Cities on the Rise in Utah- Full Ranking

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Check out our in-depth analysis of the top 10 cities on the rise in Utah here.

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Rank City 2009-2012 Working-Age Population Growth 2009-2012 Employment Growth 2009-2012 Median Income Growth
1 Holladay 2.3% (1.3%) 31.5%
2 Provo (5.8%) 3.9% 12.3%
3 Clearfield 8.0% 3.6% 4.8%
4 Riverton (0.1%) 5.9% 2.7%
5 Roy 5.4% 1.7% 8.3%
6 Springville 9.2% 0.5% 6.0%
7 Lehi 7.8% (6.3%) 16.6%
8 Clinton 2.9% (0.7%) 7.2%
9 Spanish Fork 15.5% (6.6%) 13.8%
10 South Salt Lake 14.9% (2.0%) 4.8%
11 Layton 3.6% (6.0%) 14.0%
12 Murray 0.7% (4.0%) 10.9%
13 Kaysville 10.7% (1.5%) 2.5%
14 Taylorsville 1.6% (2.3%) 6.2%
15 Magna 0.4% (4.8%) 11.0%
16 West Valley City 4.5% (5.0%) 8.9%
17 Ogden (0.3%) (3.5%) 7.2%
18 Salt Lake City 4.0% (5.8%) 8.1%
19 Orem (4.5%) (9.0%) 15.4%
20 West Jordan 5.0% (4.7%) 1.8%
21 Bountiful (5.3%) (1.3%) (1.6%)
22 South Jordan 6.7% (1.6%) (5.2%)
23 Midvale 5.7% (2.2%) (3.9%)
24 Draper 7.6% (3.8%) (2.8%)
25 Cottonwood Heights (4.7%) (4.1%) 1.5%
26 Sandy (7.6%) (6.6%) 5.5%
27 American Fork (5.3%) (6.1%) 3.8%
28 St. George 2.1% (8.5%) 5.6%
29 Tooele 7.9% (9.3%) 4.9%
30 Kearns (2.8%) (8.8%) 6.6%
31 Logan (1.4%) (5.4%) (2.1%)
32 Pleasant Grove (0.4%) (5.9%) (1.8%)
33 Cedar City 4.0% (13.8%) (2.0%)

*Millcreek CDP was excluded from the ranking for inconsistent boundaries between 2009 and 2012.

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Methodology

The overall score for each city was derived from these measures:

1. Population growth from 2009 to 2012 made up 33.3% of the total score. Data for the working-age population (16+) comes from the 2009 and 2012 U.S. Census American Community Survey 3-year estimates for all places in the state, Table CP 03.

2. Employment growth from 2009 to 2012 made up 33.3% of the total score. Data for the percent of employed residents comes from the 2009 and 2012 U.S. Census American Community Survey 3-year estimates for all places in the state, Table CP 03.

3. Income growth from 2009 to 2012 made up 33.3% of the total score. Data for the median earnings for full-time, nonseasonal workers comes from the 2009 and 2012 U.S. Census American Community Survey 3-year estimates for all places in the state, Table S2409.

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