Salt Lake City demographics profile

StatisticSalt Lake CityUtahNational
Population191,4462,948,427318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,7223491
Median age31.830.337.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1847%51%43%
Speak English73%85%79%
Speak Spanish16%10%13%
Salt Lake City, UT has a population of 191,446 and is the 127th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,722 per sq mi which is 5018% higher than the Utah average and 1800% higher than the national average. The median age in Salt Lake City is 32 which is approximately 5% higher than the Utah average of 30. In Salt Lake City, 46% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 73% speak English and 16% speak Spanish. 48% of Salt Lake City residents were born in Utah, 34% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 18% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Salt Lake City is 5018% higher than Utah.
  • The median age in Salt Lake City is 5% higher than Utah.
  • In Salt Lake City 72.83% of the population is White.
  • In Salt Lake City 2.46% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Salt Lake City 5.60% of the population is Asian.

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Salt Lake City population breakdown by race

RaceSalt Lake CityUtahNational
White72.83%87.25%73.35%
Black or African American2.46%1.10%12.63%
Asian5.60%2.24%5.22%
American Indian1.09%1.07%0.82%
Native Hawaiian2.16%0.90%0.18%
Mixed race2.78%2.64%3.06%
Other race13.07%4.79%4.75%
In Salt Lake City, 21.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Salt Lake City, UT demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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