Utah is big on tourism — but not vacation homes
For a massive tourism destination with vast natural beauty, Utah has a surprisingly low number of vacation homes, U.S. Census data shows.
By the numbers: About 3.5% of Utah's homes are vacation homes — below the national average of 4%.
The intrigue: We have skiing! We have forests!
- We also garner way more tourism dollars per capita than states like Delaware and New Hampshire, which have more than double our share of vacation homes.
Yes, but: We don't have a huge nearby population center full of people looking to flee the city on weekends and during the summer.
- We're also a little thin on waterfront property up here in the high desert.
- So it's probably just as well that the homes we have aren't sitting empty most of the time.
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