Salt Lake County, Utah (UT)

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County population in 2012: 1,063,842 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 898,387 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 181,521
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 48,898
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 203,690
Renter-occupied apartments: 112,203 (it was 91,451 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

30%

Land area: 737 sq. mi.

Water area: 70.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 1423 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Salt Lake County: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.3%), Educational, health and social services (16.3%), Manufacturing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Salt Lake County, Utah:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (74.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (17.1%)
  • Asian alone (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (1.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.4%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  30.0 years
Utah median age:  29.0 years
Males: 517,881  (44.0%)
Females: 511,774  (56.0%)
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Salt Lake County,UT real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Salt Lake County:

2.0 people
Utah:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $61,775 ($48,373 in 1999)

This county:

$61775
Utah:

$59770

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $834 (lower quartile is $670, upper quartile is $1,098)
This county:

$834
State:

$766


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $229,200 (it was $153,500 in 2000)
Salt Lake:

$229,200
Utah:

$211,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $161,400 - $336,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $285,564
Here:

$285,564
State:

$263,471

Townhouses or other attached units: $195,726
Here:

$195,726
State:

$189,533

In 2-unit structures: $238,045
Here:

$238,045
State:

$216,917

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $169,798
Here:

$169,798
State:

$155,979

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $164,576
Here:

$164,576
State:

$159,749

Mobile homes: $33,548
Here:

$33,548
State:

$43,845
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,446
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $417

Institutionalized population: 9,420

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in Salt Lake County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
80.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
31.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
69.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
72.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is more than average.
36.5% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3449 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 2001: 3704 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2002: 4010 buildings, average cost: $134,100
  • 2003: 5126 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2004: 5095 buildings, average cost: $165,600
  • 2005: 5795 buildings, average cost: $172,600
  • 2006: 5300 buildings, average cost: $183,200
  • 2007: 3070 buildings, average cost: $209,400
  • 2008: 1364 buildings, average cost: $187,800
  • 2009: 1326 buildings, average cost: $193,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,705 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,720 (0.7%)

Salt Lake County household income distribution in 2009 Salt Lake County home values distribution Salt Lake County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.6%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.3% for Black residents, 25.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.2% for American Indian residents, 25.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.0% for other race residents, 20.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.6%
Salt Lake County:

12.6%
Utah:

12.7%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.7% for Black residents, 25.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.2% for American Indian residents, 25.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.0% for other race residents, 20.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 31 years old
(Males: 31 years old, Females: 32 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 34 years old, Black residents: 24 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Area name: Salt Lake City, UT HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Salt Lake County is $572 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $690 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $971 a month.

Cities in this county include: Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Sandy, West Jordan, Taylorsville, Murray, Kearns, Millcreek, South Jordan, Cottonwood Heights.

Salt Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2005 air pollution in Salt Lake County:

Carbon Monoxide: 4 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Lead: 0.08 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.023 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.120 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.086 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 37 µg/m3. Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 123 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 14.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 44 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.003 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.012 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.

Click to draw/clear Salt Lake County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Salt Lake County: Clover Springs Picnic Ground (A), Latter Day Saints Church Records Storage Area (B), George Washington Memorial Grove (C), Ledgemere Picnic Ground (D), Solitude Ski Area (E), Millcreek Forest Service Station (F), Jordan Pines Recreation Site (G), Brighton Ski Area (H), Brighton Recreation Area (I), Brighton Guard Station (J), Big Water Recreation Site (K), Utah Duck Club (L), Stairs Powerplant (M), Rudy Duck Club (N), Mountain Dell Golf Course (O), Maxfield Lodge (P), Lake Front Duck Club (Q), Harrison Duck Club (R), Mill B South Fork Picnic Ground (S), Saltair Resort (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Salt Lake County include: Trinity Community Church (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Chandler Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Dog Lake (A), Dry Lake (B), Lake Martha (C), Lake Catherine (D), Red Pine Lake (E), Lake Desolation (F), Red Butte Reservoir (G), Lake Lillian (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hogum Fork (A), Rudy Drain (B), Mill B North Fork (C), Mill B South Fork (D), Bowman Fork (E), Days Fork (F), Soldier Fork (G), Silver Fork (H), Broads Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Salt Lake County include: Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort (1), Yellow Fork Canyon County Park (2), Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area (3), Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Sunset Beach (A), Silver Sands Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Davis County , Morgan County , Summit County , Tooele County , Utah County , Wasatch County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 63,514
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 93,276 (31% naturalized citizens)

Salt Lake County:

10.4%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 36,761
  • 1990 to 1994: 18,512
  • 1985 to 1989: 10,846
  • 1980 to 1984: 8,217
  • 1975 to 1979: 5,488
  • 1970 to 1974: 3,009
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,327
  • 1965 to 1969: 8,116

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.8%

Salt Lake County marital status for males Salt Lake County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Salt Lake County with a mortgage: 140,678 (22,314 second mortgage, 16,266 home equity loan, 450 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 37,642

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Salt Lake County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other622,8071,452
Catholic84,34224
Evangelical Protestant27,497144
Mainline Protestant12,78938
Orthodox5,3527
Black Protestant1,3026
None275,566-
Salt Lake County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 146
Salt Lake County:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 16
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 47
This county:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 246
Salt Lake County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 558
This county:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Salt Lake County:

6.5%
Utah:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Salt Lake County:

22.7%
State:

23.6%

Agriculture in Salt Lake County:

Average size of farms: 116 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,231
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1190.82
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 62.46%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 28.81%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $23,429
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.09%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.72%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $26,214
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.96%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.22
All wheat for grain: 6350 harvested acres
Vegetables: 191 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 77 acres

Tornado activity:

Salt Lake County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Utah state average. It is 10000013.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 80 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/11/1999, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 80 people and caused $170 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Salt Lake County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Utah state average. It is 279% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 278.0 miles away from Salt Lake County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 293.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 255.5 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 98.2 miles away from the county center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 360.7 miles away from Salt Lake County center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 338.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Salt Lake County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (40%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Polynesia (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (3%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Salt Lake County (%):

  • English (24%)
  • German (10%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Danish (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Scottish (3%)

Salt Lake County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 335,073 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 57,307 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12,356 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1,002 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 513 (0%)
  • Railroad: 1,336 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 25 (0%)
  • Taxi: 100 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 530 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2,196 (1%)
  • Walked: 8,767 (2%)
  • Other means: 2,474 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 16,948 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Salt Lake County, Utah in 2000:

  • 3,235 people in state prisons
  • 2,619 people in nursing homes
  • 2,156 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,940 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,677 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 616 people in halfway houses
  • 468 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 283 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 232 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 230 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 164 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 121 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 108 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 108 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 80 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 73 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 62 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 61 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 60 people in religious group quarters
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 19 people in other group homes
  • 18 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 14 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 9 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 2 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 2 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Salt Lake County, Utah in 2010:

  • 3,802 people in state prisons
  • 2,432 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,249 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2,112 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,333 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 548 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 387 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 353 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 276 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 235 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 171 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 69 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 24 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,042.

5.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,500 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.16%
Utah average:

6.32%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($350 average AGI)
Salt Lake County:

0.04%
Utah average:

0.05%

2.28% relocated from other counties in Utah ($15,341 average AGI)
2.84% relocated from other states ($24,809 average AGI)
Salt Lake County:

2.84%
Utah average:

3.05%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Utah County, UT  0.80% ($35,270 average AGI)
from Davis County, UT  0.56% ($35,770)
from Weber County, UT  0.18% ($33,854)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.14% ($35,641)
from Tooele County, UT  0.14% ($37,908)
from Clark County, NV  0.12% ($41,356)
from Cache County, UT  0.12% ($27,919)


5.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,593 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
Utah average:

6.46%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($632 average AGI)
Salt Lake County:

0.05%
Utah average:

0.07%

2.06% relocated to other counties in Utah ($16,287 average AGI)
2.89% relocated to other states ($25,674 average AGI)
Salt Lake County:

2.89%
Utah average:

3.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Utah County, UT  0.68% ($40,074 average AGI)
to Davis County, UT  0.53% ($41,813)
to Weber County, UT  0.16% ($31,898)
to Tooele County, UT  0.14% ($37,262)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.14% ($49,599)
to Washington County, UT  0.13% ($44,991)
to Clark County, NV  0.11% ($47,866)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 19.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 19.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 18.0

Births per 1000 population in Salt Lake County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 5.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Salt Lake County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Salt Lake County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 83,291 (72,189 aged, 11,102 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.96
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10478.62
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 192.770
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40715.28

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1860.320
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 579.960
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 55.84
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 92.39

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.7
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 8034.357

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 31.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 17.5
  • Cut/Pierce - 4.0
  • Other - 10.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 146.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 70.3
  • Poisoning - 35.2
  • Suffocation - 34.9
  • Other - 6.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,015,649

Size of family households: 80,900 2-persons, 51,129 3-persons, 48,540 4-persons, 30,567 5-persons, 17,242 6-persons, 14,248 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 75,064 1-person, 18,211 2-persons, 4,072 3-persons, 1,773 4-persons, 558 5-persons, 184 6-persons, 134 7-or-more-persons.

205,311 married couples with children.
43,285 single-parent households (10,357 men, 32,928 women).

83.8% of residents of Salt Lake County speak English at home.
9.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $4,793,316,000 ($5125 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $628,114,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,447,947,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $613,042,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,005,000
Federal grants: $1,494,054,000
Federal procurement contracts: $540,050,000 ($350,251,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $684,217,000 ($166,219,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,627,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,552,937,000
Federal Government insurance: $129,950,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 94,883
Here:

100 per 1000 residents
State:

103 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 27,212
Here:

29 per 1000 residents
State:

28 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +30,353
Here:

+32 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -49,513
Here -52 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Salt Lake County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 258.39 millions of gallons per day (30% from ground, 70% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 8,986
  • 2000 to 2004: 59,787
  • 1990 to 1999: 58,627
  • 1980 to 1989: 48,549
  • 1970 to 1979: 77,214
  • 1960 to 1969: 33,648
  • 1950 to 1959: 37,258
  • 1940 to 1949: 16,377
  • 1939 or earlier: 31,044
Rooms in houses/apartments in Salt Lake County, Utah
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 242
  • 2 rooms: 1,619
  • 3 rooms: 6,367
  • 4 rooms: 14,403
  • 5 rooms: 27,399
  • 6 rooms: 31,322
  • 7 rooms: 33,952
  • 8 rooms: 34,404
  • 9+ rooms: 53,982
  • 1 room: 4,884
  • 2 rooms: 12,628
  • 3 rooms: 19,191
  • 4 rooms: 26,386
  • 5 rooms: 12,545
  • 6 rooms: 6,464
  • 7 rooms: 4,087
  • 8 rooms: 2,754
  • 9+ rooms: 2,512
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Salt Lake County, Utah
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 704
  • 1 bedroom: 5,433
  • 2 bedrooms: 31,631
  • 3 bedrooms: 69,145
  • 4 bedrooms: 57,164
  • 5+ bedrooms: 39,613
  • no bedroom: 5,888
  • 1 bedroom: 29,308
  • 2 bedrooms: 35,932
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,960
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,190
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,173
Cars and other vehicles available in Salt Lake County, Utah in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 5,564
  • 1 vehicle: 45,010
  • 2 vehicles: 93,009
  • 3 vehicles: 39,895
  • 4 vehicles: 13,993
  • 5+ vehicles: 6,219
  • no vehicle: 13,010
  • 1 vehicle: 41,837
  • 2 vehicles: 28,784
  • 3 vehicles: 5,536
  • 4 vehicles: 1,660
  • 5+ vehicles: 624

52% of Salt Lake County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in Utah.

Salt Lake County:

52.2%
State average:

51.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $153,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Salt Lake County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (94.9%)
  • Electricity (4.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (80.2%)
  • Electricity (17.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,733
Here:

5.8%
Utah:

4.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,292
Here:

5.2%
Utah:

3.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8,138
Here:

15.2%
Utah:

27.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Salt Lake County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Libraries: $4,689,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,463,000
    General - Other: $834,000
    Health - Other: $287,000
    General Public Buildings: $180,000
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $74,722,000
    General - Other: $70,346,000
    Correctional Institutions: $62,419,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $46,033,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $41,839,000
    Financial Administration: $34,458,000
    Police Protection: $32,262,000
    Libraries: $27,826,000
    Health - Other: $25,875,000
    Regular Highways: $24,157,000
    Local Fire Protection: $17,546,000
    Solid Waste Management: $14,398,000
    Central Staff Services: $14,195,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,809,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,331,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,111,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,666,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $5,136,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,586,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,492,000
    Libraries: $1,057,000
    Regular Highways: $974,000
    Financial Administration: $887,000
    General - Other: $303,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $238,000
    Health - Other: $231,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $205,000
    Police Protection: $141,000
    Correctional Institutions: $111,000
    Central Staff Services: $77,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $153,295,000

Salt Lake County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $51,366,000
    Solid Waste Management: $11,541,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,189,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $15,364,000
    General Local Government Support: $124,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,430,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $16,716,000
    Rents: $12,872,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,447,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,712,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,187,000
    Sale of Property: $78,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $45,096,000
    Highways: $5,556,000
  • Tax - Property: $203,003,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $78,536,000
    Other Selective Sales: $33,407,000
    Other License: $26,981,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $4,014,000

Salt Lake County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $323,670,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $196,861,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $126,809,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,673,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,673,000

Salt Lake County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $112,998,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $139,583,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,118,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Salt Lake County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Salt Lake County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 193 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6,679$207,1364,452$235,19435,327$208,728826$115,47037$2,513,2431,513$178,66090$92,611
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED557$216,131430$253,9144,251$216,350138$73,1522$1,659,000203$178,71435$58,343
APPLICATIONS DENIED1,025$206,651883$227,1089,791$227,718644$92,07515$785,400838$174,949146$50,048
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN739$207,089508$255,0695,896$218,076338$114,2284$4,868,750332$179,78016$83,188
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS119$211,647128$313,7271,330$227,53292$100,7500$091$192,5828$27,875
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 188 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED881$247,342993$232,8118$265,125
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED332$251,831584$244,72319$190,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED150$245,860235$239,3704$245,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN92$259,478129$238,0162$190,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS37$259,73019$223,1055$458,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Salt Lake County, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,50575.1 years
William2,23875.0 years
Mary2,02880.1 years
Robert1,71671.0 years
James1,68172.5 years
George1,49777.2 years
Ruth1,12580.0 years
Joseph1,11775.9 years
Helen1,09780.1 years
Charles1,02174.8 years
Most common last names in Salt Lake County, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,45276.0 years
Johnson1,20175.8 years
Anderson1,05977.2 years
Jensen75477.5 years
Jones70376.1 years
Hansen69176.8 years
Brown68976.1 years
Peterson66577.0 years
Christensen61976.4 years
Nelson56776.4 years
Businesses in Salt Lake County, UT
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness5Journeys4
7-Eleven81Justice4
ALDO2KFC5
AMF Bowling1Kincaid2
AT&T44Kmart7
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kohl's5
Abercrombie Kids1Kroger29
Ace Hardware3La Quinta3
Aeropostale5La-Z-Boy4
American Eagle Outfitters4Lane Bryant5
Ann Taylor3Lane Furniture18
Apple Store1LensCrafters3
Applebee's8Little Caesars Pizza21
Arby's20Lowe's6
Ashley Furniture2Macy's4
Audi1Marriott13
AutoZone15MasterBrand Cabinets28
BMW1Maurices3
Banana Republic2Mazda1
Barnes & Noble6McDonald's44
Baskin-Robbins6Men's Wearhouse4
Bath & Body Works7Microtel1
Baymont Inn2Motel 63
Bebe2Motherhood Maternity6
Bed Bath & Beyond5New Balance12
Ben & Jerry's1New York & Co1
Best Western1Nike51
Big O Tires14Nissan3
Blockbuster18Nordstrom3
Brookstone4Office Depot5
Budget Car Rental2OfficeMax6
Burger King24Old Navy5
Cache1Olive Garden6
CarMax1Outback1
Carl\s Jr.18Outback Steakhouse1
Casual Male XL1Pac Sun3
Charlotte Russe2Panda Express15
Chevrolet4Papa John's Pizza12
Chick-Fil-A5Payless15
Chico's3Penske6
Chipotle3PetSmart6
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pier 1 Imports4
Cold Stone Creamery5Pizza Hut17
Coldwater Creek2Plato's Closet2
Comfort Inn4Pottery Barn1
Comfort Suites2Pottery Barn Kids1
Costco4Quality2
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos10
Crate & Barrel1RadioShack14
Cricket Wireless39Ramada3
Curves11Red Lobster2
DHL6Red Robin4
Dairy Queen8Rite Aid11
Days Inn1Rue214
Deb1SAS Shoes1
Decora Cabinetry5SONIC Drive-In9
Dennys7Sam's Club4
Discount Tire9Sears12
Domino's Pizza4Sephora1
DressBarn3Sheraton1
Dressbarn3Shoe Carnival3
Econo Lodge1Skechers USA3
Eddie Bauer2Sleep Inn2
Ethan Allen1Spencer Gifts1
Express3Sprint Nextel16
Extended Stay America3Staples3
Famous Footwear10Starbucks31
Fashion Bug1Studio 61
FedEx148Subaru3
Finish Line1Subway70
Firestone Complete Auto Care11Super 83
Foot Locker4T-Mobile42
Ford3T.G.I. Driday's2
Forever 212T.J.Maxx4
GNC17Taco Bell21
GameStop11Talbots1
Gap2Target6
Gymboree3The Cheesecake Factory1
H&R Block32The Room Place1
Haworth1Torrid2
Hilton9Toyota3
Hobby Lobby2Toys"R"Us5
Holiday Inn8True Value3
Hollister Co.2U-Haul23
Home Depot8UPS164
Homestead Studio Suites2Urban Outfitters1
Honda3Vans17
Hot Topic3Verizon Wireless13
Howard Johnson1Victoria's Secret3
Hyatt2Village Inn8
IHOP9Volkswagen2
IKEA1Walgreens15
InTown Suites2Walmart13
J. Jill1Wendy's35
J.Crew2Wet Seal2
JCPenney3Whole Foods Market3
Jamba Juice9YMCA1
JoS. A. Bank2Z Gallerie1
Jones New York14

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