Utah Colleges & Universities
Utah Fast Facts:
- Percentage of residents with high school diplomas: 91%
- Mean annual income: $34, 280
- Per capita income growth rate: 6.5% (fourth in the country)
- Official snack food: Jell-O
Utah, the Beehive State, is home to many famous national parks and other beautiful nature spots--but Utah is actually the sixth most urbanized state in the US. Around 88% of its 2.5 million inhabitants live in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, also known as the Wasatch Front. Most of the rest of state is an uninhabited treasure of mountainous areas and gorgeous deserts, drawing many tourists for all sorts of outdoor sports.
Aside from tourism, Utah has a diverse economy which includes cattle ranching, mining, salt production (it is, after all, the state with the Great Salt Lake), and information technology. Utah is ranked number one for economic dynamism by the State New Economic Index, which measures its economy based on entrepreneurship and innovation.
Most of the commerce in Utah is done in the Salt Lake City area, which includes the cities of Provo, Ogden, and Salt Lake City.
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