Salt Lake City, UT

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Population

1.2M

1.43% growth

Median Age

32.9


Median Household Income

$71,510

4.86% growth

Poverty Rate

10.3%


Number of Employees

626,754

2.91% growth

Median Property Value

$294,800

10.1% growth

About

In 2017, Salt Lake City, UT had a population of 1.2M people with a median age of 32.9 and a median household income of $71,510. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Salt Lake City, UT grew from 1.19M to 1.2M, a 1.43% increase and its median household income grew from $68,196 to $71,510, a 4.86% increase.

The population of Salt Lake City, UT is 71.6% White Alone, 17.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.86% Asian Alone. 19.6% of the people in Salt Lake City, UT speak a non-English language, and 92.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Salt Lake City, UT are Western Governors University (16,444 degrees awarded in 2016), University of Utah (8,169 degrees), and Salt Lake Community College (4,587 degrees).

The median property value in Salt Lake City, UT is $294,800, and the homeownership rate is 68%. Most people in Salt Lake City, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Salt Lake City, UT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Salt Lake City, UT employs 627k people. The largest industries in Salt Lake City, UT are Health Care & Social Assistance (74,523 people), Retail Trade (65,848 people), and Manufacturing (63,708 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,823), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,078), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,934).

Median household income in Salt Lake City, UT is $71,510. Males in Salt Lake City, UT have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,277. The income inequality in Salt Lake City, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,510

2017 value

± $1,166

4.86%

1 Year Growth

± 3.26%

Households in Salt Lake City, UT have a median annual income of $71,510, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $68,196 in 2016, which represents a 4.86% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,974

Average Male Salary

± $1,805

$42,277

Average Female Salary

± $1,267

In 2017, full-time male employees in Salt Lake City, UT made 1.54 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Salt Lake City, UT by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $50,675 ± $7,455

  2. White

    $47,205 ± $1,133

  3. Black

    $43,294 ± $14,053

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Salt Lake City, UT workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Salt Lake City, UT is from Utah.

0.48

2017 Wage GINI

0.483

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Utah was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.661% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Utah was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Salt Lake City, UT was Davis County, UT with a value of $80,301, followed by Tooele County, UT and Salt Lake County, UT, with respective values of $72,386 and $71,471.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Salt Lake City, UT (118k out of 1.16M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    74,664 ± 2,114

  2. Hispanic

    40,664 ± 1,640

  3. Other

    23,366 ± 1,388

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

627k

2017 Value

± 13,444

2.91%

1 Year growth

± 3.02%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Salt Lake City, UT grew at a rate of 2.91%, from 609k employees to 627k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Salt Lake City, UT, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (38,833 people), Customer Service Representatives (19,749 people), and Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (15,230 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Salt Lake City, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Salt Lake City, UT, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (38,833 people), Customer Service Representatives (19,749 people), and Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (15,230 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Salt Lake City, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Woodworkers (2.26 times higher than expected), Baggage Porters & Concierges, & Tour & Travel Guides (1.98 times), and Communications Equipment Operators (1.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Salt Lake City, UT, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($71,445), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,095), and Management Occupations ($70,020).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

627k

2017 Value

± 13,444

2.91%

1 Year growth

± 3.02%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Salt Lake City, UT grew at a rate of 2.91%, from 609k employees to 627k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Salt Lake City, UT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (74,523 people), Retail Trade (65,848 people), and Manufacturing (63,708 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Salt Lake City, UT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (74,523 people), Retail Trade (65,848 people), and Manufacturing (63,708 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Salt Lake City, UT has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.65 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.48 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Salt Lake City, UT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($82,823), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,078), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,934).

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Domestic Trade

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. $13.4B

  2. $12.7B

  3. $12.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $13.4B, followed by Mixed freight with $12.7B and Textiles/leather and $12.6B.

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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$132B

2015 Value

$206B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Utah trade was $132B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $206B by 2045.

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. $11.7B

  2. $9.06B

  3. $6.19B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Nevada with $11.7B, followed by California with $9.06B and Colorado and $6.19B.

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

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Health

90.3% of the population of Salt Lake City, UT has health coverage, with 60.1% on employee plans, 8.4% on Medicaid, 8.04% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 0.991% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Salt Lake City, UT was $5,982 in 2014. This is a 5.73% increase from the previous year ($5,658).

Primary care physicians in Salt Lake City, UT see 1742 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.115% increase from the previous year (1740 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1488 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 352 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.4%). Additionally, Tooele County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (31.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,742 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Utah see an average of 1,742 patients per year. This represents a 0.115% increase from the previous year (1,740 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$5,982

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,657

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,484

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,084

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Utah (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.73%, from $5,658 to $5,982.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.74%

Uninsured

60.1%

Employer Coverage

8.4%

Medicaid

8.04%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

0.991%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Salt Lake City, UT declined by 3.84% from 10.1% to 9.74%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.4% prevalence

  2. 10.2% prevalence

  3. 10.2% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Utah, at 10.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Utah by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Salt Lake City, UT is home to a population of 1.2M people, from which 92.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.6% of Salt Lake City, UT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Salt Lake City, UT is composed of 862k White Alone residents (71.6%), 216k Hispanic or Latino residents (17.9%), 46.5k Asian Alone residents (3.86%), 28.1k Two or More Races residents (2.33%), 21.5k Black or African American Alone residents (1.79%), 15.8k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1.32%), 9.4k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.781%), and 4.24k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.353%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Salt Lake City, UT are Spanish or Spanish Creole (138,000 speakers), Other Pacific Island Languages (8,345 speakers), and Chinese (6,517 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Salt Lake City, UT was 32.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Salt Lake City, UT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Salt Lake City, UT residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 11.6% of Salt Lake City, UT residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Salt Lake City, UT was 11.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    102,190 ± 7,718 people

  2. China

    8,514 ± 2,262 people

  3. India

    8,147 ± 2,213 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Salt Lake City, UT was Mexico, the natal country of 102,190 Salt Lake City, UT residents, followed by China with 8,514 and India with 8,147.

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Citizenship

92.5%

2017 Citizenship

92.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.5% of Salt Lake City, UT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Salt Lake City, UT was 92.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    862k ± 2.47k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    216k ± 11.5k

  3. Asian Alone

    46.5k ± 2.39k

In 2017, there were 3.99 times more White Alone residents (862k people) in Salt Lake City, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 216k Hispanic or Latino and 46.5k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Salt Lake City, UT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    138,000 speakers (12.8%)

  2. Other Pacific Island Languages

    8,345 speakers (0.775%)

  3. Chinese

    6,517 speakers (0.605%)

19.6% of Salt Lake City, UT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Salt Lake City, UT was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 12.8% of the overall population of Salt Lake City, UT are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.775% speak Other Pacific Island Languages and 0.605% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    14,195 ± 1,635

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    9,805 ± 1,803

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    5,903 ± 954

Salt Lake City, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Salt Lake City, UT awarded 33,693 degrees. The student population of Salt Lake City, UT is skewed towards women, with 66,619 male students and 90,455 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Salt Lake City, UT are White (24,964 and 76.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,638 and 8.1%), Asian (1,431 and 4.39%), and Black or African American (1,260 and 3.87%).

The largest universities in Salt Lake City, UT by number of degrees awarded are Western Governors University (16,444 and 48.8%), University of Utah (8,169 and 24.2%), and Salt Lake Community College (4,587 and 13.6%).

The most popular majors in Salt Lake City, UT are Registered Nursing (5,640 and 16.7%), General Business Administration & Management (3,457 and 10.3%), and General Studies (2,094 and 6.21%).

The median tuition costs in Salt Lake City, UT are $12,011 for private four year colleges, and $7,408 and $25,929 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 5,064 degrees awarded

  2. 1,821 degrees awarded

  3. 778 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Salt Lake City, UT was Registered Nursing with 5,064 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 16,444 degrees awarded

  2. 8,169 degrees awarded

  3. 4,587 degrees awarded

$7,408

Median In-State Public

$12,011

Median Private

In 2016, the Salt Lake City, UT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Governors University with 16,444 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

13,920

Degrees Awarded to Men

19,773

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 13,920 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Salt Lake City, UT, which is 0.704 times less than the 19,773 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Salt Lake City, UT by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    24,964 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,638 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1,431 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Salt Lake City, UT were to White students. These 24,964 degrees mean that there were 9.46 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,638 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Salt Lake City, UT was $294,800 in 2017, which is 1.35 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $267,800 to $294,800, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Salt Lake City, UT is 68%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Salt Lake City, UT have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Salt Lake City, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$71,510

Median Household Income

± $1,166

397k

Number of Households

± 9,635

In 2017, the median household income of the 397k households in Salt Lake City, UT grew to $71,510 from the previous year's value of $68,196.

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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Housing

Property Value

$294,800

2017 Median

± $3,798

$267,800

2016 Median

± $4,263

In 2017, the median property value in Salt Lake City, UT grew to to $294,800 from the previous year's value of $267,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Salt Lake City, UT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Salt Lake City, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Salt Lake City, UT 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 $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

68%

2017 Homeownership

66.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68% of the housing units in Salt Lake City, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Salt Lake City, UT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Salt Lake City, UT have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.77% of the workforce in Salt Lake City, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.3%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.58%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Salt Lake City, UT was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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