Utah State Profile

Election Schedule

Presidential Caucuses:2016-3-22
State Primary:2016-6-28

Election Vitals

Governor:Gary Herbert (R) re-election 2016
Senator:Mike Lee (R) re-election 2016
Senator:Orrin Hatch (R) re-election 2018

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 33.6%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 62.4%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 20.6%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 72.8%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 24.7%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 74.5%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 32.0%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 66.2%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 24.7%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 43.4%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 33.3%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 54.4%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 26.3%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 66.8%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 26.0%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 71.5%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 34.4%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 62.6%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 24.8%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 72.8%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Leavitt Republican 503,693 75.0%
Jim Bradley Democratic 156,616 23.3%
Ken Larsen Indep amer 4,741 0.7%
Dub Richards Independent pty 3,845 0.6%
Robert Lesh Natural law 2,969 0.4%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Robert Bennett Republican 316,652 64.0%
Scott Leckman Democratic 163,172 33.0%
Gary Van Horn Indep amer 15,073 3.0%
2000 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Leavitt Republican 424,837 55.8%
Bill Orton Democratic 321,979 42.3%
Jeremy Friedbaum Indep amer 14,990 2.0%
2000 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Leavitt Republican 122,289 61.8%
Glen Davis Republican 75,719 38.2%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Orrin Hatch Republican 504,803 65.6%
Scott Howell Democratic 242,569 31.5%
Carlton Bowen Indep amer 11,938 1.6%
Jim Dexter Libertarian 10,394 1.4%
2004 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jon Huntsman Republican 531,190 57.7%
Scott Matheson Democratic 380,359 41.3%
Ken Larsen Pers choice 8,399 0.9%
2004 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Huntsman Jr. Republican 102,955 66.4%
Nolan Karras Republican 52,048 33.6%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Robert Bennett Republican 626,640 68.7%
Paul Van Dam Democratic 258,955 28.4%
Gary Van Horn Constitution 17,289 1.9%
Joe Labonte Pers choice 8,824 1.0%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Orrin Hatch Republican 356,238 62.4%
Pete Ashdown Democratic 177,459 31.1%
Scott Bradley Constitution 21,526 3.8%
Roger Price Pers choice 9,089 1.6%
Dave Seely Libertarian 4,428 0.8%
Julian Hatch All others 2,512 0.4%
2008 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jon Huntsman Republican 734,449 77.7%
Bob Springmeyer Democratic 186,503 19.7%
Dell Schanze Libertarian 24,820 2.6%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gary Herbert Republican 412,151 64.1%
Peter Corroon Democratic 205,246 31.9%
Farley Anderson Unaffiliated 13,038 2.0%
Andrew McCullough Libertarian 12,871 2.0%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Lee Republican 390,179 61.6%
Sam Granato Democratic 207,685 32.8%
Scott Bradley Constitution 35,937 5.7%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Lee Republican 98,512 51.2%
Tim Bridgewater Republican 93,905 48.8%
2012 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gary Herbert Republican 688,592 68.4%
Peter Cooke Democratic 277,622 27.6%
Ken Larsen Libertarian 22,611 2.2%
Kirk Pearson Constitution 17,696 1.8%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Orrin Hatch Republican 657,608 65.3%
Scott Howell Democratic 301,873 30.0%
Shaun McCausland Constitution 31,905 3.2%
Daniel Geery Justice party 8,342 0.8%
Bill Barron Unaffiliated 7,172 0.7%
2012 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Orrin Hatch Republican 160,359 66.5%
Dan Liljenquist Republican 80,915 33.5%

State Demographics

Population 2,855,287
Percentage White 88.1%
Percentage Black 1.1%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 1.1%
Percentage Asian 2.2%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.9%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.4%
Percentage Other Race 4.2%
 
Percentage Hispanic 13.3%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 79.8%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 1.0%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 1.0%
 
Median Household Income $57,049
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 42.6%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 12.8%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 10.8%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 11.7%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 86.3%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 0.1%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 9.5%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 46.0%
Percentage with a College Degree 30.7%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 36.8%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 26.5%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 12.0%
 
Unemployment rate 3.6%
Unemployment figures as of 2015-10
Unemployment Monthly Change 0.0%
 
Percentage Married Couples 60.6%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 30.6%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.2%

Last updated 12:16am December 8, 2016