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The location of South Salt Lake

Welcome to South Salt Lake ...

The city of South Salt Lake is located in Salt Lake County.

The location of South Salt Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for South Salt Lake: S. Salt Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, South Salt Lake has a population of 24,956 people<2> (see below for details).

South Salt Lake was settled in 1847 and was incorporated in 1938.

The community of South Salt Lake is 4,240 feet [1,292 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of South Salt Lake is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, South Salt Lake had a population of 23,617 people. This makes South Salt Lake the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of South Salt Lake represents 0.85% of the population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 31st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,617 people, the population of South Salt Lake increased 7.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 22,038 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, South Salt Lake had an population of 24,956 people. This is an increase of 5.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.24% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near South Salt Lake ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from South Salt Lake and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Bountiful   [Map]   44,107   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cottonwood Heights   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Draper   [Map]   47,710   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Herriman   [Map]   39,224   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Midvale   [Map]   33,208   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Riverton   [Map]   43,344   S   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

See 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 South Salt Lake. 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 South Salt Lake. 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 South Salt Lake.

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

Websites for South Salt Lake ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Salt Lake ...

Looking for more information about South Salt Lake? 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 South Salt Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for South Salt Lake.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for South Salt Lake.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Salt Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- South Salt Lake) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Salt Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7058, Longitude: -111.8979     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Salt Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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