Utah Facts and Statistics

1. Comprehensive Real Estate Statistics for Utah

The best way to describe Utah market is “Steady as she goes." With listings down 14.5 percent (a good thing) and price down only 7 percent (stability is good) and units sold steady and DOM also steady, we can race into the summer with confidence.

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2. Demographics of Utah

Utah has a high total birth rate, and the youngest population of any U.S. state. It is also one of the few non-Southern states that have more males than females.

A majority of the state's residents are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as the Mormons or the LDS Church.

The largest ancestry groups in the state are:

  • 29.0% English
  • 11.5% German
  • 6.8% American (Mostly British Descent)
  • 6.5% Danish
  • 5.9% Irish
  • 4.4% Scottish
  • 4.3% Swedish



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3. Economic Development Corporation of Utah

Started in 1987, EDCUtah is a public/private partnership, working with state and local government and private industry to attract and grow competitive, high-value companies and spur the development and expansion of local Utah businesses. EDCUtah serves as a comprehensive source of economic data, key public and private contacts, and assistance to companies working to grow their businesses in Utah.

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4. Detailed Crime Statistics for Utah

The United States experienced significant declines in its crime rates beginning in the 1990s, while Utah’s crime rate did not begin to drop until the end of the 1990s. Various theories exist as to why this crime decline occurred, including an increase in the number of police officers, an increase in the prison population, and a decrease in the number of males aged 15-25, a demographic group responsible for a large portion of total crimes; for example, in 2006, Utah males aged 15-24 were 8.9% of the population yet were 35% of the offenders involved in index crimes. While researchers have been unable to prove exactly why this decline occurred, Utah’s per capita expenditures for police protection do appear to have some correlation with the decrease in Utah’s crime rate.

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5. The University of Utah

The University of Utah is a publicly funded research university in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is Utah's oldest institution of higher education Home to Utah's only medical school and one of ten institutions that make up the Utah System of Higher Education. The University of Utah is one of 96 universities in the nation classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with very high research.

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6. Maps of Utah

Here are the detailed maps of Utah from State’s official website. These maps are downloadable and printable also.

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7. Utah’s Official Website

The State of Utah is a western state of the United States. It was the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Approximately 80 percent of Utah's 2,736,424 people live along the Wasatch Front, centering around Salt Lake City.In contrast, vast expanses of the state are nearly uninhabited, making the population the sixth most urbanized in the U.S. The name "Utah" is derived from the Ute Indian language, meaning "people of the mountains.

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8. Weather in Utah:

Utah's temperatures are extreme, with cold temperatures in winter due to its elevation, and very hot summers statewide (with the exception of mountain areas and high mountain valleys). Utah is usually protected from major blasts of cold air by mountains lying north and east of the state, although major Arctic blasts can occasionally reach the state. Average January high temperatures range from around 30 °F (-1 °C) in some northern valleys to almost 55 °F (13 °C) in St. George. Temperatures dropping below 0 °F (-18 °C) should be expected on occasion in most areas of the state most years, although some areas see it often (for example, the town of Randolph averages about 50 days per year with temperatures dropping that low). In July, average highs range from about 85 °F (29 °C) to 100 °F (38 °C). However, the low humidity and high elevation typically leads to large temperature variations, leading to cool nights most summer days. The record high temperature in Utah was 118 °F (47 °C), recorded south of St. George on July 4, 2007, and the record low was -69 °F (-56 °C), recorded at Peter's Sink in the Bear River Mountains of northern Utah on February 1, 1985.

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