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Population (2006 est.)

  • Utah 2,550,063
  • Salt Lake County 978,701
  • Utah County 464,760
  • Davis County 276,259
  • Weber County213,247
  • Washington County 126,312
  • Iron County 40,544
  • Median Age (2000) 26.7 years (Ranked youngest in the nation)
  • Birth Rate (2000) 21.7 births/1,000 population (Ranked highest in the nation)
  • Death Rate (2000) 7.9 deaths/1,000 population (Ranked 2nd lowest in the nation)
  • Household Size (2000) 3.13 persons/household (Ranked largest in US)
  • Utahns rank number three in the longest lifetime category at 77.7 years.
  • Percent of Population Living in Salt Lake, Davis, Utah & Weber Counties (2000) 75.8%
  • Utah has the highest literacy rate in the nation. Ninety-four percent of residents age 20 and over can read, and write and 89.3 percent have graduated from high school.

State Capital - Salt Lake City

Statehood Day - January 4, 1896 (45th state)

The name "Utah" comes from the Native American "Ute" tribe and means people of the mountains.

Highest Point: Kings Peak 13,528 ft (Uinta Mountains, Duchesne Co. - NE part of state)

Lowest Point: Beaver Dam Wash 2,350 ft. (Near St. George, Washington Co. SW part of state).

Utah is 84,900 square miles and ranked 11th largest state in the U.S.

Utah peaks, on average, are the tallest in the country. The average elevation of the tallest peaks in each of Utah's counties is 11,222 ft.-higher than the same average in any other state.

Current State of Utah Governorship

Governor - Gary Herbert
Lieutenant Governor - Greg Bell

Current Utah Congressmen


Current Utah Senators

Professional Sports Teams

Salt Lake Bees (Baseball)
Utah Grizzlies (Hockey)
Utah Jazz (Basketball)
Real Salt Lake (Men's Soccer)

Utah Spiders (Women's Soccer)

Facts on Utah Counties

Education in Utah

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