Salt Lake City, UT
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Salt Lake City is a relatively large city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 200,544 people and 71 constituent neighborhoods, Salt Lake City is the largest community in Utah.

Salt Lake City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Salt Lake City is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salt Lake City who work in office and administrative support (12.29%), management occupations (9.53%), and sales jobs (9.19%).

Of important note, Salt Lake City is also a city of artists. Salt Lake City has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Salt Lake City’s character.

Also of interest is that Salt Lake City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Another interesting thing about Salt Lake City, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Salt Lake City use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Salt Lake City‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Salt Lake City are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.05% of adults in Salt Lake City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Salt Lake City in 2010 was $32,954, which is wealthy relative to Utah, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,816 for a family of four. However, Salt Lake City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Salt Lake City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Salt Lake City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Salt Lake City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Salt Lake City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.34% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Salt Lake City include English, German, Irish, European, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Salt Lake City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.