Utah is a state of complexity and contrast: soaring, snow-covered mountains overlook dramatic deserts, while red rock canyons butt up against green pastures. Utah's people, too, are complex: they work hard (the state's unemployment rate is well below the national average, while its technology base is one of the greatest in the U.S.) and they play hard, as well, spending quality time away from professional duties and enjoying the natural abundance the state has to offer.
Visitors from around the world travel to Utah to experience its distinct four seasons and what some call the "greatest snow on earth." The breathtaking scenery draws them back again and again. Many people move to Utah to enjoy its year-round beauty and take advantage of the its booming business economy.
Because the state has so much to offer, you might find it helpful to browse these pages. Learn about Utah's strong presence in high tech, its business environment and its workforce. Find information about taxes, and the government as well as housing and real estate.
After reading up on Utah, you’ll quickly see that it’s a great place to live, work and play!
Utah's cost of living is well below national levels, according to most indicators
Southern Utah has the nation's greatest concentration of national parks
Utah has the youngest population in the nation, with a median age of 28.5 years
One-half of the nation's population is located within a 2.5-hour flight of Salt Lake City
More Fun Utah Facts
Utah's Great Salt Lake is three- to five-times as salty as any ocean.
The dry, powdery snow found at Utah’s ski resorts is widely considered to be “the greatest snow on earth.”
Utah's Rainbow Bridge is the world's largest natural stone bridge, soaring 290 feet into the air and spanning 275 end to end.
The largest quarry of Jurassic Period dinosaur bones ever discovered can be found at the 200,000-acre Dinosaur National Monument. Visitors can still see over 2,000 dinosaur bones exposed in the sandstone walls.