Population and Growth Projections

Washington County, UT

Total Population

% Change from previous year
2002

103,750
2003

109,767
2004

116,316
2005

127,127

It has been estimated that Washington County's present population is approximately 140,000 to 145,000.

Washington County Population Annual Average Rate of Change - 2000 to 2050

YEAR POPULATION
2000 91,104
2005 125,010
2010 162,544
2020 251,896
2030 353,922
2040 472,355
2050 607,334

Where are the people coming from?

It seems that in 2004 & 2005 most of the Washington County Residents changed homes---about 16% of the total county household population. Roughly 4,900 individuals moved from other counties in Utah. Another 5,600 persons moved from other states. In addition, about 1,300 individuals moving to Washington Country from other counties. (Note that 60% of this number were native-born Americans and a large majority of them were returned missionaries.)

The Age Factor

The 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.

See which Utah occupations will be most in demand in the coming years at:
http://jobs.utah.gov/opencms/wi/pubs/outlooks/state/

Population Breakdown

Utah's population reached 2.2 million in 2000 and is expected to reach 5.4 million by the year 2050. Although the annual growth rates will gradually decline from 2.4% in 2000 to 1.3% in 2050, they will remain more than twice the projected rates for the nation as a whole.

Utah Population

Washington County is projected to be the fastest growing county in the state, with an average annual growth rate of 3.9%.

Washington County Population Annual Average Rate of Change by Cities - 2005-2010

City Actual 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Enterprise 1.25% 1,419 1,654 1,746 1,838 1,934 2,032
Hildale
1.86%
1,973 2,462 2,597 2,735 2,877 3,023
Hurricane
9.10%
10,989 12,044 12,707 13,381 14,076 14,792
Ivins
5.81%
6,738 7,690 8,113 8,543 8,987 9,444
LaVerkin
3.58%
4,105 4,738 4,999 5,264 5,538 5,819
Leeds
.0.60%
640 794 737 782 928 975
New Harmony
0.18%
196 238 251 265 278 293
Rockville
0.25%
258 331 349 368 387 406
St. George
54.14%
64,201 71,658 75,602 79,611 83,745 88,001
Santa Clara
5.15%
5,864 6,816 7,192 7,573 7,966 8,371
Springdale
0.49%
538 649 684 721 758 796
Toquerville
0.95%
1,118 1,257 1,327 1,397 1,469 1,544
Virgin
0.43%
538 493 600 632 665 699
Washington City
10.08%
11,369 13,341 14,076 14,822 15,592 16,384
County Balance
6.13%
7,663 8,113 8,560 9,014 9,482 9,964
Washington County
100%
127,127 132,356 139,642 147,046 154,682 162,544

US Census Bureau Washington County Population Annual Average Rate of Change by Cities - 2015-2050

City 2015 2020 2025 2030 2035 2040 2050
Enterprise
1.25%
2,653 3,149 3,768 4,424 5,136 5,904 7,592
Hildale
1.86%
3,813 4,685 5,607 6,583 7,642 8,786 11,296
Hurricane
9.10%
18,657 22,923 27,433 32,207 37,386 42,984 55,267
Ivins
5.81%
11,912 14,635 17,515 20,563 23,870 27,444 35,286
LaVerkin
3.58%
7,340 9,018 10,792 12,670 14,708 16,910 21,743
Leeds
.0.60%
1,230 1,511 1,809 2,124 2,465 2,834 3,644
New Harmony
0.18%
369 453 543 637 740 850 1,093
Rockville
0.25%
513 630 754 885 1,027 1,181 1,518
St. George
54.14%
111,001 136,376 163,210 191,613 222,429 255,733 328,811
Santa Clara
5.15%
10,559 12,973 15,525 18,227 21,158 24,326 31,278
Springdale
0.49%
1,005 1,234 1,477 1,734 2,013 2,315 2,976
Toquerville
0.95%
1,948 2,393 2,864 3,362 3,903 4,487 5,770
Virgin
0.43%
882 1,083 1,296 1,522 1,767 2,031 2,612
Washington City - 10.08% 20,667 25,391 30,387 35,675 41,413 47,613 61,219
County Balance
6.13%
12,568 15,441 18,479 21,695 21,184 28,955 27,230
Washington County 100% 205,025 251,896 301,459 353,922 410,840 472,355 607,334

Information provided by St George Chamber of Commerce

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