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Salt Lake City, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Salt Lake City is the largest city in Utah with a population of 201,705 as of July 1, 2017. Salt Lake City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Salt Lake City is located at latitude 40.779 and longitude -111.9326 in Salt Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Salt Lake City (see map below) encompass a land area of 111.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.54 sq. miles. Salt Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,265 feet.

The City of Salt Lake City (GNIS ID: 2411771) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Salt Lake City is located within Salt Lake City Division of Salt Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Salt Lake City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Salt Lake City: Salt Lake, Solt Lejk Siti.

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Salt Lake City, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 201,705
Daytime Population: Workers 261,109
Daytime Population: Residents 94,623
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 355,732
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.76
Population in Households 196,471
Population in Familes 134,630
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,234
Population Density2 1,814
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $49,778
Average Household Income $74,643
Per Capita Income $30,386


Total Housing Units 86,961 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36,588 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 43,673 (50.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,700 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $272,435
Average Home Value $328,689


Total Households 80,261
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 40,784
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.09% 1.05%
Households 1.03% 1.11%
Families 0.59% 0.78%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Salt Lake City, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salt Lake City to the other 325 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density # 52 84th
Diversity Index # 9 97th
Median Household Income # 238 27th
Per Capita Income # 52 84th

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