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Salt Lake City city, Utah

Salt Lake City city, Utah
Nickname(s):The Crossroads of the West
Population
- Total:186.440 (2010)
- Density:1.664,6/sq mi (647,4/sq km)
Area code(s):385, 801
Time zone:MST (UTC-7)
Summer Time zone:MDT (UTC-6)
Website:www.slcgov.com
Area
- Total:112 sq mi (290 sq km)
- Land:112 sq mi (288 sq km)
- Water:1 sq mi (2 sq km)
- % water:0,69 %
Latitude:+40.7785197
Longitude:-111.9314142

Quick information summary of the Salt Lake City city area.

Salt Lake City city is located in the state of Utah. It occupies the area of 112 square miles. 1 square miles are water areas and 112 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Salt Lake City city lies at +40.7785197, -111.9314142 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 186.440 living in the Salt Lake City city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (75.13%), Some Other Race (10.75%) and Asian (4.42%). Median age is 31 for the males and 31 for the females.

Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city in Utah. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city has a population of 189,899 and its metropolitan area has 1,145,905 inhabitants. It is one of the two major cities in the Great Basin (the other one being Reno, Nevada) and also the largest city in the Intermountain West region.

Salt Lake City, often called simply Salt Lake or SLC, was founded by Mormons in 1847 near the Great Salt Lake. Nickname for the city is “The Crossroads of the West.” Its inhabitants are called Salt Lakers. The city lies in the Mountain Time Zone (UTC-7).

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Statistical data for the Salt Lake City city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
186,440
White alone
140,08075.13 %
Black or African American alone
5,0882.73 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2,3161.24 %
Asian alone
8,2474.42 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
3,7762.03 %
Some Other Race alone
20,03610.75 %
Two or More races
6,8973.70 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Salt Lake City city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Salt Lake City city part within the Subdivision
Salt Lake County 1.029.655- Salt Lake City city part186.440
Emigration CCD 8.908- Salt Lake City city part0
Salt Lake City CCD 932.320- Salt Lake City city part186.440

Profile of the Salt Lake City city

Salt Lake City History

Before the area of present day Salt Lake City was settled, it was inhabited for thousands of years by hunter-gatherer tribes. The area still contains many extraordinarily elaborate rock paintings from those times. First explorers in the area were the Spanish, who travelled from New Mexico in search of a passage to Monterey in California. In early 1800, trappers and mountain men also passed through the area, making notes of the mountain passes. Later, the area received a steady flow of settlers on their way to California.

The first permanent settlement was founded in 1847 by a group of Mormons led by Brigham Young. They laid out a town called Great Salt Lake City and worked on it very carefully, with a well-thought street plan, irrigation systems and many crops. In 1848, the settlers in Utah applied for statehood as the State of Dessert, which was denied and the Utah Territory was created instead, in 1850. Salt Lake City was incorporated as a city and five years later it became the capital of the territory. In 1856, there was a war between Mormon settlers and the U.S. Government, mostly over the religious beliefs.

The transcontinental railroad arrived in Utah in 1869. New settlers, mostly miners for silver, gold and copper, arrived with the railroad and the city got some of its first non-Mormon inhabitants. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints finally put a ban on polygamy in 1890. In 1892, the famous Salt Lake Temple was completed after almost 40 years of construction. Utah became a U.S. state in 1896 as the third suffrage state in America.

In early 20th century Salt Lake City started developing itself as a modern and prosperous city. New development included the completion of the State Capitol building, electric trolley car service and several residential areas. The development slowed down during the Great Depression, much like in any other city in the nation, but started again during and after the World War II, when there was a high demand for metals and various manufacturing industries. As the industrialization continued throughout the 20th century, the city underwent several beautification projects, especially in the 1970s and 1980s.

Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics, considered to be the “best attended” Olympic Winter Games of all times.

Geography and Climate

The city occupies an area of 110.4 square miles. The average elevation is 4,327 feet above sea level. The highest point in the city is Grandview Peak at 9,410 feet and the lowest one is 4,210 feet near the Jordan River, which passes through the city.

Salt Lake City is located in the Salt Lake Valley, surrounded by Oquirrh and Wasatch mountains and the Great Salt Lake.

The climate in Salt Lake City is semi-arid, with four distinct seasons. The summers are long, hot and dry and the winters are also long, cold and snowy. Both spring and fall are brief and comfortable.

Population of Salt Lake City

At the 2010 U.S. Census, the racial makeup in the city is 56.13% White, 30.33% Hispanic or Latino, 17.73% African American, 5.42% Asian, 3.24% Native American, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 10.75% from some other race 3.7% from two or more races.

Even though it is often perceived as a predominantly Mormon city, Salt Lake City actually has much smaller Mormon population compared to other areas in Utah.

Salt Lake City is often considered to be one of the best gay-friendly cities, with a large and very organized and politically active gay community.

The median household income in the city is $36,944 and the per capita income is $20,752.

Economy

In the past, the economy of Salt Lake City was based on mining, steel mills and railroad operations. Today, the city is more service-oriented. Major industries include government, trade, transportation, utilities and various professional services. Largest employers in Salt Lake City include federal and state government, Delta Air Lines hub, Intermountain Health Care, University of Utah, Sinclair Oil Corporation and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other large companies and employers include Huntsman Corporation, Zions Bancorporation, Questar Corporation, Smith’s Food and Drug, MonaVie and others.

Tourism is a major contributor to the economy in the city, especially since the 2002 Winter Olympics, and winter sports attract many visitors in the Wasatch Mountains, east of Salt Lake City. In addition, there are eight ski resorts within 50 miles from the city.

Culture and Attractions

Salt Lake City has many museums, most notably the Church History Museum near Temple Square, the Clark Planetarium, Discovery Gateway, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Natural History Museum of Utah and Fort Douglas Military Museum.

Important venues in the city include Capitol Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, and the companies include Plan-B Theatre Company, the Off-Broadway Theatre, Laughing Stock, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Ballet West and Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company.

The local music scene is very rich and vibrant, especially in genres such as blues, hip-hop, punk, metal and indie. Some of the bands based in the city include Gaza, Iceburn, The Almost, Shedaisy and Royal Bliss.

The largest events in the city include Utah Pride Festival, Pioneer Day, Greek Festival and, of course, Sundance Film Festival, which is actually held at the Sundance Resort and Park City, but also partially in Salt Lake City.

Education

Salt Lake City is the home to the University of Utah, the oldest university in the West. Other institutions of higher education in the city include Eagle Gate College, Westminster College, Salt Lake Community College, LDS Business College, The Art Institute of Salt Lake City and Stevens-Henager College.

Transportation

The largest highways in the city are I-15, I-80, I-215, SR-201 and the Legacy Parkway. Utah Transit Authority operates the mass transit in the area. The city has a light rail system called TRAX, with three lines, and the commuter rail service is provided by FrontRunner. Amtrak provides passenger rail service on its California Zephyr line and the city is also served by Greyhound Bus Lines. 

Salt Lake City International Airport, with a Delta Air Lines hub, is located some four miles west of downtown.

Statistical data for the Salt Lake City city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
186,440
White alone
140,08075.13 %
Black or African American alone
5,0882.73 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2,3161.24 %
Asian alone
8,2474.42 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
3,7762.03 %
Some Other Race alone
20,03610.75 %
Two or More races
6,8973.70 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
186,440
Not Hispanic or Latino
144,80377.67 %
Hispanic or Latino
41,63722.33 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
186,440
Not Hispanic or Latino
144,80377.67 %
White alone
122,32584.48 %
Black or African American alone
4,6133.19 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
1,6241.12 %
Asian alone
8,1515.63 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
3,7062.56 %
Some Other Race alone
4440.31 %
Two or More races
3,9402.72 %
Hispanic or Latino
41,63722.33 %
White alone
17,75542.64 %
Black or African American alone
4751.14 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
6921.66 %
Asian alone
960.23 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
700.17 %
Some Other Race alone
19,59247.05 %
Two or More races
2,9577.10 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
31
Male
31
Female
31

Household Type

Total
74,513
Family households
39,09352.46 %
Husband-wife family
28,24072.24 %
Other family
10,85327.76 %
Male householder, no wife present
3,59333.11 %
Female householder, no husband present
7,26066.89 %
Nonfamily households
35,42047.54 %
Householder living alone
25,81272.87 %
Householder not living alone
9,60827.13 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Salt Lake City city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Salt Lake City city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Salt Lake City city center

Airport

  • American Towers Heliport [2.33 mi] [3.75 km]
  • Red Lion-Sheraton Hotel Heliport [2.23 mi] [3.58 km]
  • Holy Cross Hospital Helipad [3.75 mi] [6.03 km]

Building

  • Bureau of Land Management State Office [1.21 mi] [1.94 km]
  • Salt Lake City Fire Department Station 1 [3.04 mi] [4.9 km]
  • Salt Palace Convention Center [2.05 mi] [3.3 km]
  • Cancer Wellness House [3.85 mi] [6.19 km]

Canal

  • Surplus Canal [1.94 mi] [3.13 km]

Church

  • Soka Gakkai International Church [3.13 mi] [5.04 km]
  • Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church [1.99 mi] [3.21 km]
  • Saint Pauls Episcopal Church [3.65 mi] [5.87 km]
  • Saint Pauls Catholic Chapel [2.39 mi] [3.84 km]
  • Calvary Chapel [3.76 mi] [6.05 km]
  • First United Methodist Church [2.63 mi] [4.23 km]
  • Salt Lake City Mission [1.86 mi] [2.99 km]
  • Mount Tabor Lutheran Church [3.3 mi] [5.32 km]
  • Ebenezer Latin-American AOG [1.03 mi] [1.65 km]
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints [2.39 mi] [3.85 km]
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints [3.17 mi] [5.1 km]
  • Miracle Rock Church [1.1 mi] [1.76 km]
  • Salt Lake Buddhist Church [1.94 mi] [3.12 km]
  • Corporation Episcopal Church in Utah [2.68 mi] [4.32 km]
  • Japanese Church of Christ [1.86 mi] [2.99 km]
  • Saint Marks Episcopal Cathedral [2.59 mi] [4.16 km]
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints [2.77 mi] [4.45 km]
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints [3.63 mi] [5.84 km]
  • Presbytery of Utah [3.23 mi] [5.2 km]
  • Cathedral of the Madeleine [2.68 mi] [4.31 km]
  • First Presbyterian Church [2.75 mi] [4.42 km]
  • Latin American Assembly of God Church [0.8 mi] [1.29 km]
  • Temple Square [2.11 mi] [3.4 km]

Crossing

  • Interchange 115 [3.04 mi] [4.89 km]
  • Interchange 120 [1.2 mi] [1.92 km]
  • Interchange 118 [1.38 mi] [2.22 km]
  • Interchange 120 [1.02 mi] [1.64 km]
  • Interchange 311 [1.26 mi] [2.03 km]

Hospital

  • Diabetes Treatment Center at Holy Cross Hospital [3.78 mi] [6.08 km]
  • Holy Cross Hospital [3.75 mi] [6.04 km]
  • Salt Lake Regional Medical Center [3.75 mi] [6.04 km]

Locale

  • Seventh East Shopping Center [3.24 mi] [5.21 km]
  • Arrow Press Square Shopping Center [2.18 mi] [3.51 km]
  • Crossroad Plaza [2.17 mi] [3.49 km]
  • The Delta Center [1.74 mi] [2.8 km]
  • ZCMI Center [2.28 mi] [3.67 km]
  • Olympic Square [1.86 mi] [3 km]
  • The Gateway Shopping Center [1.39 mi] [2.24 km]

Park

  • Sherwood Park [1.15 mi] [1.85 km]
  • Pony Express Monument [2.31 mi] [3.72 km]
  • Kilowatt Commons Park [2.16 mi] [3.48 km]
  • Dinwoody Park [2.32 mi] [3.73 km]
  • Rose Garden [3.79 mi] [6.09 km]
  • Meridian Monument [2.2 mi] [3.54 km]
  • Madison Park [0.89 mi] [1.43 km]
  • White Park [0.67 mi] [1.07 km]

Populated Place

  • Clark Learning Office Center [2.28 mi] [3.67 km]
  • Earl D Grays [1.89 mi] [3.04 km]
  • Heaths Blocks 39 and 40 [1.27 mi] [2.04 km]
  • Miles and Hamiltons Addition [1 mi] [1.61 km]
  • Irving Park Addition [1.04 mi] [1.67 km]
  • Highland Park Addition [0.99 mi] [1.59 km]
  • Jones [0.99 mi] [1.59 km]
  • Kelsey and Gillespie [1.08 mi] [1.74 km]
  • Mechling and Fleming [1.88 mi] [3.02 km]
  • Coates and Corums Lake Breeze [1.13 mi] [1.81 km]
  • American Towers Condominium [2.23 mi] [3.59 km]
  • Fritsch and Zulchs Addition [1.62 mi] [2.61 km]
  • Great Westside [0.89 mi] [1.43 km]
  • Archer Kullak [1.09 mi] [1.76 km]
  • American Plaza Condominium [2.21 mi] [3.55 km]
  • Cobble Knoll Condominium [3.45 mi] [5.55 km]
  • Jackson Condominium [1.94 mi] [3.12 km]
  • Cambridge Condominium [3.52 mi] [5.66 km]
  • McIntyre Building Condominium [2.2 mi] [3.54 km]
  • Hunters [0.99 mi] [1.59 km]
  • Holmes and Hendersons [0.89 mi] [1.43 km]
  • Jordan Addition [0.71 mi] [1.14 km]
  • The Maryland Condominium [3.45 mi] [5.55 km]
  • Bonneville Tower Condominium [3.37 mi] [5.43 km]
  • Western [0.99 mi] [1.59 km]
  • Gateway Condominium [2.34 mi] [3.77 km]
  • North Temple Street [0.87 mi] [1.4 km]
  • City Crest Condominium [2.41 mi] [3.87 km]
  • Garden Towers Condominium [2.48 mi] [3.99 km]
  • Oxford Manor Condominium [2.5 mi] [4.03 km]
  • Dorius Building Condominium [3.1 mi] [5 km]
  • Mandolin Condominium [2.89 mi] [4.65 km]

Post Office

  • Graebers Post Office Addition [1.07 mi] [1.72 km]
  • Downtown Station Post Office [1.97 mi] [3.17 km]
  • Pioneer Station Post Office [2.46 mi] [3.96 km]

School

  • Saint Pauls Christian Preschool [3.63 mi] [5.85 km]
  • Montessori School [3.72 mi] [5.98 km]
  • Fremont School [1.9 mi] [3.05 km]
  • Bryant Intermediate School [3.33 mi] [5.35 km]
  • Latter Day Saints Business College [2.83 mi] [4.55 km]
  • Salt Lake Theological Seminary [3.23 mi] [5.2 km]
  • Madeleine Choir School [2.68 mi] [4.32 km]
  • Wasatch Elementary School [3.9 mi] [6.28 km]
  • Wasatch School [3.93 mi] [6.33 km]
  • Saint Marks School [2.63 mi] [4.24 km]

Valley

  • Salt Lake Valley [2.06 mi] [3.31 km]

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Salt Lake CityBeneficial Life Insurance84136
Salt Lake CityBrighton84121
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Salt Lake CityCottonwood84121, 84171
Salt Lake CityCottonwood Heights84171, 84121
Salt Lake CityCottonwood Heights City84171, 84121
Salt Lake CityEmigration Canyon84108
Salt Lake CityEmigratn Cyn84108
Salt Lake CityFirst Security Bank84141
Salt Lake CityFort Douglas84113
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Salt Lake CityGranger Hunter84119
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Salt Lake CityHunter84120
Salt Lake CityKearns84129, 84118
Salt Lake CityKey Bank84189
Salt Lake CityLds Hospital84143
Salt Lake CityMillcreek84107, 84123, 84106, 84124, 84109, 84117
Salt Lake CityMurray84117, 84157, 84123, 84124, 84107, 84121
Salt Lake CityQuestar Gas Company84139
Salt Lake CityS Salt Lake84165, 84123, 84119, 84115, 84105, 84106, 84107
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Salt Lake CitySolitude84121
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Salt Lake CityTaylorsville84118, 84129, 84123
Salt Lake CityUniversity Medical Ctr84132
Salt Lake CityUs Postal Service84199
Salt Lake CityUtah State Tax Commission84134
Salt Lake CityVeterans Administration Hosp84148
Salt Lake CityW Valley City84128, 84170, 84120, 84118, 84119
Salt Lake CityWells Fargo Bank84141
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