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Overview

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 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 South Salt Lake was originally made up of three unincorporated areas including Central Park, Millcreek, and Southgate.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.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,575
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens6.4%
Employed Population 16+11,802
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married37.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.7%
Median Earnings25+$27,031
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,676
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,067

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,908
% Above Poverty Level75.5%
% Below Poverty Level24.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation10.8%

Housing

People Living Alone30.7%
Median Gross Rent$795
Median House Value$174,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.8%
English12.2%
German5.3%
Irish4.8%
African2.7%
Norwegian2.5%
Scottish2.2%
Italian2.1%
Dutch1.7%
Swedish1.7%
French Except Basque1.5%
Somali1.4%
Danishn1.2%
Polish0.9%
Welsh0.9%
Slovene0.9%
Arab0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Russian0.5%
Brazilian0.5%
Sudanese0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Canadian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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South Salt Lake Almanac

CategoryValue
County Salt Lake County
Standard Zip Codes84106, 84115, 84119
P.O. Box Zip Codes84165
Phone Area Codes385,801
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.7
Approximate Longitude-111.85

South Salt Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSALT LAKE TRIAD CENTER
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 61 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 65 F
Annual Precip17.7 inches
StationSALT LAKE CITY INTL AP
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 91 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip16.5 inches
StationSALTAIR SALT PLANT
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip14.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Holladay30,793$97,590
Murray48,834$71,286
Salt Lake City191,446$65,865
Taylorsville60,448$64,630
West Jordan110,928$75,738
West Valley City134,609$57,447

South Salt Lake Public Schools

Utah International Charter School
350 E Baird Circle (3605 South
ZIP: 84115
(385) 290-1306
High
Total Enrollment 155
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