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Utah population booming — fueled by job seekers and babies

New state estimates show Utah’s population continues to boom — adding 59,045 people this year, the equivalent of plopping in another Taylorsville. But demographers see a radical shift in what fuels that growth. Mainly, traditionally big-family Utah is seeing fewer births: they dropped by 1,202 last year, continuing a nine-year streak of declines. Meanwhile, migration [...]

November Economic Summary

The Utah economy remains healthy. Every major industrial sector expanded in 2016, contributing a total of 49,500 new jobs over the year. An annual employment growth rate of 3.6% was above the state’s long-term average and among the strongest in the nation. In 2016, Utah’s construction sector posted the highest job growth with 6.8%.

Utah’s population increased by nearly 60,000 between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017

Salt Lake City (November 29, 2017) — Utah’s population increased by 59,045 people between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017, according to new population estimates released by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. […]

State and County Population Estimates for Utah: 2017

The Utah Population Committee (UPC), chaired and staffed by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, has produced state and county population estimates for Utah for July 1, 2017. These estimates indicate that the state has added approximately 350,000 people since April 1, 2010, reaching an estimated 3,114,039 Utahns. From 2016-2017, the population grew by 59,045 [...]

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October Economic Summary

The Utah economy remains healthy. Every major industrial sector expanded in 2016, contributing a total of 49,500 new jobs over the year. An annual employment growth rate of 3.6% was above the state’s long-term average and among the strongest in the nation. In 2016, Utah’s construction sector posted the highest job growth with 6.8%.

Congressman-elect John Curtis to be sworn in Monday

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) - In an otherwise unpredictable election night, former Provo Mayor John Curtis handily took the congressional seat once occupied by Jason Chaffetz. Now, he prepares to head to Washington, where he will sworn in as early as Monday. Curtis spoke to constituents at the University of Utah's Kem Gardner Policy Institute [...]

Republican John Curtis, Utah’s new congressman-elect, set to be sworn in, cast first vote Monday

By Monday night — less than a week after winning election to become Utah’s newest congressman — John Curtis will be in Washington getting sworn in and casting his first vote. It’s a tad overwhelming, he said with a laugh Wednesday, and “a little surreal.” With a Republican-led Congress eager to pass major reforms, the freshman GOP [...]

Utah ranks No. 2 in growth of residents who speak a language besides English at home

During this decade, Utah sped along to the second-fastest growth rate for residents who speak a language other than English while at home, a shift driven by the children of immigrants. That population grew by 20 percent between 2010 and 2016, second only to the 25 percent growth rate in Wyoming, according to a Center [...]

Fertility in Utah since the Great Recession: The New Normal or a Pregnant Pause?

Utah is currently experiencing strong economic growth and has clearly recovered from the Great Recession; however, it appears the recession has left a lingering imprint on the state’s demographics. Starting in 2008, fertility rates in the state began to significantly decline and those declines continue. While Utah continues to have the highest fertility rate, youngest [...]

The next 50 years will be a test of community leadership for a growing Utah County

By: Natalie Gochnour Originally published in the Deseret News The numbers are hard to ignore. A mountain of economic and demographic data as high as Mount Timpanogos shows Utah County on the rise. Economic, demographic and political power are shifting south, and Utah’s second largest county is the epicenter of growth and change in the Beehive State. The only question is are we ready? The state’s most recent employment report shows Utah County’s economy growing at more than twice the state average and nearly three times the national average. This isn’t a surprise given the extraordinary tech-sector job growth currently occurring along the Silicon Slopes corridor and the rapid population growth in northern Utah County and west of Utah Lake. […]