Salt Lake City, Utah Demographics
    People Facts Salt Lake City Utah
Population, 2006 estimate 178,858 2,550,063
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 -1.6% 14.2%
Population, 2000 181,743 2,233,169
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2000 7.9% 9.4%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 23.6% 32.2%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 11.0% 8.5%
Female persons, percent, 2000 49.4% 49.9%
 
White persons, percent, 2000 79.2% 89.2%
Black persons, percent, 2000 1.9% 0.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 1.3% 1.3%
Asian persons, percent, 2000 3.6% 1.7%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 3.5% 2.1%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b) 18.8% 9.0%
 
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 43.1% 49.3%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 18.3% 7.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 25.1% 12.5%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 83.4% 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 34.9% 26.1%
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 19.2 21.3
 
Housing units, 2000 77,054 768,594
Homeownership rate, 2000 51.2% 71.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $153,300 $146,100
 
Households, 2000 71,461 701,281
Persons per household, 2000 2.48 3.13
Median household income, 1999 $36,944 $45,726
Per capita money income, 1999 $20,752 $18,185
Persons below poverty, percent, 1999 15.3% 9.4%
    Business Facts
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 7,639,069 22,905,100
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 3,096,678 23,675,432
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $17,040 $10,132
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 739,365 2,984,632
Total number of firms, 2002 20,714 193,003
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 0.6% 0.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 - 0.6%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 2.4% 1.5%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 3.9% 2.7%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 21.3% 25.1%
 
    Geography Facts
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 109 82,143
Persons per square mile, 2000 1,666.1 27.2
Counties Salt Lake County