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What are facts about the state of Utah?


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May 13, 2012 6:20PM
  • 88% of Utah's population lives along The Wasatch Front. An urban concentration of people with Salt Lake City as the core. Utah's population was approximately 2.5 million people in 2006.
  • Salt Lake City is the capital and largest city.
  • Utah is the 13th largest state in area. 84,904 square miles.
  • Utah is the sixth most urbanized state in the U.S.
  • The state's population is 34th among all states in the U.S.
  • The name Utah comes from the native Ute Indian language. It means "people of the mountains".
  • Utah was the 45th state admitted to the Union. January 4, 1896.
  • Approximately 58% of the people living in Utah are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Also known as the LDS Church and the Mormons.
  • The 6th fastest growing state in the U.S. in 2006. Utah also had the fastest growing metropolitan area in the U.S. in 2006 - St. George .
  • In the Mountain Time Zone.
  • Residents are called Utahns.