Utah County projected to add more than 1 million to its population in 50 years

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Utah’s population is projected to increase to 5.8 million by 2065. This according to a study by the Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah.

The study says over the next 50 years, 37 percent of the state’s population growth will happen in Utah County, adding more than 1 million new residents.

“The growth dynamic of the urban area is clearly shifting to Utah County, which is evolving into a more diversified economic and demographic place,” the director of  demographic research Dr. Pamela Perlich said.

Despite the growth, Salt Lake County is projected to remain the most populous in the state. The study projects the population will reach 1.7 million by 2065. Washington County is projected to see the fastest growth and increase in households.

For access to the full study and other work done by the Gardner Policy Institute click here.

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