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Time Zone: Salt Lake County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Salt Lake City is the Seat for Salt Lake County. Salt Lake City is also the capital of Utah.

Salt Lake County is one of the original counties of Utah and was founded in 1849.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Salt Lake had a population of 1,034,989 people. This is an increase of 15.21% since the last Census (which gave a population of 898,387 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Salt Lake represented 40.23% of the total population of Utah, making it the state's most populous county (out of 29 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20101,029,655+14.61%-0.52% since 2009
20091,034,989+15.21%+1.62% since 2008
20081,018,527+13.37%+1.61% since 2007
2000898,387The Last Census

More information can be found on the Salt Lake County Census Page for Salt Lake County.


Below are some of the communities located in Salt Lake County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Salt Lake County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Salt Lake City   183,102181,7430.75% increase  
West Valley City   125,096108,89614.88% increase  
West Jordan   104,96868,33653.6% increase  
Sandy   97,18888,4189.92% increase  
Taylorsville   59,07557,4392.85% increase  

Websites for Salt Lake County

Official Website:   www.slco.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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