Census Bureeau estimates released Thursday show that the Provo-Orem metropolitan area is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, ranking 10th in the nation for percentage of growth in a metro area from 2017 to 2018.
According to the new county- and metro-level population estimates for 2018, the Provo-Orem metro area had a population of 617,751 on July 1, 2017. By July 1, 2018, that number had grown by more than 16,000 to 633,768 — a 2.6% increase.
St. George, Utah, ranked third on the same list with 3.5% growth in the same time period. Midland, Texas, took the number one spot with 4.3% growth.
Counties with the largest numeric growth were all located in the south and west, according to a press release from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Fifty-five percent of counties in the U.S. gained population between 2017 and 2018, the release said.
The 2018 estimates for Utah County put the county as a whole at 622,213, compared to the 2017 estimates of 576,496.
Utah Population Growth by County - 2017-2018
|Field 1||Field 2||Field 3|
|Population Estimate (as of July 1) - 2017||Population Estimate (as of July 1) - 2018|
|Beaver County, Utah||6,396||6,580|
|Box Elder County, Utah||53,967||54,950|
|Cache County, Utah||124,564||127,068|
|Carbon County, Utah||20,168||20,269|
|Daggett County, Utah||1,022||980|
|Davis County, Utah||346,881||351,713|
|Duchesne County, Utah||19,915||19,964|
|Emery County, Utah||10,020||10,014|
|Garfield County, Utah||5,061||5,080|
|Grand County, Utah||9,640||9,764|
|Iron County, Utah||50,822||52,775|
|Juab County, Utah||11,248||11,555|
|Kane County, Utah||7,537||7,709|
|Millard County, Utah||12,829||13,006|
|Morgan County, Utah||11,875||12,045|
|Piute County, Utah||1,413||1,445|
|Rich County, Utah||2,402||2,464|
|Salt Lake County, Utah||1,137,820||1,152,633|
|San Juan County, Utah||15,320||15,449|
|Sanpete County, Utah||29,991||30,623|
|Sevier County, Utah||21,317||21,539|
|Summit County, Utah||41,349||41,933|
|Tooele County, Utah||67,418||69,907|
|Uintah County, Utah||35,219||35,438|
|Utah County, Utah||606,503||622,213|
|Wasatch County, Utah||31,975||33,240|
|Washington County, Utah||165,859||171,700|
|Wayne County, Utah||2,721||2,690|
|Weber County, Utah||251,866||256,359|