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. Much of the housing stock in Lehi was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Lehi economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Lehi, where the median household income is $77,662.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lehi is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (12.18%), and sales jobs (11.59%).

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 7.86% 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.

Because of many things, Lehi is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lehi really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lehi perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The population of Lehi 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: 39.81% of adults in Lehi have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lehi in 2010 was $23,358, which is middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,432 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 Portuguese.