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Box Elder County Fact Sheet

Demographics - New Business | Industrial Parks | Highlight a Business | Future Growth

 Box Elder County, Utah

 Community and Labor Demographic Information Summary

Total MSA Population* 318,390 (Box Elder, Cache, Weber)
MSA area *Box Elder is not in an MSA, but including contiguous counties - Cache (east) and Weber (south) Counties - 318,390 population in the area.
MSA annual population growth rate 1.7%
Total labor force 164,853 Total
18,449 (Box Elder)
101,276 (Weber)
45,128 (Cache)
Unemployment rate 4.9%
Median age in years 28
Median household income $42,500
Education Level
High school degree or higher
Equivalent of Bachelor's degree or higher 31%
Nearby colleges/name/type Utah State University Branch Campus, Brigham City
Weber State University, Ogden (25 miles)
Utah State University, Logan (25 miles)
Nearby vocational schools Bridgerland Applied Technology Center Branch Campus, Brigham City
Ogden Applied Technology Center, Ogden


Population Projections by County


County 2000 2005 2010 2020 2030 AARC* 2000-2030
Box Elder 43,083 47,896 53,855 63,209 70,755 1.7%
Cache 88,320 96,904 108,150 127,896 143,040 1.6%
Weber 186,987 201,8950 227,032 271,369 307,350 1.7 %

*Average Annual Rate of Change

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census and Governor's Office of Planning and Budget, UPED model. Totals may not add due to rounding.

Total number of manufacturing businesses - Box Elder County


Total number of manufacturing employees - Box Elder County


Average starting wage per hour

$8.50/hr. (Please see 1999 Box Elder/Cache Counties Occupational Wages brochure)

Time Zone

Mountain Standard

Airline Service

One hour to Salt Lake International

Freight Service available at Brigham City Airport

Corporate income tax rate


Corporate franchise tax rate

Pass through franchise tax

Total sales tax rate


Unemployment tax rate

Minimum of 0.03% and Maximum of 8%

Economic incentive programs (EZ - Not available in Brigham City)

Enterprise Zone (EZ) - State Income Tax Credits

Recycling Zone - State Income Tax Credits

EDA/RDA Designation

Employee development programs

The State of Utah and Bridgerland Applied Technology Center, through their Custom Fit Training Programs, offer training that can be specified by your company with matching grant funds up to $500 per employee .

Important alternative data/comments

In spring 2000, WalMart had 4,000 applications for 200 jobs at an average starting wage of $9.50/hr.

Box Elder County's ACCRA Standard of Living is 96.6% of the National Average.

Box Elder County designated as Utah

"Smart Site"

March 2001 Box Elder County was awarded the designation of a "Utah Smart Site." This indicates Box Elder County has in place:

1. Available, highly trained telecom technical workforce,

2. Facilities wired for these business needs,

3. Two current technical training locations available to upgrade any needed skills.