Although Utah's total population more than tripled in a half century (from 550,310 in 1940 to 1,722,850 in 1990), the population growth among the state's non-Caucasian races has increased at a far faster rate - 14.5 times in the same period.

Year Minority Pop. Percent of Total Utah Population

1940 7,390 1.3

1950 11,953 1.7

1960 16,799 1.9

1970 27,347 2.6

1980 78,487 5.4

1990 107,005 6.2

Source: U.S. Census