Lehi, UT


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Lehi is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 58,486 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Lehi is the 13th largest community in Utah. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Lehi, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Lehi, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Lehi’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Lehi does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $74,200.00.

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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 (13.31%), management occupations (12.44%), and sales jobs (11.97%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Lehi telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.69% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 citizens of Lehi are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.05% of adults in Lehi have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lehi in 2010 was $22,510, which is middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,040 for a family of four. However, Lehi contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 German, Irish, Scottish, and Danish.

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