Introduction to South Salt Lake, Utah

South Salt Lake, Utah, in Salt Lake county, is located 2 miles S of Salt Lake City, Utah (center to center) and is 360 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is considered part of the Salt Lake City - Ogden metropolitan area. South Salt Lake has a population of 22,038.

South Salt Lake History

The history of South Salt Lake began in 1847. It was first settled by the Mormons. In its early year, the city was a sparsely populated agricultural land. The vote of incorporation was passed on September 28, 1938. The city is located in Salt Lake County, which was established in 1852. South Salt Lake was originally made up of three unincorporated areas including Central Park, Millcreek, and Southgate. In the 1990s, the city annexed some of the nearby unincorporated areas.

South Salt Lake and nearby Attractions

  • Southgate Shopping Center
  • Children's Museum of Utah
  • Salt Lake Art Center
  • Utah's Hogle Zoo
  • Wasatch Mountain State Park
  • Fort Douglas

Things To Do In South Salt Lake

While staying in South Salt Lake one can pay a visit to the Antelope Island State Park, Wasatch Mountain State Park, and East Canyon State Park. History buffs should visit the Children's Museum of Utah, Old Deseret Village, Daughters of Utah Pioneer Memorial Museum, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and Museum of Church History and Art. The Southgate Shopping Center is the local shopping center. The Harmony Park is also worth taking a look around as well. Besides, the city includes numerous churches such as the Salt Lake City Church of God, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Saint Ann’s Catholic Church.

South Salt Lake Transportation

Salt Lake City International Airport is nearby.

South Salt Lake Higher Education

Salt Lake Community College and University of Utah are in the neighborhood.


Total Population 24,501
Male Share of the Population 52.2%
Female Share of the Population 47.8%
Senior Citizens 6.5%
Employed Population 16+ 11,527
Age of the Population 30


% of people married 39%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.8%
Median Earnings25+ $26,182
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,929
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,696


Median Family Income $44,365
% Above Poverty Level 73.2%
% Below Poverty Level 26.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 11.3%


People Living Alone 32.4%
Median Gross Rent $788
Median House Value $172,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 10.8%
Irish 5.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

South Salt Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles S of Salt Lake City, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 360 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Salt Lake
Metro Area Salt Lake City - Ogden
Standard Zip Codes 84105, 84106, 84107, 84115, 84119, 84123
P.O. Box Zip Codes 84165
Company Zip Codes 84190
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.718
Longitude -111.887

South Salt Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 61 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 65 F
Annual Precip 17.7 inches
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 91 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 16.5 inches
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 14.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, South Salt Lake, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Granger (84119)

Granger Hunter (84119)

Salt Lake Cty (84165, 84115, 84119, 84123)

West Valley (84119)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Holladay 30,748 $95,560
Murray 48,460 $67,726
Salt Lake City 190,679 $63,393
Taylorsville 60,383 $65,024
West Jordan 109,549 $74,650
West Valley City 133,660 $54,162

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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