These Are The 10 Hardest Working Places In Utah

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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America has been known as the land of opportunity for as long as I can remember. It’s the one place in the world where if you bare down and keep your nose to the grindstone, you can make a better life for your family and yourself.

And while everyone in Utah works hard, there’s a certain part of the Beehive State that takes the Puritan work ethic to the extreme — the hardest working places in Utah .

Who’s the leader of this work around the clock ethos? That would be Riverton which takes top honors for the hardest working place in Utah. People work so hard there they manage to make getting to work a job.

So what other places burn the midnight oil to bring home a large piece of bacon? You’re going to have to get to the office early and stay late on Fridays to beat out these places in Utah for a promotion:

  1. Riverton
  2. Saratoga Springs
  3. Syracuse
  4. South Jordan
  5. West Bountiful
  6. Draper
  7. Farmington
  8. Kaysville
  9. Nibley
  10. Eagle Mountain

So listen up Price as we explain how we created this ranking, you could learn some things from the rest of the state.

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How We Determined The Hardest Working Places In The Beehive State

Like all problems here at Zippia, we start with the data to answer the hard questions. Some might even consider us the hardest working data-crunchers this side of the Mississippi.

In this particular case, we went to the latest version of the American Community Survey looking for answers. As luck would have it, the Census Bureau just released the 2009-2014 5-Yr Estimate which would make this analysis the first of its kind with the new data.

After scrolling through what seemed like hundreds of criteria, we settled on this set for each State:

  • Average hours worked
  • Average commute time
  • Workers per household (Employed labor force divided by the number households)
  • Labor force participation rate
  • Adults with a college degree

Our thinking went something along the lines of if you are spent the many years getting a degree, are actively seeking employment, work a ton of hours when employed, and spend forever getting to work, you get the Zippia hardworking stamp of approval.

After we got the data for all 85 places in Utah, we ranked each place from 1 to 85 for each of the criteria with 1 being the “hardest working”.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each to create a hardworking index.

Finally, we crowned the place with the lowest hard working index the “Hardest Working Place In Utah”. And, at the end of the day, Riverton had its hard work pay off.

Read the detailed chart below to learn a bit more about why each place ranked where it did.

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1. Riverton

Riverton, Utah

Source: Flickr

Population: 40,274College Graduates: 31.4%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 37.7
Workers Per Household: 1.9

2. Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs, Utah

Source: Flickr

Population: 21,061College Graduates: 42.1%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 38.1
Workers Per Household: 1.7

3. Syracuse

Syracuse, Utah

Source: Flickr

Population: 25,374College Graduates: 36.6%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 35.9
Workers Per Household: 1.8

4. South Jordan

South Jordan, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 56,528College Graduates: 38.7%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 38.1
Workers Per Household: 1.8

5. West Bountiful

West Bountiful, Utah

Source: Flickr

Population: 5,353College Graduates: 31.6%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 36.2
Workers Per Household: 1.9

6. Draper

Draper, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 44,656College Graduates: 39.8%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 38.4
Workers Per Household: 1.6

7. Farmington

Farmington, Utah

Source: Flickr

Population: 20,440College Graduates: 45.3%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 35.9
Workers Per Household: 1.6

8. Kaysville

Kaysville, Utah

Source: Flickr

Population: 28,480College Graduates: 45.7%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 35.8
Workers Per Household: 1.6

9. Nibley

Nibley, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,866College Graduates: 35.7%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 38.0
Workers Per Household: 1.7

10. Eagle Mountain

Eagle Mountain, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,468College Graduates: 33.0%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 38.4
Workers Per Household: 1.7

Detailed List Of Hardest Working Places In Utah

City Rank Population College Graduates Average Hours Worked Per Week Workers Per Household
Riverton 1 40,274 31.4% 37.7 1.9
Saratoga Springs 2 21,061 42.1% 38.1 1.7
Syracuse 3 25,374 36.6% 35.9 1.8
South Jordan 4 56,528 38.7% 38.1 1.8
West Bountiful 5 5,353 31.6% 36.2 1.9
Draper 6 44,656 39.8% 38.4 1.6
Farmington 7 20,440 45.3% 35.9 1.6
Kaysville 8 28,480 45.7% 35.8 1.6
Nibley 9 5,866 35.7% 38.0 1.7
Eagle Mountain 10 23,468 33.0% 38.4 1.7
Fruit Heights 11 5,353 50.5% 35.6 1.7
Highland 12 16,491 57.7% 36.2 1.7
Woods Cross 13 10,389 30.4% 37.8 1.7
Herriman 14 25,022 29.4% 38.3 1.7
West Point 15 9,863 23.9% 36.5 1.7
Park City 16 7,845 60.7% 37.6 1.4
Cedar Hills 17 10,025 53.4% 36.2 1.6
Lindon 18 10,434 40.7% 35.1 1.8
Sandy 19 89,521 38.7% 37.5 1.7
Cottonwood Heights 20 33,932 46.8% 37.4 1.6
Centerville 21 16,104 42.5% 36.0 1.5
Pleasant View 22 8,426 39.3% 37.3 1.5
North Salt Lake 23 17,465 41.2% 37.5 1.6
Plain City 24 5,859 21.3% 39.1 1.6
Layton 25 69,508 31.8% 37.0 1.6
Springville 26 30,649 36.5% 36.5 1.6
North Ogden 27 17,743 33.5% 36.3 1.5
Providence 28 7,026 47.4% 36.0 1.5
Clinton 29 20,796 22.1% 37.4 1.7
Provo 30 114,804 39.9% 30.5 1.9
Holladay 31 26,896 51.5% 37.7 1.3
Bluffdale 32 8,319 29.9% 37.4 1.9
South Weber 33 6,386 30.5% 36.0 1.7
West Jordan 34 108,062 23.5% 37.9 1.8
Lehi 35 51,982 39.1% 36.1 1.6
Farr West 36 6,113 21.0% 37.5 1.6
Pleasant Grove 37 34,858 37.0% 35.9 1.7
North Logan 38 9,007 51.6% 35.6 1.4
Mapleton 39 8,545 38.8% 36.8 1.7
Heber 40 12,434 28.5% 37.1 1.7
West Haven 41 10,996 24.9% 37.7 1.7
Hooper 42 7,720 22.2% 38.4 1.7
Bountiful 43 42,947 40.1% 36.1 1.4
Alpine 44 9,856 46.4% 36.5 1.5
American Fork 45 27,366 33.5% 36.5 1.6
Spanish Fork 46 36,337 27.8% 36.6 1.7
Orem 47 90,485 35.6% 34.9 1.7
Salem 48 6,789 33.6% 35.2 1.6
Smithfield 49 10,233 28.9% 36.7 1.6
Hyrum 50 7,751 21.5% 36.4 1.8
Logan 51 48,933 36.9% 33.2 1.7
South Ogden 52 16,702 31.9% 36.1 1.4
Payson 53 18,928 23.6% 37.0 1.6
Ivins 54 7,184 30.2% 36.8 1.0
Grantsville 55 9,391 23.6% 38.4 1.5
Salt Lake City 56 189,267 42.1% 36.9 1.4
Murray 57 47,909 30.0% 37.9 1.4
Taylorsville 58 59,920 20.5% 37.5 1.7
Roy 59 37,472 19.8% 38.0 1.5
Roosevelt 60 6,390 18.7% 42.1 1.3
Santa Clara 61 6,404 37.9% 36.2 1.6
West Valley City 62 132,329 12.7% 37.9 1.8
Midvale 63 29,957 23.8% 37.5 1.5
Santaquin 64 9,694 20.4% 37.6 1.6
Harrisville 65 5,828 19.0% 38.0 1.7
Hurricane 66 14,338 22.5% 35.2 1.1
Nephi 67 5,442 16.2% 35.7 1.5
Clearfield 68 30,361 19.7% 38.5 1.5
Brigham City 69 18,264 21.0% 35.9 1.4
Tooele 70 32,164 17.4% 39.1 1.5
South Salt Lake 71 24,315 23.3% 37.0 1.4
Moab 72 5,105 24.8% 39.5 1.4
Vernal 73 9,882 15.5% 39.9 1.4
Cedar City 74 29,175 33.6% 34.0 1.5
Riverdale 75 8,532 21.8% 37.6 1.5
Ephraim 76 6,303 26.3% 31.2 1.6
Enoch 77 6,006 17.5% 35.5 1.7
Washington 78 20,999 27.0% 36.3 1.3
Tremonton 79 7,833 15.0% 38.8 1.4
St. George 80 75,469 28.1% 36.0 1.3
Washington Terrace 81 9,140 20.5% 36.0 1.4
Ogden 82 83,767 18.6% 36.7 1.4
Richfield 83 7,550 19.1% 37.0 1.3
Sunset 84 5,145 12.7% 37.8 1.4
Price 85 8,585 15.5% 35.3 1.4

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