Santaquin is a somewhat small city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 12,274 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Santaquin is the 55th largest community in Utah. Much of the housing stock in Santaquin was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Santaquin economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Santaquin, where the median household income is $71,600.00.
When you are in Santaquin, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.68% of Santaquin’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Santaquin is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Santaquin who work in sales jobs (12.03%), office and administrative support (11.39%), and management occupations (7.11%).
Because of many things, Santaquin is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Santaquin a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Santaquin has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Santaquin’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The citizens of Santaquin are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.86% of adults in Santaquin having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Santaquin in 2010 was $20,302, which is low income relative to Utah, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,208 for a family of four. However, Santaquin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Santaquin is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Santaquin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Santaquin residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Santaquin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.12% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Santaquin include English, German, European, Irish, and Danish.
The most common language spoken in Santaquin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.