FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2007
Media Advisory — A Look at Utah's Fast Growing and Changing Population
U.S. Census Bureau Deputy Director Preston Jay Waite and Gov. Jon Huntsman
will hold a news conference to discuss the changing characteristics of Utah’s
rapidly growing and changing population — which ranks as the sixth fastest
growing state since 2000 according to recent Census Bureau estimates.
Presentations will highlight the latest demographic, social, economic and
housing characteristics from the American Community Survey, and how important
decisions at the state and local levels are being made to address public
policy issues. Data from the Census Bureau helps determine where approximately
$200 billion in federal funds are distributed back to state and local governments
each year, such as where to build new schools, roads or day-care centers.
Thursday, May 10, 2007, 11 a.m. (MDT)
Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
Preston Jay Waite, deputy director, U.S. Census Bureau
Pam Perlich, senior research economist, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of Utah
Douglas DeVore, state data center coordinator, Utah Planning and Budget Office
Utah State Capitol Complex
East Office Building, Suite 220
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2220