Utah

Capital: Salt Lake City
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2015
2,984,917
Population 2016 3,044,321
Population 2017 3,101,833
Below Poverty 2014 11.7
Below Poverty 2015 11.3
Below Poverty 2016 10.2
Below Poverty 2017 9.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 65.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 66.5
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 67.2
Unemployed 2015 3.6
Unemployed 2016 3.4
Unemployed 2017 3.2
Unemployed 2018 (Oct.) 3.2
Foreclosure Rate 2018 (Oct.) 1 of 3,014
STATE FACTS
Completion of the first transcontinental railroad was celebrated at Promontory where the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads met on May 10, 1869. It is now known as Golden Spike National Historical Site.
The Great Salt lake, which is about 75 miles long and 35 miles wide, covers more than one million acres.
The name Utah comes from the native American Ute tribe and means people of the mountains.