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Welcome to Salt Lake City ...
Salt Lake City was established in 1847.
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 200,239 people<3> (see below for details).
The community of 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) and (385)<5>
Going back to its beginning, 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.
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 200,239 people. This is an increase of 7.4% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.18% since the 2000 Census).
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).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Salt Lake City.
Communities near Salt Lake City ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Salt Lake City.
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.
Adding Salt Lake City to Our Gazetteer ...
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Salt Lake City was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>
We also found Salt Lake City in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Salt Lake City.
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/
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