UTAH’S POPULATION IS BOOMING

Monday, December 31, 2018

In the last five years, approximately 100,000 more people have moved into Utah than have moved out of it. When you add natural increase (births minus deaths), Utah’s population increase in five years has surpassed the total population of Weber County. That’s a stunning achievement and a big reason why growth leadership is among the most important issues affecting the state right now.

UTAH’S POPULATION IS GROWING… AND FAST

Let’s put this growth in perspective. In every year since 1950, Utah’s population has increased. Our high fertility rate and strong economy in recent years add approximately 40,000 to 60,000 people to the state each year through births and in-migration. That’s a city roughly the size of Riverton or Taylorsville.

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