The 2015 Utah's Freest Cities Ranking


The Utah League of Cities and Towns created a breakdown of cities called "clusters" to better analyze and compare cities to others that are like them. While clusters are not perfect, and cities are still diverse within clusters, it may be helpful to compare cities on our index with other cities in the same cluster.

Category Cluster Name Description # Cities
A Major Population Cities Largest population base, minimal growth, established communities, large commercial centers 10
B Commercial Centers Larger population, significant commercial and industrial regional centers, growing communities 17
C High Growth Communities Communities with highest growth rates, high household income, low commercial 10
D Residential Transitioning Modest commercial property, increasing growth, many transitioning communities 33
E High Income Residential Highest median household income, moderate growth, low commercial 20
F Edge Cities High per capita commercial and industrial property, moderate population size and population growth 12
G Resort Communities Low population, high commercial property, high per capita revenue 6
H NR/Mining Based Older, low growth rural communities, small commercial property 26
I Old Established Communities Older communities, low or declining population, some commercial component 19
J Traditional Agricultural Traditional agricultural communities, primarily residential with increasing population, some growing commercial element 30
K Small Towns Smallest population, older established communities with low or declining growth, low commercial property 61
L Capital Economic center of the state 1