Salt Lake City Demographics

Salt Lake City Demographics

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Salt Lake is a city of unexpected surprises and brims with history, art, culture, entertainment and recreation - all in a beautiful location at the foot of Utah's Wasatch Mountains.

Demographics for Salt Lake City are featured on this page of our 2022 Visitor Guide.

POPULATION - As of March 2022.

Utah: 3.2 million
Salt Lake City Metro: 181,743
Salt Lake Area: 1.3 million
Wasatch Front: 1.9 million
The Wasatch Front is roughly 80 miles long with Ogden approximately 40 miles north of the Salt Lake Valley and Provo approximately 40 miles south of the Salt Lake Valley.

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Utah's population tends to be younger (27.1), lives longer (77.7), has higher fertility rates (2.68) and more persons per household (3.13 persons).

Utah's population growth of 29.6% more than doubled that of the nation (13.2%).

Of All The Fifty States, Utah Has...
The highest rate of job growth - (4.5%)

4th highest percent of high school graduates

11th highest percent of college graduates

7th lowest violent crime rates

3rd longest life expectancy

One of the lowest heart disease and cancer rates

Utah's growth is attributed to natural increase (88%) rather than net in-migration (12%).

Net in-migration occured for the 17th straight year.

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Utah is one of the fastest growing states in the country and ranks 35th in the nation in population growth. The state's rapid growth is attributed to both the area's high birth rate and to in-migration.

Utah's population reached 3.2 million in 2022, a positive increase every year since 1990. The State of California continues to dominate the flow of migration to Utah, while employment-related migration accounts for the majority of population movement to and from Utah.

Salt Lake City makes up a very small portion of the Salt Lake Valley. With Salt Lake County covering 756 square miles, Salt Lake City covers only 90.5 square miles. Salt Lake City is the largest city in the state with a population of 181,743. Salt Lake County's population is 1.3 million, making it the most populous region in Utah.

Overall, Utah is expected to continue to have the youngest population in the nation. Utah's median age in 2022 is 27.1 years, well below the national figure of 35.2 years.

Utah is 1st in the nation in the number of persons per household at 3.13, compared to the national average of 2.62. In addition, Utah's number of people per family is 3.67, compared to the national figure of 3.16. This is attributed to the Church of Jesus Christ's belief in large families!

Average Home Prices
Average Home Price in Salt Lake City $ 550,756
Average Condo Price in Salt Lake City $ 358,000
Average Home Price in Park City $ 745,344
Average Condo Price in Park City $ 527,288

Average Apartment Prices in Salt Lake
Studio $ 900
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath $ 1260
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath $ 1420
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath $ 1595
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath $ 1975

Highest Paying Jobs in Utah ( Per Hour )
Obstetricians & Gynecologists $66.60
Surgeons $64.00
Internists, General $63.20
Pediatricians, General $59.70
Family & General Practitioners $56.60
Lawyers $49.40
Dentists $48.20
Air Traffic Controllers $42.30
Engineering Managers $37.50

Lowest Paying Jobs in Utah ( Per Hour )
Ushers $6.50
Fast Food Cooks $6.70
Dining Room Attendants & Bar Backs $6.90
Food Prep Workers $6.90
Dishwashers $7.00
Pressers & Garment Workers $7.00
Food Counter Help $7.00
Amusement & Recreation Attendants $7.00
Parking Lot Attendants $7.10
Sewers, Hand $7.20

Salt Lake is a city of unexpected surprises and brims with history, art, culture, entertainment and recreation - all in a beautiful location at the foot of Utah's Wasatch Mountains.

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