 645 (3.2% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.4%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (2.3%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.1%)
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#2. Emery County

- Population: 10,117
- Born in Utah: 8,168 (80.7% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 1,654 (16.3% of population)
--- Midwest (2.4%), Northeast (0.5%), South (2.3%), West (11.1%)
- Born in another country: 250 (2.5% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.7%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (1.6%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#1. Juab County

- Population: 11,301
- Born in Utah: 9,261 (81.9% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 1,816 (16.1% of population)
--- Midwest (1.8%), Northeast (0.9%), South (2.1%), West (11.3%)
- Born in another country: 216 (1.9% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.0%), Europe (0.3%), Latin America (1.5%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.1%)

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