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Salt Lake City, Utah
Welcome to Salt Lake City ...
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 2017, Salt Lake City has a population of 200,544 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 (which is 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 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 (with a count of 181,743 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Salt Lake City had an population of 200,544 people. This is an increase of 7.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.34% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Salt Lake City.
Communities near Salt Lake City ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Salt Lake City and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Salt Lake City.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Salt Lake City:
Websites 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.
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The official website for Salt Lake City: www.slcgov.com/
The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/
The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019