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Salt Lake City, Utah

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Welcome to Salt Lake City ...

The city of Salt Lake City is located in Salt Lake County (at the time of its founding, Salt Lake City was located in Utah Territory). It is the County Seat and the capital of Utah.

When the people of Salt Lake City refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Salt Laker<1>

A typical abbreviation for Salt Lake City: Salt Lk. City

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Salt Lake City has a population of 200,591 people<2> (see below for details).

Salt Lake City was established in 1847.

The community of Salt Lake City was originally named Great Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake City is 4,220 feet [1,286 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Salt Lake City is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Salt Lake City: (801) and (385)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Salt Lake City had a population of 186,440 people (or 18.11% of the total population of Salt Lake County). This makes Salt Lake City the county's most populous community.

The population of Salt Lake City represents 6.75% of the total population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 186,440 people, the population of Salt Lake City increased 2.58% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 181,743 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Salt Lake City had an population of 200,591 people. This is an increase of 7.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.37% since the 2000 Census).

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

Websites for Salt Lake City ...

Official Website:

Junior League:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Salt Lake City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Salt Lake City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Salt Lake City. Our list includes 168 papers, published between 1850 and the present.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Salt Lake City:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Salt Lake City ...

Looking for more information about Salt Lake City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Salt Lake City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Salt Lake City.

Communities near Salt Lake City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

West Valley City   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Salt Lake City

West Jordan   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Salt Lake City

Sandy   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Salt Lake City

South Jordan   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Salt Lake City

Taylorsville   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of Salt Lake City

Murray   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of Salt Lake City

Draper   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Salt Lake City

Herriman   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Salt Lake City

Riverton   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Salt Lake City

Bountiful   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of Salt Lake City

Located in Davis County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Salt Lake City.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Salt Lake City:

The official website for Salt Lake County:

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Salt Lake City refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Salt Lake City may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Salt Lake City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Salt Lake City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Salt Lake City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Salt Lake City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Salt Lake City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salt Lake City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7607, Longitude: -111.8997     [Map].






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