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'The new Utah' demographic report says we're growing, more diverse and facing some big challenges

By: Ben WinslowPosted at 3:47 PM, Oct 09, 2023 and last updated 5:58 PM, Oct 09, 2023

SALT LAKE CITY — A major new demographic and economic report released on Monday shows significant changes in Utah.

The report, prepared by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah, said the state is now 30th in population size, making us a mid-sized state with 61% of our growth now coming from out-of-state migration. Utah is aging, becoming more multicultural with a powerful economy but an affordable housing crisis.

"We do have an aging population and a diversifying population," said Natalie Gochnour, the director of the Gardner Policy Institute. "And I will also add, it’s not in the report, an urbanizing population."

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