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.