Utah continues to experience rapid population growth, with several cities seeing their populations expand exponentially in recent years. Here is a look at some of the fastest growing cities in Utah as we head into 2023:

Lehi

  • Located in Utah County, just south of Salt Lake City
  • Population in 2022 estimated at 71,744, up 9.2% from 2020 (Source: Lehi City Population)
  • Major tech hub, home to companies like Adobe, Ancestry.com, doTERRA, and Vivint Smart Home
  • Median home price in 2022 was $589,000, up 17% from 2021 (Source: Lehi Home Prices)

Herriman

  • Suburb southwest of Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County
  • Population in 2022 estimated at 51,348, up 12.3% from 2020 (Source: Herriman Population)
  • Has added over 10,000 new residents since 2010
  • Booming housing construction, with new home communities popping up
  • Median home price in 2022 was $595,000, up 10% from 2021 (Source: Herriman Home Prices)

Draper

  • Located in Salt Lake County, about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City
  • Population in 2022 estimated at 52,390, up 8.1% from 2020 (Source: Draper Population)
  • Home to major business campus featuring eBay and Oracle offices
  • Median home price in 2022 was $655,000, up 12% from 2021 (Source: Draper Home Prices)

Saratoga Springs

  • Located in Utah County, west of Lehi
  • Population in 2022 estimated at 35,781, up 15.7% from 2020 (Source: Saratoga Springs Population)
  • New housing developments expanding the city rapidly
  • Median home price in 2022 was $595,000, up 14% from 2021 (Source: Saratoga Springs Home Prices)

Vineyard

  • Utah County city along the Utah Lake shoreline
  • Population in 2022 estimated at 16,234, up 17.8% from 2020 (Source: Vineyard Population)
  • Growing hub for commercial and residential construction
  • Median home price in 2022 was $529,000, up 13% from 2021 (Source: Vineyard Home Prices)

Fastest Growing Cities chart

City 2022 Est. Population % Growth 2020-2022
Lehi 71,744 9.2%
Herriman 51,348 12.3%
Draper 52,390 8.1%
Saratoga Springs 35,781 15.7%
Vineyard 16,234 17.8%

As you can see, cities like Lehi, Herriman, Draper, Saratoga Springs, and Vineyard are experiencing massive growth. This expansion shows no signs of slowing down in 2023.

As Utah County and the surrounding areas continue to develop rapidly, now is the time to consider investing in real estate. Home prices are rising fast as demand outpaces supply.

Utah is one of the fastest-growing states in the country, and its cities are no exception. Here are a few of the fastest-growing cities in Utah in 2024, along with some of their characteristics:

Growing Cities in Utah in 2024

1. West Haven

(15.36% annual growth rate): A small city located in Utah County, West Haven is home to a growing tech industry and a strong sense of community.

Characteristics:

  • Home to Adobe's headquarters
  • Close proximity to Utah Lake
  • Strong public schools
  • Affordable housing
  • 2. Dutch John

    (14.12% annual growth rate): A rural town located in Summit County, Dutch John is a popular destination for outdoor recreation.

    Characteristics:

  • Stunning mountain scenery
  • Abundant hiking, biking, and fishing opportunities
  • Friendly and welcoming community
  • Limited job opportunities
  • 3. Kingston

    (13.93% annual growth rate): A city located in Sevier County, Kingston is known for its agricultural industry and its historic downtown.

    Characteristics:

  • Rich agricultural history
  • Charming downtown with historic buildings
  • Strong sense of community
  • Limited cultural and entertainment options
  • 4. Hatch

    (7.30% annual growth rate): A town located in Garfield County, Hatch is known for its scenic beauty and its friendly residents.

    Characteristics:

  • Stunning red rock canyons
  • Friendly and welcoming community
  • Limited job opportunities
  • High cost of living
  • 5. Independence

    (4.00% annual growth rate): A city located in Emery County, Independence is known for its coal mining industry and its historic downtown.

    Characteristics:

  • Rich coal mining history
  • Charming downtown with historic buildings
  • Strong sense of community
  • Limited job opportunities
  • These are just a few of the many growing cities in Utah. Each city has its own unique charm and character, and they all offer something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a vibrant tech hub, a peaceful mountain retreat, or a charming historic town, Utah has a growing city that's perfect for you

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