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How Many Zip Codes In Utah

Below are 291 Utah zip codes sorted by population from largest to smallest. The population data are from the 2021 American Community Survey. You can copy and paste this list directly into your favorite spreadsheet program. Don't you just adore lovely numbers listed nicely in columns & rows? We do!

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Some of these zips may be mostly within a neighboring state and only slightly within Utah. We follow the US Census Bureau's lead here and if any portion of the zip code intersects Utah (no matter how small), we include that zip code both in the Utah list below as well as in the neighboring state's list of zip codes.

Zip Codes Boundaries represent an ongoing effort to approximate the geographic extents of five digit zip codes. The dataset was produced using a combination of methods and is based on several sets of source data. Editing methods include:

You may have received information in the mail recently regarding West Valley City's request of the United States Post Office to recode certain zip codes to reflect West Valley City instead of Salt Lake City. You may also receive notice from the United States Postal Service along with a survey or questionnaire.

Most importantly, your zip code will not change! The zip codes 84118, 84128, 84120 and 84119 are currently listed as Salt Lake City zip codes in the United States Post Office database. This means, in many instances, using one of these zip codes will automatically register your address as a Salt Lake City address. West Valley City is simply requesting that the United States Post Office recode these zip codes to register as West Valley City codes.

Remember, your zip code will not change! In many cases, you may not even notice the change. However, if you have noticed that your address defaults to a Salt Lake City address, you will soon find that your address shows up correctly in mobile applications and on websites.

The 2019 and 2020 eviction maps show each of the zip codes (where an eviction filing originated) and visualizes them with additional information. Two areas are of particular importance. One, the map shows the rate of eviction for each zip code. Keep in mind that the state eviction rate (during the time of the study) was 1.36% in 2019 and 1.04% in 2020 and there are many zip codes that have an eviction rate much higher than the state average. Two, an indicator of disparity is also shown on the map. Disparity occurs when the proportion of evictions is greater than 1.0 (which is the state baseline). Therefore, for any zip code that has a disparity number greater than 1.0 disparity exists in that zip code when compared to the state as a whole. For the purposes of this study, racial-ethnic disparity was the primary focus.

The research team would like to thank the Asha Parekh, the Chair of the Housing & Social Services Workgroup and the rest of the workgroup for their leadership and review of this work, Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs, the Utah COVID-19 Multicultural Advisory Committee, the Utah State Courts, the ACLU of Utah and Sofia Nystoem from the Commission on Criminal & Juvenile Justice for their collaboration and support on this project. Any questions regarding the project can be directed to the principal investigator, Joél Arvizo-Zavala (

To identify the richest zip codes in Utah, we downloaded the most current income data from the US Census Bureau, excluded zips with fewer than 500 people, excluded the zips with margins of error greater than 50% of the income estimate and sorted by mean income. Click on the links above in the chart to see more income statistics for these wealthy Utah zips codes or learn more about the highest income zip codes in the US.

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You can do a spatial intersect in PostGIS and get a list back of every State or City and the Zip Codes that they intersect, which would return multiple zip codes where multiple states intersect, and for each city that intersected the same zip, you would see that result as well.

This map of the Salt Lake Valley, shows the location of all the zip codes. The column on the right (or below on small screens) of this page can be used to identify the city associated with a given zip code.

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This page serves as a guide for researchers interested in U.S. postal geography codes. It provides some general background information about ZIP codes and describes and links to various reference materials, data files, web sites, and other resources of interest to users wanting to work with ZIPs. This version focuses on the Census Bureau's 2000 vintage ZIP Census Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs), close cousins of ZIP codes. We place special emphasis on tools for linking ZIP (/ZCTA) codes to other geographies (such as counties, cities, metro areas) and to demographic information from the latest decennial census.

ZIP codes are a very messy kind of geography. They were created by the U.S. Postal Service as a tool to help deliver the mail more efficiently. ("ZIP" is actually an acronym for "Zone Improvement Plan", where "Zone" is a reference to the 2-digit postal zones that were used by the post office prior to implementing nationwide ZIP codes back in the early 1960's. Because it is an acronym we always use the uppercase for it.) ZIP codes have been adopted by marketing people and by all kinds of other researchers as a standard geographic area, like a city or a county. We see maps of ZIP codes in telephone books and from commercial vendors that make us think of them as spatially defined areas with precise boundaries, similar to counties. But, from the perspective of the agency that defines them, the U.S. Postal Service, ZIP codes are not and never have been such spatial entities. They are simply categories for grouping mailing addresses. As such, ZIP codes do in most cases resemble spatial areas since they are comprised of spatially clustered street ranges. But not always. In rural areas, ZIP codes can be collections of lines (rural delivery routes) that in reality do no look much like a closed spatial area. In areas where there is no mail delivery (deserts, mountains, lakes, much of Nevada and Utah) ZIP codes are not really defined. You may see maps that show ZIP code boundaries that include such areas, but these are not post-office-defined official definitions. An area will not be assigned a ZIP code until there is a reason for it, i.e. until there needs to be mail delivered there. So the actual definition of a ZIP code "boundary" is quite fuzzy at best, and a purely extrapolated guess (at what it would be if someone were to start receiving mail there) at worst. If you have an application that requires extreme geographic precision, especially in sparsely populated areas, then you need to avoid using ZIP codes.

An important thing to keep in mind about ZIP codes is that they change over time. In some cases these changes can be quite dramatic, but more commonly they are small and subtle. When a ZIP codes changes its definition it does not change its name like a census tract. The ZIP code that was called '63301' in St. Charles county, Mo in 1985 was subsequently broken into first two and then three ZIP codes. These new codes were not called 63301.01, 63301.02 and 63301.03; they were called 63301, 63303 and 63304. So what is referred to as 63301 today represents about a third of the area that it referred to in 1985. The new code 63303 did not exist in 1985 and it has already changed its definition so that it now represents about half of the area it included when it was initially created (by splitting 63301 into 63301 and 63303; a few years later the initial 63303 ZIP was subdivided into 63303 and 63304.). What this means, of course, is that ZIP codes are really terrible units for doing any kind of time-series analysis unless you have some way of keeping track of all the changes over time. Otherwise, you may wind up concluding that there has been a dramatic downward trend in the population of 63301 since 1980, when in fact just the opposite is true. At least when you attempt a time-series study of 63304 it becomes apparent that this geographic entity did not exist before 1990.

Another important and exasperating characteristic of ZIP codes is that they do not conform to any other geographic schemes. Most geographic units are part of some hierarchical system, and frequently they will recognize other boundaries such as counties or states. But ZIP codes follow no rules whatsoever with respect to other geographies. ZIP codes can and do cross state lines (rarely, but just enough to cause some problems and confusion), county lines (about 10% of ZIPs are in more than one county), political jurisdictions (cities, congressional districts), metro areas, etc.

ZCTAs (ZIP Census Tabulation Areas) are what the U.S. Census Bureau is now using as an alternative to ZIP codes as geographic entities for publishing data based on actual ZIP codes. A 5-digit ZCTA (there are 3-digit ZCTAs as well) is typically nearly identical to a 5-digit U.S.P.S. ZIP code, but there are important distinctions. The Census Bureau has created a web site where they explain some of the differences:

Note that ZCTAs are new for 2000; there are, strictly speaking, no historical ZCTAs for doing any time-series analysis. The Bureau published results of the 2000 Census aggregated to these geographic units on Summary Files 1 and 3. Unlike the ZIP codes used for tabulating earlier censuses, these ZCTA areas are spatially complete and you can easily do mapping with them. You can download ZCTA boundary files from the Census Bureau's cartographic boundary files page.


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