South Jordan Makes Top 10 Fastest-Growing Cities in the U.S.

Posted by Help Now on Friday, August 20th, 2021 at 11:05am.

Newly released data from the 2020 Census Bureau shows some significant growth across the state of Utah and more specifically, the city of South Jordan.  Comparatively speaking, South Jordan still remains the least populated city in Utah with 77,487 residents, but since the last census in 2010, SOJO has gained 27,069 people, a 54% increase.  Here's how a few other Utah cities fared: Salt Lake City, which remains the most populated city, grew by 13,283; West Jordan surpassed Provo to claim the 3rd most populated city with 116,961 residents (1% growth); St. George knocked Ogden out of the 7th position by gaining 22,445 residents for a total population of 95,341.  The Bureau also named St. George metro as the 3rd fastest growing in the U.S.  According to the Census Bureau, a city is defined by having at least 50,000.  In 2010, cities like Lehi and Herriman didn't meet that minimum criteria but have now expanded drastically and have absorbed a lot of the growth that would have gone to other cities, resulting in some less drastic changes for cities like West Jordan, West Valley City, and Riverton.  The wild card for Utah is Vineyard, which only had 139 total residents in 2010.  When Geneva Steel mill opened up for development, boom! People flocked to the area resulting in a 8,924% growth between the censuses and now Vineyard has 12,543 residents!  Other areas of growth in Utah county include Eagle Mountain, just under 50,000 and Saratoga Springs with 37,696.  No doubt these two cities will impact the next census in 2030.  In Wasatch County, Heber City saw a 29% growth and now registers 16,856 residents.  Further south, Cedar City also gained recognition in the top 10 fastest growing cities with a 22% increase (35,235 residents).  One must remember that while these numbers are mostly accurate, the last Census was 18 (ish) months ago and the recent housing market craze has definitely impacted these numbers.  Which city do you predict to have the biggest impact on the 2030 Census?  


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