Income/capita 5%
Household income 9%
Unemployment 17%
IndexSalt Lake CityUtahNational
Income per capita$31,188$25,600$29,829
Median household income$50,353$62,518$55,322
Median income owner occupied$77,627$75,170$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,234$38,196$35,192
Median earnings male$31,405$37,182$36,919
Median earnings female$25,150$20,734$26,250
Unemployment rate3.9%3.4%4.7%
Poverty level19.1%11.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Salt Lake City is 5% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Salt Lake City is 9% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Salt Lake City is 17% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Salt Lake City is 27% higher than the national average

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      Salt Lake City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.4%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector10.8%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services4.2%4.8%
      Wholesale & retail services12.1%11.6%
      Public administration2.9%3.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.3%2.5%
      Education, health & social services20.7%35.1%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Emigration Canyon, UT1,772$142,917158%
      South Jordan, UT62,751$95,85873%
      West Bountiful, UT5,436$84,78453%
      Sandy, UT93,141$83,52751%
      Cottonwood Heights, UT34,274$82,00848%
      Salt Lake City, UT191,446$50,3539%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Spring Valley, NV190,661$51,2287%
      Sunrise Manor, NV192,873$39,40829%
      Mobile, AL193,717$38,75930%
      Grand Rapids, MI193,887$42,01924%
      Huntsville, AL188,973$51,4417%
      Salt Lake City, UT191,446$50,3539%
      Source: The Salt Lake City, UT employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).