Thursday, July 11, 2013

Part Duex. . .Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It’s Off to Work We Go by City

Last week we posted a visualization depicting recently released commuter-adjusted county population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. (Click here to see the original post.) This visualization shows similar information for Utah’s cities with 5,000 or more population.

  • Cities experiencing the highest percentage increase in daytime population due to in-commuting include Park City (where population increases by almost half during the day), Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake, Vernal, and Lindon.
  • On the other side of the scale, Summit Park, West Point, Stansbury Park, Kearns and Hooper show the largest shrinkage in workday population.
  • In terms of sheer numbers, Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake, Ogden, Murray and St. George see the largest numeric influx in workers during the day.
  • The bedroom communities of West Jordan, Kearns, Taylorsville, Roy and Millcreek experience the greatest population shrinkage during the day. 

To access all the Census Bureau tables on commuter-adjusted population, click here.