Tuesday, May 27, 2014

City and Town Population Estimates now available from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that the fastest growing U.S. cities during 2013 congregated in the South and the West. Two of Utah’s cities were included among the list of fastest-growing cities with populations of at least 50,000. South Jordan’s 2013 rate of population growth measured 6.1 percent while Lehi expanded by 5.5 percent.

In the southwestern portion of the state, Washington County encompassed all the most rapidly expanding cities. Washington City showed the highest population growth rate at 5.1 percent and was followed by Ivins (3.1 percent), St. George (2.0 percent), Hurricane (1.9 percent) and Santa Clara (1.6 percent).

In the remaining southwest Utah counties, few cities and towns experienced population gains. In Beaver County, estimates show contracting population for the three incorporated towns. Moreover, Boulder showed the only city-level expansion in Garfield County. In Iron County, only Kannarraville and Enoch managed notable population increases. Finally, Kanab registered the only population gains in Kane County.

The Census Bureau release is available by clicking here. Or, use the visualization to examine and download data on a county basis.