Layton, UT

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Living in Layton

Layton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 81,773 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Layton is the ninth largest community in Utah.

Housing costs in Layton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Utah.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Layton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Layton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Layton who work in office and administrative support (13.27%), management occupations (10.45%), and sales jobs (9.82%).

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.38% 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.

The population of Layton is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.63% of adults in Layton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Layton in 2018 was $31,560, which is upper middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,240 for a family of four. However, Layton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Layton is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Layton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Layton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Layton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.35% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Layton include English, German, Irish, European, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Layton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.