Population is booming in Salt Lake, Utah county neighborhoods — with one exception

(Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Utah State Prison in Draper Thursday January 4, 2018. A new neighborhood-by-neighborhood analysis shows that growth in Salt Lake County this decade has been so widespread that the population dropped in only one small area. That area is “Census tract 1128.18” in Draper, site of the Utah State Prison — and the population decline there is welcomed by officials. “The loss occurred due to declining prison population” — which dropped by 751, “from 3,840 at the 2010 Census to 3,089 in 2016,” says a new study on small-area population by the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. That downward trend… Read More

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