Population (1994): 1,133,000 (up 12.5% from 1990), 0.4% of U.S. total
Voting-age population: 803,000; 1994 turnout, 51%
Median age: 31.5 years
Median household income: $31,536 ($728 below U.S. median)
Unemployment: 5.1% (0.5% below U.S. average, March 1996)
Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 28% Bush (R): 42% Perot (I): 27%
Congressional delegation: No Democrats, four Republicans
The Gem State, famous for potatoes, continuous snow in winter, and Ruby Ridge, sometimes seems like two states in one: the southern section, with its flourishing high-tech industries and conservative Republican politics, influenced by the substantial Mormon population that migrated north from Utah in...