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Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County, Utah

84101, 84102, 84103, 84104, 84105, 84106, 84108, 84109, 84111, 84112, 84113, 84116

Site of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games
Utah State Capital

Page Contents for Salt Lake City, Utah

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of Salt Lake City is approximately 183,171 (2009).
The approximate number of families is 77,054 (2000).
The amount of land area in Salt Lake City is 282.363 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Salt Lake City is 109 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.345 sq kilometers.
The distance from Salt Lake City to Washington DC is 1920 miles.
Salt Lake City is positioned 40.77 degrees north of the equator and 111.92 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Salt Lake City elevation is 4,390 feet above sea level with a range from 4,200 to 5,200 feet above sea level.
Salt Lake City per capita income is $ 26,677 (2008).
Salt Lake City median income is $ 45,199 (2008).
The Salt Lake City median home price is $ 257,600 (2008).
Salt Lake City average annual rainfall is 15.7 inches per year
Salt Lake City average annual snowfall is 64 inches per year.
Salt Lake City average temperature is 51.8 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 36.4 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 92.2 degrees F.


On Interstates 80 and 15 in Northern Utah near the Great Salt Lake. Other nearby communities include South Salt Lake, Canyon Rim, Millcreek, East Millcreek, North Salt Lake, West Valley City, Murray and Mount Olympus.

Here is a map page for the area.
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high mountains and valleys. In the east, the Wasatch Mountain Range towers over Salt Lake Valley at 11,500 feet above sea level. In the west, the Oquirrh Mountains rise up 9,500 feet above sea level.
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seasonal. The surrounding mountains modify the climate, low moisture helps the region with low humidity and in the winter, dry, powdery snow for the "greatest snow on earth." Clear skies 34% of the time; partly cloudy skies 28%; and cloudy skies 38%.
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enjoyable. Here is a Climate and weather page for the Salt Lake City area.
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History & History Related Items

Salt Lake City was settled by Mormons seeking a place to practice their religion without persecution. The pioneers arrived in 1847 with Brigham Young, their leader. The area was initially named Deseret. Within three years, they had founded the University of Deseret which is now known as the University of Utah. Though the area was barren and had a plague of crickets and was set upon by many on their way to the California gold fields, the Salt Lake City area blossomed under Young's leadership.

The Great Salt Lake, seventeen miles west of the city, is a huge salt water lake. It is 48 miles by 90 miles, only about 45 feet deep and from 5 to 15 percent salt, which is two times saltier than the ocean. People can float like a cork in its water. The lake is part of an ancient lake known as Lake Bonneville. The salt flats in Nevada were once part of this immense salt water lake

A history page for Salt Lake City
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The founding of Salt Lake City



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The Great Salt Lake
Learn something about this salty lake!

Salt Lake City is the home of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This choir began on 22 August 1847. The choir now has 360 members who perform every week on Music and the Spoken Word, the longest running continuous network broadcast in the world. Sunday morning broadcasts are open until 9:15 when the doors are closed. The public is invited to performances and rehearsals in the historic Tabernacle. The Orchestra at Temple Square and the Temple Square Chorale were added in 1999.
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Salt Lake City City Government

To Contact Salt Lake City officials.
View the official Salt Lake City Website.

Salt Lake City Hall
451 S. State St.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: 801-535-7600


Salt Lake County website
2001 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84190
Phone: 801-468-3000

Salt Lake County Vital Records
610 S 200 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3802
Phone: 801-534-4694

Salt Lake City Historical Events

2004, July 31
Elder David Bruce Haight, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died today at the age of 97. The cause of death was incident to age. He is the second of the Quorum to pass in ten days time.

He was born 2 September 1906, in Oakley, Idaho
He attended Utah State University, later receiving an honorary doctorate degree from Brigham Young Univeristy in 1998. He was named to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 8 January 1976. Previously he was one of the Assistants to the Twelve, having been called to that position on 6 April 1970.

Before his callings, he lived in the Palo Alto area of California and was both a civic and a business leader there, including time spent as Mayor of Palo Alto just before his call to the Scottish Mission in 1963.

He was marred to Ruby Olson on 4 September 1930 in the Salt Lake Temple. They had three children, 18 grandchildren and over 70 great-grandchildren.

2004, July 21
6 July 1926 - 21 July 2004
Elder Neal Ash Maxwell, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died today at the age of 78
Elder Maxwell had a long bout with Leukemia. He had been a member of the Quorum of the Twelve for 23 years, having been called in 1981. Previously he had been in the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy and an Assistant to the Twelve. He also served as Commissioner of Education for the Church Educational System. Before becoming a General Authority, he served as executive vice-president at the University of Utah. He was the author of 30 books as well as many articles, pamphlets, etc. He was a graduate of the University of Utah in Political Science, earning both his Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in the subject. He received numerous honorary doctorates from various colleges. He is marred to Colleen Hinckley Maxwell and has four children and 24 grandchildren. His parents are Clarence H. and Emma Ash Maxwell.
2002 The Winter Olympic Games were held here in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas in 2002. The successful games were attended by thousands and were participated in by many athletes from around the world.

Salt Lake City Chamber

Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
175 E. 400 S. Ste. 600
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801.364.3631

Swedish American Chamber of Commerce
28 S 400 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1804
Phone: 801-532-8664

Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
1635 S. Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: 801-532-3308

Salt Lake City Community Events

A community events page for Salt Lake City

Cultural Events

Salt Lake City Organizations

Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
175 E. 400 S. Ste. 600
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801.364.3631

Swedish American Chamber of Commerce
28 S 400 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1804
Phone: 801-532-8664

Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
1635 S. Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: 801-532-3308

Salt Lake City Libraries

The Salt Lake City Public Library
209 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801.524.8200

Family Search Center
TheChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

15 East South Temple St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Phone: 801-240-4085
Fax: 801-240-3718 See our Family Search website for on-line genealogy!

Utah State Archives
PO Box 141021
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1021
Phone: 801.538.3013 (Research Room); 801.538.3012 (Switchboard)

Salt Lake City Schools

Salt Lake City Schools
440 E. 100 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801-578-8599

In 1999, the district included 25,614 students in 27 elementary schools (k-6), five middle schools (7-8), and three high schools (9-12). There is also one alternative high school.


The University of Utah

The LDS Business College Salt Lake City


24 hour road condition number is: (801) 964-6000 or for out of SLC, but within Utah, you may call: (800)492-2400

Climate Change???
"My Dear, so many interesting things are happening this week in spite of the extremely hot weather. Honestly its hotter now than it was in July and goodness only knows it was hot enough then to suit me. We haven't had any rain to amount to anything for ages. We are still having our water shortage and from the looks of things we'll continue to have it. ..."
Golda Dansie
Salt Lake City
Aug 28, 1924

The population of Salt Lake City was:
1850 - 6,157
1860 - 8,236
1870 - 12,854
1880 - 20,768
1890 - 44,843
1900 - 53,531
1910 - 92,777
1920 - 116,110
1930 - 140,267
1940 - 149,934
1950 - 182,121
1960 - 189,454
1970 - 175,885
1980 - 163,034
1990 - 159,936
1996 - 172,178
1999 - 174,348
2000 - 181,743
2003 - 179,894
2009 - 183,171

Population Density:
2009 - 1,666.1 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 30 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 73,762
2000 - 77,054

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 36,944
2008 - $ 45,199

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 20,752
2008 - $ 26,677

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 152,400
2008 - $ 257,600

Salt Lake City is the largest city in the state

Utah is in the Mountain Time Zone. It participates in daylight savings time during a portion of the year..

Seven million people visit the Salt Lake area each year.

Eleven national parks are less than a day's drive from Salt Lake City. Five of those are located in Utah.

Salt Lake City has a law against carrying an unwrapped ukulele on the street.

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