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Salt Lake City, Utah (UT) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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14.4% of Salt Lake City, UT residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 38.2% greater than the poverty level of 8.9% across the entire state of Utah. Taking into account residents not living in families, 20.9% of high school graduates and 45.2% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 21.4% among disabled males and 21.1% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 81.6%. For comparison, it was 43.5% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Salt Lake City, UT

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Salt Lake City:

14.4%
Whole state:

8.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Salt Lake City:

6.1%
Whole state:

3.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Salt Lake City:

21.4%
Utah:

11.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 18.6% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Salt Lake City:

29.8%
Utah:

21.9%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Salt Lake City:

21.1%
Utah:

14.5%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 18.4% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Salt Lake City:

27.0%
Utah:

20.7%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

81.6%
Residents above poverty level:

43.5%

Poverty by age in Salt Lake City, UT

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Salt Lake City
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Salt Lake City,UT (percentage below poverty level)
  • 16.9%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 20.2%6 to 11 years
  • 9.7%12 to 14 years
  • 2.7%15 years
  • 11.4%16 and 17 years
  • 27.1%18 to 24 years
  • 10.3%25 to 34 years
  • 9.4%35 to 44 years
  • 10.7%45 to 54 years
  • 20.3%55 to 64 years
  • 18.1%65 to 74 years
  • 8.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Salt Lake City
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Salt Lake City,UT (percentage below poverty level)
  • 15.1%Under 5 years
  • 4.4%5 years
  • 21.3%6 to 11 years
  • 16.3%12 to 14 years
  • 7.9%15 years
  • 8.7%16 and 17 years
  • 35.6%18 to 24 years
  • 9.5%25 to 34 years
  • 12.7%35 to 44 years
  • 6.7%45 to 54 years
  • 11.4%55 to 64 years
  • 8.3%65 to 74 years
  • 9.1%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Salt Lake City,UT (% below half of poverty level)
  • 7.0%Under 5 years
  • 5.3%5 years
  • 7.3%6 to 11 years
  • 7.1%12 to 14 years
  • 9.7%15 years
  • 6.2%16 and 17 years
  • 11.2%18 to 24 years
  • 6.5%25 to 34 years
  • 5.6%35 to 44 years
  • 4.0%45 to 54 years
  • 3.8%55 to 64 years
  • 2.4%65 to 74 years
  • 3.4%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Salt Lake City, UT

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Salt Lake City, UT (%)
  • 13.4%White
  • 33.2%Black
  • 30.4%American Indian
  • 11.3%Asian
  • 5.8%Native Hawaiian
  • 24.8%Other race
  • 21.7%2+ races
  • 18.1%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Salt Lake City, UT (absolute numbers)
  • 16,586White
  • 1,703Black
  • 870American Indian
  • 1,150Asian
  • 191Native Hawaiian
  • 5,163Other race
  • 1,5482+ races
  • 7,151Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 13.8%Below poverty level
  • 86.2%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 17.1%Below poverty level
  • 82.9%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Salt Lake City, UT

Children below poverty level:
Salt Lake City, Utah:

14.6%
State:

9.5%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Salt Lake City:

20.9%
Utah:

25.1%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Salt Lake City:

45.2%
Utah:

40.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 54.0%Married-couple family
  • 17.2%Male, no wife present
  • 28.9%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Salt Lake City not in families by work experience
  • 3.0%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 50.8%Worked part-time
  • 46.1%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.8%Both worked full-time
  • 7.3%One full-time, other part-time
  • 12.5%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 20.5%Both worked part-time
  • 32.8%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 25.1%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.4%1999 to 2000
  • 1.6%1995 to 1998
  • 1.2%1990 to 1994
  • 4.7%1980 to 1989
  • 9.2%1970 to 1979
  • 5.9%1960 to 1969
  • 20.2%1950 to 1959
  • 17.4%1940 to 1949
  • 39.5%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.0%1999 to 2000
  • 3.5%1995 to 1998
  • 2.1%1990 to 1994
  • 5.1%1980 to 1989
  • 8.7%1970 to 1979
  • 7.5%1960 to 1969
  • 18.7%1950 to 1959
  • 16.9%1940 to 1949
  • 36.6%1939 or earlier
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