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Population

Utah has the third-fastest-growing population in the nation. The Beehive State also boasts the nation’s highest fertility and birth rates, youngest median age and the second-highest net in-migration rate. People around the world come to Utah for its many cultural and recreational offerings and discover that Utah isn’t just a great place to visit—it’s a great place to live, too. Utah’s growing population has helped to build one of the nation’s strongest and most dynamic economies.

America’s Most Youthful State

Utah is home to one of America’s most youthful states, which contributes to the state’s vibrant workforce and active lifestyle.

Utah’s median age is the country’s youngest: 29.9
National median age: 37.4

  • Utah has the highest birthrate in the country: 18.0 live births per 1,000 total population in 2012.
  • U.S. birthrate: 12.6 per 1,000 population.
  • Alaska has the country’s second-highest birthrate: 15.3 live births per 1,000 total population.

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

A Diverse State

Utah, along with the rest of the nation, is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. According to the United States Census Bureau, more than 22% of the nation’s population is classified as a minority, while Utah’s share is just over 8%.

  • Collectively, Utah residents speak 90% of the world’s written languages
  • 60% of all public school students study a world language.

Highlights

  • Utah’s average household size, 3.14 persons, is the largest in the U.S.
  • Utah’s fertility rate of 2.38 per woman ranks first nationally.
  • Utah’s median age of 29.9 is the youngest in the U.S.
  • Utah ranks No. 1 nationally in percentage of married couple families (60.6) and in households with at least one child under age 18 (42.2).

2014 Outlook

  • Natural increase (births less deaths) is anticipated to add 37,200 people to Utah’s population in 2014. While net in-migration slowed during the economic recession, Utah’s net migration is projected to increase to 11,700 people.

Source: 2014 Utah Economic Outlook, Governor’s Office of Management and Budget

  • By 2060, Utah’s population is projected to be more than 5.96 million people—a 106% increase.

Source: Utah Population Estimates Committee

 

2014 Outlook

  • Natural increase (births less deaths) is anticipated to add 37,200 people to Utah’s population in 2014. While net in-migration slowed during the economic recession, Utah’s net migration is projected to increase to 11,700 people.

Source: 2014 Utah Economic Outlook, Governor’s Office of Management and Budget

  • By 2060, Utah’s population is projected to be more than 5.96 million people—a 106% increase.

Source: Utah Population Estimates Committee

 

America’s Most Youthful State

Utah is home to one of America’s most youthful states, which contributes to the state’s vibrant workforce and active lifestyle.

Utah’s median age is the country’s youngest: 29.9
National median age: 37.4

  • Utah has the highest birthrate in the country: 18.0 live births per 1,000 total population in 2012.
  • U.S. birthrate: 12.6 per 1,000 population.
  • Alaska has the country’s second-highest birthrate: 15.3 live births per 1,000 total population.

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

A Diverse State

Utah, along with the rest of the nation, is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. According to the United States Census Bureau, more than 22% of the nation’s population is classified as a minority, while Utah’s share is just over 8%.

  • Collectively, Utah residents speak 90% of the world’s written languages
  • 60% of all public school students study a world language.