South Salt Lake, Utah Population 2024

25,945

South Salt Lake is a city located in Salt Lake County Utah. South Salt Lake has a 2024 population of 25,945. South Salt Lake is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually and its population has decreased by -2.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,712 in 2020.

The average household income in South Salt Lake is $76,947 with a poverty rate of 14.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in South Salt Lake is 31.3 years, 32 years for males, and 30.5 years for females.

South Salt Lake Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of South Salt Lake was:

  • White: 61.25%
  • Other race: 11.27%
  • Asian: 9.45%
  • Two or more races: 8.99%
  • Black or African American: 4.85%
  • Native American: 3.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.01%
State
Utah
Land Area (mi²)
6.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,737.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.87% (-767)
The current population of South Salt Lake, Utah is 25,945 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 26,712.

South Salt Lake, Utah Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,11761.25%
Other race2,96711.27%
Asian2,4869.45%
Two or more races2,3668.99%
Black or African American1,2774.85%
Native American8353.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2671.01%
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White

Other race

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

South Salt Lake Population by Race

South Salt Lake Population Pyramid 2024

South Salt Lake Median Age

31.3

Total

32

Male

30.5

Female

South Salt Lake Adults

There are 20,861 adults, (2,079 of whom are seniors) in South Salt Lake.

South Salt Lake Age Dependency

40.1

Age Dependency Ratio

11.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29

Child Dependency Ratio

South Salt Lake Sex Ratio

Female12,79748.63%
Male13,51851.37%

South Salt Lake Population by Age

South Salt Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,6002.3639.360.7
Non Family5,1511.3536.963.1
Married3,3483.3347.852.2
Female1,1933.5629.470.6
Male9082.9334.165.9
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3.18

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

39.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

South Salt Lake Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

South Salt Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Salt Lake Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.95%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 34.14%.

South Salt Lake Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,768

Average Earnings

$46,554

Average Male

$40,113

Average Female

South Salt Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Salt Lake Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

South Salt Lake Language

67.49% of South Salt Lake residents speak only English, while 32.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.17% of the population.

South Salt Lake Language

South Salt Lake Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,5661,69913.52%
Hispanic7,3031,06714.61%
Asian2,48668927.72%
Other2,86547816.68%
Native78412015.31%
Black998888.82%
Multiple2,257743.28%
Islander254249.45%
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14.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.1%

Male Poverty Rate

17.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Salt Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Salt Lake is Asian, with 27.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Salt Lake is Multiple, with 3.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.79%.

South Salt Lake Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School18.02%
Less Than 9th Grade16.71%
Some College10.62%
Bachelors or Greater4.47%
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South Salt Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed29.1%
Male Unemployed26.54%
Male Employed6.9%
Female Employed5.43%
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South Salt Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Salt Lake Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

South Salt Lake Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.8%

Male Marriage Rate

33.8%

Female Marriage Rate

South Salt Lake Married by Age and Sex

male

female

South Salt Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

South Salt Lake Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

South Salt Lake Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

667

Number of Veterans

536

Male Veterans

131

Female Veterans

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South Salt Lake Veterans by War

count

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South Salt Lake Veterans by Age

count

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South Salt Lake Veterans by Race

South Salt Lake Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Salt Lake Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

73.3%

Labor Force Participation

69.7%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

South Salt Lake Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

South Salt Lake Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

South Salt Lake Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

47.17%

Born in South Salt Lake

77.63%

Native Born

22.37%

Foreign Born

12.93%

Non Citizen

9.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.63% of South Salt Lake residents were born in the United States, with 47.17% having been born in Utah. 12.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

South Salt Lake Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202925,800-29-0.11%
202825,829-29-0.11%
202725,858-29-0.11%
202625,887-29-0.11%
202525,916-29-0.11%
202425,945-29-0.11%
202325,974-29-0.11%
202226,003-29-0.11%
202126,032-680-2.55%
202026,7121,1834.63%
201925,5292681.06%
201825,2613111.25%
201724,9503121.27%
201624,638-24-0.1%
201524,662530.22%
201424,60910%
201324,6083461.43%
201224,2623611.51%
201123,9013241.37%
201023,5771,5396.98%
200022,03811,909117.57%
199010,129-284-2.73%
198010,4132,60333.33%
19707,810-1,710-17.96%
19609,5201,81623.57%
19507,7042,00335.13%
19405,701
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South Salt Lake Population by Year