10 Largest Cities In Utah

Utah has a population of around 3.3 million, making it the 30th most populous state in the US. The state has had enormous development over the past ten years, having the fastest population growth rate of any US state since 2010. With a current growth rate of 1.64%, it is the fourth-fastest-growing state in the US. Utah is a state in the United States with a total size of 84,899 square miles, although around 80% of its residents live in or near the Wasatch Front metropolitan area, which is in the state's north-central region. The cities of Salt Lake City, Bountiful, Layton, and Ogden are all part of this metropolitan region, which is made up of a chain of adjoining towns and cities that stretches along the Wasatch Range from Provo in the south to Logan in the north. Below is a list of the ten biggest cities in Utah in terms of population, according to the 2020 US Census.

1. Salt Lake City - 199,723 

Salt lake city
Salt Lake City, Utah.

Salt Lake City is a city in east Utah's Salt Lake County. It serves as both the county seat and the state capital of Utah. It is the largest city in Utah and the 125th largest city in the United States as of 2020, with a population of 199,723. Salt Lake City's population has grown by 1.33% since the most recent census, and the city is currently expanding at a rate of 0.66% per year. Salt Lake City has a total area of nearly 111 square miles with a population density of 1,828 people per square mile. Salt Lake City is most recognized for playing a significant role in the Mormon Church, also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Even though the church was a major inspiration for many of Utah's attractions, Salt Lake City has a ton more to offer tourists, including numerous recognizable natural landmarks.

2. West Valley City - 140,230

A stake center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in West Valley, Utah. Image credit: Leon7 via Wikimedia Commons

Salt Lake County is home to the city of West Valley City, which is a suburb of Salt Lake City. It is the 204th largest city in the United States and the second-largest city in Utah, with a population of 140,230 in 2020. West Valley City's population has grown by 1.53% since the most recent census, and it is currently expanding at a rate of 0.76% each year. West Valley City is more than 36 square miles and has a population density of 4,015 people per sq. mile. Combined with Kearns and Taylorsville, Utah's second-largest city, West Valley City, makes up the state's most ethnically diverse region. It makes it the go-to location for a wide variety of gourmet experiences, distinctive shopping, as well as year-round theater, concert, and sporting events.

3. West Jordan - 116,961 

Salt Lake County contains the city of West Jordan. It is the 255th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in Utah, with a projected population of 116,961 in 2020. West Jordan's population has grown by 2.27% since the most recent census, and it is now expanding at a pace of 1.12% each year. West Jordan, which is more than 32 square miles in size, has 3,700 inhabitants per square mile. West Jordan, which is located in Salt Lake Valley, is well-known for being a fantastic destination to discover a variety of dining and retail options. In addition to this, parks can be found all across West Jordan, and the powerful Jordan River Trail is the ideal place for visitors to take in some of the scenery while taking a stroll in the afternoon. With a variety of galleries and musical powerhouses like the West Jordan Symphony and the West Jordan Band, West Jordan will not let down culture-lovers. 

4. Provo - 115,162 

Provo Utah
Aerial landscape of Provo, Utah.

In north-central Utah, in Utah County, sits the city of Provo. It serves as Utah County's county seat as well. It is the 276th largest city in the United States and the fourth largest city in Utah as of 2020, with a population of 115,162. Provo's population has grown by 0.46% since the last census, and it is currently expanding at a pace of 0.23% per year. Provo has a total area of around 44 square miles and a population density of 2,777 inhabitants per square mile. Provo, which is 45 miles south of Salt Lake City, is renowned for its wealth of scenic views, fine dining establishments, prestigious university, and burgeoning business community. Brigham Young University and a number of historical and contemporary museums are located here. 

5. Orem - 98,129 

Orem, Utah
Orem in Utah.

In Utah County, in the state's north-central region, is the city of Orem. It is the 348th largest city in the United States and the fifth largest city in Utah, with a projected population of 98,129 in 2020. Orem's population has grown by 2.00% since the last census, and it is currently expanding at a rate of 0.99% per year. Orem has a total area of around 18 square miles and a population density of 5,417 inhabitants per square mile. Fruit orchards were Orem's first claim to fame. Fruit trees covered thousands of acres all throughout the city. More and more orchards were demolished as Orem expanded in order to accommodate the city's expanding needs. Only a few tree patches remain in the city today; they serve as a living reminder of this great metropolis's past. Known for the yearly Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, the city is also the location of Utah Valley University. 

6. St. George - 95,342

St. George, Utah
Aerial landscape of St. George, Utah.

In southwest Utah, St. George serves as the county seat for Washington County. It is the 351st largest city in the United States and the sixth largest city in Utah as of 2020, with a population of 95,342. St. George's population has grown by 4.71% since the most recent census, and it is currently expanding at a rate of 2.30% each year. St. George has a total area of about 77 square miles and a population density of 1,298 individuals per sq. mile. Southwest Utah's breathtaking red rock formations are where St. George is situated. There are many state and national parks nearby where one may enjoy the beauty of nature, and there are new breweries, rock climbing facilities, and restaurants opening up all the time. Even better, one can reach the city in a few hours from Las Vegas

7. Sandy - 96,904

Sandy, Utah
Aerial view of Sandy, Utah.

Salt Lake County is home to the city of Sandy. It is the 355th largest city in the United States and the 7th largest city in Utah, with a projected population of 96,904 in 2020. Sandy's population has grown by 1.95% since the last census, and it is now rising at a pace of 0.96% per year. Sandy has a total area of over 24 square miles and a population density of 4,100 inhabitants per square mile. This interesting area of the city, which is situated at the base of the Wasatch and close to Little Cottonwood Canyon, provides wonderful outdoor recreation in addition to shopping, dining, entertainment, and enough entertaining activities to keep any tourist entertained. Real Salt Lake, a Major League Soccer team founded in 2004, is also based in Sandy and competes at American First Field on the west side of the city.

8. Ogden - 87,321

Ogden, Utah
Aerial view of Ogden, Utah.

North Utah's Weber County has Ogden as its county seat. It is the 418th largest city in the United States and the 8th largest city in Utah, with a projected population of 87,321. Ogden's population has increased by 1.03% since the last census, and it is now rising at a rate of 0.51% each year. Ogden, which is more than 28 square miles in size, has 3,204 inhabitants per square mile. A real mountain-to-metro experience, Ogden combines urban life with unmatched access to the outdoors. It is nestled up against the Wasatch Front. Ogden has undergone significant revitalization in recent years, which is centered on the city's reputation as a Mecca for outdoor activity. 

9. Layton- 81,773

Layton, Utah
A neighborhood in Layton, Utah. Image credit: D Sharon Pruitt/Pink Sherbet Photography from Utah via Wikimedia Commons

Utah's Davis County is home to the city of Layton. It is the 446th largest city in the United States and the 9th largest city in Utah, with an estimated population of 81,773 in 2020. Layton's population has grown by 3.54% since the last census, and it is currently rising at a pace of 1.74% each year. Layton has a total area of nearly 23 square miles and a population density of 3,764 inhabitants per square mile. The city is highly regarded as one of the top regional leaders in economic development. Layton, which was founded in the 1850s as a Kaysville extension, expanded gradually until an Air Force installation was established within its boundaries around the start of World War II. Over the ensuing years, the region experienced exponential growth, eventually becoming the sizable, flourishing town it is today.

10. South Jordan - 77,487 

south Jordan, Utah
South Jordan, Utah.

Utah's Salt Lake County is home to the city of South Jordan. It is the 461st largest city in the United States and the 10th largest city in Utah, with a population of 77,487 in 2020. South Jordan's population has grown by 6.99% since the most recent census, and it is currently expanding at a rate of 3.38% each year. South Jordan, which covers more than 22 square miles, has a population density of 3,731 individuals per sq. mile. The city, which is a part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan region, is situated between the 10,000-foot Oquirrh Mountains and the 11,000-foot Wasatch Mountains in the Salt Lake Valley along the Jordan River's banks. Daybreak, an award-winning master-planned neighborhood, is located in South Jordan. The neighborhood is recognized around the country as a steward of sustainability and a thought leader in placemaking. 

A rich heritage is responsible for much of Utah's beauty, arts, wisdom, and ingenuity. In addition to hosting the Sundance Film Festival, Utah is renowned for its thriving Mormon culture, breathtaking natural scenery, and pastrami burgers. Utah has much to offer, whether you're seeking a distinctive family vacation or want to settle in it.

30 Biggest Cities In Utah

Rank Name Population (2020)

1

Salt Lake City

199,723

2

West Valley City

140,230

3

West Jordan

116,961

4

Provo

115,162

5

Orem

98,129

6

Sandy

96,904

7

St. George

95,342

8

Ogden

87,321

9

Layton

81,773

10

South Jordan

77,487

11

Lehi

75,907

12

Taylorsville

60,448

13

Herriman

55,144

14

Logan

52,778

15

Draper

51,017

16

Murray

50,637

17

Bountiful

45,762

18

Riverton

45,285

19

Eagle Mountain

43,623

20

Spanish Fork

42,602

21

Roy

39,306

22

Pleasant Grove

37,726

23

Saratoga Springs

37,696

24

Midvale

36,028

25

Tooele

35,742

26

Springville

35,268

27

Cedar City

35,235

28

Cottonwood Heights

33,617

29

American Fork

33,337

30

Kaysville

32,945

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