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 central Utah, most cities eked out some population expansion during 2013. Ephraim showed the highest population growth at 3.1 percent. Lynndyl (2.8 percent), Koosharem (1.6 percent). On the other hand, estimates indicate all Piute County townships lost population in 2013.

Not surprisingly, the larger cities showed the highest number of new residents. Richfield (7,600), Ephraim (6,400), Delta (3,500), Manti (3,300), Mount Pleasant (3,300) and Gunnison (3,300) all added more than 3,000 residents during the year.

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