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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 202,154 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 202,154
Population in Households 197,412
Population in Familes 135,717
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,742
Population Density2 1,818
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $52,967
Average Household Income $77,982
Per Capita Income $31,760


Total Housing Units 87,520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36,257 (41.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 44,480 (50.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,783 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $289,257
Average Home Value $356,363


Total Households 80,737
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 40,781
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.99% 1.31%
Households 0.98% 1.37%
Families 0.51% 1.07%
Median Household Income   3.19%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

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, 2018 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 # 55 83rd
Diversity Index # 10 97th
Median Household Income # 220 33rd
Per Capita Income # 52 84th

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