Utah ranked 41sth in the United States in population in 1940, 38th in 1950 and 1960, 36th in 1970 and 1980, and 35th in 1990. By the year 2000, if current growth rates continue, Utah will move up to 34th.Ranking 1990 Population Growth rate 1980-90

30. Iowa 2.78 -4.7%

31. Mississippi 2.57 2.1%

32. Kansas 2.48 4.8%

33. Arkansas 2.35 2.9%

34. W. Virginia 1.79 -8.0%

35. Utah 1.72 17.9%

36. Nebraska 1.58 0.5%

37. New Mexico 1.52 16.6%

Source: U.S. Census