Some Utah Facts
Utah was the 45th state when it was admitted to statehood January 4, 1896. The capital is Salt Lake City. The state bird in the Common American Gull and the state flower is the Sego Lily.
The economy of Utah includes cattle, hay, turkeys and dairy products (agriculture) plus machinery, food processing, electric equipment, aerospace, mining and tourism (industry).
The gross state product of Utah was $130.5-billion (2012) which equates to 0.87% of the total national GDP. The state’s unemployment rate was 4.7% (June 2013).
A state sales tax of 6.45% is considered the base and many cities and counties add additional local sales taxes to that level.