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Demographics
Arrivals
Diversity Contributions
Top Newcomer Languages
  • Arabic
  • Somali
  • Nepali
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Burmese
77.2%
Speak Host Country's Language
Economic Contributions
$1.3B
Total Immigrant Federal Taxes paid
$605.3M
Total Immigrant State & Local Taxes paid
$7.6B
Immigrant Household Income
$5.7B
Total Spending Power
Top 3 Fields of Labor*

Building, Grounds, Cleaning & Maintenance

27.4%

Farming, Fishing, & Forestry

25.9%

Construction & Extraction

22.2%

*Top % share of the immigrant labor force in Utah. Data source: American Immigration Council: Immigrants in Utah.

Socio-Familial Stability
Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors by the State

*Data source: Office of Refugee Resettlement

Interested parties can apply to provide Refugee Foster Care through Catholic Community Services.

# of Immigrant (refugee & asylee) Family Reunifications
  • 28
    Visa-93* reunifications

*Visa-93s are awarded based on a petition a refugee or asylee seeker submits to have their family from overseas join them in the USA.
**Data source: State of Utah, Dept of Health

Community & Educational Contributions
Immigrant Educational Attainment
  • 24.1%
    Less than High School
  • 48.7%
    High School & Some College
  • 17.4%
    Bachelor's Degree
  • 9.8%
    Graduate Degree
39.1%
Naturalized Citizens
Revitalized Communities
  • Rose Park
Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Leonard was kidnapped as a child and forced into the military. He eventually escaped. From child spy to refugee to refugee hero, his journey is captured in this mini-documentary directed by Luke McLean and produced by TSOS: "Leonard Bagalwa: This Is My Story." TSOS is proud to partner with Utah County Refugee Connection, Mr. Bagalwa's non-profit organization that seeks to empower refugees in their journeys to self-reliance.
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Community Program Coordinator, Utah
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Consent Manager, Community Liaison, Utah
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