Utah Facts, Stats and Information

Utah Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Utah
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: UT
  • U.S. Region: Western United States
  • Admission to the Union: January 4th, 1896
  • Total Area: 84,899 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 3,271,616 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Largest City: Salt Lake City, UT

33 Utah Facts

  1. Utah is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Utah was the 45th state to join the United States on January 4, 1896.
  3. Utah is in the western region of the United States.
  4. Utah is the 13th largest U.S. state, covering a total of 84,896.88 square miles or 2.23% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Utah's 84,896.88 square miles is 96.79% land and 3.21% surface water.
  6. Utah is ranked 13th with the most land area in the United States, with 82,169.62 square miles of land area.
  7. Utah is ranked 17th with the most water area in the United States, with 2,727.26 square miles of water area.
  8. Utah is the 30th most populated U.S. state with a population of 3,271,616 or 0.99% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Utah is the city of Salt Lake City.
  10. Utah is divided into 29 counties statewide.
  11. Salt Lake County is the most populated county in Utah
  12. The most populated city in Utah is Salt Lake City with an estimated 200,591 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Utah are Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, West Jordan and Orem.
  14. A native or resident Utah is called a Utahan, Utahn.
  15. Utah's average elevation statewide is 6,100 feet.
  16. Utah's highest elevation point is Guadalupe Peak at 8,751 feet.
  17. Utah's lowest elevation point is the Beaver Dam Wash at 2,000 feet.
  18. Utah is all in the Mountain Time Zone (MT).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Utah is UT.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Utah is US-UT.
  21. Utah is called the Beehive State.
  22. The estimated median household income in Utah is $75,780.
  23. Utah is the 7th most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $348,376.
  24. Utah is ranked 26th on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Utah has theyoungest population in the United States with a median age of 31.5.
  26. Utah's average temperature is 49.55°F making it the 32nd warmest state in the United States.
  27. Utah on average has 15.79 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 45th wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Utah was 117 °F on Friday, July 5, 1985, in St. George, UT.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Utah was -69 °F on Friday, February 1, 1985, in Peter Sinks, UT.
  30. Utah's official state motto is "Industry" .
  31. Utah's official state bird is the California gull (Larus californicus).
  32. Utah's official state tree is the Quaking Aspen (Larus californicus).
  33. Utah's official state flower is the Sego lily (Calochortus nuttallii).

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Utah on a Map of the United States of America

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The Official State Flag of Utah

The official state flag of Utah waving in the wind on a flag pole.

The Official State Seal of Utah

The official state seal of Utah that is used by the state's government.

Salt Lake City the state capital of Utah

Salt Lake City the capital city of Utah.

Provo, Utah, United States

Provo, Utah, United States of America.

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