The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Utah For 2021


We used data and science to determine the places in Utah everyone wants to move to today.

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the fastest growing cities in Utah.

Is being in an area that's growing quickly a good thing or a bad thing?

Depends on who you ask. Some want bigger, more exciting cities like Salt Lake City and West Valley City, while others want peace and quiet like in Midway and Moab, thank you very much.

But today we're going to put opinions aside and just look at the cold hard facts -- over the past five years, which cities in Utah have the grown the fastest.

After getting knee deep in the Census's American Community Survey, we emerged with this set of cities in the Beehive State that have people climbing over each other to get in.

These are the 10 fastest growing cities in Utah for 2021 according to the most recent census data:

What's the fastest growing city in Utah for 2021? Based on the most recent ACS data, Vineyard ranks as the fastest growing city in Utah. If you happen to be a resident of Vineyard, you're probably not too surprised to find it on our list.

If you're surprised--and you're wondering why these places are kind of a big deal--keep reading. We'll tell you what makes each of these 10 places in Utah are growing like weeds.

And if you already knew these places were happening, check out the best places to live in Utah or the Fastest Growing States In America.

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The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Utah For 2021

1. Vineyard

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,103
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population 2010: 192
Percent Growth 3599.5%
Absolute Growth: 6,911
More on Vineyard: Homes For Sale | Data

2. Herriman

Herriman, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 40,149
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population 2010: 18,328
Percent Growth 119.1%
Absolute Growth: 21,821
More on Herriman: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

3. Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 29,161
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population 2010: 14,696
Percent Growth 98.4%
Absolute Growth: 14,465
More on Saratoga Springs: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

4. Bluffdale

Bluffdale, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 13,403
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population 2010: 7,043
Percent Growth 90.3%
Absolute Growth: 6,360
More on Bluffdale: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

5. Eagle Mountain

Eagle Mountain, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 32,412
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population 2010: 17,892
Percent Growth 81.2%
Absolute Growth: 14,520
More on Eagle Mountain: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

6. South Jordan

South Jordan, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 71,198
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population 2010: 46,366
Percent Growth 53.6%
Absolute Growth: 24,832
More on South Jordan: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

7. Washington

Washington, UT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 26,583
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 17,406
Percent Growth 52.7%
Absolute Growth: 9,177
More on Washington: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

8. Lehi

Lehi, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 64,006
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Population 2010: 42,047
Percent Growth 52.2%
Absolute Growth: 21,959
More on Lehi: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

9. West Haven

West Haven, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 13,782
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population 2010: 9,058
Percent Growth 52.2%
Absolute Growth: 4,724
More on West Haven: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

10. Heber

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 15,699
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population 2010: 10,765
Percent Growth 45.8%
Absolute Growth: 4,934
More on Heber: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In the Beehive State for 2021

To figure out which cities are growing the most, we simply had to look at the growth rates for cities sine the beginning of the decade, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:

  • Current Population
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to Current (The latest available data which came out in Dec 2018)

We ranked all 87 Utah cities with a population over 5,000 people from highest growth rate to lowest.

The city with the highest growth rate during this time was crowned the fastest growing city in the Beehive State.

And for those of you who are a little rusty with their statistics, you can calculate the growth rate by the following formula:

[Current Population - Population 2010] / [Population 2010]

Here's a graph of the cities in Utah with the largest percent increase in population:
Fastest Growing Cities in Utah Graph For 2021

Click to enlarge

These Places Grew Up So Fast In Utah, You Know?

So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in Utah are led by Vineyard which has been growing at a blistering pace this decade relative to other cities and towns around the state.

It'll be interesting to see if these places can keep growing at the same rate over the next couple of years. We'll be here to let you know!

These places have been growing (or shrinking) the slowest (fastest):

  1. Price
  2. Cottonwood Heights
  3. Washington Terrace

For more Utah reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Utah For 2021

Rank City Growth Population Population 2010
1 Vineyard 3599.5% 7,103 192
2 Herriman 119.1% 40,149 18,328
3 Saratoga Springs 98.4% 29,161 14,696
4 Bluffdale 90.3% 13,403 7,043
5 Eagle Mountain 81.2% 32,412 17,892
6 South Jordan 53.6% 71,198 46,366
7 Washington 52.7% 26,583 17,406
8 Lehi 52.2% 64,006 42,047
9 West Haven 52.2% 13,782 9,058
10 Heber 45.8% 15,699 10,765

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