By: Natalie Young
Our new subcounty report provides annual population and housing estimates from 2010 to 2018 for every city and census tract in Salt Lake and Utah counties. Both counties experienced their largest and most rapid growth in housing units (2017-2018) of any year this decade. Population growth in the past year was highest in Herriman, Vineyard, Lehi, Eagle Mountain, and South Jordan—cities in the core growth area of southwestern Salt Lake County and northwestern Utah County, with the exception of Vineyard. These cities grew through strong owner-occupied housing construction. However, renter-occupied/apartment construction dominated the housing growth in Salt Lake City, and also provided the majority of new growth in American Fork. Both are also among the top 10 growth cities.
Take a look at total population, growth, or percent growth by census tract in this visualization. You can explore several other housing and population variables as well:
The report discusses and maps 2017 to 2018 population changes and shares the estimation methodology. These estimates correspond to the 2018 state and county population estimates. To explore city level results, check out the visualization here.
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Natalie Young is a research analyst at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.