South Salt Lake, UT

South Salt Lake profile

Living in South Salt Lake

South Salt Lake is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 25,582 people and five constituent neighborhoods, South Salt Lake is the 32nd largest community in Utah.

South Salt Lake is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (17.00%), sales jobs (10.75%), and maintenance occupations (8.05%).

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.

South Salt Lake has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, South Salt Lake has quite a high level of public transit users. South Salt Lake’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The overall education level of South Salt Lake is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.26% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in South Salt Lake in 2018 was $24,102, which is lower middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,408 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 19.06% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in South Salt Lake include English, German, Irish, European, and Swedish.

South Salt Lake also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.57%.

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