Income/capita 37%
Household income 29%
Unemployment 20%
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IndexSouth Salt LakeUtahNational
Income per capita$18,646$25,600$29,829
Median household income$39,198$62,518$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,609$75,170$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,535$38,196$35,192
Median earnings male$26,752$37,182$36,919
Median earnings female$22,604$20,734$26,250
Unemployment rate3.7%3.4%4.7%
Poverty level24.5%11.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in South Salt Lake is 37% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in South Salt Lake is 29% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in South Salt Lake is 20% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in South Salt Lake is 62% higher than the national average

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      South Salt Lake employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.0%0.3%
      Manufacturing sector10.5%0.9%
      Financial & insurance services6.6%4.5%
      Wholesale & retail services16.0%20.1%
      Public administration4.4%2.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.6%4.2%
      Education, health & social services12.1%25.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Emigration Canyon, UT1,772$142,917158.3%
      Draper, UT46,399$105,11890.0%
      South Jordan, UT62,751$95,85873.3%
      Riverton, UT41,521$87,80658.7%
      West Bountiful, UT5,436$84,78453.3%
      South Salt Lake, UT24,575$39,19829.1%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      New Smyrna Beach, FL24,574$50,2339.2%
      Newport, RI24,570$59,7948.1%
      Foothills No. 31, AB24,563n/a 
      Northport, AL24,544$52,2815.5%
      De Pere, WI24,544$64,25316.1%
      South Salt Lake, UT24,575$39,19829.1%
      Source: The South Salt Lake, UT employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).