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Utah In 2050: Local Officials Urged To Plan For Utah’s Population Boom

Utah in 2050: Local officials urged to plan for Utah’s population boom

SALT LAKE CITY (Deseret News) – Today, the average Wasatch Front commuter spends a little under an hour driving to and from work.

By 2050 — when Utah’s population is projected to hit more than 5 million — that commute time could jump to an hour and 40 minutes.

On top of that, housing prices will be even higher, and there will be little improvement in air quality…

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