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The Cities and communities of Salt Lake County, Utah*



Bluffdale, Brighton

Canyon Rim, Copperton, Cottonwood, Cottonwood Heights, Cottonwood West

Draper (portion)

East Millcreek




Little Cottonwood Creek Valley

Magna, Midvale, Millcreek, Mount Olympus, Murray



Salt Lake City (County Seat), Sandy, South Jordan, South Salt Lake



West Jordan, West Valley City, White City

*This list of cities may not be complete

If you have information about any of these unlinked communities, please send it to us and we will add a page for that community.

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Information & Facts about Salt Lake County, Utah


Salt Lake County official website

Salt Lake County Government Center
2001 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84190
Phone: 801 468-3000 (General)
Phone: 801-468-3519 (Clerk)
Phone: 801-468-3425 (Marriage Clerk)

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

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Salt Lake County Population:

1980 - 619,066
1990 - 725-956
1995 - 808,383
1996 - 818,860
1999 - 827,818
2000 - 898,387


Where is Salt Lake County, Utah? see this location page.

Check out this map of Salt Lake County
Here is a map of downtown Salt Lake City - Try this Mapquest map page for the city
See this page with Salt Lake Area map links

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Salt Lake County has a seasonal climate. Four separate seasons are the norm. Spring brings comfortable conditions in the valley with skiing still available in the mountains. Summer is warm with low humidity. The average high is 93 degrees F. Cool temperatures still continue in the mountain areas. Fall is a beautiful time of year with vibrant colors and stimulating temperatures. Winter temperatures are usually above freezing in the valley with some snow. Mountain areas generally have goodly amounts of dry powdery snow. The average amount of snowfall along the Wasatch Range is 535 inches! Known for the "Greatest Snow on Earth," Salt Lake County mountain areas are only about 35 minutes driving time from downtown Salt Lake City. The valley receives about 59 inches of snow each year. Here is a climate and weather information page for the county

Average Temperature in Winter (February) 37 degrees F.
Average daytime high in Spring: 61 degrees F.
Average daytime high in Summer: 89 degrees F.
Average daytime high in Fall: 65 degrees F.
Average daytime high in Winter: 39 degrees F.
Average evening low in Spring: 37 degrees F.
Average evening low in Summer: 58 degrees F.
Average evening low in Fall: 39 degrees F.
Average evening low in Winter: 21 degrees F.
There is an average annual temperature in the area of 51.8 degrees F.
Average annual rainfall: 15.7 inches

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Other Facts & Figures:

Salt Lake County Size: 764 square miles

Median Household Income: $33,844

Per Capita Income: $18,070

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A history page for Salt Lake County.

The oldest inhabitants of the Salt Lake Valley ere prehistoric Indians. The Northern Shoshone and the Ute Indians also came into the area for hunting, fishing and gathering of food. White men did not come here until at least 1524-1525 when William H. Ashley and his trappers arrived.

More modern history began in 1847 when the first Mormon pioneers arrived via Emigration Canyon. The train included all men with the exception of three women. An advance company planted the first crops on July 23rd so be assured of food in the coming Spring. Under the direction of President Brigham Young, the area was explored and surveyed. Cabins were built as well as a fort for safety. The first school was opened in October of 1847 by Mary Jane Dilworth, a 17 years old woman who used a tent as her schoolroom. Trials and tribulations were the norm for the hardy pioneers with the most prominent events being the invasion of the crop-eating crickets and the settlers eventual salvation in the form of the seagulls from the Great Salt Lake.

Salt Lake County history page
Utah History for Kids

History information for Salt Lake County

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Salt Lake Valley is between the Wasatch Mountains on the east and the Oquirrhs on the west. The active Wasatch Fault runs through the eastern part of the county. The Jordan River flows north through the valley to Great Salt Lake

Elevation: 4,200 to 5,200 feet above sea level

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US GenWeb Project Genealogy page for Salt Lake County.
Genealogy page for the County
The Political Graveyard page for Salt Lake County
Kindred Trails page for the County

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Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
35 North West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84150

Family Search on-line now from the Family History Library

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

Salt Lake County Library

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Salt Lake City School District
440 East 100 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111-1891
Phone: (801) 578-8599
FAX: (801) 578-8248

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Salt Lake County Economic Development

Organizations & Groups:

Salt Lake City Convention and Visitor's Bureau
90 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1406
Toll-free: (800) 541-4955
Phone: (801) 521-2822
Fax: (801) 534-4927

The Salt Palace Convention Center

Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
175 E. 400 S. 6th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801.364.3631
Fax: 801.328.5098

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Attractions & Other Information:

Also see the county's community pages above on Key to the City for more attractions

Historic Temple Square
Temple Square is only 7 minutes away from the Salt Lake International Airport. If you have at least 2 hours between flights, tours may be taken while you wait. Take the complementary van ride and tour. Please call or email ahead for more information

Remember the 2002 Winter Olympics

Hogle Zoo
2600 Sunnyside Ave.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: 801-582-1631
See over 1,200 animals along with many hands-on exhibits and a miniature railroad.

Pioneer Memorial Museum
Daughters of Utah Pioneers
300 North Main St.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: 801-538-1050
Open year round 9 to 5, Monday through Saturday and Sundays 1 to 5 pm

The Days of '47
A festival honoring the coming of the pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. A parade with floats, royalty and more along with many activities including the Days of '47 World Champion Rodeo, one of the world's biggest PRCA rodeos. It is held in the Delta Center (phone: 801-250-3890)

The Great Salt Lake
Learn some information about this salty lake!

The Utah Travel Council
Toll-free: 800-200-1160

Lagoon - The Fun Starts Here

The Living Planet Aquarium

This is the Place Heritage Park

Skiers Heaven
Salt Lake County and nearby areas are a winter sports heaven with seven ski resorts, three cross-country ski areas and a recreational ski jumping complex all within 40 minutes of the Salt Lake City International Airport.

Learn all about the "Greatest Snow on Earth" at Ski Utah

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NBA - Utah Jazz, which plays in the Delta Center
Phone: 801-355-DUNK

Baseball AAA: Salt Lake Bees play in Franklin Quest Field in the Pacific Coast League
The stadium holds 12,000 fans and is close to downtown Salt Lake City!
Phone: 801-485-3800

IHL - Utah Grizzlies Ice Hockey
Phone: 801-325-PUCK
A new team for Utah, they skate at the E Center in West Valley.

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