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Utah

Utah
US State
NicknameBeehive State
MottoIndustry
Official languagesEnglish
DemonymUtahn or Utahan
CapitalSalt Lake City
Largest citycapital
Largest metro areaSalt Lake City
Area
Area Ranked13th
Total84899 sq mi 219887 km2
Width270 mi 435 km
Length350 mi 565 km
% water3.25
Population
Pop. Rank34th
Total2,763,885 (2010 Census)
Density27.2 /sq mi 10.50 /km2
Median income$50,614 (11th)
Elevation
Highest pointKings Peak
13528 ft 4126 m
Mean6100 ft 1860 m
Lowest pointBeaver Dam Wash
2180 ft 664 m
Other information
Admission to UnionJanuary 4, 1896 (45th)
GovernorGary R. Herbert (R)
Lieutenant GovernorGregory S. Bell (R)
LegislatureState Legislature
Upper houseState Senate
Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. SenatorsOrrin Hatch (R)
Mike Lee (R)
U.S. House delegation1: Rob Bishop (R)
2: Jim Matheson (D)
3: Jason Chaffetz (R)
Timezone
Time zoneMountain: UTC-7/-6

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Utah (c-enˈjuːtɔː or c-enaudio=en-us-Utah is a state in the Western United States. It was the 45th state admitted to the Union, on January 4, 1896. Approximately 80% of Utah's 2,763,885 people live along the Wasatch Front, centering on Salt Lake City. This leaves vast expanses of the state nearly uninhabited, making the population the sixth most urbanized in the U.S. The name "Utah" is derived from the name of the Ute tribe and means "people of the mountains" in the Ute language. Utah is bordered by Arizona on the south, Colorado on the east, Wyoming on the northeast, Idaho on the north and Nevada on the west. It also touches a corner of New Mexico.

Utah is the most religiously homogeneous state in the Union. Approximately 60% of Utahns are reported to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), which greatly influences Utah culture and daily life.

The state is a center of transportation, information technology and research, government services, mining, and a major tourist destination for outdoor recreation. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's population estimates, Utah was the fastest growing state in the United States as of 2008. St. George, Utah, was the fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States from 2000 2005.

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Utah State spring game: Blue's offense rules the roost - Salt Lake Tribune Tweet this news
Salt Lake Tribune--Logan • Robert Turbin, Stanley Morrison, Matt Austin and Michael Smith not playing for -Utah- State in the Aggies' annual spring Blue-and-White scrimmage was noticeable enough Saturday afternoon at Romney Stadium. That USU's - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 04:03:13 GMT+00:00
Monson: Utah 'hayseed' set to slay college football's dragon - Salt Lake Tribune Tweet this news
Salt Lake Tribune--“'Some hayseed from -Utah- is going to sue us.' Well, you know what? Yeah because the law is on our side. And I believe it will be a growing effort when other states join in. And I really hope the [US Department of Justice - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 00:42:46 GMT+00:00
UW's choice for president at home in many worlds - The Seattle Times Tweet this news
The Seattle Times--Michael Young is shown before starting as University of -Utah- president. -Utah- leaders point to a long list of accomplishments during his seven years there. No comments have been posted to this article. ... - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 05:02:53 GMT+00:00
Utah Utes' sports move to Pac-12 is underway - Deseret News Tweet this news
Deseret News--SALT LAKE CITY University of -Utah- athletics director Chris Hill has been busier than usual. However, he's not complaining. Overseeing the Utes' monumental move to the Pacific-12 Conference on July 1 is just too exciting. &q - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 02:49:24 GMT+00:00
No. 35 BYU Defeats Utah on Senior Day - BYUCougars.com Tweet this news
BYUCougars.com--PROVO, -Utah- (April 23, 2011)Securing the title of Mountain West Conference Champions, the No. 35 BYU men's tennis team struck down rival -Utah- 6-1 to go undefeated in league play. “We just had to forget the ... - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 01:02:48 GMT+00:00
Utah Crash Injures Laguna Niguel Man, Kills Sister - Patch.com Tweet this news
Patch.com--By Patch Staff | Email the author | 7:43pm A rollover crash in northern -Utah- critically injured a 19-year-old Laguna Niguel man today and killed his sister, according to news reports. The Salt Lake City Tribune said Ian Blackwelder was drivin - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 02:53:00 GMT+00:00
Arizona Rattlers Maintain Perfect Start Against Utah Blaze in Overtime. - Bleacher Report Tweet this news
Bleacher Report--Phoenix Arizona, the -Utah- Blaze led by Tommy Grady stymied the Arizona Rattlers Defense all night. But one key defensive play locked down the Blaze drive in Overtime. This was the first of three straight games that the Rattlers will fac - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 06:36:07 GMT+00:00
Cougar softball blanks CSU; Men's tennis tops Utah - Daily Herald Tweet this news
Daily Herald--BYU men's tennis: At Provo, the Cougars (19-5 overall) raced past -Utah- 6-1 to end MWC play with an unbeaten record and the conference title for the second straight year. "We just had to forget the rivalry, forget the conferen - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 07:07:16 GMT+00:00
Bald eagle released back into wild in Utah by ranger who shares similar story ... - The Republic Tweet this news
The Republic--AP MONTICELLO, -Utah- A bald eagle has been released back into the wild in southern -Utah- by a state park ranger who shares a similar story of survival. The Deseret News of Salt Lake City reports Brody Young was chosen to release the eagl - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 18:38:28 GMT+00:00
Bulldogs complete WAC softball series sweep - Fresno Bee Tweet this news
Fresno Bee--Fresno State defeated -Utah- State today 16-12 today in Logan to sweep a three-game Western Athletic Conference series. The teams combined for 10 errors, including six by the Aggies. Fresno State (29-11, 13-2 WAC) never trailed, scoring seven - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 21:03:58 GMT+00:00

Counties : Data from other years
Utah counties
County name County seat Year founded 2010 U.S. Census Percent of total Area % of state
Beaver Beaver 1856 6,162 0.23 % 2592 sqmi (6713.2 km2) 3.05 %
Box Elder Brigham City 1856 49,975 1.79 % 6729 sqmi (17428 km2) 7.93 %
Cache Logan 1856 112,656 4.12 % 1173 sqmi (3038.1 km2) 1.38 %
Carbon Price 1894 21,403 0.71 % 1485 sqmi (3846.1 km2) 1.75 %
Daggett Manila 1918 938 0.03 % 723 sqmi (1872.6 km2) 0.85 %
Davis Farmington 1852 306,479 10.79 % 634 sqmi (1642.1 km2) 0.75 %
Duchesne Duchesne 1915 18,607 0.62 % 3256 sqmi (8433 km2) 3.84 %
Emery Castle Dale 1880 10976 0.38 % 4462 sqmi (11556.5 km2) 5.26 %
Garfield Panguitch 1882 4,658 0.17 % 5208 sqmi (13488.7 km2) 6.13 %
Grand Moab 1890 9,589 0.35 % 3694 sqmi (9567.4 km2) 4.35 %
Iron Parowan 1852 46,163 1.63 % 3302 sqmi (8552.1 km2) 3.89 %
Juab Nephi 1852 10,246 0.36 % 3406 sqmi (8821.5 km2) 4.01 %
Kane Kanab 1864 6,577 0.24 % 4108 sqmi (10639.7 km2) 4.84 %
Millard Fillmore 1852 12,503 0.44 % 6828 sqmi (17684.4 km2) 8.04 %
Morgan Morgan 1862 8,669 0.32 % 611 sqmi (1582.5 km2) 0.72 %
Piute Junction 1865 1,404 0.05 % 766 sqmi (1983.9 km2) 0.90 %
Rich Randolph 1868 2,205 0.08 % 1086 sqmi (2812.7 km2) 1.28 %
Salt Lake Salt Lake City 1852 1,029,655 37.37 % 808 sqmi (2092.7 km2) 0.95 %
San Juan Monticello 1880 14,746 0.55 % 7933 sqmi (20546.4 km2) 9.34 %
Sanpete Manti 1852 27,822 0.93 % 1603 sqmi (4151.8 km2) 1.89 %
Sevier Richfield 1865 20,802 0.73 % 1918 sqmi (4967.6 km2) 2.26 %
Summit Coalville 1854 36,324 1.32 % 1882 sqmi (4874.4 km2) 2.22 %
Tooele Tooele 1852 58,218 2.08 % 7287 sqmi (18873.2 km2) 8.58 %
Uintah Vernal 1880 32,588 1.09 % 4499 sqmi (11652.4 km2) 5.30 %
Utah Provo 1852 516,564 19.40 % 2141 sqmi (5545.2 km2) 2.52 %
Wasatch Heber 1862 23,530 0.77 % 1209 sqmi (3131.3 km2) 1.42 %
Washington St. George 1852 138,115 5.03 % 2430 sqmi (6293.7 km2) 2.86 %
Wayne Loa 1892 2,509 0.09 % 2589 sqmi (6705.5 km2) 2.90 %
Weber Ogden 1852 231,236 8.31 % 659 sqmi (1706.8 km2) 0.78 %

Presidential election results
Politics :
Year Republican Democrat
2008 62.25% 596,030 34.22% 327,670
2004 71.54% 663,742 26.00% 241,199
2000 66.83% 515,096 26.34% 203,053
1996 54.37% 361,911 33.30% 221,633
1992 43.36% 322,632 24.65% 183,429
1988 66.22% 428,442 32.05% 207,343
1984 74.50% 469,105 24.68% 155,369
1980 72.77% 439,687 20.57% 124,266
1976 62.44% 337,908 33.65% 182,110
1972 67.64% 323,643 26.39% 126,284
1968 56.49% 238,728 37.07% 156,665
1964 45.14% 180,682 54.86% 219,628
1960 54.81% 205,361 45.17% 169,248

Governor elections results
Politics :
Year Republican Democratic
2008 78% 734,049 20% 186,503
2004 57% 473,814 42% 350,841
2000 56% 422,357 43% 320,141
1996 75% 500,293 24% 155,294

Salt Lake County Mayor
Politics :
Year Republican Democratic
2008 32% 114,097 66% 233,655
2004 44% 144,928 48% 157,287
2000 52% 158,787 47% 144,011

Senator Bennett results
Politics :
Year Republican Democratic
2004 69% 626,640 28% 258,955
1998 64% 316,652 33% 163,172

Senator Hatch results
Politics :
Year Republican Democratic
2006 63% 356,238 31% 177,459
2000 66% 501,925 32% 241,129

Politics :
Utah
Rank
City Population
(2010)
within
city limits
Land
area
Population
density
(/mi2)
Population
density
(/km2)
County
1 Salt Lake City 186,440 109.1 sqmi (282.6 km2) 1,666.1 630 Salt Lake
2 West Valley City 129,480 35.4 sqmi (91.7 km2) 3,076.3 1236 Salt Lake
3 Provo 112,488 39.6 sqmi (102.6 km2) 2,653.2 1106 Utah County
4 West Jordan 103,712 30.9 sqmi (80 km2) 2,211.3 1143 Salt Lake
6 Orem 88,328 18.4 sqmi (47.7 km2) 4,572.6 1881 Utah County
5 Sandy 87,461 22.3 sqmi (57.8 km2) 3,960.5 1551 Salt Lake
7 Ogden 82,825 26.6 sqmi (68.9 km2) 2,899.2 1137 Weber
8 St. George 72,897 64.4 sqmi (166.8 km2) 771.2 385 Washington
9 Layton 67,311 20.7 sqmi (53.6 km2) 2,823.9 1153 Davis
10 Taylorsville 58,652 10.7 sqmi (27.7 km2) 5,376.1 2094 Salt Lake

Politics :
Combined statistical area Population
(2007)
Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem-Ogden-Clearfield
comprises:
Salt Lake City , Provo-Orem and Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Areas and
Brigham City and Heber Micropolitan Areas (as listed below)
1,744,886

Politics :
Utah
Rank
Metropolitan area Population
(2010)
Counties
1 Salt Lake City* 1,124,197 Salt Lake, Tooele, Summit
2 Ogden-Clearfield* 547,184 Weber, Davis, Morgan
3 Provo-Orem 526,810 Utah
4 St. George 138,115 Washington
5 Logan 125,442 Cache, Franklin (Idaho)

Politics :
Utah
Rank
Micropolitan area Population
(2010)
1 Brigham City 49,015
2 Cedar City 44,540
3 Vernal 29,885
4 Heber 21,066
5 Price 19,549



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