West Haven is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 16,739 people and three constituent neighborhoods, West Haven is the 51st largest community in Utah. West Haven 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 West Haven, where the median household income is $80,762.00.
West Haven home prices are not only among the most expensive in Utah, but West Haven real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Haven is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Haven is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Haven who work in office and administrative support (20.54%), management occupations (11.80%), and sales jobs (8.78%).
Also of interest is that West Haven 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 West Haven telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.26% 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.
In terms of college education, West Haven is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.09% of adults in West Haven have a college degree.
The per capita income in West Haven in 2018 was $31,976, which is upper middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $127,904 for a family of four. However, West Haven contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West Haven is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Haven home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Haven residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. West Haven also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.86% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Haven include English, German, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in West Haven is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.