- U.S. State: Utah
- Abbreviation: UT
- Joined the USA: January 4th, 1896 (45th State)
- Located: Western United States
- Capital City: Salt Lake City, UT
- Most Populated City: Salt Lake City, UT
41 Utah Facts for Kids
- Utah is a state in the United States of America.
- Utah is in the western region of the United States.
- Utah became a U.S. state on Saturday, January 4th, 1896.
- Utah was the 45th state to join the United States.
- The U.S. state of Utah covers 84,889 square miles.
- Utah is the 13th largest state by area in the United States.
- In 2019, the population of Utah was estimated to be 3,206,000 residents by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- In 2019, Utah was the 30th most populated state in the United States.
- A person who is from or lives in Utah is called a Utahn.
- The capital city of Utah is Salt Lake City.
- The four largest cities in Utah are Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo and West Jordan.
- The largest city in by population in Utah is Salt Lake City.
- The largest metropolitan area in Utah is the Salt Lake City metropolitan area.
- The U.S. state of Utah has 29 counties.
- The most populated county in Utah is Salt Lake County with 1,160,000 residents (2019, U.S. Census Bureau).
- The largest county by area in Utah is San Juan County with 7,820 square miles.
- The highest elevation point in Utah is Kings Peak at 13,534 feet above sea level.
- The lowest elevation point in Utah is Beaver Dam Wash at 2,180 feet above sea level.
- The average precipitation (rain and snow) in Utah is 15.7 inches.
- Utah is the 45th wettest state by precipitation (rain and snow) in the United States.
- The average temperature in Utah is 49.5 °F.
- Utah is the 32nd warmest state in the United States.
- The warmest temperature ever recorded in Utah was 117 °F on July 5th, 1985.
- The coldest temperature ever recorded in Utah was -69 °F on February 1st, 1985.
- A few natural disasters that can affect Utah are earthquakes and wildfires.
- Utah is in one time zone, Mountain Time Zone (MT).
- The USPS abbreviation for Utah is UT
- Utah is also known as the Beehive State, the Mormon State and the Deseret.
- The motto of the U.S. state of Utah is “Industry “.
- The official state insect of Utah is the honeybee (Apis).
- The official state fish of Utah is the Bonneville cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii utah).
- The official state bird of Utah is the California gull (Larus californicus).
- The official state animal of Utah is the rocky mountain elk (Cervus elaphus nelson).
- The official state flower of Utah is the sego lily (Calochortus nuttallii).
- The official state fruit of Utah is the cherry.
- The official state tree of Utah is the blue spruce (Picea pungens).
- The official state fossil of Utah is the Allosaurus (Allosaurus fragilis).
- The official state gemstone of Utah is the topaz.
- The largest open-pit mine in the world is found in Brigham Canyon, Utah.
- It’s estimated that over 60% of the population in Utah is Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).
- Utah claims to have the best snow on earth because of its desert type climate and high elevation.
Pictures of Utah
A picture of the flag for the U.S. state of Utah.
A picture of Salt Lake City, the capital city of Utah.
A picture of the Great Salt Lake in Antelope Island State Park.
Additional Resources on Utah
- About Utah – Find more information about Utah on the Utah State Government website.
- The History of Utah – Learn about the history of the U.S. state of Utah on the Ducksters website.
- Facts About Utah – Discover some awesome facts about Utah on the Facts Retriever website.
- Utah – Wikipedia – Read the Utah entry on the Wikipedia website to learn more about it.