2010 United States Census
The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010; the census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired; the population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million, as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000; as required by the United States Constitution, the U. S. census has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. The 2000 U. S. Census was the previous census completed. Participation in the U. S. Census is required by law in Title 13 of the United States Code. On January 25, 2010, Census Bureau Director Robert Groves inaugurated the 2010 Census enumeration by counting World War II veteran Clifton Jackson, a resident of Noorvik, Alaska.
More than 120 million census forms were delivered by the U. S. Post Office beginning March 15, 2010; the number of forms mailed out or hand-delivered by the Census Bureau was 134 million on April 1, 2010. Although the questionnaire used April 1, 2010 as the reference date as to where a person was living, an insert dated March 15, 2010 included the following printed in bold type: "Please complete and mail back the enclosed census form today." The 2010 Census national mail participation rate was 74%. From April through July 2010, census takers visited households that did not return a form, an operation called "non-response follow-up". In December 2010, the U. S. Census Bureau delivered population information to the U. S. President for apportionment, in March 2011, complete redistricting data was delivered to states. Identifiable information will be available in 2082; the Census Bureau did not use a long form for the 2010 Census. In several previous censuses, one in six households received this long form, which asked for detailed social and economic information.
The 2010 Census used only a short form asking ten basic questions: How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010? Were there any additional people staying here on April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Question 1? Mark all that apply: Is this house, apartment, or mobile home – What is your telephone number? What is Person 1's name? What is Person 1's sex? What is Person 1's age and Person 1's date of birth? Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin? What is Person 1's race? Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else? The form included space to repeat all of these questions for up to twelve residents total. In contrast to the 2000 census, an Internet response option was not offered, nor was the form available for download. Detailed socioeconomic information collected during past censuses will continue to be collected through the American Community Survey; the survey provides data about communities in the United States on a 1-year or 3-year cycle, depending on the size of the community, rather than once every 10 years.
A small percentage of the population on a rotating basis will receive the survey each year, no household will receive it more than once every five years. In June 2009, the U. S. Census Bureau announced. However, the final form did not contain a separate "same-sex married couple" option; when noting the relationship between household members, same-sex couples who are married could mark their spouses as being "Husband or wife", the same response given by opposite-sex married couples. An "unmarried partner" option was available for couples; the 2010 census cost $13 billion $42 per capita. Operational costs were $5.4 billion under the $7 billion budget. In December 2010 the Government Accountability Office noted that the cost of conducting the census has doubled each decade since 1970. In a detailed 2004 report to Congress, the GAO called on the Census Bureau to address cost and design issues, at that time, had estimated the 2010 Census cost to be $11 billion. In August 2010, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced that the census operational costs came in under budget.
Locke credited the management practices of Census Bureau director Robert Groves, citing in particular the decision to buy additional advertising in locations where responses lagged, which improved the overall response rate. The agency has begun to rely more on questioning neighbors or other reliable third parties when a person could not be reached at home, which reduced the cost of follow-up visits. Census data for about 22% of U. S. househol
Utah Lake is a shallow freshwater lake in the U. S. state of Utah. It lies in Utah Valley, surrounded by the Provo-Orem metropolitan area; the lake's only river outlet, the Jordan River, is a tributary of the Great Salt Lake. Evaporation accounts for 42% of the outflow of the lake, which leaves the lake saline; the elevation of the lake is at 4,489 feet above sea level. If the lake elevation goes any higher, the pumps and gates on the Jordan River are left open; the first European to see Utah Lake was Father Silvestre Vélez de Escalante in 1776. He stayed with the Timpanogots band of Ute Tribe for three days; the Timpanogots were moved out or integrated with the Mormon settlers between the 1850s and 1870s. The fish of the lake were restocked with non-native species. Although thirteen species of fish are native to the lake, only the Utah sucker and the critically endangered June sucker remain; the dominant species in the lake is the common carp, introduced in 1883 as an alternative to the overharvested native fish.
The carp is now estimated at 90% of the biomass of the lake and is contributing to a decline in native fish populations by altering the ecosystem. Pollution has caused problems with the lake's ecosystem. Raw sewage was dumped into the lake as late as 1967. Pollution problems still remain. Utah Lake is managed cooperatively by the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands and the Utah Lake Commission; the Division manages public use and issues permits for commercial users of the lakebed and shoreline while the Commission facilitates development. The lakebed and surrounding shoreline is made up of State Sovereign Lands. Utah Lake is one of three lakes in the state that were deemed "navigable" at statehood and granted to the State of Utah. Sovereign lands are managed under the public trust doctrine; the Utah State Legislature has designated the Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands as the executive authority for the management of sovereign lands, the state's mineral estates on lands other than school and institutional trust lands.
Sovereign lands are defined by the Utah State Legislature as “those lands lying below the ordinary high water mark of navigable bodies of water at the date of statehood and owned by the state by virtue of its sovereignty.”The Commission was created by State statute in Utah’s 2007 General Legislative Session, House Concurrent Resolution 1, under authority of the Interlocal Cooperation Act. The Commission is empowered by 17 area governments, including. Founded in 2007, the Commission seeks to promote multiple public uses of the lake, facilitate orderly planning and development in and around the lake, enable individual Commission members to govern their own areas. Utah Lake is in north-central Utah. Mountains surround Utah Valley on three sides: The Wasatch Range to the east, Traverse Mountains to the north, the Lake Mountains to the west. Mount Nebo reaches an altitude of 11,863-foot, Mount Timpanogos reaches an altitude of 11,745-foot, nearly 7,250 feet above the valley floor. Jutting into the south portion of the lake is 6,805-foot West Mountain, which divides Goshen Bay and Lincoln Beach.
Utah Lake is situated on the western edge of the valley and covers more than 25% of Utah Valley's floor. Because of its location on the western side of the valley, the eastern shore has a gentle slope and the western shore rises abruptly against the Lake Mountains. Connected to the main body of the lake are two large, shallow bays: the aforementioned Goshen Bay to the south and Provo Bay to the east. Major cities such as Provo and Orem are located between the lake's eastern shore and the Wasatch Mountains. Utah Lake is a remnant of a much larger pleistocene lake called Lake Bonneville, which existed from 75,000 to 8,000 years ago. At its peak 30,000 years ago, Lake Bonneville reached an elevation of 5,090 feet above sea level and had a surface area of 19,800 square miles, nearly as large as Lake Michigan; the weight of the lake depressed sections of the lake bottom by as much as 240 feet before the surface rebounded when the lake dried up. About 12,000 years ago, the climate of the region became drier.
As evaporation rates exceeded inflow rates, the lake began to dry up, leaving Utah Lake, the Great Salt Lake, Sevier Lake, Rush Lake as remnants. Over the 65,000 years that Lake Bonneville existed, sediments built up, creating a lacustrine plain over Utah Valley; as a result, the valley floor and lake bed are flat, which causes the lake to be shallow. The lake has an average depth of about 10.5 feet. This shallowness allows winds to stir up sediments from the lake's bottom, contributing to the turbidity or the impression of pollution seen in Utah Lake's water. Three faults run under Utah Lake. One of the faults, the Bird Island fault, runs under the eastern edge of the lake and helps give rise to hot springs near Lincoln Beach; the other major hot spring is called Saratoga Springs. The hot springs result from the development of hydraulic pressure as the ground water slopes toward the middle of the lake; the lake contains a small island called Bird Island, about 2.25 miles north of the Lincoln Beach boat ramp, near its south end.
The island is somewhat visible from Lincoln Beach. During high-water years, the island may be submerged, the trees being the
Salem is a city in Utah County, United States. It is part of the Provo–Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 6,423 at the 2010 census. Landmark locations in Salem include the Dream Mine of the Salem Pond. Known as "Summer Spring" by the Indians, "Pond Town" by early settlers. Pond Town was first settled in 1851. Salem was named after New Salem, the birthplace of Lyman Curtis, to honor his contributions to the community. Curtis was known to be good with a gun, was a bodyguard for the prophet Joseph Smith, he was a member of Zions Camp. He was in the discovery party of nine riders that first rode on horseback into the Salt Lake Valley in July 1847, he was not recognized as one of the nine riders. The other eight have been recognized. Lyman Curtis was chosen to develop water irrigation canals into Moapa, Nevada, St. George, Price and Salem, bringing water out of the Spanish Fork Canyon, he built a lumber facility in Salem, the front door of the lumber business is on the cabin in Salem dedicated to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
His son became a medical doctor known as Doc Curtis who delivered babies, other medical necessities to residents, several of the current older residents of Salem remember well. As of the census of 2000, there were 4,372 people, 1,128 households, 1,009 families residing in the city; the population density was 825.0 people per square mile. There were 1,166 housing units at an average density of 220.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.07% White, 0.07% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 1.40% from other races, 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.79% of the population. There were 1,128 households out of which 56.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.3% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 10.5% were non-families. 9.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.86 and the average family size was 4.14.
In the city, the population was spread out with 40.6% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $54,813, the median income for a family was $57,557. Males had a median income of $40,116 versus $22,798 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,507. About 3.1% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.2 square miles, of which 10.2 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles, or 0.23%, is water. This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers and cold winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Salem has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.
Public schools in Salem are part of the Nebo School District. Salem has three elementary schools, one junior high school, one high school. Rick Nielsen is the Superintendent of Schools. Salem Days is a week-long city celebration held in either the first or second week of August every year and are a collective of many activities, including a baby contest, car show, cardboard boat regatta, grand parade, firework show, children's parade, movie in the park, it has been going on since 1949 when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints asked the cities of Utah to celebrate their towns yearly. List of cities and towns in Utah Official website Koyle Relief Mine map, MSS 8030 at L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University. Map of Salem's "Dream Mine."
Salt Lake County, Utah
Salt Lake County is a county in the U. S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 1,029,655, making it the most populous county in Utah, its county seat and largest city is the state capital. The county was created in 1850. Salt Lake County occupies the Salt Lake Valley, as well as parts of the surrounding mountains, the Oquirrh Mountains to the west and the Wasatch Range to the east. In addition, the northwestern section of the county includes part of the Great Salt Lake; the county is noted for its ski resorts. Salt Lake County is the central county of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area; this area was occupied for thousands of years by cultures of indigenous peoples. The future Salt Lake County area was settled by European Americans in 1847 when Mormon pioneers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints fled religious persecution in the East, they arrived in the Salt Lake Valley after descending what settlers called Emigration Canyon. Brigham Young, their leader, declared "This is the place" after seeing the valley.
Compared to eastern regions, it seemed unpromising to some of the migrants. Settlers used extensive irrigation to develop agriculture and the flourishing, self-sufficient city, known as Great Salt Lake City. Thousands of Mormons joined them in the next several decades; the county was organized on January 31, 1850, with more than 11,000 residents recorded. The initial territorial settlement was in Great Salt Lake City proper, but Brigham Young desired to secure a substantial population base across the then-uninhabited Great Basin, so he soon asked members to resettle farther out from the central point, they declared themselves a state in hopes of gaining admittance to the Union, to assure the nascent state would grow uniformly, they named an as-yet-unbuilt settlement in mid-state as the state's capital. The idea of statehood for the new area was tossed aside by the federal government, the area was declared a territory in September 1850 - the Utah Territory. Construction of the capitol building in Fillmore was completed in 1855, so the territorial legislature traveled to the small community for their first session there.
It was to be their last, as they chose to meet in Great Salt Lake City the following year, in 1857 formally voted to make Salt Lake City the capital of the Territory. In 1858, when the Utah Territory was declared in rebellion, the federal government sent troops to install a new governor and keep watch over the area; the government transition was made peacefully the troops set up Camp Floyd to the south in Utah County. In 1862, Fort Douglas was established on the eastern bench, near the current site of the University of Utah, as the federal government wanted to ensure loyalty of the territory during the American Civil War. Patrick Edward Connor, the leader of the garrison at Fort Douglas, was anti-Mormon, he sent out parties to scout for mineral resources in the nearby mountains, hoping to encourage non-Mormons to settle in the territory. During the late 19th century, mines were established in the Wasatch mountains, most notably around Alta. Exploiting the mineral wealth was difficult until the Utah Central Railroad was constructed and reached this area in 1870.
In the Oquirrh Mountains, the Bingham Canyon Mine, which contains vast deposits of copper and silver, was developed as the most productive of the county's mines. The mine, located in the southwest portion of the county, attracted thousands of workers to the narrow canyon. At its peak, the city of Bingham Canyon contained 20,000 residents, all crowded along the steep walls of the canyon, natural disasters were a frequent occurrence. By the early 20th century, most of the mines in the county had closed. However, the Bingham Canyon Mine kept on expanding. In the early 21st century, it is among the largest open-pit mines in the world. After the railroad came to the county, the population began to expand more and non-Mormons began to settle in Salt Lake City. During the early 20th century, heavy industry came to the valley as well. Local and interurban trolley systems were built covering the more urban northeastern quarter of the valley; the city dismantled the trolley system by 1945. Throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the east side of the valley began to be more densely settled.
In 1942, Kearns Army Air Base, a large military installation developed for World War II, was located in what is now Kearns and Taylorsville on the western side of the valley. After the camp was closed in 1946, the land was sold for private development. Rapid postwar residential settlement of the area began; the federal government established other major defensive installations along the Wasatch Front and in the Great Salt Lake Desert during World War II, which stimulated the economy and brought more people to the area, establishing Utah as a major military center that benefited from federal investment. In the nationwide suburban boom of the late 1940s, 1950s, early 1960s, such cities as South Salt Lake, Murray and much of the east side of the valley grew rapidly. In common with other industrialized cities, Salt Lake City faced inner-city decay in the 1960s, when residents moved to newer housing in the suburbs. Cities such as Sandy, West Jordan, what would become West Valley City grew at boomtown rates in the 1970s and 1980s.
Huge residential tracts were developed through the center of the valley, within ten years, the entire area ha
The Wasatch Range is a mountain range that stretches 160 miles from the Utah-Idaho border, south through central Utah in the western United States. It is the western edge of the greater Rocky Mountains, the eastern edge of the Great Basin region; the northern extension of the Wasatch Range, the Bear River Mountains, extends just into Idaho, constituting all of the Wasatch Range in that state. According to the Utah History Encyclopedia, Wasatch in Ute means "mountain pass" or "low pass over high range." According to William Bright the mountains were named for a Shoshoni leader, named with the Shoshoni term wasattsi, meaning "blue heron". Since the earliest days of settlement, the majority of Utah's population has chosen to settle along the range's western front, where numerous river drainages exit the mountains; the mountains were a vital source of water and granite for early settlers. Today, 85% of Utah's population lives within 15 miles of the Wasatch Range in the valleys just to the west; this westside concentration is known as the Wasatch Front and has a population of just over 2,000,000.
Salt Lake City lies between the Great Salt Lake. At 11,928 feet, Mount Nebo, a triple peak rising above Nephi, at the southern end of the range, is the highest peak of the Wasatch Range. In some places the mountains rise from the valley's base elevation of 4,330 feet to over 11,000 feet, producing steep inclines. Other notable peaks include Mount Timpanogos, a massive peak which looms over northern Utah County and is prominent from Pleasant Grove and Orem. Since they top out just below 12,000 feet, Wasatch peaks are not high compared to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado or the Uinta Mountains. However, they are sculpted by glaciers, yielding notably rugged, sweeping upland scenery comparing well with other prominent ranges of western North America, they receive heavy falls of snow, in some places over 500 inches per year. This great snowfall, with its runoff, made possible a prosperous urban strip of some 25 cities along nearly 100 miles of mountain frontage; the Wasatch Range is home to a high concentration of ski areas, with 11 stretching from Sundance in northeastern Utah County to Powder Mountain and Wolf Mountain northeast of Ogden.
There is one ski resort in the Bear River Mountains. Park City alone is bordered by two ski resorts. Due to the low relative humidity in wintertime, along with the added lake-effect from the Great Salt Lake, the snow has a dry, powdery texture which most of the local ski resorts market as "the Greatest Snow on Earth"; the high concentration of ski resorts located close to a major urban area, as well as the famed light, powdery snow that's considered good for skiing, were prime reasons for Salt Lake City's hosting of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Several of the canyons in the Lone Peak area, most notably Little Cottonwood Canyon, have a number of high-quality granite outcroppings, make up a popular climbing area such as the Pfeifferhorn. Farther north, Big Cottonwood Canyon features tricky climbing on quartzite; the densely vegetated narrow canyons of the Wasatch Range, such as Big Cottonwood Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyon, are visited. The canyons are located within 24 miles of downtown Salt Lake City and the year-round paved roadways can reach 5,000 feet higher in elevation above the city within a short distance.
Dirt roads drivable in passenger cars with moderate clearance stretch up from Park City and Big Cottonwood Canyon. These provide impressive long-range high country views. Mount Nebo, the highest peak of the Wasatch, is located at the southern edge of the range; the Colorado Plateau comes to its northwest corner here as it meets the southern end of the Rocky Mountains. West of these two, the Great Basin, the northern region of the Basin and Range Province and stretches westward across western Utah and Nevada until it reaches the Sierra Nevada near the Nevada/California border; the range is punctuated by a series of chief among them the Wasatch Fault. These faults formed the Timpanogos Cave; the northern Wasatch Range is punctuated by a series of mountain valleys. While the western side of the range drops to the floors of the Wasatch Front valleys, the eastern side of the range is gentler, allowing for the construction of several ski resorts; the Cottonwoods, a rugged and dense area just east of the Salt Lake Valley, shelters small mountain coves that harbor four world-famous ski resorts.
The eastern slopes of the Cottonwoods drop to the Snyderville Basin, which contains Park City and its two ski resorts. Much of the eastern side of the range from north of Salt Lake City to the Bear River Mountains is gentle in comparison to the rest of the range; the range widens east of Ogden, sheltering a high mountain valley known as the Ogden Valley. Three more ski resorts lie here, as well as several small towns. North of this, the Wellsville Mountains branch off from the northwest of the range, continuing a line of mountains paralleling the I‑15 corridor; this range is noted for being exceptionally thin and
State of Deseret
The State of Deseret was a provisional state of the United States, proposed in 1849 by settlers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. The provisional state existed for over two years and was never recognized by the United States government; the name derives from the word for "honeybee" in the Book of Mormon. When members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints settled in the Salt Lake Valley near the Great Salt Lake in 1847, they wished to set up a government that would be recognized by the United States. Brigham Young, President of the Church, intended to apply for status as a territory, sent John Milton Bernhisel eastward to Washington, D. C. with the petition for territorial status. Realizing that California and New Mexico were applying for admission as states, Young changed his mind and decided to petition for statehood. In March 1849, realizing that they did not have time to follow the usual steps towards statehood, Young and a group of church elders drafted a state constitution based on that of Iowa, where the Mormons had temporarily settled, sent the legislative records and constitution back to that state for printing, since no printing press existed in the Great Basin at the time.
They sent a second messenger with a copy of the state's formal records and constitution to meet up with Bernhisel in Washington, D. C. and to petition for statehood rather than territorial status. The provisional state encompassed most of the territory, acquired from Mexico the previous year as the Mexican Cession; the Territory of Deseret would have comprised all the lands between the Sierra Nevada and the Rockies, between the border with Mexico northward to include parts of the Oregon Territory, as well as the coast of California south of the Santa Monica Mountains. This included the entire watershed of the Colorado River, as well as the entire area of the Great Basin; the proposal encompassed nearly all of present-day Utah and Nevada, large portions of California and Arizona, parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Oregon. The proposal was crafted to avoid disputes that might arise from existing settlements of Euro-Americans. At the time of its proposal, the existing population of the Deseret area, including Southern California, was sparse, since most of the California settlement had been in the northern gold rush areas not included in the provisional state.
The border with New Mexico did not reach the Rio Grande, in order to avoid becoming entangled in the existing disputes of the western border of Texas. Deseret avoided encroaching on the fertile Willamette Valley of Oregon, traveled and settled since the 1840s. Moreover, the proposal encompassed lands known to be inhospitable for cultivation, thus avoiding conflict over the issue of the expansion of slavery; the proposal for the state was considered by some to be too ambitious to succeed in Congress disregarding the controversy over the Mormon practice of polygamy. In 1849 U. S. President Zachary Taylor, eager to avoid disputes as much as possible, sent his agent John Wilson westward with a proposal to combine California and Deseret as a single state, which would have had the desirable effect of decreasing the number of free states entered into the Union, thus preserving the balance of power in the Senate; the California Constitutional Convention debates of 1849 mentioned the Mormons or Salt Lake a number of times along with the North–South conflict over extension of slavery.
Advocates of smaller boundaries argued that the Mormons were unrepresented at the convention, culturally different, applying for their own territorial government. They argued that Salt Lake was too far away for a single government to be practical and that Congress would not agree to such a huge state; those advocating retention of all of former Mexican Alta California, such as pro-slavery future Senator William M. Gwin, argued these were not real obstacles or could be solved later. In September 1850, as part of the Compromise of 1850, the Utah Territory was created by Act of Congress, encompassing a portion of the northern section of Deseret. On February 3, 1851, Brigham Young was inaugurated as the first governor of the Utah Territory. On April 4, 1851, the General Assembly of Deseret passed a resolution to dissolve the state. On October 4, 1851, the Utah territorial legislature voted to re-enact the laws and ordinances of the state of Deseret. After the establishment of the Utah Territory, the Latter-day Saints did not relinquish the idea of a "State of Deseret".
From 1862 to 1870, a group of Mormon elders under Young's leadership met as a shadow government after each session of the territorial legislature to ratify the new laws under the name of the "state of Deseret". Attempts were made in 1856, 1862, 1872 to write a new state constitution under that name based on the new boundaries of the Utah Territory; the idea of creating a state based on Mormonism began to fade away after the coming of the railroad, which opened the territory to many non-Mormon settlers in the western areas of the territory. Young and the LDS Church supported the railroad taking members that were working on the Salt Lake Temple and reassigning them to work on the railroad; the driving of the golden spike just 66 miles from Salt Lake completed the first transcontinental railroad at Promontory Summit in 1869. Officials from Utah Territory and leaders of the LDS Church were not involved in the festivities of the day. Prior to the establishmen
Provo–Orem metropolitan area
The Provo-Orem, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget, is an area consisting of two counties in Utah, anchored by the cities of Provo and Orem. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 526,810. By 2015, the Census Bureau estimated the population reached 585,799. Juab Utah As of the census of 2010, there were 526,810 people, 143,695 households, 116,844 families residing within the MSA; the racial makeup of the MSA was 89.5% White, 0.5% African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.7% Pacific Islander, 4.6% from other races, 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.7% of the population. As of the census of 2000, median income for a household in the MSA was $41,986, the median income for a family was $46,426. Males had a median income of $35,750 versus $22,025 for females; the per capita income for the MSA was $14,174. A survey of about 190 metropolitan areas found 77% of Provo-Orem residents are classified as "very religious," the largest percentage in the United States.
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