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South Salt Lake, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of South Salt Lake had a population of 26,256 as of July 1, 2018. South Salt Lake 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 South Salt Lake is located at latitude 40.7057 and longitude -111.8986 in Salt Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of South Salt Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Salt Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,255 feet.

The City of South Salt Lake (GNIS ID: 2411941) 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 South Salt Lake is located within Salt Lake City Division of Salt Lake County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Salt Lake: Centrral Park.

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South Salt Lake, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 26,256
Population in Households 23,668
Population in Familes 16,511
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,588
Population Density2 3,781
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $43,561
Average Household Income $55,891
Per Capita Income $22,561


Total Housing Units 10,175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,531 (34.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,085 (59.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 559 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $208,262
Average Home Value $229,206


Total Households 9,616
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 5,008
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 1.29% 2.28%
Households 1.43% 2.38%
Families 1.02% 2.15%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

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

The table below compares South Salt Lake 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 # 37 89th
Population Density # 20 94th
Diversity Index # 4 99th
Median Household Income # 281 14th
Per Capita Income # 207 37th

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