The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute partners with the Bureau of the Census and the Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget to prepare and share Utah population estimates.
The national census, conducted every ten years, provides the most complete, detailed, and accurate counts of Utahns down to the neighborhood level. Census 2010 is the most recent of these enumerations. These counts become increasingly dated over time. The solution is to use utilize more recent data including births, deaths, school enrollment, building permits, and other data to develop on-going estimates of the population (i.e., postcensal estimates). Once the next Census is conducted, estimates from the previous decade are revised to target the new enumeration (intercensal estimates).