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Welcome to Salt Lake City ...

The city of Salt Lake City is located in Salt Lake County<1> (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<2>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Salt Lake City has a population of 200,567 people<3> (see below for details).

Salt Lake City was established in 1847.

Going back to its beginning, The community of Salt Lake City was originally named Great Salt Lake City. For more information about the names of Salt Lake City, see The Names of Salt Lake City on our Genealogy Page.

Salt Lake City is 4,220 feet [1,286 m] above sea level.<4> 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) & (385)<5>

Websites for Salt Lake City ...

Official Website:   www.slcgov.com/

Junior League:   www.jlslc.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Salt Lake City had an population of 200,567 people. This is an increase of 7.58% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.36% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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

Adding Salt Lake City to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Salt Lake City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Salt Lake City elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

We also found Salt Lake City mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Salt Lake City on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Salt Lake City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Salt Lake City.

  • West Valley City [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Valley City
    • West Valley City [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Salt Lake City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 135,248 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Valley City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Valley City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Valley City<8>
  • West Jordan [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jordan
    • West Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Salt Lake City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,480 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jordan<8>
  • Sandy [Salt Lake County]
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    • Sandy [Salt Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Salt Lake City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 96,380 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy<8>
  • South Jordan [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Jordan
    • South Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Salt Lake City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 76,598 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Jordan<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Salt Lake City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<8>
    • Herriman [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herriman
      • Herriman [Salt Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Salt Lake City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herriman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herriman<8>
    • Murray [Salt Lake County]
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      • Murray [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Salt Lake City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,917 people
      • Murray has also been known as:
      • Murray City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murray<8>
    • Draper [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Draper
      • Draper [Salt Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Salt Lake City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,587 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<8>
    • Riverton [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Salt Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Salt Lake City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,440 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<8>
    • Bountiful [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bountiful
      • Bountiful [Davis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Salt Lake City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,981 people
      • Former names for Bountiful:
      • Calls Settlement
      • North Canyon Settlement
      • North Canyon Ward
      • North Mill Creek Canyon Ward
      • Sessions Settlement
      • Stoker
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bountiful
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bountiful<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Salt Lake City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Salt Lake City.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Salt Lake City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Salt Lake City. Our list includes 168 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Salt Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Salt Lake City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Salt Lake City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 for your convenience: 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    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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