Salt Lake City, UT

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2022 Population
201,269
1.06% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
32.5
0.309% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.1%
3.95% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$72,357
9.83% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$458,600
20.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
118,816
3.39% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Salt Lake City, UT had a population of 201k people with a median age of 32.5 and a median household income of $72,357. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Salt Lake City, UT grew from 199,153 to 201,269, a 1.06% increase and its median household income grew from $65,880 to $72,357, a 9.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Salt Lake City, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.2%), Other (Hispanic) (8.88%), White (Hispanic) (6.18%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.33%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.28%).

None of the households in Salt Lake City, UT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.5% of the residents in Salt Lake City, UT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Salt Lake City, UT are University of Utah (9,223 degrees awarded in 2022), Ensign College (938 degrees), and Westminster College (230807) (634 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Salt Lake City, UT was $458,600, and the homeownership rate was 47%.

Most people in Salt Lake City, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Salt Lake City, UT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Salt Lake City, UT is home to a population of 201k people, from which 90.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 15.4% of Salt Lake City, UT residents were born outside of the country (30.9k people).

In 2022, there were 7.33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (131k people) in Salt Lake City, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.9k Other (Hispanic) and 12.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.5%
2022 Citizenship
90.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.5% of Salt Lake City, UT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Salt Lake City, UT was 90.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Salt Lake City, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    131k ± 3.12k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    17.9k ± 2.26k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    12.4k ± 1.74k
19.9%
Hispanic Population
40k people

In 2022, there were 7.33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (131k people) in Salt Lake City, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.9k Other (Hispanic) and 12.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.9% of the people in Salt Lake City, UT are hispanic (40k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    98,749 ± 7,598 people
  2. Venezuela
    9,695 ± 2,414 people
  3. India
    8,976 ± 2,323 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Utah was Mexico, the natal country of 98,749 Utah residents, followed by Venezuela with 9,695 and India with 8,976.

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Foreign-Born Population

15.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
30.9k people
15.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
30.4k people

As of 2022, 15.4% of Salt Lake City, UT residents (30.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Salt Lake City, UT was 15.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,133 ± 388
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,796 ± 345
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,110 ± 291

Salt Lake City, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Salt Lake City, UT employs 119k people. The largest industries in Salt Lake City, UT are Educational Services (16,649 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (14,937 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (13,276 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($91,845), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,750), and Utilities ($83,750).

Males in Utah have an average income that is 1.5 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,550. The income inequality in Utah (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

119k
2022 Value
± 2,793
3.39%
1 Year growth
± 3.22%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Salt Lake City, UT grew at a rate of 3.39%, from 115k employees to 119k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Salt Lake City, UT, are Management Occupations (13,050 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,194 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,784 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Salt Lake City, UT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

119k
2022 Value
± 2,793
3.39%
1 Year growth
± 3.22%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Salt Lake City, UT grew at a rate of 3.39%, from 115k employees to 119k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Salt Lake City, UT, are Educational Services (16,649 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (14,937 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (13,276 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Salt Lake City, UT, though some of these residents may live in Salt Lake City, UT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,398
Median earning men ± $2,097
$37,465
Median earning women ± $1,239

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($73,646), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,769), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($62,135).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($58,073), Wholesale Trade ($52,074), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,876).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.7M people employed in Utah. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 7.69%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Utah.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Utah went to Donald J. Trump with 58.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.58%).

Mike Lee and Mitt Romney are the senators currently representing the state of Utah. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Utah is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Utah

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Mike Lee
Senator from Utah3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Mitt Romney
Senator from Utah1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Mike Lee and Mitt Romney are the senators currently representing Utah.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Utah

Utah is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Utah have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Salt Lake City, UT awarded 11,487 degrees. The student population of Salt Lake City, UT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 20,868 male students and 23,199 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Salt Lake City, UT are White (7,394 and 71.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,284 and 12.4%), Asian (613 and 5.92%), and Two or More Races (483 and 4.66%).

The largest universities in Salt Lake City, UT by number of degrees awarded are University of Utah (9,223 and 80.3%), Ensign College (938 and 8.17%), and Westminster College (230807) (634 and 5.52%).

The most popular majors in Salt Lake City, UT are Registered Nursing (685 and 5.96%), General Business Administration & Management (603 and 5.25%), and Other Research & Experimental Psychology (465 and 4.05%).

The median tuition costs in Salt Lake City, UT are $7,460 for private four year colleges, and $8,175 and $28,697 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Salt Lake City, UT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 27.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 44,067 (47.4% men and 52.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 44,067 students enrolled in Salt Lake City, UT, 47.4% men and 52.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 25,458 records, of which 51.9% were women and 48.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 584 degrees awarded
  2. 436 degrees awarded
  3. 237 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Salt Lake City, UT was Registered Nursing with 584 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Salt Lake City, UT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,223 degrees awarded
  2. 938 degrees awarded
  3. 634 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Utah with 9,223 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 5,389 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Salt Lake City, UT, which is 0.884 times less than the 6,098 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,394 degrees mean that there were 5.76 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,284 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($24,630) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,875) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.574% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.647% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (639k), High School or Equivalent (579k), and Bachelors Degree (496k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Salt Lake City, UT was $458,600 in 2022, which is 1.63 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $380,200 to $458,600, a 20.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Salt Lake City, UT is 47%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Salt Lake City, UT have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Salt Lake City, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Salt Lake City, UT is $72,357. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Salt Lake City, UT was Census Tract 1148 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 1002 and Census Tract 1036, with respective values of $164,000 and $149,609.

Property

$458,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,005
$40,132
Median Property Taxes
±$1,441

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Salt Lake City, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

47%
Homeownership
2022
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 47% of the housing units in Salt Lake City, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 48.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1148
  2. Census Tract 1002
  3. Census Tract 1036

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Salt Lake City, UT was Census Tract 1148 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 1002 and Census Tract 1036, with respective values of $164,000 and $149,609.

The following map shows all of the places in Salt Lake City, UT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$72,357
Median Household Income
± $2,109
85.4k
Number of Households
± 2,416

In 2022, the median household income of the 85.4k households in Salt Lake City, UT grew to $72,357 from the previous year's value of $65,880.

The following chart displays the households in Salt Lake City, UT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Salt Lake City, UT is from Utah.
0.478
2022 Wage GINI in Utah
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Utah

In 2022, the income inequality in Utah was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0322% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Utah was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Utah in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (61.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.9%)
  3. Carpooled (8.97%)

In 2022, 61.2% of workers in Salt Lake City, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.9%) and those who carpooled to work (8.97%).

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Salt Lake City, UT have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.27% of the workforce in Salt Lake City, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Salt Lake City, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Salt Lake City, UT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Salt Lake City, UT (27.5k out of 195k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Salt Lake City, UT is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

88.5% of the population of Salt Lake City, UT has health coverage, with 56.7% on employee plans, 9.69% on Medicaid, 7.89% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.19% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Salt Lake County, UT see 1284 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.156% increase from the previous year (1282 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1264 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 188 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,284 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Salt Lake County, UT

Primary care physicians in Salt Lake County, UT see an average of 1,284 patients per year. This represents a 0.156% increase from the previous year (1,282 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Salt Lake County, UT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.6% under 18 years, 34.9% between 18 and 34 years, 34% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.9% were men and 49.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.5%
Uninsured
56.7%
Employer Coverage
9.69%
Medicaid
7.89%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
1.19%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Salt Lake City, UT grew by 3.54% from 11.1% to 11.5%.

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