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Insight: Utah’s Household Trends: A 2020 Census Perspective

By: Eric Albers and Heidi Prior

Hello, fellow Census data enthusiasts! Today, we are exploring Utah’s households, armed with the newest 2020 Census DHC Data. The household landscape changed quite a bit over the past decade. Here are some of the highlights from our newest Fact Sheet.

Utah’s household growth was the fastest in the nation.

Did you know that Utah earned the title of the fastest-growing state in the nation during the last decade? Utah earned this title in the realms of population, housing units, AND households! Between 2010 and 2020, Utah welcomed an impressive 179,560 new households, marking a 20.5% increase.

 Figure 1. Utah Households by Type, 2000-2020

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2020 Census Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC)

Married couples without children edged out married couples with children.