South Salt Lake, Utah Population 2020

26,049

South Salt Lake is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. With a 2020 population of 26,049, it is the 37th largest city in Utah and the 1467th largest city in the United States. South Salt Lake is currently growing at a rate of 1.33% annually and its population has increased by 10.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,617 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, South Salt Lake has a population density of 3,753 people per square mile.

The average household income in South Salt Lake is $55,639 with a poverty rate of 21.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $861 per month, and the median house value is $206,300. The median age in South Salt Lake is 31.3 years, 32 years for males, and 30.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.9 males.

South Salt Lake Ut Demographics

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

  • White: 64.44%
  • Asian: 11.11%
  • Black or African American: 10.50%
  • Other race: 6.12%
  • Two or more races: 3.65%
  • Native American: 2.50%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.68%
The current population of South Salt Lake, Utah is 26,049, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,365. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,617.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,02064.44%
Asian2,76211.11%
Black or African American2,61010.50%
Some Other Race1,5226.12%
Two or More Races9083.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native6212.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4171.68%

South Salt Lake Ut Population Pyramid 2020

South Salt Lake Ut Median Age

31.3


Total

32


Male

30.8


Female

South Salt Lake Ut Adults

There are 19,068 adults, (1,804 of whom are seniors) in South Salt Lake Ut.

South Salt Lake Ut Age Dependency

44

Age Dependency Ratio

10.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

South Salt Lake Ut Sex Ratio

Female

12,436

50.02%

Male

12,424

49.98%

South Salt Lake Ut Households and Families

South Salt Lake Ut Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

South Salt Lake Ut Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married47.5%52.5%
All41.3%58.7%
Non Family39.6%60.4%
Female35.7%64.3%
Male30%70%

41.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,2452.5541.3
Non Family3,9241.3439.6
Married3,4303.5247.5
Female1,2583.3535.7
Male6333.1930

3.33

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

South Salt Lake Ut Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1877.45%
9th to 12th Grade1,5549.76%
High School Graduate4,18126.26%
Some College3,93824.73%
Associates Degree1,2748.00%
Bachelors Degree2,54916.01%
Graduate Degree1,2407.79%

South Salt Lake Ut Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,2779,3622,857
Hispanic2,1111,494368
Asian1,473887394
Black98953036
Other Race888529166
Multiple Races52246680
Islander325325
Native American2941998

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 white people with a rate of 27.80%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,095$32,666$28,618
Less Than High School$19,074$18,990$22,585
High School Grad$28,504$34,931$25,079
Some College$31,102$33,359$25,714
Bachelors Degree$40,767$45,750$37,104
Graduate Degree$47,900$52,734$44,485

$31,095

Average Earnings

$32,666

Average Male

$28,618

Average Female

South Salt Lake Ut Language

South Salt Lake Ut Language by Age

South Salt Lake Ut Language

67.39% of South Salt Lake Ut residents speak only English, while 32.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 12.67% of the population.

South Salt Lake Ut Poverty

South Salt Lake Ut Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,1351,82613.90%
Black2,4411,55463.66%
Asian2,76281829.62%
Hispanic3,59672620.19%
Other1,43722715.80%
Native59915225.38%
Multiple795779.69%
Islander392287.14%

21.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.86%

Male Poverty Rate

23.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Salt Lake Ut

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Salt Lake Ut is Black, with 63.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Salt Lake Ut is Islander, with 7.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.25%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.95%
High School22.66%
Some College11.61%
Bachelors or Greater9.35%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.14%
Male Unemployed22.77%
Male Employed14.05%
Female Employed9.71%

South Salt Lake Ut Income

South Salt Lake Ut Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,749$55,639
Families$50,381$63,429
Married Families$54,913-
Non Families$35,262$43,155

South Salt Lake Ut Marital Status

South Salt Lake Ut Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.9%

Female Marriage Rate

South Salt Lake Ut Married by Age and Sex

South Salt Lake Ut 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 35-44.

South Salt Lake Ut Marital Status by Race

South Salt Lake Ut Veterans

836

Number of Veterans

713

Male Veterans

123

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam267
Second Gulf War245
World War II92
First Gulf War89
Korea54
Name Veterans % of Total
White7265.41%
Hispanic913.31%
2 or More8314.90%
Asian180.96%
Black90.63%

$South Salt Lake Ut Veterans by Education

4.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Salt Lake Ut Employment Status

68.3%

Labor Force Participation

65.3%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

South Salt Lake Ut Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

49.26%

Born in Utah

74.73%

Native Born

25.27%

Foreign Born

18.16%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

74.73% of South Salt Lake Ut residents were born in the United States, with 49.26% having been born in Utah. 18.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202026,0493421.33%
201925,7073421.35%
201825,3653751.50%
201724,9903421.39%
201624,648-25-0.10%
201524,673530.22%
201424,62010.00%
201324,6193491.44%
201224,2703711.55%
201123,8993231.37%
201023,5761,5380.68%
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%