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Utah Almanac

The Utah Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Utah.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Utah. U-V, Vol. 20. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 250. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union January 4, 1896
Capital Salt Lake City, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Beehive State, Deseret State, Mormon State, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Industry, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 84,904 square miles Rank among states 13th
Land area 82,168 square miles Rank among states 12th
Water area 2,736 square miles Rank among states 14th
Greatest distance East to West 482 miles
Greatest distance North to South 116 miles
Highest point 13,528 feet (Kings Peak) Rank among states 7th
Lowest point 2,000 feet (Beaverdam Wash) Rank among states 47th
Mean elevation 6,300 feet Rank among states 3rd
Highest recorded temperature 117 degrees on July 5, 1985 at Saint George
Lowest recorded temperature -69 degrees on February 1, 1985 at Peter's Sink
Highest monthly average temperature 93.2 degrees Rank among states 8th
Lowest monthly average temperature 19.7 degrees Rank among states 26th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 12 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
2,233,169 Rank among states 34th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
27.18 Rank among states 41st
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Salt Lake City 181,743 6. Ogden 77,226
2. West Valley City 108,896 7. West Jordan 68,336
3. Provo 105,166 8. Layton 58,474
4. Sandy 88,418 9. Taylorsville 57,439
5. Orem 84,324 10. St. George 49,663
Median age 26.2
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 75.76 Rank among states 3rd
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 5,237.4 Rank among states 23rd
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 301.4 Rank among states 40th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 4,936.3 Rank among states 16th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$23,436 Rank among states 44th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$20,083 Rank among states 45th
Median household income (1993) $35,786 Rank among states 11th

Additional Information

Encyclopedia of Utah

Encyclopedia of Utah, by Nancy Capace. 430 pages. Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc. (March 15, 2007)

The Encyclopedia of Utah contains detailed information on Utah: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

Visit the NETSTATE Utah State Book Store for additional Utah related books, including Utah Reference Books, History, Biographies and Cookbooks.

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