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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Salt Lake City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Salt Lake City is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Salt Lake City, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

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.