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The 2019 median household income in the U.S. was $68,703, up 6.8% from 2018. COVID-19 in 2020 drastically altered income and poverty levels, along with consumer habits and job opportunities.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-earning counties in Utah using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by 2019 5-year estimate median household income. Keep reading to discover which counties in your state rake in the most cash.

Data shows that annual income depends heavily on an individual’s educational attainment, race, ethnicity, gender, and even location. One cluster of the United States is particularly well off: The five counties with the highest median household income in the country can all be found in the Washington D.C. metropolitan areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia. These counties can likely attribute their wealth to their proximity to Washington D.C., which attracts highly educated and skilled people in areas of law and public policy. And people in those fields often marry each other, making two high-earning households one very high-earning household.

Keep reading to learn more about the highest-earning counties in Utah.

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#29. Piute County

– Median household income: $42,813
— 40.2% below state median, 31.9% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 12.4%
— #2,723 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.9%
— #1,794 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#28. Wayne County

– Median household income: $44,245
— 38.2% below state median, 29.6% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 17.7%
— #1,815 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 13.2%
— #1,151 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#27. San Juan County

– Median household income: $45,394
— 36.6% below state median, 27.8% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 15.9%
— #2,152 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 20.2%
— #257 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#26. Kane County

– Median household income: $47,044
— 34.3% below state median, 25.1% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 19.2%
— #1,518 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 12.2%
— #1,408 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#25. Carbon County

– Median household income: $51,158
— 28.6% below state median, 18.6% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 16.1%
— #2,111 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 13.7%
— #1,030 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#24. Grand County

– Median household income: $51,557
— 28.0% below state median, 18.0% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 13.5%
— #2,570 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.8%
— #2,374 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#23. Iron County

– Median household income: $51,807
— 27.7% below state median, 17.6% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 18.1%
— #1,719 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 12.5%
— #1,315 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#22. Sanpete County

– Median household income: $53,838
— 24.8% below state median, 14.3% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 18.5%
— #1,655 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 7.7%
— #2,654 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#21. Garfield County

– Median household income: $54,565
— 23.8% below state median, 13.2% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 17.7%
— #1,817 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.7%
— #2,395 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#20. Sevier County

– Median household income: $54,799
— 23.5% below state median, 12.8% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 17.6%
— #1,831 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.6%
— #2,175 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#19. Beaver County

– Median household income: $55,221
— 22.9% below state median, 12.1% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 19.5%
— #1,458 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.4%
— #2,221 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#18. Emery County

– Median household income: $55,554
— 22.4% below state median, 11.6% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 19.4%
— #1,481 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.5%
— #2,191 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#17. Rich County

– Median household income: $57,902
— 19.2% below state median, 7.9% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 20.9%
— #1,258 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 4.5%
— #3,083 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#16. Cache County

– Median household income: $59,038
— 17.6% below state median, 6.1% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 22.7%
— #999 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.9%
— #2,352 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#15. Washington County

– Median household income: $59,839
— 16.5% below state median, 4.8% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 24.1%
— #824 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 7.2%
— #2,751 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#14. Juab County

– Median household income: $61,463
— 14.2% below state median, 2.2% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 24.3%
— #805 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 5.3%
— #3,017 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#13. Box Elder County

– Median household income: $62,233
— 13.1% below state median, 1.0% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 24.5%
— #794 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 6.1%
— #2,937 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#12. Millard County

– Median household income: $62,242
— 13.1% below state median, 1.0% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 22.7%
— #999 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 7.8%
— #2,641 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#11. Duchesne County

– Median household income: $63,224
— 11.7% below state median, 0.6% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 23.3%
— #910 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.2%
— #1,984 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#10. Uintah County

– Median household income: $65,264
— 8.9% below state median, 3.9% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 26.4%
— #628 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.4%
— #2,252 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#9. Weber County

– Median household income: $67,244
— 6.1% below state median, 7.0% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 27.2%
— #572 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.0%
— #2,578 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#8. Tooele County

– Median household income: $74,562
— 4.1% above state median, 18.6% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 31.4%
— #355 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 5.4%
— #3,003 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#7. Utah County

– Median household income: $74,665
— 4.3% above state median, 18.8% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 33.7%
— #279 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 6.1%
— #2,937 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#6. Salt Lake County

– Median household income: $74,865
— 4.5% above state median, 19.1% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 34.8%
— #246 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 6.5%
— #2,883 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#5. Daggett County

– Median household income: $75,417
— 5.3% above state median, 20.0% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 36.2%
— #218 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 5.5%
— #2,995 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#4. Davis County

– Median household income: $83,310
— 16.3% above state median, 32.6% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 38.8%
— #172 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 4.4%
— #3,087 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#3. Wasatch County

– Median household income: $85,166
— 18.9% above state median, 35.5% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 41.7%
— #113 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 3.8%
— #3,124 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#2. Morgan County

– Median household income: $91,341
— 27.5% above state median, 45.3% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 44.0%
— #80 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 4.2%
— #3,102 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#1. Summit County

– Median household income: $102,958
— 43.8% above state median, 63.8% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 51.4%
— #27 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 5.3%
— #3,017 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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