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Weber County’s population edges up to 268,369

By Tim Vandenack - | Dec 2, 2022

BEN DORGER, Standard-Examiner file photo

Construction workers frame a house in a developing subdivision in western Weber County on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The Wasatch Front area is expected to see continued population growth in the years to come.

SALT LAKE CITY — Weber County’s population has increased to 268,369 as of July 1, according to new estimates from the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Insitute.

That’s up 2,736 people from 265,633 the year before, or 1%, a slower growth rate than larger Davis or Utah counties, which experienced growth of 1.6% and 3.5%, respectively. It’s slightly higher than the 0.8% growth in Salt Lake County.

Of the growth in Weber County, just over half of it, 51%, stemmed from newcomers moving here. The rest represented the natural increase, births in the period minus deaths.

Weber County’s population totaled 262,223 as of the 2020 U.S. census and 231,236 as of 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Statewide, the population reached 3.4 million as of July 1, up 1.83% from the year before. Of the increase, 62% stemmed from newcomers moving to the state while the rest represented the natural increase.

“In 2022, Utah continued to experience strong population growth, even with the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the start of an economic shift,” reads the report, released Thursday. “Absolute growth reached its highest level since 2006, driven by record-high net migration. Natural increase decreased for the second year in a row, despite an increase in births for the first time since 2015.”

Here’s a look at the population estimates for Utah’s most populated counties and the rate of increase from last year:

  • Salt Lake County, 1.21 million, up 0.8%.
  • Utah County, 707,602, up 3.5%.
  • Davis County, 373,651, up 1.6%.
  • Weber County, 268,369, up 1%.
  • Washington County, 193,703, up 2.3%.

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