Salt Lake County, Utah Population 2020

Salt Lake County, Utah's estimated population is 1,137,820 with a growth rate of 1.53% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Salt Lake County, Utah is the largest county in Utah.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20181,152,63014,8101.30%
20171,137,82017,1401.53%
20161,120,68018,0501.64%
20151,102,63012,3701.13%
20141,090,26010,7200.99%
20131,079,54015,5201.46%
20121,064,02016,4601.57%
20111,047,56014,5801.41%
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%

Salt Lake County, Utah Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White887,56279.19%
Some Other Race105,6569.43%
Asian45,0434.02%
Two or More Races36,6663.27%
Black or African American20,5391.83%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander16,7231.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native8,6160.77%

Salt Lake County, Utah Population Pyramid 2020

Salt Lake County, Utah Median Age

32.6


Total

32.1


Male

33.1


Female

Salt Lake County, Utah Adults

There are 809,045 adults, (114,930 of whom are seniors) in Salt Lake County, Utah.

Salt Lake County, Utah Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

16.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Salt Lake County, Utah Sex Ratio

Female

558,262

49.81%

Male

562,543

50.19%

Salt Lake County, Utah Households and Families

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

Salt Lake County, Utah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.8%20.2%
All66.7%33.3%
Male56.5%43.5%
Female53.7%46.3%
Non Family48.9%51.1%

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All369,429366.7
Married202,4043.6979.8
Non Family110,2761.448.9
Female38,3763.653.7
Male18,3733.756.5

3.57

Average Family Size

3

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Salt Lake County, Utah Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade24,8553.54%
9th to 12th Grade42,3456.03%
High School Graduate159,71622.75%
Some College169,83324.19%
Associates Degree63,0828.99%
Bachelors Degree154,00221.94%
Graduate Degree88,17112.56%

Salt Lake County, Utah Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White533,727508,972205,591
Hispanic103,65469,52013,801
Other Race54,78032,4465,327
Asian30,56426,14514,881
Multiple Races12,87911,3873,758
Black10,5479,0192,660
Islander9,0698,0231,060
Native American5,0304,255739

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.69%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,040$48,725$31,539
Less Than High School$26,138$29,865$20,107
High School Grad$31,780$37,316$26,663
Some College$37,011$45,226$30,304
Bachelors Degree$50,305$63,464$37,722
Graduate Degree$71,716$88,328$56,899

$40,040

Average Earnings

$48,725

Average Male

$31,539

Average Female

Salt Lake County, Utah Language

Salt Lake County, Utah Language by Age

Salt Lake County, Utah Language

78.95% of Salt Lake County, Utah residents speak only English, while 21.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.60% of the population.

Salt Lake County, Utah Poverty

Salt Lake County, Utah Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White792,47154,7046.90%
Hispanic200,06936,62018.30%
Other103,85021,84921.04%
Asian44,2605,93013.40%
Black20,0825,45427.16%
Multiple36,0384,19511.64%
Native8,4041,73720.67%
Islander16,6081,4838.93%

9.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.04%

Male Poverty Rate

10.47%

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 27.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salt Lake County, Utah is White, with 6.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.20%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.20%
High School9.59%
Some College6.51%
Bachelors or Greater4.34%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.08%
Male Unemployed24.54%
Female Employed6.06%
Male Employed4.98%

Salt Lake County, Utah Income

Salt Lake County, Utah Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$71,230$92,551
Families$82,882$105,063
Married Families$93,762$117,388
Non Families$43,134$57,983

Salt Lake County, Utah Marital Status

Salt Lake County, Utah Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Salt Lake County, Utah Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Salt Lake County, Utah Marital Status by Race

Salt Lake County, Utah Veterans

41,274

Number of Veterans

38,433

Male Veterans

2,841

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam14,413
Second Gulf War8,313
First Gulf War7,993
Korea3,266
World War II2,055
Name Veterans % of Total
White37,5085.70%
Hispanic2,8572.24%
Black9157.08%
Other8551.29%
2 or More8504.96%
Asian5971.67%
Hawaiian3132.81%
Indian2363.75%

$Salt Lake County, Utah Veterans by Education

5.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salt Lake County, Utah Employment Status

71.3%

Labor Force Participation

68.5%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Salt Lake County, Utah 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

59.08%

Born in Utah

87.24%

Native Born

12.76%

Foreign Born

7.90%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.24% of Salt Lake County, Utah residents were born in the United States, with 59.08% having been born in Utah. 7.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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