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About Utah - Utah is a state located in the western utahAbout NebraskaUnited States. Salt Lake City is the capital and largest city. As of 2005, the state's population was 2,547,389. It was the fourth-fastest growing state in the country between 1990 and 2000. Approximately 80% of Utah's population, or just over 2,000,000, live along the Wasatch Front. Utah's population is highly concentrated and is the seventh most urbanized in the U.S. 88% of the population lives in what the Census Bureau defines as urban. Vast expanses of the state are relatively uninhabitated.

The state is generally rocky and arid, and has internationally famous natural scenery. It is a popular tourist destination and was host to the 2002 Winter Olympics. Temple Square in Salt Lake City, the ski resorts in the Wasatch Range, the national parks in the south, such as Arches, Zion and Bryce Canyon, and the Sundance Film Festival are among the most visited areas or events.

Living in Utah

People of Utah - As of 2005, Utah has an estimated population of 2,469,585, which is an increase of 48,877, or 2.0%, from the prior year and an increase of 236,387, or 10.6%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 186,411 people (that is 254,433 births minus 68,022 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 16,173 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 49,995 people, and migration within the country produced a net loss of 33,822 people.

Much of the population lives in cities and towns along the Wasatch Front, a metropolitan region that runs north-south with the Wasatch Mountains rising on the eastern side. The rest of the state is mostly rural or wilderness. Utah has a higher percentage of people sharing a single religious denomination than any other American state.

Utah contains 5 metropolitan areas (Logan, Ogden-Clearfield, Salt Lake City, Provo-Orem, and Saint George), and 5 micropolitan areas (Brigham City, Heber, Vernal, Price, and Cedar City). The Saint George metropolitan area is currently the second-fastest growing in the country (behind Las Vegas), while the Heber micropolitan area is currently the fastest growing in the country.

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