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Census: St. George is fastest-growing in U.S. again

Apr 2, 2022, 10:33 AM | Updated: Jun 13, 2022, 3:36 pm

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — St. George and the rest of Washington County have once again ranked as the fastest-growing metro area in America.

The Spectrum reports that a new report from the U.S. Census showed the local population growing by nearly 10,000 new residents between July 1 of 2020 and July of 2021, a 5.1% increase.

Two other Utah cities made the list of top-10 fastest-growing metro areas, with the Provo-Orem area ranked eighth at 3.3% and the Logan area ranked 10th at 2.9%.

St. George Mayor Michele Randall credited the area’s reputation for quality-of-life amenities, although she acknowledged this type of growth does present challenges.

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Census: St. George is fastest-growing in U.S. again