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Salt Lake City, UT
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Living in Salt Lake City


Salt Lake City is a relatively large city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 199,723 people and 54 constituent neighborhoods, Salt Lake City is the largest community in Utah.

Housing costs in Salt Lake City are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salt Lake City who work in management occupations (10.56%), office and administrative support (10.53%), and sales jobs (8.31%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.10% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One thing that you will notice about Salt Lake City is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Salt Lake City a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

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.

Salt Lake City is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.65% 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 2018 was $39,126, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,504 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 21.17% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Salt Lake City include English, German, Irish, European, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Salt Lake City's cultural character, accounting for 16.25% of the city’s population.

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