Salt Lake City, UT

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
1.22M
1.24% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
32.9
0.612% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.44%
6.39% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$77,102
3.02% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$329,200
10.2% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
633,218
1.93% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Salt Lake City, UT had a population of 1.22M people with a median age of 32.9 and a median household income of $77,102. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Salt Lake City, UT grew from 1.2M to 1.22M, a 1.24% increase and its median household income grew from $74,842 to $77,102, a 3.02% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Salt Lake City, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.2%), Other (Hispanic) (8.65%), White (Hispanic) (7.02%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.87%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.66%).

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.

92.6% of the residents in Salt Lake City, UT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Salt Lake City, UT are Western Governors University (42,698 degrees awarded in 2020), University of Utah (9,147 degrees), and Salt Lake Community College (5,058 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Salt Lake City, UT was $329,200, and the homeownership rate was 68.2%.

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.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Salt Lake City, UT is home to a population of 1.22M people, from which 92.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 12.3% of Salt Lake City, UT residents were born outside of the country (149k people).

In 2020, there were 8.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (865k people) in Salt Lake City, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 105k Other (Hispanic) and 85.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.6%
2020 Citizenship
92.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 92.6% of Salt Lake City, UT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Salt Lake City, UT was 92.4%, 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)
    865k ± 1.06k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    105k ± 4.09k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    85.3k ± 3.56k
18.2%
Hispanic Population
221k people

In 2020, there were 8.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (865k people) in Salt Lake City, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 105k Other (Hispanic) and 85.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.2% of the people in Salt Lake City, UT are hispanic (221k people).

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Utah.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    96,761 ± 7,519 people
  2. India
    9,300 ± 2,364 people
  3. Canada
    7,916 ± 2,182 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Utah was Mexico, the natal country of 96,761 Utah residents, followed by India with 9,300 and Canada with 7,916.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
149k people
12.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
149k people

As of 2020, 12.3% of Salt Lake City, UT residents (149k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, 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. Vietnam
    13,306 ± 765
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    11,205 ± 1,019
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,007 ± 593

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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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Salt Lake City, UT employs 633k people. The largest industries in Salt Lake City, UT are Health Care & Social Assistance (74,318 people), Retail Trade (70,305 people), and Educational Services (61,659 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,455), Utilities ($74,419), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,250).

Males in Utah have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,916. The income inequality in Utah (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

633k
2020 Value
± 6,478
1.93%
1 Year growth
± 1.36%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Salt Lake City, UT grew at a rate of 1.93%, from 621k employees to 633k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Salt Lake City, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (89,114 people), Management Occupations (69,428 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (62,150 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

633k
2020 Value
± 6,478
1.93%
1 Year growth
± 1.36%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Salt Lake City, UT grew at a rate of 1.93%, from 621k employees to 633k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Salt Lake City, UT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (74,318 people), Retail Trade (70,305 people), and Educational Services (61,659 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

$47,708
Median earning men ± $715
$31,794
Median earning women ± $330

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,452), Public Administration ($64,698), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,775).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,227), Public Administration ($43,446), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,335).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Utah. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $15.1M
    Manufacturing
  2. $10.8M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $9.97M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $19B
  2. $13.9B
  3. $9.98B

In 2020, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $19B, followed by Misc. mfg. prods. ($13.9B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($9.98B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Utah products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$156B
2020 Value in Utah
$318B
Projected 2050 Value in Utah
103% growth

In 2020, total outbound Utah trade was $156B. This is expected to increase 103% to $318B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Utah trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $15.5B
  2. $8.94B
  3. $7.13B

In 2020, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $15.5B, followed by Nevada with $8.94B and Texas and $7.13B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Utah shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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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In 2020, universities in Salt Lake City, UT awarded 62,369 degrees. The student population of Salt Lake City, UT in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 86,648 male students and 143,828 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Salt Lake City, UT are White (43,357 and 70.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (5,757 and 9.41%), Black or African American (3,399 and 5.55%), and Unknown (3,340 and 5.46%).

The largest universities in Salt Lake City, UT by number of degrees awarded are Western Governors University (42,698 and 68.5%), University of Utah (9,147 and 14.7%), and Salt Lake Community College (5,058 and 8.11%).

The most popular majors in Salt Lake City, UT are Registered Nursing (13,159 and 21.1%), General Business Administration & Management (6,811 and 10.9%), and Nursing Administration (2,296 and 3.68%).

The median tuition costs in Salt Lake City, UT are $16,600 for private four year colleges, and $7,412 and $26,017 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Salt Lake City, UT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 80.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 230,476 (37.6% men and 62.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 230,476 students enrolled in Salt Lake City, UT, 37.6% men and 62.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 138,269 records, of which 61.7% were women and 38.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 12,258 degree-majors awarded
  2. 3,279 degree-majors awarded
  3. 1,720 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Salt Lake City, UT was Registered Nursing with 12,258 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. 42,698 degrees awarded
  2. 9,147 degrees awarded
  3. 5,058 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Governors University with 42,698 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 21,403 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Salt Lake City, UT, which is 0.522 times less than the 40,966 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 43,357 degrees mean that there were 7.53 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 5,757 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,881) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,110) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.427% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.508% 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 2020 were Some college (631k), High School or Equivalent (541k), and Bachelors Degree (451k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Salt Lake City, UT was $329,200 in 2020, which is 1.43 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $298,600 to $329,200, a 10.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Salt Lake City, UT is 68.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

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 $77,102. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Salt Lake City, UT was Summit County, UT with a value of $106,973, followed by Morgan County, UT and Davis County, UT, with respective values of $100,408 and $87,570.

Property

$329,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,412
$275,979
Median Property Taxes
±$3,745

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

68.2%
Homeownership
2020
69.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 68.2% of the housing units in Salt Lake City, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.8%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Salt Lake City, UT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Salt Lake City, UT was Summit County, UT with a value of $106,973, followed by Morgan County, UT and Davis County, UT, with respective values of $100,408 and $87,570.

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

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$77,102
Median Household Income
± $910
404k
Number of Households
± 5,040

In 2020, the median household income of the 404k households in Salt Lake City, UT grew to $77,102 from the previous year's value of $74,842.

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.
0.477
2020 Wage GINI in Utah
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Utah

In 2020, the income inequality in Utah was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.07% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Utah across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (73.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.24%)

In 2020, 73.2% of workers in Salt Lake City, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (9.24%).

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 (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.1% 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

8.44% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Salt Lake City, UT (101k out of 1.2M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 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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90.1% of the population of Salt Lake City, UT has health coverage, with 60.7% on employee plans, 7.88% on Medicaid, 8.08% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Utah was $5,982 in 2014. This is a 5.73% increase from the previous year ($5,658).

Primary care physicians in Utah see 1725 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.116% decrease from the previous year (1727 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1449 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 292 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Utah, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,725 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Utah

Primary care physicians in Utah see an average of 1,725 patients per year. This represents a 0.116% decrease from the previous year (1,727 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Utah across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.9% under 18 years, 24.4% between 18 and 34 years, 35.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.9%
Uninsured
60.7%
Employer Coverage
7.88%
Medicaid
8.08%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.14%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Salt Lake City, UT declined by 3.95% from 10.3% to 9.9%.

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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