Census: Utah grows faster than 47 states

Census figures released Tuesday showing Utah's population jumped more than half a million over the last decade were good news to some.

They left University of Utah senior research economist Pam Perlich a bit crestfallen.

Perlich serves on the Utah Population Estimates Committee. For UPEC, Tuesday's release of state population data equates to a once-a-decade performance evaluation because it's when the committee finds out how accurate its annual estimates of the state's population have been since the previous Census.

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