Demographics St George/Washington County, UT
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“Move-ins” to Washington County know why they've come. Quality of life, natural beauties and not owning a snow shovel are just a few of the reasons. Whatever the reason, Washington County almost doubles its population every decade.
In 2006, the county generated the fastest population growth in the state-6.1 percent more than double the state average. Net in-migration has become a way of life and the countyÕs population now tops 140,000. A recent survey reveals that, of those, who moved in from other states and counties, only 20 percent were 60 years or older. 20% of the immigrants hadn't yet reached their 18th birthday. About 15% were young adults from 18 to 24.
45% of people moving to Washington County could be counted in their prime working years - from 25 to 59. Those moving from other states tended to be the oldest. Their median age was 37.4 years. The median age of 2004 Washington County residents measured only 30.4 years. Those moving from other Utah counties had a median age of only 23 years.
Information provided by the St George Chamber of Commerce