These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Utah For 2018


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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 Sunset and Moab, 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.

These are the 10 fastest growing cities in Utah for 2018 according to the most recent census data:

  1. Saratoga Springs (Homes For Sale)
  2. Herriman (Homes For Sale)
  3. Eagle Mountain (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Bluffdale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. South Jordan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Lehi (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Washington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Nibley (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. West Haven (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Farmington (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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

If you’re surprised–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.

And if you already knew these places were happening, check out the best places to live in Utah or the Fastest Growing States In America.

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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 sine the begining of the decade, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:

  • Population in 2016
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to 2016 (The latest available data which came out in Dec 2017)

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 2016 – Population 2010] / [Population 2010]

Here’s a graph of the cities in Utah with the largest percent increase in population:
Fastest Growing Cities in utah

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1. Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs, Utah

Population: 24,088
Population 2010: 14,696
Growth Rate: 63.91%
Absolute Growth: 9,392
More on Saratoga Springs: Homes For Sale | Data
Saratoga Springs is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. The elevation is 4,505 feet. It is part of the Provo–Orem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is a relatively new development along the northwestern shores of Utah Lake. It was incorporated on December 31, 1997 and has been growing rapidly since then. The population was 1,003 at the 2000 census, while the 2009 estimates placed it at 16,125, making it one of the fastest-growing US cities during this time period. The 2010 census states population at 17,781, meeting expectations of growth despite the state of the economy. Saratoga Springs became a city in 2001.

2. Herriman

Herriman, Utah

Population: 29,176
Population 2010: 18,328
Growth Rate: 59.19%
Absolute Growth: 10,848
More on Herriman: Homes For Sale | Data
Herriman is a city in southwestern Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. The population was 21,785 as of the 2010 census. Although Herriman was a town in 2000, it has since been classified as a fourth-class city by state law. The city has experienced rapid growth since incorporation in 1999, as its population was just 1,523 at the 2000 census. It grew from being the 111th-largest incorporated place in Utah in 2000 to the 32nd-largest in 2010.

3. Eagle Mountain

Eagle Mountain, Utah

Source: Public domain

Population: 26,219
Population 2010: 17,892
Growth Rate: 46.54%
Absolute Growth: 8,327
More on Eagle Mountain: Homes For Sale | Data
Eagle Mountain is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Provo–Orem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is located to the west as well as north of the Lake Mountains, which are west of Utah Lake. It was incorporated December 3, 1996 and has been rapidly growing ever since. The population was 21,415 at the 2010 census. Although Eagle Mountain was a town in 2000, it has since been classified as a fourth-class city by state law. In its short history, the city has quickly become known for its rapid growth.

4. Bluffdale

Bluffdale, Utah

Population: 9,809
Population 2010: 7,043
Growth Rate: 39.27%
Absolute Growth: 2,766
More on Bluffdale: Homes For Sale | Data
Bluffdale is a city in Salt Lake County in the U.S. state of Utah, located about 20 miles (32 km) south of Salt Lake City. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,598.

5. South Jordan

South Jordan, Utah

Source: Public domain

Population: 62,751
Population 2010: 46,366
Growth Rate: 35.34%
Absolute Growth: 16,385
More on South Jordan: Homes For Sale | Data
South Jordan is a city in south central Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. The city lies in the Salt Lake Valley between the 9,000-foot (2,700 m) peaks of the Oquirrh Mountains and the 12,000-foot (3,700 m) peaks of the Wasatch Mountains and is part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. The Jordan River flows through the middle of the valley and the city has a 3.5-mile (5.6 km) section of the Jordan River Parkway that contains fishing ponds, trails, parks and natural habitat. Salt Lake County fair grounds and equestrian park, 67-acre (27 ha) Oquirrh Lake and 27 other parks are located inside the city. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 50,418.

6. Lehi

Lehi, Utah

Source: Public domain

Population: 56,314
Population 2010: 42,047
Growth Rate: 33.93%
Absolute Growth: 14,267
More on Lehi: Homes For Sale | Data
Lehi (/liha/ LEE-hy) is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is named after Lehi, a prophet in the Book of Mormon. The population was 47,407 at the 2010 census, up from 19,028 in 2000. The center of population of Utah is located in Lehi.

7. Washington

Washington, Utah

Population: 23,141
Population 2010: 17,406
Growth Rate: 32.95%
Absolute Growth: 5,735
More on Washington: Homes For Sale | Data

8. Nibley

Nibley, Utah

Population: 6,256
Population 2010: 4,763
Growth Rate: 31.35%
Absolute Growth: 1,493
More on Nibley: Homes For Sale | Data
Nibley is a city in Cache County, Utah, United States. Incorporated in 1935, it was named after Charles W. Nibley, a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The population was 5,438 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Logan, Utah-Idaho (partial) Metropolitan Statistical Area and is a suburb or ‘bedroom’ community of Logan.

9. West Haven

West Haven, Utah

Population: 11,639
Population 2010: 9,058
Growth Rate: 28.49%
Absolute Growth: 2,581
More on West Haven: Homes For Sale | Data
West Haven is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States. The population was 3,976 at the 2000 census. It was incorporated on July 1, 1991, combining the unincorporated communities of Kanesville and Wilson.

10. Farmington

Farmington, Utah

Population: 21,983
Population 2010: 17,188
Growth Rate: 27.9%
Absolute Growth: 4,795
More on Farmington: Homes For Sale | Data
Farmington is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Ogden–Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 18,275 at the 2010 census and was estimated at 22,159 in 2014. It is the county seat of Davis County. Lagoon Amusement Park is located in Farmington.

These Places Grew Up So Fast, You Know?

So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in Utah are led by Saratoga Springs which has been growing at a blistering pace this decade relative to other cities and towns around the state.

It’ll be interesting to see if these places can keep growing at the same rate over the next couple of years. We’ll be here to let you know!

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Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Utah

City Rank Pop 2016 Pop 2010 Growth % Growth
Saratoga Springs 1 24,088 14,696 9,392 63.9%
Herriman 2 29,176 18,328 10,848 59.2%
Eagle Mountain 3 26,219 17,892 8,327 46.5%
Bluffdale 4 9,809 7,043 2,766 39.3%
South Jordan 5 62,751 46,366 16,385 35.3%
Lehi 6 56,314 42,047 14,267 33.9%
Washington 7 23,141 17,406 5,735 32.9%
Nibley 8 6,256 4,763 1,493 31.3%
West Haven 9 11,639 9,058 2,581 28.5%
Farmington 10 21,983 17,188 4,795 27.9%
Heber 11 13,655 10,765 2,890 26.8%
North Logan 12 9,820 7,765 2,055 26.5%
North Salt Lake 13 18,753 14,986 3,767 25.1%
Highland 14 17,544 14,081 3,463 24.6%
Santaquin 15 10,372 8,365 2,007 24.0%
Syracuse 16 26,668 21,689 4,979 23.0%
Hooper 17 8,062 6,590 1,472 22.3%
Vernal 18 10,588 8,768 1,820 20.8%
Plain City 19 6,183 5,127 1,056 20.6%
Roosevelt 20 6,714 5,598 1,116 19.9%
Farr West 21 6,406 5,351 1,055 19.7%
Cedar Hills 22 10,248 8,567 1,681 19.6%
Salem 23 7,247 6,060 1,187 19.6%
Pleasant View 24 8,940 7,481 1,459 19.5%
Mapleton 25 9,014 7,543 1,471 19.5%
Woods Cross 26 10,930 9,166 1,764 19.2%
Smithfield 27 10,629 8,957 1,672 18.7%
South Weber 28 6,762 5,707 1,055 18.5%
Draper 29 46,399 39,252 7,147 18.2%
Fruit Heights 30 5,840 4,943 897 18.1%
Spanish Fork 31 37,565 31,851 5,714 17.9%
Harrisville 32 6,071 5,176 895 17.3%
Holladay 33 30,793 26,299 4,494 17.1%
Ephraim 34 6,751 5,789 962 16.6%
Grantsville 35 9,862 8,458 1,404 16.6%
Pleasant Grove 36 36,678 31,457 5,221 16.6%
Ivins 37 7,646 6,590 1,056 16.0%
Riverton 38 41,521 35,991 5,530 15.4%
Springville 39 31,796 27,633 4,163 15.1%
Midvale 40 31,659 27,609 4,050 14.7%
Kaysville 41 29,799 26,051 3,748 14.4%
Hurricane 42 15,106 13,232 1,874 14.2%
West Point 43 10,112 8,910 1,202 13.5%
Enoch 44 6,199 5,464 735 13.5%
Payson 45 19,480 17,187 2,293 13.3%
West Jordan 46 110,928 98,622 12,306 12.5%
Santa Clara 47 6,704 5,967 737 12.4%
Tremonton 48 8,097 7,219 878 12.2%
Alpine 49 10,129 9,061 1,068 11.8%
Clinton 50 21,210 19,031 2,179 11.4%
American Fork 51 28,127 25,370 2,757 10.9%
St. George 52 78,573 71,136 7,437 10.5%
Layton 53 72,413 65,674 6,739 10.3%
Lindon 54 10,686 9,698 988 10.2%
Centerville 55 16,727 15,216 1,511 9.9%
Providence 56 7,122 6,502 620 9.5%
North Ogden 57 18,289 16,779 1,510 9.0%
Tooele 58 32,783 30,167 2,616 8.7%
Hyrum 59 7,866 7,284 582 8.0%
West Valley City 60 134,609 125,002 9,607 7.7%
Cedar City 61 29,786 27,720 2,066 7.5%
Orem 62 93,220 86,849 6,371 7.3%
Sandy 63 93,141 87,168 5,973 6.9%
Park City 64 8,064 7,553 511 6.8%
Logan 65 49,539 46,408 3,131 6.7%
South Salt Lake 66 24,575 23,228 1,347 5.8%
South Ogden 67 16,893 15,970 923 5.8%
West Bountiful 68 5,436 5,140 296 5.8%
Roy 69 37,853 35,843 2,010 5.6%
Murray 70 48,834 46,271 2,563 5.5%
Riverdale 71 8,636 8,189 447 5.5%
Brigham City 72 18,586 17,639 947 5.4%
Provo 73 115,718 110,201 5,517 5.0%
Moab 74 5,196 4,950 246 5.0%
Nephi 75 5,507 5,256 251 4.8%
Ogden 76 84,900 81,054 3,846 4.7%
Salt Lake City 77 191,446 184,488 6,958 3.8%
Taylorsville 78 60,448 58,339 2,109 3.6%
Clearfield 79 30,483 29,510 973 3.3%
Washington Terrace 80 9,150 8,917 233 2.6%
Bountiful 81 43,428 42,363 1,065 2.5%
Cottonwood Heights 82 34,274 33,544 730 2.2%
Richfield 83 7,566 7,437 129 1.7%
Sunset 84 5,176 5,129 47 0.9%
Price 85 8,437 8,473 -36 -0.4%

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