South Salt Lake, UT

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2022 Population
26,315
0.878% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
31.3
3.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.6%
19.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,125
12.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$353,600
23.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, South Salt Lake, UT had a population of 26.3k people with a median age of 31.3 and a median household income of $57,125. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of South Salt Lake, UT grew from 26,086 to 26,315, a 0.878% increase and its median household income grew from $50,589 to $57,125, a 12.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in South Salt Lake, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.7%), Other (Hispanic) (11.2%), White (Hispanic) (10.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.2%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.05%).

None of the households in South Salt Lake, 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.

87.1% of the residents in South Salt Lake, UT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in South Salt Lake, UT are Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare (97 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in South Salt Lake, UT was $353,600, and the homeownership rate was 39.3%.

Most people in South Salt Lake, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in South Salt Lake, UT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

South Salt Lake, UT is home to a population of 26.3k people, from which 87.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 20.9% of South Salt Lake, UT residents were born outside of the country (5.49k people).

In 2022, there were 4.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.3k people) in South Salt Lake, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.96k Other (Hispanic) and 2.77k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.1%
2022 Citizenship
83.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 87.1% of South Salt Lake, UT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in South Salt Lake, UT was 83.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in South Salt Lake, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.3k ± 1.03k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    2.96k ± 955
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.77k ± 687
29.4%
Hispanic Population
7.72k people

In 2022, there were 4.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.3k people) in South Salt Lake, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.96k Other (Hispanic) and 2.77k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

29.4% of the people in South Salt Lake, UT are hispanic (7.72k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

20.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.49k people
25.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.74k people

As of 2022, 20.9% of South Salt Lake, UT residents (5.49k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in South Salt Lake, UT was 25.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    229 ± 158
  2. Vietnam
    195 ± 120
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    35 ± 44

South Salt Lake, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of South Salt Lake, UT employs 15k people. The largest industries in South Salt Lake, UT are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,751 people), Retail Trade (1,651 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,429 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,750), Finance & Insurance ($64,911), and Educational Services ($59,406).

Occupations

15k
2022 Value
± 1,171
8.82%
1 Year growth
± 10%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in South Salt Lake, UT grew at a rate of 8.82%, from 13.8k employees to 15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in South Salt Lake, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,931 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,250 people), and Management Occupations (1,162 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of South Salt Lake, UT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15k
2022 Value
± 1,171
8.82%
1 Year growth
± 10%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in South Salt Lake, UT grew at a rate of 8.82%, from 13.8k employees to 15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in South Salt Lake, UT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,751 people), Retail Trade (1,651 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,429 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of South Salt Lake, UT, though some of these residents may live in South Salt Lake, 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

$45,610
Median earning men ± $3,799
$36,065
Median earning women ± $3,666

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($62,220), Public Administration ($54,366), and Wholesale Trade ($53,721).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($55,909), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,080), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($42,327).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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

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

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

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

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Civics

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

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

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

US Senators from Utah

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

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

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

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 South Salt Lake, UT awarded 97 degrees. The student population of South Salt Lake, UT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2 male students and 128 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in South Salt Lake, UT are White (51 and 52.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (34 and 35.1%), Black or African American (3 and 3.09%), and Two or More Races (3 and 3.09%).

The largest universities in South Salt Lake, UT by number of degrees awarded are Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare (97 and 100%).

The most popular majors in South Salt Lake, UT are Master Aesthetician (59 and 60.8%) and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (38 and 39.2%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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

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

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Educational Attainment

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Race

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in South Salt Lake, UT was $353,600 in 2022, which is 1.25 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $287,200 to $353,600, a 23.1% increase. The homeownership rate in South Salt Lake, UT is 39.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in South Salt Lake, UT have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in South Salt Lake, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in South Salt Lake, UT is $57,125. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in South Salt Lake, UT was Census Tract 1117.02 with a value of $72,673, followed by Census Tract 1115 and Census Tract 1117.01, with respective values of $55,381 and $54,750.

Property

$353,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,331
$4,161
Median Property Taxes
±$550

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 South Salt Lake, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

39.3%
Homeownership
2022
71.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 39.3% of the housing units in South Salt Lake, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 37.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1117.02
  2. Census Tract 1115
  3. Census Tract 1117.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in South Salt Lake, UT was Census Tract 1117.02 with a value of $72,673, followed by Census Tract 1115 and Census Tract 1117.01, with respective values of $55,381 and $54,750.

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

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Household Income

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$57,125
Median Household Income
± $3,850
10.6k
Number of Households
± 896

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.6k households in South Salt Lake, UT grew to $57,125 from the previous year's value of $50,589.

The following chart displays the households in South Salt Lake, 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 South Salt Lake, 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 (70.5%)
  2. Carpooled (13.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.62%)

In 2022, 70.5% of workers in South Salt Lake, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.4%) and those who worked at home (9.62%).

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

20.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Salt Lake, UT have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.11% of the workforce in South Salt Lake, 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 South Salt Lake, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in South Salt Lake, UT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Salt Lake, UT (3.63k out of 24.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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

82.1% of the population of South Salt Lake, UT has health coverage, with 53% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 5.15% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 0.22% on military or VA plans.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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

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

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.1% under 18 years, 33.2% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 7.59% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.9%
Uninsured
53%
Employer Coverage
11.4%
Medicaid
5.15%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
0.22%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in South Salt Lake, UT declined by 8.8% from 19.6% to 17.9%.

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

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