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

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Statistics & Facts

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.
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).

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Salt Lake City location: 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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The geography for Salt Lake City is 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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Climate & Weather

The climate for Salt Lake City is 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%.
The weather in Salt Lake City is enjoyable. Here is a Climate and weather page for the Salt Lake City area.
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.
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History & History Related Items

Salt Lake City history:

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
The founding of Salt Lake City: 1847
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Salt Lake City Attractions:

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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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