Moving to Utah

Written by Alyssa Howard, Moveboxer.com

The culture and aesthetics of Utah are unique in comparison to the rest of the country. The state boasts 14 alpine ski resorts, five national parks, seven national munuments and six national forests. It's also a powerful hub of Mormon culture, as it was originally settled by Mormon pioneers, who traveled across the U.S. desert to what they believed to be the Promised Land. Notable attractions include the Great Salt Lake, Rainbow Bridge and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

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Utah Compared to USA Averages
USA Utah
Population: 311,591,917 2,469,585
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 71.2%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 90.6%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 29.4%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 3.04
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 33.6
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 21.2
Average Home Price: $188,400 $218,100
Median Household Income: $51,914 $56,330
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 10.8%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 25/65/15

* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.


Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/30000.html

Key Facts About Utah
State Capital: Salt Lake City
Top 5 Cities: Salt Lake City
West Valley City
Provo
Sandy
Orem 
Major Newspapers: Box Elder News Journal
Canyon Country Zephyr
Cedar City Review
Connect - Utah's business magazine.
Daily-Herald
Professional Sports Teams: NBA: Utah Jazz

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