SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Utah added more housing units than any other state the nation, by percentage, while a Salt Lake City suburb is among the fastest growing cities, according to new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Census Bureau released new population estimates data Thursday morning, which outlines population trends across the United States.
The Census Bureau says Utah experienced the nation’s fastest growth in housing units, with an increase of 3.3% between July 1, 2021, and July 1, 2022, followed by Idaho (2.8%) and Texas (2.3%).
Utah added an estimated 38,876 housing units between July 1, 2021, and July 1, 2022.
Meanwhile, the population of Lehi, in Utah County, grew by an estimated 5.6% within one year, to 84,373, ranking 14th in the United States.
Georgetown, Texas was the fastest growing city by percentage in the nation, growing by 14.4%. Of the nine fastest-growing cities in the South, six were in Texas.
The Census Bureau also measured population numeric increase. Fort Worth, TX added an estimated 19,170 people between July 1, 2021, and July 1, 2022, tops in the nation.
In addition, the Census Bureau released new estimates for metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas and for housing units at the national, state and county levels.
Every county in Utah added housing units between July 1, 2021, and July 1, 2022.
More specifically, county by county: