August The state of Utah as currently constituted was founded by a group of sectarian exiles from the then boundaries of the United States in a microcosmic recapitulation of the European settling of the Atlantic Seaboard. Utah has maintained much of its original identity, while incorporating in recent decades an increasingly diverse group of inhabitants. Numerically the state remains predominantly Mormon. For a broader perspective on the size of the LDS Church, membership data collected by December 31, indicates a worldwide membership of 11,,, with 5,, living within the United States and 5,, living outside the U.
Salt Lake County is now minority Mormon, and the impacts are far reaching
Salt Lake County is now minority Mormon, and the impacts are far reaching - The Salt Lake Tribune
As of , the state's estimated population is 3. If you take a look at the map above you can get population data for each county in Utah and see just how empty parts of the state are. The last census in the USA was carried out in , and this revealed that the Utah population stood at 2,, Utah is currently the 4th fastest-growing state in the United States. Utah's population in makes it the 34th most populous state in the country. In , the estimated population of Utah is 3.
SOUTHEAST ASIANS IN UTAH
Early Mormons may have ruled the roost in Salt Lake, but the truth is Salt Lake has always been diverse. Folks of all backgrounds and abilities call the area home and welcome visitors. This cultural heritage is still celebrated today with annual festivals like Greek Fest and Nihon Matsuri. With the discovery of gold and silver, miners from all over also came to the area to try their luck, diversifying the religious practices in the area. As time went on, more folks from Central and South America moved into the state.
A few blocks from the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, a huge grain elevator rises feet into the sky. It is a towering tribute to an ideology that economists and Mormon church members credit for making Utah the most equal state in America. The granary looms over Welfare Square, made up of a small supermarket with half a dozen shelves stocked with pantry staples for the needy. With a note from a local bishop, anyone — church member or not — can walk in and fill up on groceries at no charge. All of this contributes to a powerful private welfare system that distributes tens of millions of dollars in cash and goods a year around the world — the church also sends food and aid to its congregations in Asia and Africa.