Which U.S. state experienced the largest population increase by percentage between 2015 and 2016?
According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Utah grew by 2 percent between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016, squeaking by Nevada as the fastest-growing state in the union and defeating other contenders like Florida, Idaho and Washington.
During that time span, the Beehive State also reached another milestone: More than 3 million people officially call Utah home. It still has a long way to go before becoming the most populated state. That title rightly belongs to California with its population of 39 million. Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Utah is a western U.S. state defined by its vast expanses of desert and the Wasatch Range mountains.
Salt Lake City, the capital, is centered around Temple Square, headquarters of the Mormon Church and site of its majestic temple and tabernacle, with its massive dome and renowned choir. The Great Salt Lake’s buoyant waters attract swimmers and sunbathers, especially at Antelope Island State Park.