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 192,672 people and 71 constituent neighborhoods, Salt Lake City is the largest community in Utah.

Salt Lake City home prices are not only among the most expensive in Utah, but Salt Lake City real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

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 (12.55%), sales jobs (9.59%), and teaching (8.69%).

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.

Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Salt Lake City really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Salt Lake City is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Salt Lake City more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Salt Lake City’s character and quality of life.

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 education level of Salt Lake City ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Salt Lake City, 42.06% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Salt Lake City in 2010 was $28,428, which is wealthy relative to Utah, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,712 for a family of four. However, Salt Lake City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Salt Lake City is a very 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 20.93% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Salt Lake City include German, Irish, Scottish, and European.

Salt Lake City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.50%.

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