Ranking Utah's counties by population — and by which stadium they'd fit in

Published: Monday, May 12 2014 11:55 p.m. MDT

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Census data estimated that in 2013, Utah's population would top 2.9 million people living on more than 82,000 square miles of land.

Although Utah's population divides up into roughly 33.6 persons per square mile (compared to Wyoming's 5.8), the truth is that more than 80 percent of Utahns reside on the Wasatch Front, centered in four main counties (Salt Lake, Utah, Davis and Weber) out of the state's 29.

Here's a look at how many people live in those four counties as well as the other 25 counties, and where each county ranks in terms of population.

Also, if you've ever wondered which Utah county has a population that could fit on the Titanic, fill the LDS Conference Center or mount an attack on Helm's Deep, click on.
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The Rock
Federal Way, WA

"Wasatch County
2013 population estimate: 26,437

Established: January 17, 1862

County seat: Heber

Population comparison: If you were to count each Wasatch County resident as one foot of height, the county's population would roughly equal the height of Shishapangma, the 14th tallest mountain in the world. Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak, is 29,029 feet tall."

If you were to stack the residents of Wasatch county on top of each other, the first ones might start off at one foot high (thick), but by the time all 26,437 people were stacked on top of them they would measure a bit less (me thinks).

I suggest that you don't try it. Bad idea.

Taylorsville, UT

As long as we're "stacking" people ...
There are roughly 7 billion people on planet earth.
If we put them all in the same place and allowed then one square yard each (less crowded than a concert) that,s 63 billion square feet of ground covered.
That converts to a little over 2200 square miles.
The entire population of the world would fit in Cache Valley.

slc, ut

terrible article...just give us the number...you dont need to but in trivia..

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