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GRAPHIC UTAH: STILL LEAPING AND BOUNDING

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Average family size in Utah has declined during the 20th century. That does not mean, however, that state population no longer grows by leaps and bounds. On the contrary, 20-year cycles show the rate of growth is actually accelerating.

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Year Utah Population 20-year growth rate

1910 373,351 ---

1930 507,847 28%

1950 688,862 28%

1970 1,059,273 54%

1990 1,743,000(est.) 65%

SOURCE: Utah State Data Center