Utah State University Extension
Utah’s population grew from 1.7 million in 1990 to over 2.0 million in 1996, making it one of the fastest-growing states in the U.S. Current projections forecast continued growth, with population expected to increase 50% over the next 20 years.
Lilieholm, Robert J. and Fausold, Charles J., "The Economic Benefits of Open Space in Utah" (1999). All Current Publications. Paper 1003.