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Elk Ridge, UT

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Overview


Elk Ridge is a very small city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 4,907 people and just one neighborhood, Elk Ridge is the 103rd largest community in Utah. Much of the housing stock in Elk Ridge was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Elk Ridge economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Elk Ridge, where the median household income is $126,131.00.

Elk Ridge home prices are not only among the most expensive in Utah, but Elk Ridge real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Elk Ridge is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Elk Ridge is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elk Ridge who work in office and administrative support (10.09%), sales jobs (9.56%), and management occupations (9.19%).

Also of interest is that Elk Ridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Elk Ridge is also a city of artists. Elk Ridge has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Elk Ridge’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.13% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Elk Ridge is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Elk Ridge’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Demographics

The citizens of Elk Ridge are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.05% of adults in Elk Ridge have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Elk Ridge in 2022 was $36,724, which is upper middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,896 for a family of four.

The people who call Elk Ridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elk Ridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Elk Ridge include English, German, Danish, Dutch, and European.

The most common language spoken in Elk Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in Utah. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 98.6% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Utah. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.

Real Estate

Real estate in the neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.

In addition, one way that the neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

Furthermore, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 96.4% of all American neighborhoods.

Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 38.4% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 97.6% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Danish and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 31.9% have English ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Elk Ridge are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 89.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.3% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 60.6% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 50.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 23.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (14.6%), and 11.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.8% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Elk Ridge, UT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (31.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (12.6%), and residents who report Danish roots (9.6%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (4.0%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (3.5%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (70.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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