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Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress
195,701
Salt Lake City Population7
$
42,671
Median Income6
4.2
%
Unemployment Rate20
 

City Score

 

Population

Salt Lake City's under 5 years old saw the steapest decline since 2010, falling by 18%, whereas the average population in that segment only declined by 1%

Age

32.0
Median Age7
6.1
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Salt Lake City residents are mostly white; however, the city is becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 14.3% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 7.1%

Race

78.6
%
Utah Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Salt Lake City's high elevation of 4,226 feet leads to somewhat heavy snowfall, but low humidity and little rainfall. The city averages 59 inches of annual snowfall, 16 inches of annual rainfall, and 53%humidity

Weather

25
%
Chance of Rain12
66
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature44

 

Housing

The average home value in Salt Lake City increased by 79% since 2010 which is 36% higher than the national average and 13% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,600
Monthly Average13
29
%
Renters45

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Salt Lake City is an average tax location with property tax 43% lower than the national average, but income tax 47% higher than the national average and sales tax 13% higher than the national average.

Other

0.64
%
Property Tax24
7.75
%
Sales Tax22
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax24

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)46

 

Employment

Salt Lake City has a very high employment rate of 96% which is 2% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Intermountain Healthcare and Alsco

Income

18.4
%
<$25,0006
14.4
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry20

 

Politics

Salt Lake City is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results47

Representatives

Mayor31 Erin Mendenhall
Democratic
House of Representative31 Chris Stewart
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Lds Hospital, is 2.3 miles from the center of Salt Lake City, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center, is 0.0 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, is 3.5 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical32 Yes
Decriminalized32 No
 

Safety

In Utah, 39.7% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a significant decrease from 2000 when 50.5% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks33
No
Permit to Purchase Law33

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#55 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche34
#95 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report35
#18 2020 Best Cities for Families by U.S. News & World Report36
#61 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche37
#24 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report38
#18 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub39
#47 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades40
 

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