Utah is located in the mid-western region of the United States. It has an approximate latitude from 37 to 42 degrees north, and a longitude of about 109 to 114 degrees west.
Utah is one of the newest states, officially becoming the 45th state of the United States in 1896. Despite being the 13th largest state by area, spanning just over 84,000 square miles, it is only the 33rd most populated state, with a population of just over 2.9 million. The residents of Utah are highly localized, with approximately 80 percent of people living in the area known as the Wasatch Front.