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4 Utah cities among top ‘Boomtowns’ in US



Salt Lake City, Utah — Four cities in the state were named among the top Boomtowns in the U.S. in a new report.

SmartAsset looked at 500 cities across several metrics to create its list, which placed these Utah cities among the Top 50:

Number 19 – St. George

Number 29 – Salt Lake City

Number 31 – Orem

Number 50 – West Jordan

St. George fared exceptionally well in two categories: 7th in “Average Yearly GDP Growth and 3rd in “5-Year Change in Number of Establishments.”

All the Utah cities had some of the lowest rates on the list, as expected due to the state’s overall low unemployment rate.

The other metrics measured included: Population change, change in the unemployment rate, business growth, housing growth, and change in household income.


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