Our View: Wyo. misses out on booming West

 

April 29, 2021



Take a brief look at data released from the 2020 census and one thing becomes very clear -- the West is booming.

The population growth in many of Wyoming’s neighbors over the last decade is staggering. Utah saw an 18.4% increase in its population. Idaho saw a 17.3% increase, while Colorado had 14.8% growth in its population. Even South Dakota and Nebraska had notable gains in their populations, recording growth of 8.9% and 7.4% respectively. Wyoming’s population grew too -- by 2.3%. According to a Wyoming Tribune-Eagle article, that amounts to a little more than 13,000 more residents in...



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