Utah: Profile

Government 
Governor:Gary R. Herbert (R)
Treasurer:Richard Ellis (R)
Senators:Mike Lee (R)
Orrin Hatch (R)
Entered Union:January 4, 1896
U.S. Representatives:4
Area 
Total Area219,882 km2 / 84,897 mi2
Land Area212,818 km2 / 82,169 mi2
Water Area7,064 km2 / 2,727 mi2
Water Area Percentage3.21 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -5
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -6
Weather 
Record High Temperature117°F / 47°C , Saint George (July 5, 1985)
Record Low Temperature-69°F / -56°C , Peter's Sink (February 1, 1985)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$147,108 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$43,798 (2015)
Population 
Population2,995,919 (2015)
Under 19 Population1,002,748 / 33.47% (2015)
65 and older Population307,842 / 10.275% (2015)
Male Population1,506,383 / 50.281% (2015)
Female Population1,489,536 / 49.719% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 133,359 (2013)
Net International Immigration 23,691 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)51,154 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)11.8% (2014)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2015)
Salt Lake City192,672
West Valley City136,208
Provo115,264
Employment 
Employment 1,418,200 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$844 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)3.4% (2016)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$4,140 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$4,140 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$1,352 (2015)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$39,308 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$20,179 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$33,019 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$2,174 (2014)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)91% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)30.6% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)10.2% (2014)
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)46,254 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)29.41% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 46 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
ENVWendoverWendover
PVUProvo MunicipalProvo
SGUSt George MunicipalSt. George
SLCSalt Lake City InternationalSalt Lake City
Ports 
Salt Lake City

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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