Study Predicts: Utah County Will ‘Become Much More like Salt Lake County’ in Next 50 Years

(Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo) New houses have sprung up just north of I-15 in Lehi near the Outlets at Traverse Mountain. Utah County is growing at a rapid rate and that is expected to continue in coming decades as the No. 2 largest county in the state draws closer to Salt Lake County. In fact, during the next half century, nearly one of every four new state residents will live in Utah County — three quarters of them from births, according to the projections. “We see a shift of population south, a shift of political power south, and shifting some economic activity south,” said Natalie Gochnour, director of… Read More

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