Salt Lake City is a relatively large city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 200,591 people and 71 constituent neighborhoods, Salt Lake City is the largest community in Utah.
Unlike some cities, Salt Lake City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Salt Lake City are a mix of both white- and blue-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.
One thing noticeable about Salt Lake City, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Salt Lake City is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Salt Lake City a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Salt Lake City is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Salt Lake City area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Salt Lake City is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.05% of adults in Salt Lake City have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
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.