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Population and Demography of Utah

Utah is a state in the Western United States. It is bordered to its east by Colorado, to its northeast by Wyoming, to its north by Idaho, to its south by Arizona, and its west by Nevada. 

Utah is the 30th-most populous state of the United States and Its thirteen-largest U.S. state by area. The total Land area is 82,144 sq. mi. (212,761 sq. km.) and an average of 37 people for every square mile. This makes Utah the 41st most densely populated state in the US. As per the  United States Census Bureau, the population of Utah in 2020 was 3,271,616 (3.2 million).

Estimated Population of Utah in 2024 – 3,417,734 or 3.4 million 

Population 2010-2020

Utah has a population growth rate of 18.4% during 2010-2020. It has had a population increase of 507,731 since 2010. The median age across the population of Utah is approximately 30.3 years of age. The ratio of females to males among the residents of Utah, females are at 49.7% and males are 50.3%.

Utah Census 2020
Total Population3,271,616 (3.2 million)
Percentage Change18.4%
Population Rank30th
Total Land Area82,144 sq mi (212,761 km2)
Area Rank13th
Population Density36.53/sq mi (14.12/km2)
Capital CitySalt Lake City
Largest CitySalt Lake City

Source: US Census  2020

Utah Historical Population

In the year 1910, Utah’s Population was 0.3 million and in 2020 it reached 3.3 million, an increase of almost 3 million. 

Let’s look at decade population & percentage change 

Census YearPop.% Change

Source: US Census 2020

Religion and affiliations

Christianity is the majority religion in Utah followed by 73% of the population. Among Christians, The largest religious bodies in Utah by adherents were Mormons (55%); Protestants (13%);  Roman Catholics (5%).

Next comes the Unaffiliated population, 22% of the population doesn’t follow or adhere to any faith or religion. Other non-Christian-based religions and faiths are followed by 4% of the population and include Jewish, Hinduism, Buddhism, Muslim, and other smaller faiths.

For more details read Religion in Utha

Race and Ethnicity 

In 2020, the White alone (non-Hispanic) population was the largest racial or ethnic group in Utah, comprising 75.36% of the total population. It was followed by the Hispanic or Latino population whose share was 15.07%. Two or more races were the third-largest group at 3.68%. Asian population wat at 2.40% & African American Population was at 1.14%

Ancestry in Utah 

As per Census Studies & estimate English, German, Irish, American, and Danish have made the five largest ancestry groups in Utah.

For more Details read Race and Ethnicity in Utah 

Top Cities in Utah

 As of 2022, Utah is divided into 29 counties. The most populous county in Utah is Salt Lake County (1.18 million), and the Largest county by Land Area in Utah is San Juan County (782o sq. mi.)

Salt Lake is the largest city in Utah with 204,087 residents. It’s followed by West Valley (133,894) and West Jordan(116,530).  By far the largest metropolitan area in the state is the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, with 1.3 million residents as of 2016. 

read more about Cities and counties in Utah 

Utah Population 2024 | Utah Historical Population
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