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Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the U.S. on 4 January 1896. Utah is the 13th largest by area, 31st most populous, and 10th least densely populated of the 50 states. Utah has a population of more than 3 million according to the Census estimate for July 2016. Urban development is mostly concentrated in two areas: the Wasatch Front in the north-central part of the state, which contains approximately 2.5 million people; and Washington County in southern Utah, with over 160,000 residents. Utah is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south and Nevada to the west. It also touches a corner of New Mexico in the southeast.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 39° N — Longitude: 111° W

Area: 219,653 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: US-UT

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Utah Libertarian Party, Draper

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Utah | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 20, fiscal policy rank: 20, regulatory policy rank: 9, personal freedom rank: 33, economic freedom rank: 13
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers [PDF], Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 102


Vouchers or School Choice?, by Sheldon Richman, 12 Nov 2007
Examines the vote in Utah that refused ratification of a bill on school vouchers, and explains how only entrepreneurs, free from government interference, can provide real choice and innovation in education
The voters of Utah said no to school vouchers on Tuesday. More than 60 percent of voters refused to ratify a bill passed earlier by the state legislature. It would have provided taxpayer-funded vouchers for each government-school student, ranging from $500 to $3,000, depending on family income. Students currently in private schools, unless they came from low-income families, would have been ineligible ... Utah spends about $7,500 per student, far more than the most expensive voucher ... the failed Utah initiative ... would have required private schools to "give a formal national test every year" to students.

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Utah" as of 2 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.