These Are The 10 Laziest Places In Utah

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Everyone hates the lazy person in the office. The guy or gal who manages to offload all of their work to you, but somehow still takes the credit for it.

And if you live in one of these Utah towns, you might look in the mirror and see that lazy person staring right back at you.

We’re not trying to be mean; it’s just that the lazy ethos can penetrate from the location into the workplace and no one wants to work with lazy people.

So we got to work late on a Friday night to figure out the places around Utah that spend the day on Reddit and get by with the bare minimum. Using data from the latest American Community Survey, we identified criteria associated with laziness for each city.

After crunching all the numbers, here are the ten “Laziest Places in Utah” based on data:

  1. Price
  2. Richfield
  3. St. George
  4. Washington Terrace
  5. Ogden
  6. Sunset
  7. Tremonton
  8. Ephraim
  9. Moab
  10. Vernal

Read on to see where the couch potatoes call home or skip to the end to find where your town ranked.

Oh, and by the way, Saratoga Springs is the hardest-working place in UT.

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How We Determined The Laziest 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 2010-2014 5-Yr Estimate which would make this analysis the first of it’s kind with the new data.

After scrolling through what seemed like hundreds of criteria, we settled on this set for the laziest places in Utah:

  • Lowest average hours worked
  • Shortest commute time
  • Fewest workers per household (Labor force divided by the number households)
  • Highest unemployment rate
  • Fewest adults with a college degree

Our thinking went something along the lines of if you can’t bother to go college, don’t spend any time at work, and have only one person per household bringing home the bacon, your town is probably pretty lazy.

After we got the data for the 85 places in Utah over 5,000 people, we ranked each place from 1 to 85 for each of the criteria with 1 being the “laziest”.

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

Finally, we crowned the place with the lowest lazy index the “Laziest Place In Utah”. And, at the end of the day, Price slacked off its way to the top.

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

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1. Price

Price - Laziest Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,585College Educated: 15.5%
Unemployment Rate: 10.1%

2. Richfield

Richfield - Laziest Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,550College Educated: 19.1%
Unemployment Rate: 8.0%

3. St. George

St. George - Laziest Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 75,469College Educated: 28.1%
Unemployment Rate: 9.5%

4. Washington Terrace

Washington Terrace - Laziest Utah

Source: Google Maps

Population: 9,140College Educated: 20.5%
Unemployment Rate: 9.3%

5. Ogden

Ogden - Laziest Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 83,767College Educated: 18.6%
Unemployment Rate: 10.0%

6. Sunset

Sunset - Laziest Utah

Source: Flickr

Population: 5,145College Educated: 12.7%
Unemployment Rate: 9.8%

7. Tremonton

Tremonton - Laziest Utah

Source: Flickr

Population: 7,833College Educated: 15.0%
Unemployment Rate: 8.5%

8. Ephraim

Ephraim - Laziest Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,303College Educated: 26.3%
Unemployment Rate: 17.4%

9. Moab

Moab - Laziest Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,105College Educated: 24.8%
Unemployment Rate: 9.2%

10. Vernal

Vernal - Laziest Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,882College Educated: 15.5%
Unemployment Rate: 6.8%

Slacking Your Way Off To The Bottom

Like we said earlier, trying to determine the laziest places in Utah is usually a subjective matter. But if you’re analyzing cities where people don’t work, where a good education is rare, and no one’s willing to put in the long hours, then this is an accurate list of laziness.

Detailed List Of The Laziest Places In Utah

City Rank Population College Educated Unemployment Rate
Price 1 8,585 15.5% 10.1%
Richfield 2 7,550 19.1% 8.0%
St. George 3 75,469 28.1% 9.5%
Washington Terrace 4 9,140 20.5% 9.3%
Ogden 5 83,767 18.6% 10.0%
Sunset 6 5,145 12.7% 9.8%
Tremonton 7 7,833 15.0% 8.5%
Ephraim 8 6,303 26.3% 17.4%
Moab 9 5,105 24.8% 9.2%
Vernal 10 9,882 15.5% 6.8%
Washington 11 20,999 27.0% 9.0%
Cedar City 12 29,175 33.6% 12.6%
Riverdale 13 8,532 21.8% 9.8%
Enoch 14 6,006 17.5% 14.7%
Clearfield 15 30,361 19.7% 7.0%
South Salt Lake 16 24,315 23.3% 8.5%
Roosevelt 17 6,390 18.7% 5.0%
Brigham City 18 18,264 21.0% 6.0%
Nephi 19 5,442 16.2% 5.5%
Logan 20 48,933 36.9% 7.1%
Taylorsville 21 59,920 20.5% 7.5%
Hurricane 22 14,338 22.5% 3.4%
Harrisville 23 5,828 19.0% 10.2%
Salt Lake City 24 189,267 42.1% 8.2%
Midvale 25 29,957 23.8% 7.4%
West Valley City 26 132,329 12.7% 9.2%
Hyrum 27 7,751 21.5% 7.2%
Tooele 28 32,164 17.4% 9.0%
Murray 29 47,909 30.0% 6.6%
Roy 30 37,472 19.8% 5.7%
South Ogden 31 16,702 31.9% 4.8%
Smithfield 32 10,233 28.9% 6.2%
Orem 33 90,485 35.6% 7.7%
Santa Clara 34 6,404 37.9% 12.0%
Ivins 35 7,184 30.2% 4.5%
North Logan 36 9,007 51.6% 5.3%
American Fork 37 27,366 33.5% 6.5%
Santaquin 38 9,694 20.4% 8.0%
Provo 39 114,804 39.9% 7.4%
Providence 40 7,026 47.4% 5.1%
Bountiful 41 42,947 40.1% 5.4%
West Haven 42 10,996 24.9% 6.6%
Spanish Fork 43 36,337 27.8% 6.6%
Salem 44 6,789 33.6% 6.1%
Payson 45 18,928 23.6% 6.6%
Holladay 46 26,896 51.5% 4.8%
Pleasant Grove 47 34,858 37.0% 6.5%
Farr West 48 6,113 21.0% 2.4%
Grantsville 49 9,391 23.6% 7.1%
Springville 50 30,649 36.5% 5.6%
Alpine 51 9,856 46.4% 6.8%
North Salt Lake 52 17,465 41.2% 5.9%
Centerville 53 16,104 42.5% 3.8%
Park City 54 7,845 60.7% 2.5%
Lindon 55 10,434 40.7% 5.9%
Lehi 56 51,982 39.1% 6.1%
South Weber 57 6,386 30.5% 5.8%
Heber 58 12,434 28.5% 7.0%
Woods Cross 59 10,389 30.4% 3.7%
West Jordan 60 108,062 23.5% 6.8%
Nibley 61 5,866 35.7% 4.6%
Mapleton 62 8,545 38.8% 8.3%
Hooper 63 7,720 22.2% 5.9%
Clinton 64 20,796 22.1% 4.7%
Pleasant View 65 8,426 39.3% 3.9%
North Ogden 66 17,743 33.5% 4.6%
Cottonwood Heights 67 33,932 46.8% 5.6%
Bluffdale 68 8,319 29.9% 7.9%
Layton 69 69,508 31.8% 4.6%
Sandy 70 89,521 38.7% 5.6%
Plain City 71 5,859 21.3% 2.6%
Highland 72 16,491 57.7% 5.6%
Fruit Heights 73 5,353 50.5% 5.6%
West Bountiful 74 5,353 31.6% 2.7%
Kaysville 75 28,480 45.7% 4.0%
West Point 76 9,863 23.9% 3.7%
Cedar Hills 77 10,025 53.4% 5.8%
Herriman 78 25,022 29.4% 5.6%
Farmington 79 20,440 45.3% 3.0%
Draper 80 44,656 39.8% 4.4%
South Jordan 81 56,528 38.7% 5.3%
Eagle Mountain 82 23,468 33.0% 4.9%
Riverton 83 40,274 31.4% 3.9%
Syracuse 84 25,374 36.6% 3.4%
Saratoga Springs 85 21,061 42.1% 5.3%