Salt Lake County

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Salt Lake County is Utah’s most populous county, home to more than 1 million people, and is the most densely populated. Utah’s capital and largest city, Salt Lake City, is located in the county and is nicknamed “The Crossroads of the West.” The county is famous for its ski resorts in Big Cottonwood Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyon, which led to Salt Lake City hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake County has the fourth highest share of people aged 18 through 29, 19.4 percent due to the presence of the University of Utah, Westminster College, and Salt Lake Community College. Salt Lake County was settled in 1847 when Mormon pioneers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) arrived after traveling through Emigration Canyon. Salt Lake City is the location of the headquarters of the LDS Church.

The population in Salt Lake County was 1,029,655 in 2010, ranking it 1 among 29 counties. This represents an increase of 131,268 from 898,387 in 2000. The largest minority group in 2010 in Salt Lake County was Hispanic/Latino, which accounted for 17.1 percent of the total population. The fastest-growing minority group in Salt Lake County was non-Hispanic Other Race, with an increase of 114.9 percent from 2000 to 2010. Households with children under 18 made up 40.3 percent of all households in 2010, a decrease from 43.4 percent in 2000. Owner-occupied housing units accounted for 67.3 percent of all households in 2010, a decrease from 2000 when 69 percent of all housing units were owner-occupied.

Analysis & Research for Salt Lake County
Median Household Income: Salt Lake County 2014
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2010-2014 data on median household income for Salt Lake County. Explore variations by location and household type.

Salt Lake County Small Area Estimates
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This map shares tract level postcensal housing unit and population estimates for Salt Lake County for five years (2010-2014) based on the housing unit method, which capitalizes upon detailed building permit data.

Educational Attainment, Income 2013: Salt Lake County
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2009-2013 tract-level data on educational attainment and earnings for Salt Lake County.

Population Change 2000-2010 by Age: Salt Lake County
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View 2000-2010 population change by major age groups for each tract of Salt Lake County.

Tenure Status and Housing Types: Salt Lake County
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View the percentage of housing units owned and rented and population by housing unit type for all tracts of Salt Lake County.

Poverty Status in the Past 12 Months (2013)
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2013 data on poverty status in the past 12 months, and educational attainment for the most populated counties in Utah.

Median Gross Rent: Salt Lake County
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View Salt Lake County rent statistics including median gross rent for all tracts in Salt Lake County. Also includes data on rent as a percentage of income and comparisons to Salt Lake County rent averages.

Salt Lake County Demographic Trends 1990-2010
Demographics / Household / Population

Demographic change in the population of Salt Lake County between 1990 and 2010. Table 1 shows the count and share of the population by race/ethnicity, household type, and owner-occupied and renter-occupied units. Table 2 shows the absolute and percentage change in the population by race/ethnicity, household type, and owner-occupied and renter-occupied units for 1990-2000 and

Salt Lake County Population Change 2000-2010: Age 65 and Older
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View changes in Salt Lake County’s population aged 65 and older from 2000-2010.  Includes breakdowns of age 65-74, 75-84, and 85+.

Salt Lake County RAIFHEA
Analysis of Impediments

Regional analysis of impediments to fair housing choice, Salt Lake County.

Educational Attainment, Income: Salt Lake County
Change 2000-2010 / Education / Income / Weave Wednesday

2008-2012 tract-level data on educational attainment and income earnings for Salt Lake County.

Median Household Income: Salt Lake County
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2008-2012 data on median household income for Salt Lake County. Explore variations by location and household type.

Place of Birth, Citizenship 2012
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2012 Data on place of birth and U.S. citizenship for the state of Utah from the U.S. Census.

Minority Household Size: Salt Lake County
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Explore how household sizes vary by race and ethnicity across the county. See household sizes of minority groups at a Census Tract level. Weave Wednesday #3

Household Size 2010: Salt Lake County
Household

See the average household size for every Census tract in the county. Also view the number of households of each size (from 1-person to 7-or-more person) in each tract.

Salt Lake County Tenure and Ethnicity 2010
Household / Race or Ethnicity / Tenure

View areas of high and low home ownership in the county according to the householder

Salt Lake County Household Types 2010
Household

View Salt Lake County household types across the county such as 1-person, husband-wife, other family and nonfamily households. Also, see detail on the composition of family types for any part of Salt Lake County, Utah.

Salt Lake County Minority Populations 2010
Race or Ethnicity

View Salt Lake County minority population data for minority groups in any part of Salt Lake County, Utah. This application reports the total number of a minority group.

Salt Lake County Age Groups by Race/Ethnicity, 2010
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View which parts of the county have high percentages of school-aged children, college-aged adults, seniors, or those in other age categories. Also, explore the racial-ethnic composition of a selected age group for any area of the county.  View Salt Lake County age groups and the racial-ethnic composition with this Weave visualization.

Salt Lake County Analysis of Impediments
Analysis of Impediments

Salt Lake County Analysis of Impediments PDF

Salt Lake County: Combined AI and FHEA
Housing and Opportunity Assessment

The whole Salt Lake County Fair Housing Equity Assessment & Analysis of Impediments PDF

Salt Lake County FHEA Summary
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10 Page summary of Salt Lake County Fair Housing Equity Assesment PDF

Salt Lake County AI Summary
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10 Page summary of Salt Lake County Analysis of Impediments PDF

Salt Lake County FHEA: Section 4 – Disparities in Opportunity
Fair Housing Equality Assement

Disparities in Opportunity section of Salt Lake County’s Fair Housing Equity Assessment Report

Salt Lake County FHEA: Section 3 – Racially/Ethnically Concentrated Areas of Poverty
Fair Housing Equality Assement

Racially/Ethnically Concentrated Areas of Poverty section of Salt Lake County’s Fair Housing Equity Assessment Report

Salt Lake County FHEA: Section 1 – Demographic Background
Fair Housing Equality Assement

Demographic Background section of Salt Lake County’s Fair Housing Equity Assessment Report

Salt Lake County FHEA: Section 2 – Segregation
Fair Housing Equality Assement

Segregation section of Salt Lake County’s Fair Housing Equity Assessment Report

Salt Lake County
Demographics / Population

This report shows the population of Salt Lake County by distribution of age and gender and by categories of race/ethnicity.

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