If prizes were given for statistics, Utah's population would have a lot of trophies. Utah's birth rate (21.7 births/1,000 population) is the highest in the nation, and its death rate (7.9 deaths/1,000 population) is the second lowest in the nation. Utahns rank number three in the longest lifetime category at 77.7 years. The state's population is younger than the national average - 26.7 years compared to 35.5. Utahns have the largest average household size in the country (3.13 persons/household).
The young population is well educated; Utah has the highest literacy rate in the nation. Ninety-four percent of residents age 20 and over can read and write and 90.4 percent have graduated from high school and 28.7% have a Bachelor's degree or higher.
Utah's population in 2010 was 2,763,885 a 23.8% growth since 2000.
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