Utah

Capital: Salt Lake City
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
2,855,194
Population 2013 2,902,787
Population 2014 2,942,902
Below Poverty 2011 11.0
Below Poverty 2012 11.0
Below Poverty 2013 8.3
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 64.4
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 65.3
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 65.6
Unemployed 2011 7.6
Unemployed 2012 5.7
Unemployed 2013 4.7
Unemployed 2014 3.8
Foreclosure Rate 2014 1 of 1,170
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.