These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Utah


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Is being in an area that’s growing quickly a good thing or a bad thing?

Depends on who you ask. Some want bigger, more exciting cities like Salt Lake City and West Valley City, while others want peace and quiet like in Moab and Sunset, thank you very much.

But today we’re going to put opinions aside and just look at the cold hard facts — over the past five years, which cities in Utah have the grown the fastest.

After getting knee deep in the Census’s American Community Survey, we emerged with this set of cities in the Beehive State that have people climbing over each other to get in:

  1. Saratoga Springs
  2. Herriman
  3. Eagle Mountain
  4. Lehi
  5. Nibley
  6. South Jordan
  7. West Haven
  8. Washington
  9. Farmington
  10. Bluffdale

If you happen to be a resident of one of these communities, you’re probably not too surprised to find it on our list.

If you’re not–and you’re wondering why these places are kind of a big deal–keep reading. We’ll tell you what makes each of these 10 places in Utah are growing like weeds–but first, a bit about our methodology.

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How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In Beehive State

To figure out which cities are growing the most, we simply had to look at the growth rates for cities over the last five years, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:

  • Population in 2014
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to 2014 (The latest available data)

We ranked all 85 Utah cities with a population over 5,000 people from highest growth rate to lowest.

The city with the highest growth rate during this time was crowned the fastest growing city in the Beehive State.

And for those of you who are a little rusty with their statistics, you can calculate the growth rate by the following formula:

[Population 2014 – Population 2010] / [Population 2010]

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1. Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs, Utah

Source: Flickr

Population: 21,061
Population 2010: 14,696
Growth Rate: 43.31%
Absolute Growth: 6,365

2. Herriman

Herriman, Utah

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Population: 25,022
Population 2010: 18,328
Growth Rate: 36.52%
Absolute Growth: 6,694

3. Eagle Mountain

Eagle Mountain, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,468
Population 2010: 17,892
Growth Rate: 31.16%
Absolute Growth: 5,576

4. Lehi

Lehi, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 51,982
Population 2010: 42,047
Growth Rate: 23.63%
Absolute Growth: 9,935

5. Nibley

Nibley, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,866
Population 2010: 4,763
Growth Rate: 23.16%
Absolute Growth: 1,103

6. South Jordan

South Jordan, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 56,528
Population 2010: 46,366
Growth Rate: 21.92%
Absolute Growth: 10,162

7. West Haven

West Haven, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,996
Population 2010: 9,058
Growth Rate: 21.4%
Absolute Growth: 1,938

8. Washington

Washington, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,999
Population 2010: 17,406
Growth Rate: 20.64%
Absolute Growth: 3,593

9. Farmington

Farmington, Utah

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Population: 20,440
Population 2010: 17,188
Growth Rate: 18.92%
Absolute Growth: 3,252

10. Bluffdale

Bluffdale, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,319
Population 2010: 7,043
Growth Rate: 18.12%
Absolute Growth: 1,276

Adding It Up

So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in Utah are led by Saratoga Springs which has been growing a blistering pace these past five years relative to other places around the state.

It’ll be interesting to see if these places can keep growing at the same pace over the next five years. We’ll be here to let you know!
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Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Utah

City Rank Pop 2014 Pop 2010 Growth % Growth
Saratoga Springs 1 21,061 14,696 6,365 43.3%
Herriman 2 25,022 18,328 6,694 36.5%
Eagle Mountain 3 23,468 17,892 5,576 31.2%
Lehi 4 51,982 42,047 9,935 23.6%
Nibley 5 5,866 4,763 1,103 23.2%
South Jordan 6 56,528 46,366 10,162 21.9%
West Haven 7 10,996 9,058 1,938 21.4%
Washington 8 20,999 17,406 3,593 20.6%
Farmington 9 20,440 17,188 3,252 18.9%
Bluffdale 10 8,319 7,043 1,276 18.1%
Hooper 11 7,720 6,590 1,130 17.1%
Highland 12 16,491 14,081 2,410 17.1%
Cedar Hills 13 10,025 8,567 1,458 17.0%
Syracuse 14 25,374 21,689 3,685 17.0%
North Salt Lake 15 17,465 14,986 2,479 16.5%
North Logan 16 9,007 7,765 1,242 16.0%
Santaquin 17 9,694 8,365 1,329 15.9%
Heber 18 12,434 10,765 1,669 15.5%
Plain City 19 5,859 5,127 732 14.3%
Smithfield 20 10,233 8,957 1,276 14.2%
Farr West 21 6,113 5,351 762 14.2%
Roosevelt 22 6,390 5,598 792 14.1%
Spanish Fork 23 36,337 31,851 4,486 14.1%
Draper 24 44,656 39,252 5,404 13.8%
Woods Cross 25 10,389 9,166 1,223 13.3%
Mapleton 26 8,545 7,543 1,002 13.3%
Vernal 27 9,882 8,768 1,114 12.7%
Pleasant View 28 8,426 7,481 945 12.6%
Harrisville 29 5,828 5,176 652 12.6%
Salem 30 6,789 6,060 729 12.0%
Riverton 31 40,274 35,991 4,283 11.9%
South Weber 32 6,386 5,707 679 11.9%
Grantsville 33 9,391 8,458 933 11.0%
Springville 34 30,649 27,633 3,016 10.9%
Pleasant Grove 35 34,858 31,457 3,401 10.8%
West Point 36 9,863 8,910 953 10.7%
Payson 37 18,928 17,187 1,741 10.1%
Enoch 38 6,006 5,464 542 9.9%
West Jordan 39 108,062 98,622 9,440 9.6%
Kaysville 40 28,480 26,051 2,429 9.3%
Clinton 41 20,796 19,031 1,765 9.3%
Ivins 42 7,184 6,590 594 9.0%
Ephraim 43 6,303 5,789 514 8.9%
Alpine 44 9,856 9,061 795 8.8%
Tremonton 45 7,833 7,219 614 8.5%
Midvale 46 29,957 27,609 2,348 8.5%
Hurricane 47 14,338 13,232 1,106 8.4%
Fruit Heights 48 5,353 4,943 410 8.3%
Providence 49 7,026 6,502 524 8.1%
American Fork 50 27,366 25,370 1,996 7.9%
Lindon 51 10,434 9,698 736 7.6%
Santa Clara 52 6,404 5,967 437 7.3%
Tooele 53 32,164 30,167 1,997 6.6%
Hyrum 54 7,751 7,284 467 6.4%
St. George 55 75,469 71,136 4,333 6.1%
West Valley City 56 132,329 125,002 7,327 5.9%
Layton 57 69,508 65,674 3,834 5.8%
Centerville 58 16,104 15,216 888 5.8%
North Ogden 59 17,743 16,779 964 5.7%
Logan 60 48,933 46,408 2,525 5.4%
Cedar City 61 29,175 27,720 1,455 5.2%
South Salt Lake 62 24,315 23,228 1,087 4.7%
South Ogden 63 16,702 15,970 732 4.6%
Roy 64 37,472 35,843 1,629 4.5%
Riverdale 65 8,532 8,189 343 4.2%
Orem 66 90,485 86,849 3,636 4.2%
Provo 67 114,804 110,201 4,603 4.2%
West Bountiful 68 5,353 5,140 213 4.1%
Park City 69 7,845 7,553 292 3.9%
Brigham City 70 18,264 17,639 625 3.5%
Murray 71 47,909 46,271 1,638 3.5%
Nephi 72 5,442 5,256 186 3.5%
Ogden 73 83,767 81,054 2,713 3.3%
Moab 74 5,105 4,950 155 3.1%
Clearfield 75 30,361 29,510 851 2.9%
Taylorsville 76 59,920 58,339 1,581 2.7%
Sandy 77 89,521 87,168 2,353 2.7%
Salt Lake City 78 189,267 184,488 4,779 2.6%
Washington Terrace 79 9,140 8,917 223 2.5%
Holladay 80 26,896 26,299 597 2.3%
Richfield 81 7,550 7,437 113 1.5%
Bountiful 82 42,947 42,363 584 1.4%
Price 83 8,585 8,473 112 1.3%
Cottonwood Heights 84 33,932 33,544 388 1.2%
Sunset 85 5,145 5,129 16 0.3%

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