Bountiful is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 43,981 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Bountiful is the 15th largest community in Utah.
Housing costs in Bountiful 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bountiful is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bountiful is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bountiful who work in office and administrative support (13.42%), management occupations (13.11%), and sales jobs (9.43%).
Also of interest is that Bountiful has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.64% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Bountiful 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, Bountiful’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The education level of Bountiful ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Bountiful, 45.26% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Bountiful in 2018 was $34,988, which is wealthy relative to Utah, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $139,952 for a family of four. However, Bountiful contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Bountiful home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bountiful residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bountiful include English, German, Danish, Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Bountiful is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.