Utah’s population grew more in the last decade than any other state, census data shows

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It’s no secret that Utah, and Utah Valley in particular, has experienced significant growth in recent years. New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the Beehive State’s population, as a percentage, grew more over the last decade than any other state in the country.

At the same time, state-specific data show that a significant portion of this population growth occurred in Utah County, which grew by more than a quarter.

Utah’s population was 2.7 million in April 2010 and steadily grew for years, according to estimates released by the Census Bureau on Monday. By 2019, the state’s population reached 3.2 million, an increase of 442,067 people, or 16%, over the decade.

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