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Utah

Below you will find a list of all Utah business resources. StartupLoans.org, your trusted resource for all business loans, has put together a list for each state to help you grow your business. Each category is broken down specificity of the particular resource. Because of that, you may find a government resource in, say, the Women in Business section. We felt to break these down in the best possible way we would break our own rules. But, after all, that’s what business is all about! We hope you enjoy these business resources and if you would like to say thanks or just help out other small business owners find this resource, please feel free to link back to us.

Government Resources

General Resources

Women in Business

Minority Business Resources

Utah State Facts Utah USA
Population, 2009 estimate 2,784,572 307,006,550
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 24.7% 9.1%
Population estimates base (April 1) 2000 2,233,204 281,424,602
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2009 9.8% 6.9%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2009 31.2% 24.3%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2009 9.0% 12.9%
Female persons, percent, 2009 49.7% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2009 (a) 92.7% 79.6%
Black persons, percent, 2009 (a) 1.4% 12.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2009 (a) 1.4% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2009 (a) 2.1% 4.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2009 (a) 0.8% 0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2009 1.7% 1.7%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2009 (b) 12.3% 15.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2009 81.2% 65.1%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 49.3% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 7.1% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 12.5% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 87.7% 80.4%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 26.1% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 298,686 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 21.3 25.5
Housing units, 2009 952,999 129,969,653
Homeownership rate, 2000 71.5% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 22.0% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $146,100 $119,600
Households, 2000 701,281 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 3.13 2.59
Median household income, 2008 $56,820 $52,029
Per capita money income, 1999 $18,185 $21,587
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008 9.7% 13.2%
Business QuickFacts Utah USA
Private nonfarm establishments, 2008 71,433 7,601,169
Private nonfarm employment, 2008 1,114,716 120,903,551
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2008 21.5% 6.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2008 183,280 21,351,320
Total number of firms, 2002 193,003 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 0.3% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.6% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.5% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 0.2% 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 2.7% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 25.1% 28.2%
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 25,104,045 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 22,905,100 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 23,675,432 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $10,206 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 2,984,632 449,498,718
Building permits, 2009 9,982 582,963
Federal spending, 2008 17,117,188 2,771,782,152
Geography QuickFacts Utah USA
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 82,143.65 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 27.2 79.6
FIPS Code 49