- Salt Lake City; 181,266
- 84,899 square miles (219,887 square kilometers)
- Per Capita Income:
- U.S. $24,157
- Date Statehood Achieved:
- January 4, 1896
Mormon religious refugees settled along Great Salt Lake in 1847. Today Mormons make up nearly three-quarters of Utah's population. Family values are strong, and the birthrate far exceeds that of the U.S. as a whole. Although biomedical technology and the manufacturing of aerospace equipment and computer software buoy the economy, growth has slowed. Attracted by five national parks and Salt Lake City—financial, retail, and transportation hub of the western Rockies and site of the 2002 Winter Olympics—17 million visitors a year enjoy Utah's scenic diversity. The U.S. government owns 66 percent of the land; conservationists and developers disagree over its use.
- Industry: Government, manufacturing, real estate, construction, health services, business services, banking
- Agriculture: Cattle, dairy products, hay, poultry and eggs, wheat
Discover our picks for the top things to do in Utah's state and national parks.
At this former mining town in Utah, a stroll down Main Street proves that the Wild West is alive and well.
This circle drive links the Grand Canyon with two other grand canyons, Bryce and Zion, for a feast of dramatic red-rock scenery.
2014 Traveler Photo Contest
See all the winning images from the 2014 Traveler Photo Contest.