Salt Lake City, UT

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Population

194,188

1.43% growth

Poverty Rate

17.8%


Median Age

31.9


Median Household Income

$54,009

7.26% growth

Number of Employees

106,439

3.16% growth

Median Property Value

$266,800

7.28% growth

About

In 2017, Salt Lake City, UT had a population of 194k people with a median age of 31.9 and a median household income of $54,009. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Salt Lake City, UT grew from 191,446 to 194,188, a 1.43% increase and its median household income grew from $50,353 to $54,009, a 7.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Salt Lake City, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.9%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (12.5%), White (Hispanic) (7.79%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.26%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.45%). N/A% of the people in Salt Lake City, UT speak a non-English language, and 88.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Salt Lake City, UT are University of Utah (8,554 degrees awarded in 2017), Westminster College (230807) (802 degrees), and LDS Business College (609 degrees).

The median property value in Salt Lake City, UT is $266,800, and the homeownership rate is 48.5%. Most people in Salt Lake City, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Salt Lake City, UT is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Utah (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Salt Lake City, UT employs 106k people. The largest industries in Salt Lake City, UT are Educational Services (15,282 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (13,269 people), and Retail Trade (10,730 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,417), Utilities ($67,238), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,529).

Median household income in Salt Lake City, UT is $54,009. Males in Salt Lake City, UT have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,859. The income inequality in Salt Lake City, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,009

2017 value

± $1,432

7.26%

1 Year Growth

± 3.52%

Households in Salt Lake City, UT have a median annual income of $54,009, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,353 in 2016, which represents a 7.26% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,159

Average Male Salary

± $1,867

$41,859

Average Female Salary

± $1,369

In 2017, full-time male employees in Utah made 1.53 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Utah 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. White

    $46,590 ± $1,174

  2. Asian

    $45,658 ± $6,844

  3. Black

    $38,633 ± $10,877

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Utah workers was White. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Utah by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.484

2017 Wage GINI

0.483

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Utah was 0.484 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.195% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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)

  1. Census Tract 1148

  2. Census Tract 1002

  3. Census Tract 1036

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Salt Lake City, UT was Census Tract 1148 with a value of $181,756, followed by Census Tract 1002 and Census Tract 1036, with respective values of $126,731 and $119,531.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Salt Lake City, UT (33.8k out of 189k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    19,742 ± 1,041

  2. Hispanic

    11,571 ± 938

  3. Other

    7,238 ± 809

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

106k

2017 Value

± 2,197

3.16%

1 Year growth

± 2.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Salt Lake City, UT grew at a rate of 3.16%, from 103k employees to 106k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Salt Lake City, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,080 people), Management Occupations (10,144 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,786 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 Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,080 people), Management Occupations (10,144 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,786 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Salt Lake City, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.73 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.85 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Salt Lake City, UT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($82,070), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,040), and Management Occupations ($63,143).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

106k

2017 Value

± 2,197

3.16%

1 Year growth

± 2.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Salt Lake City, UT grew at a rate of 3.16%, from 103k employees to 106k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Salt Lake City, UT, are Educational Services (15,282 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (13,269 people), and Retail Trade (10,730 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 Educational Services (15,282 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (13,269 people), and Retail Trade (10,730 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Salt Lake City, UT has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.55 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.29 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Salt Lake City, UT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,417), Utilities ($67,238), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,529).

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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. $15.4B

  2. $14.3B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $15.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($14.3B) and Textiles/leather ($11.4B).

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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$143B

2020 Value

$206B

Projected 2045 Value

43.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Utah trade was $143B. This is expected to increase 43.6% 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. $12.5B

  2. $9.77B

  3. $6.41B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Nevada with $12.5B, followed by California with $9.77B and Idaho and $6.41B.

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

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Health

85.4% of the population of Salt Lake City, UT has health coverage, with 53.1% on employee plans, 10.8% on Medicaid, 7.4% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place 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 1350 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.369% decrease from the previous year (1355 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1330 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 244 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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1,350 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Salt Lake County, UT see an average of 1,350 patients per year. This represents a 0.369% decrease from the previous year (1,355 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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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

14.6%

Uninsured

53.1%

Employer Coverage

10.8%

Medicaid

7.4%

Medicare

12.8%

Non-Group

1.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Salt Lake City, UT declined by 12.1% from 16.6% to 14.6%.

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 194k people, from which 88.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 16.4% of Salt Lake City, UT residents were born outside of the country (31.8k people).

In 2017, there were 5.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (128k people) in Salt Lake City, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.3k Some Other Race (Hispanic) and 15.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Salt Lake City, UT was 31.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Salt Lake City, UT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Salt Lake City, UT residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

31.8k people

17.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

33.6k people

As of 2017, 16.4% of Salt Lake City, UT residents (31.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Salt Lake City, UT was 17.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    101,154 ± 7,675 people

  2. Canada

    8,846 ± 2,306 people

  3. El Salvador

    7,653 ± 2,145 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Utah was Mexico, the natal country of 101,154 Utah residents, followed by Canada with 8,846 and El Salvador with 7,653.

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Citizenship

88.6%

2017 Citizenship

87.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.6% of Salt Lake City, UT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Salt Lake City, UT was 87.2%, 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)

    128k ± 2.27k

  2. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    24.3k ± 2k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    15.1k ± 1.62k

In 2017, there were 5.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (128k people) in Salt Lake City, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.3k Some Other Race (Hispanic) and 15.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,325 ± 264

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,279 ± 224

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    784 ± 193

Salt Lake City, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Salt Lake City, UT awarded 10,577 degrees. The student population of Salt Lake City, UT is skewed towards men, with 20,219 male students and 18,686 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Salt Lake City, UT are White (7,263 and 75.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (955 and 9.89%), Asian (465 and 4.81%), and Unknown (417 and 4.32%).

The largest universities in Salt Lake City, UT by number of degrees awarded are University of Utah (8,554 and 80.9%), Westminster College (230807) (802 and 7.58%), and LDS Business College (609 and 5.76%).

The most popular majors in Salt Lake City, UT are General Business Administration & Management (744 and 7.03%), Registered Nursing (554 and 5.24%), and Accounting (430 and 4.07%).

The median tuition costs in Salt Lake City, UT are $19,520 for private four year colleges, and $7,697 and $26,940 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 384 degrees awarded

  2. 323 degrees awarded

  3. 291 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Salt Lake City, UT was General Communication with 384 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. 8,554 degrees awarded

  2. 802 degrees awarded

  3. 609 degrees awarded

$7,697

Median In-State Public

$19,520

Median Private

In 2017, the Salt Lake City, UT institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Utah with 8,554 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,442

Degrees Awarded to Men

5,135

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 5,442 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Salt Lake City, UT, which is 1.06 times more than the 5,135 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,263 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    955 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    465 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Salt Lake City, UT were to White students. These 7,263 degrees mean that there were 7.61 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 955 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Salt Lake City, UT was $266,800 in 2017, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $248,700 to $266,800, a 7.28% increase. The homeownership rate in Salt Lake City, UT is 48.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Salt Lake City, UT have an average commute time of 18.5 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.

Housing

Property Value

$266,800

2017 Median

± $5,370

$248,700

2016 Median

± $5,612

In 2017, the median property value in Salt Lake City, UT grew to to $266,800 from the previous year's value of $248,700.

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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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$54,009

Median Household Income

± $1,432

76.9k

Number of Households

± 1,749

In 2017, the median household income of the 76.9k households in Salt Lake City, UT grew to $54,009 from the previous year's value of $50,353.

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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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

48.5%

2017 Homeownership

48.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 48.5% of the housing units in Salt Lake City, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 48.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower 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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Commute Time

18.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Salt Lake City, UT have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.04% 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

    67.7%

  2. Carpooled

    11.4%

  3. Public Transit

    6.7%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Salt Lake City, UT was Drove Alone (67.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.4%) and those who Public Transit (6.7%).

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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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 1 car.

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