Salt Lake City, UT

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
1.25M
0.804% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.3
0.604% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.89%
3.62% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$90,277
9.42% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$434,300
20.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
666,160
2.08% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Salt Lake City, UT had a population of 1.25M people with a median age of 33.3 and a median household income of $90,277. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Salt Lake City, UT grew from 1.24M to 1.25M, a 0.804% increase and its median household income grew from $82,506 to $90,277, a 9.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Salt Lake City, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.8%), Other (Hispanic) (8.25%), White (Hispanic) (5.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.39%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.91%).

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.

92.8% of the residents in Salt Lake City, UT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Salt Lake City, UT are Western Governors University (43,908 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Utah (9,223 degrees), and Salt Lake Community College (5,181 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Salt Lake City, UT was $434,300, and the homeownership rate was 67.9%.

Most people in Salt Lake City, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.9 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 1.25M people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.3% of Salt Lake City, UT residents were born outside of the country (154k people).

In 2022, there were 8.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (875k people) in Salt Lake City, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 104k Other (Hispanic) and 69k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.8%
2022 Citizenship
92.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.8% 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 92.8%, 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)
    875k ± 1.52k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    104k ± 4.08k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    69k ± 3.15k
18.8%
Hispanic Population
235k people

In 2022, there were 8.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (875k people) in Salt Lake City, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 104k Other (Hispanic) and 69k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.8% of the people in Salt Lake City, UT are hispanic (235k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Salt Lake City, UT as a share of the total population.

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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

12.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
154k people
12.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
154k people

As of 2022, 12.3% of Salt Lake City, UT residents (154k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Salt Lake City, UT was 12.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    12,801 ± 1,180
  2. Vietnam
    12,069 ± 751
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,519 ± 570

Salt Lake City, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Salt Lake City, UT employs 666k people. The largest industries in Salt Lake City, UT are Health Care & Social Assistance (76,886 people), Retail Trade (75,459 people), and Manufacturing (65,088 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,169), Utilities ($81,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,453).

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

666k
2022 Value
± 6,986
2.08%
1 Year growth
± 1.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Salt Lake City, UT grew at a rate of 2.08%, from 653k employees to 666k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Salt Lake City, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (88,577 people), Management Occupations (76,895 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (62,418 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

666k
2022 Value
± 6,986
2.08%
1 Year growth
± 1.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Salt Lake City, UT grew at a rate of 2.08%, from 653k employees to 666k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Salt Lake City, UT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (76,886 people), Retail Trade (75,459 people), and Manufacturing (65,088 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

$55,741
Median earning men ± $633
$37,568
Median earning women ± $639

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($77,215), Public Administration ($74,188), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,559).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,703), and Public Administration ($49,374).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 13,364
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 9,898
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 8,882
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Utah over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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 63,116 degrees. The student population of Salt Lake City, UT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 91,867 male students and 140,983 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Salt Lake City, UT are White (40,792 and 65.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (6,613 and 10.7%), Unknown (5,590 and 9.03%), and Black or African American (3,532 and 5.71%).

The largest universities in Salt Lake City, UT by number of degrees awarded are Western Governors University (43,908 and 69.6%), University of Utah (9,223 and 14.6%), and Salt Lake Community College (5,181 and 8.21%).

The most popular majors in Salt Lake City, UT are Registered Nursing (10,314 and 16.3%), General Business Administration & Management (5,832 and 9.24%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (2,893 and 4.58%).

The median tuition costs in Salt Lake City, UT are $7,432 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 87.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 232,850 (39.5% men and 60.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 232,850 students enrolled in Salt Lake City, UT, 39.5% men and 60.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 138,576 records, of which 61.5% were women and 38.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 9,411 degrees awarded
  2. 2,814 degrees awarded
  3. 1,859 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Salt Lake City, UT was Registered Nursing with 9,411 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. 43,908 degrees awarded
  2. 9,223 degrees awarded
  3. 5,181 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Governors University with 43,908 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 21,897 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Salt Lake City, UT, which is 0.531 times less than the 41,219 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 40,792 degrees mean that there were 6.17 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 6,613 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 ($20,666) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,678) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,080) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

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 $434,300 in 2022, which is 1.54 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $361,600 to $434,300, a 20.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Salt Lake City, UT is 67.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Salt Lake City, UT have an average commute time of 22.9 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 $90,277. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Salt Lake City, UT was Summit County, UT with a value of $126,392, followed by Morgan County, UT and Wasatch County, UT, with respective values of $120,854 and $104,855.

Property

$434,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,551
$291,906
Median Property Taxes
±$4,051

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 $2k - $3k range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Salt Lake City, UT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.9%
Homeownership
2022
69.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.9% of the housing units in Salt Lake City, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Salt Lake City, UT was Summit County, UT with a value of $126,392, followed by Morgan County, UT and Wasatch County, UT, with respective values of $120,854 and $104,855.

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

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Household Income

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$90,277
Median Household Income
± $965
430k
Number of Households
± 5,468

In 2022, the median household income of the 430k households in Salt Lake City, UT grew to $90,277 from the previous year's value of $82,506.

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 (68.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.1%)
  3. Carpooled (10.3%)

In 2022, 68.8% of workers in Salt Lake City, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.1%) and those who carpooled to work (10.3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Salt Lake City, UT have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.26% 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

7.89% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Salt Lake City, UT (97.6k out of 1.24M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

90.2% of the population of Salt Lake City, UT has health coverage, with 60.8% on employee plans, 7.87% on Medicaid, 8.3% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Utah see 1737 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.696% increase from the previous year (1725 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1455 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 276 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,737 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Utah

Primary care physicians in Utah see an average of 1,737 patients per year. This represents a 0.696% increase from the previous year (1,725 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28% under 18 years, 24.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.76%
Uninsured
60.8%
Employer Coverage
7.87%
Medicaid
8.3%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
1.1%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Salt Lake City, UT declined by 0.189% from 9.78% to 9.76%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Salt Lake City, UT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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