County Overview

Download the Cache County Prospectus.

Name & Contact 

Kirk Jensen, kirk.jensen@loganutah.org

Tourism Highlights

Cache Valley’s vibrant arts scene includes multiple art galleries and features live performances across multiple venues. Recreational opportunities abound in nearby Logan Canyon, including Beaver Mountain Ski Resort, with four lifts and opportunities for alpine and cross-country skiing, along with snowboarding.  The county’s newest ski resort, Cherry Peak, located in the north of the county, features three lifts.

Transportation 

U.S. Highways 89 and 91 traverses through the valley and various county communities, including Logan, the county seat. Interstates 15 and 84 both lie about 25 miles west of Logan.

Infrastructure 

The Logan Cache Airport has an Instrument Landing System, which can accommodate commercial and cargo airline flights and the 3rd longest runway in Utah. A branch of the Union Pacific rail line runs through the county.

Anchor Institutions 

Logan is home to Utah State University, a thriving research institution. Cache County has two hospitals, Logan Regional Hospital, and Cache Valley Hospital.

County Background

County History
Nestled at the foot of the Wasatch mountains, Cache County’s history includes the footprints of Native Americans and a long list of trappers, traders, pioneers, and hard-scrabble farmers who created beauty and abundance through hard work and innovation. The community today has a sense of discovery, exploration, and wonder, just like it did when it was unknown, unexplored, and uninhabited.

Challenges and Opportunities
Challenges include coordination among county, cities, and businesses, as well as geographic isolation. Greater job creation would also help capture the talent that comes out of Utah State University upon graduation.

Future Vision
Cache County is focused on achieving continued growth and innovation across a broad array of industries. The county is host to businesses operating in the aerospace, life sciences and outdoor recreation, and agri-business sectors. A key priority for the county is to attract new businesses that will benefit from a highly-educated and loyal workforce that is being cultivated at USU and Bridgerland Technical College. Cache County offers an exceptionally high quality of life, including abundant recreational opportunities, short commutes, and one of the most highly ranked places to live in terms of safety and best places for small business.

County-level Data

Projected Labor Force 202062,431
Projected Labor Force 202568,114

Description Census Data
Residents 127,068
Population change from 2010-2018 12.8%
Median Income $53,812
% of Individuals in Poverty 15.2%
% of Adults with HS Diploma 93.3%
% of Adults with Bachelor’s Degree 36.9%
Employed (2016) 42,345

 


Sources: Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

Census Tract One - Logan, UT (Tract 9)

Notable Community Aspects
In and around the Qualified Opportunity Zones, there is a significant amount of planned investment that will further transform the Historic Downtown district into an attractive destination and a live/work center. Both the private and public sectors are making significant financial investments here.

Notable Economic Development Incentives
In addition to a Qualified Opportunity Zone, various TIF districts exist in and around the QOZ tracts.

Key Takeaways
The Qualified Opportunity Zones are located in the center of the region’s cultural, civic and commercial assets. Further significant investments are being made to lift this key area to new levels of vibrancy and appeal.

Qualified Incentives 

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
Description Enterprise 360 Data or COUNTY PROVIDED DATA
% Adults w/High School Diploma 38.1% (Utah Educational Level by Age & Degree, US Census Bureau, 2013). 
% of Adults w/a Bachelor’s Degree 5.9% (Utah Educational Level by Age & Degree, US Census Bureau, 2013) 
Unemployment Rate 6.5% (Census 2015)
Median Household Income $32,142 (Census 2015)
% of People in Poverty 22.9% (Census 2015)
Homeownership Rate 41.55%
Median Gross Rent $686
Residential Vacancy Rate 10.43%
Low-Income & Severely Cost-Burdened 21.05%
Median Owner Occupied Home Value $148,400
Total Population 3,223

Sources: Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

Census Tract Two - Logan, UT (Tract 10.02)

Notable Community Aspects
In and around the Qualified Opportunity Zones, there is a significant amount of planned investment that will further transform the Historic Downtown district into an attractive destination and a live/work center. Both the private and public sectors are making significant financial investments here.

Notable Economic Development Incentives
In addition to a Qualified Opportunity Zone, various TIF districts exist in and around the QOZ tracts.

Key Takeaways
The Qualified Opportunity Zones are located in the center of the region’s cultural, civic and commercial assets. Further significant investments are being made to lift this key area to new levels of vibrancy and appeal.

Qualified Incentives

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
Description Enterprise 360 Data or County Provided Data
% Adults w/High School Diploma 28.1% (Utah Educational Level by Age & Degree, US Census Bureau, 2013)
% of Adults w/a Bachelor’s Degree 6.3% (Utah Educational Level by Age & Degree, US Census Bureau, 2013)
Unemployment Rate 5.7%
Median Household Income $32,632
% of People in Poverty 29.5%
Homeownership Rate 37.30%
Median Gross Rent $617
Residential Vacancy Rate 12.71%
Low-Income & Severely Cost-Burdened 19.13%
Median Owner Occupied Home Value $149,900
Total Population  5,044

Sources: Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

Economic Snapshot

Visit the Utah Department of Workforce Services economic snapshot here.