Utah Information Guide

Being the 45th state admitted to the Union, the state of Utah is one of the youngest states.  With a population of a little more than 2,700,000, most of the residents who live here are near the Wasatch Front.  The Wasatch Front is right near Salt Lake City, which is the state capital of Utah.  The state is one of the most religious in the country and more than 50% of the residents are members of The Church of Jesus Christ for Latter-day Saints.  Having a very religious background is a big representation of the culture that many people adopt when living here.  Utah's name is really unique and has an interesting sound to it.  The reason for this is because the state was named after the Ute Indian language.  Most states typically don't have their name originating from a particular language, but usually someone that has founded the state.  The state's name when translated to English means "people of the mountains."  As far as a vacationing spot, Utah is a destination meant for those who are into outdoor activities such as hiking and mountain biking.  Even though Utah is only ranked 34th in regards to it's population, it was the fastest growing state in the country the past year (2008).  Utah is 11th in the country with the average income brought in at about $50,000.  The majority of the jobs in Utah are in IT, research, transportation and government fields. 

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