South Salt Lake, UT
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South Salt Lake is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 24,788 people and five constituent neighborhoods, South Salt Lake is the 32nd largest community in Utah.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, South Salt Lake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, South Salt Lake is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Salt Lake who work in office and administrative support (18.96%), sales jobs (11.50%), and maintenance occupations (7.37%).

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

Many people in South Salt Lake take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among South Salt Lake citizens for affordable transportation.

The population of South Salt Lake overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in South Salt Lake, 24.76% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in South Salt Lake in 2010 was $17,578, which is low income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,312 for a family of four. However, South Salt Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

South Salt Lake is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call South Salt Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Salt Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. South Salt Lake also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.82% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in South Salt Lake include European, German, Irish, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of South Salt Lake's cultural character, accounting for 26.10% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in South Salt Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.