April 21, 2009 Utah’s unique demographics
Michael Vaughn of the Standard Examiner writes an interesting op-ed this morning on the changing demographics in Utah. Vaughn notes a recent presentation by Pam Perlich (University of UTah Bureau of Economic and Business Research). Perlich points out in this presentation that the over 60 demographic is the fastest growing demographic in Utah, this trend increases Utah’s dependency ratio (which is already high because of the number of kids under 17 per capita).
You can read Vaughns article here: Utah is changing in demographics
In November I chatted with Pam on the phone about this same data and the trends in Utah’s demographics. You can listen to this podcast here: ULCT podcast with Pam Perlich.