Emery County has received a new distinction it did not want.

Numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show it was the only county in Utah this decade that saw a statistically significant decrease in median household income.

According to the American Community Survey, income dropped in Emery County by eight-point-six-percent, which comes out to roughly 49-hundred dollars a year.

A big reason for the decline was the loss of jobs in the coal industry.

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