Gary Herbert on Families & Children
Population growth is challenging: doubling in 35 years
The first challenge we face is population growth. Utah is now the second-fastest growing state in the nation. We now number over 2.9 million people, and our population is projected to nearly double in the next 35 years. This population growth
impacts everything we do.
Take education, for example. We have a fast-growing student population, which creates a major funding demand. It costs us nearly $70 million per year in additional money just to pay for our new students.
Source: 2014 State of the State address to the Utah legislature
, Jan 29, 2014
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