Salt Lake County, Utah Population 2021

Salt Lake County, Utah's estimated population is 1,183,930 with a growth rate of 1.00% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Salt Lake County, Utah is the null largest county in Utah. The 2010 Population was 1,032,980 and has seen a growth of 14.61% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20211,183,93011,7501.00%
20201,172,18011,7401.01%
20191,160,44011,7501.02%
20181,148,69011,9701.05%
20171,136,72016,6101.48%
20161,120,11017,8401.62%
20151,102,27012,2701.13%
20141,090,00010,6100.98%
20131,079,39015,4301.45%
20121,063,96016,3501.56%
20111,047,61014,6301.42%
20101,032,980307,02442.29%
1990725,956106,89017.27%
1980619,066160,45934.99%
1970458,60775,57219.73%
1960383,035108,14039.34%
1950274,89563,27229.90%
1940211,62317,5219.03%
1930194,10234,82021.86%
1920159,28227,85621.20%
1910131,42653,70169.09%
190077,72519,26832.96%
189058,45726,48082.81%
188031,97713,64074.39%
187018,3377,04262.35%
186011,2955,13883.45%
18506,1570.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.00%
County Website
State
Founded
January 31, 1850 (1850-01-31)
County Seat
2010 Population
1,032,980
Growth Since 2010
14.61%
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Salt Lake County, Utah Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White896,43779.08%
Some Other Race105,4959.31%
Asian46,1234.07%
Two or More Races38,5683.40%
Black or African American21,6021.91%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander16,2941.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native9,1270.81%
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Salt Lake County, Utah Population By Race

Salt Lake County, Utah Population Pyramid 2021

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Salt Lake County, Utah Median Age

32.8


Total

32.3


Male

33.3


Female

Salt Lake County, Utah Adults

There are 822,233 adults, (119,685 of whom are seniors) in Salt Lake County, Utah.

Salt Lake County, Utah Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

17

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Salt Lake County, Utah Sex Ratio

Mujer

564,593

49.80%

Masculino

569,053

50.20%

Salt Lake County, Utah Population by Age

Salt Lake County, Utah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Salt Lake County, Utah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.7%19.3%
All67.1%32.9%
Masculino55.8%44.2%
Mujer55.5%44.5%
Non Family48.3%51.7%

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Salt Lake County, Utah Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All374,8202.9967.1
Married204,4273.6980.7
Non Family112,8241.448.3
Mujer38,4663.6155.5
Masculino19,1033.6255.8

3.56

Average Family Size

2.99

Average Household Size

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Salt Lake County, Utah Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade24,8233.47%
9th to 12th Grade40,8055.71%
High School Graduate161,67622.62%
Some College169,00923.65%
Associates Degree64,1018.97%
Bachelors Degree162,75422.78%
Graduate Degree91,43012.79%
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Salt Lake County, Utah Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Salt Lake County, Utah Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White539,490515,163213,665
Hispanic107,04173,83815,367
Other Race55,49833,8375,866
Asian31,86927,64116,507
2+ Races14,46112,9284,338
Black11,0309,3852,727
Islander9,1488,2781,062
Native American5,1264,320845

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.80%.

Salt Lake County, Utah Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$41,487$50,632$32,604
Less Than 9th Grade$26,882$31,045$21,577
High School Graduate$32,560$39,601$27,398
Some College$38,450$46,843$31,103
Bachelors Degree$51,560$65,221$39,666
Graduate Degree$74,892$90,711$59,379

$41,487

Average Earnings

$50,632

Average Male

$32,604

Average Female

Salt Lake County, Utah Earnings by Educational Attainment

Salt Lake County, Utah Language by Age

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Salt Lake County, Utah Language

78.76% of Salt Lake County, Utah residents speak only English, while 21.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.65% of the population.

Salt Lake County, Utah Language

Salt Lake County, Utah Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White796,12951,9336.52%
Hispanic205,10033,90416.53%
Other103,84719,12518.42%
Black21,1986,46030.47%
Asian45,2555,51012.18%
Multiple37,7434,07010.78%
Native8,9151,85720.83%
Islander16,1601,1987.41%

9.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.51%

Male Poverty Rate

9.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salt Lake County, Utah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salt Lake County, Utah is Black, with 30.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salt Lake County, Utah is White, with 6.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.30%.

Salt Lake County, Utah Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.38%
High School9.21%
Some College6.18%
Bachelors or Greater4.36%

Salt Lake County, Utah Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.48%
Male Unemployed24.17%
Female Employed5.85%
Male Employed4.69%

Salt Lake County, Utah Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Salt Lake County, Utah Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$74,865$96,968
Families$87,131$109,992
Married Families$97,911$122,369
Non Families$45,846$61,107
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Income by Household Type

Salt Lake County, Utah Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

51.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Salt Lake County, Utah Married by Age and Sex

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Salt Lake County, Utah Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Salt Lake County, Utah Marital Status by Race

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Salt Lake County, Utah Marital Status

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39,339

Number of Veterans

36,624

Male Veterans

2,715

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam13,685
Second Gulf War8,415
First Gulf War7,953
Korea2,763
World War II1,630

Salt Lake County, Utah Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7410,067
35 to 549,398
75+9,128
55 to 646,669
18 to 344,077

Salt Lake County, Utah Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White35,4395.32%
Hispanic2,5871.96%
Black1,0688.04%
Other Race8801.30%
2+ Races7984.18%
Asian5681.54%
Islander3393.01%
Native American2473.79%

Salt Lake County, Utah Veterans by Race

Salt Lake County, Utah Veterans by Education

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5.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salt Lake County, Utah Veterans by Education

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71.6%

Labor Force Participation

68.9%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Salt Lake County, Utah Employment by Age

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Salt Lake County, Utah Employment by Race

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Salt Lake County, Utah 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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58.81%

Born in Salt Lake County, Utah

87.15%

Native Born

12.85%

Foreign Born

7.91%

Non Citizen

4.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.15% of Salt Lake County, Utah residents were born in the United States, with 58.81% having been born in Utah. 7.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Salt Lake County, Utah Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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