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Utah's Cities Continue Rapid Growth

Saratoga Springs is one of three Utah cities that reached a population of 20,000 in 2013.

U.S. Census Bureau estimates show that an increasing number of cities in Utah are now classified as medium-sized. That growth, however, is not confined to the greater Salt Lake area or places normally thought of as urban. 

Three cities surpassed a population of 20,000 for the first time last year. Saratoga Springs’ estimated 2013 population of around 21,000 is an increase of nearly 1,600 people from 2012 alone. The town has come a long way since it had a population of just 1,100 recorded in the 2000 census.

12 communities in Utah each experienced an increase of at least 1,000 residents between 2012 and 2013.

While most of the growth has taken place along the Wasatch Front, other areas of the state have seen their numbers swell. St. George, Washington, and Cedar City have all seen significant growth within the last couple of years.

Cities in non-urban areas have seen their populations enlarge as well. Farmington, the seat of Davis County, also reached 20,000 residents for the first time.