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U.S. Census: Utah Is Fastest-Growing State In The Nation


It’s no secret that Utah has seen immense growth over the last decade, but the U.S. census numbers confirmed all suspicions.





Utah is the fastest-growing state in the nation, according to the U.S. census decennial count announced Monday. 

The state grew by 18.4% over the last ten years. The population now sits around 3.27 million, which is more than 500,000 new residents since 2010. 

Of that new growth, 35% was net migration and 65% was due to natural increase - meaning new births minus deaths. 

Utah far exceeded the nation growth figure of 7.4%. Even with the new growth, Utah is still the 30th most populated state. 

Compared to previous census counts, Utah didn’t see as much growth. Between 2000-2010 the state grew by 23.8%, and from 1990-2000 there was an increase of 29.6%. 

During the last census count, Utah grew enough to earn a fourth U.S. House seat, however this year the number of representatives will stay the same. 

The Census Bureau didn’t release specifics on neighborhood-level numbers Monday. KPCW will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.


Jessica joins KPCW as a general assignment reporter and Sunday Weekend Edition host. A Florida native, she graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in English — concentrating in film studies — and journalism. Before moving to Utah, she spent time in Atlanta, GA.
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