South Salt Lake, Utah Population 2021

26,198
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South Salt Lake is a city located in Utah. With a 2020 population of 26,198, it is the 39th largest city in Utah and the 1475th largest city in the United States . South Salt Lake is currently growing at a rate of 1.19% annually and its population has increased by 10.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,617 in 2010. South Salt Lake reached it's highest population of 26,198 in 2021. Spanning over 7 miles, South Salt Lake has a population density of 3,774 people per square mile.

The average household income in South Salt Lake is $59,377 with a poverty rate of 18.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $908 per month, and the median house value is $226,000. The median age in South Salt Lake is 32.2 years, 32.1 years for males, and 32.4 years for females.

South Salt Lake Demographics

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

  • White: 65.02%
  • Asian: 10.42%
  • Other race: 8.20%
  • Black or African American: 7.21%
  • Two or more races: 4.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.98%
  • Native American: 1.93%
The current population of South Salt Lake, Utah is 26,198 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,274.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,617.

South Salt Lake, Utah Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,26765.02%
Asian2,60610.42%
Some Other Race2,0528.20%
Black or African American1,8037.21%
Two or More Races1,0624.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7452.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native4821.93%
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South Salt Lake Population by Race

South Salt Lake Population Pyramid $2021

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South Salt Lake Median Age

32.2


Total

32.1


Male

32.4


Female

South Salt Lake Adults

There are 19,556 adults, (1,869 of whom are seniors) in South Salt Lake.

South Salt Lake Age Dependency

41.4

Age Dependency Ratio

10.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

South Salt Lake Sex Ratio

Female

12,537

50.11%

Male

12,480

49.89%

South Salt Lake Population by Age

South Salt Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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South Salt Lake Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married48%52%
All40.1%59.9%
Male39.2%60.8%
Non Family37.7%62.3%
Female27.6%72.4%

40.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

South Salt Lake Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,5442.4940.1
Non Family3,8981.3437.7
Married3,5263.3248
Female1,4273.2927.6
Male6933.0639.2

3.18

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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South Salt Lake Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0966.62%
9th to 12th Grade1,3398.09%
High School Graduate4,55327.52%
Some College4,00024.17%
Associates Degree1,3808.34%
Bachelors Degree2,79016.86%
Graduate Degree1,3898.39%
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South Salt Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Salt Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,4059,6342,983
Hispanic2,5021,768373
Asian1,458961423
Other Race1,053705271
Black84755091
2+ Races69263495
Islander338338
Native American24619410

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 29.01%.

South Salt Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,710$35,506$30,993
Less Than 9th Grade$23,017$21,212$24,577
High School Graduate$31,366$35,816$30,216
Some College$32,107$35,644$26,424
Bachelors Degree$41,013$47,358$38,825
Graduate Degree$44,761$44,676$44,875

$32,710

Average Earnings

$35,506

Average Male

$30,993

Average Female

South Salt Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Salt Lake Language by Age

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South Salt Lake Language

65.29% of South Salt Lake residents speak only English, while 34.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.49% of the population.

South Salt Lake Language

South Salt Lake Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,8481,59712.43%
Black1,6691,00460.16%
Asian2,60689734.42%
Hispanic4,35372716.70%
Other1,97423912.11%
Native45610623.25%
Islander7188111.28%
Multiple925535.73%

18.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.14%

Male Poverty Rate

20.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Salt Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Salt Lake is Black, with 60.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Salt Lake is Multiple, with 5.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.07%.

South Salt Lake Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.30%
High School21.70%
Some College12.24%
Bachelors or Greater5.81%

South Salt Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed36.10%
Male Unemployed15.69%
Male Employed10.92%
Female Employed9.05%

South Salt Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Salt Lake Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,813$59,377
Families$53,723$65,372
Married Families$62,553-
Non Families$38,032$47,926
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Income by Household Type

South Salt Lake Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.0%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

Female Marriage Rate

South Salt Lake Married by Age and Sex

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South Salt Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

South Salt Lake Marital Status by Race

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South Salt Lake Marital Status

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666

Number of Veterans

605

Male Veterans

61

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam252
Second Gulf War167
First Gulf War80
World War II58
Korea30

South Salt Lake Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74195
75+160
18 to 34132
35 to 54110
55 to 6469

South Salt Lake Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6114.44%
Hispanic692.18%
2+ Races314.13%
Asian150.89%
Black90.81%

South Salt Lake Veterans by Race

South Salt Lake Veterans by Education

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3.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Salt Lake Veterans by Education

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70.4%

Labor Force Participation

66.5%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

South Salt Lake Employment by Age

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South Salt Lake Employment by Race

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South Salt Lake Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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50.74%

Born in South Salt Lake

75.43%

Native Born

24.57%

Foreign Born

17.51%

Non Citizen

7.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.43% of South Salt Lake residents were born in the United States, with 50.74% having been born in Utah. 17.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

South Salt Lake Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202126,1983081.19%
202025,8903081.20%
201925,5823081.22%
201825,2743141.26%
201724,9603251.32%
201624,635-14-0.06%
201524,649510.21%
201424,598-4-0.02%
201324,6023481.43%
201224,2543591.50%
201123,8953211.36%
201023,5741,5360.68%
200022,03811,9098.08%
199010,129-284-0.28%
198010,4132,6032.92%
19707,810-1,710-1.96%
19609,5201,8162.14%
19507,7042,0033.06%
19405,7010.00%

South Salt Lake Population by Year