Lehi, UT
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Lehi is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 62,712 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Lehi is the 13th largest community in Utah. Lehi has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Lehi, where the median household income is $85,794.00.

Housing costs in Lehi 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.

Lehi is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lehi is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lehi who work in office and administrative support (13.85%), management occupations (12.76%), and sales jobs (11.88%).

Also of interest is that Lehi 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: 8.66% 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.

Lehi 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, Lehi’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Lehi ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Lehi, 43.10% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Lehi in 2010 was $25,894, which is upper middle income relative to Utah, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,576 for a family of four. However, Lehi contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lehi is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lehi home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lehi residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lehi include English, German, Scottish, Danish, and European.

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