Utah

Capital: Salt Lake City
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2014
2,941,836
Population 2015 2,990,632
Population 2016 3,051,217
Below Poverty 2014 10.2
Below Poverty 2015 9.3
Below Poverty 2016 8.6
Below Poverty 2017  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 65.4
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 65.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 66.4
Unemployed 2014 3.8
Unemployed 2015 3.6
Unemployed 2016 3.4
Unemployed 2017 (Oct.) 3.3
Foreclosure Rate 2017 (Oct.) 1 of 2,423
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.