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The 2000 Census showed that Salt Lake County had a population of 898,387 people. This represented 40.23% of the total population of Utah, making it the state's most populous county (out of 29 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Salt Lake had a population of 1,034,989 people. This is an increase of 15.21% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20101,029,655+14.61%-0.52% since 2009
20091,034,989+15.21%+1.62% since 2008
20081,018,527+13.37%+1.61% since 2007
20071,002,425+11.58%+1.72% since 2006
2006985,487+9.7%+2.65% since 2005
2005960,067+6.87%+1.25% since 2004
2004948,223+5.55%+1.26% since 2003
2003936,378+4.23%+1.28% since 2002
2002924,534+2.91%+1.12% since 2001
2001914,334+1.78%+1.78% since 2000
2000898,387The Last Census

Salt Lake County had 310,988 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Salt Lake County has a total area<3> of 807 square miles [2,092 km²]. Of this total, 737 square miles [1,909 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (8.72%) being water (70.4 square miles [182.3 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Salt Lake County had a population density of 1,218 people per square mile [470.4 people/km²], making it the most densely populated county in Utah.

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Salt Lake County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Salt Lake and the state of Utah.

Click here for the Salt Lake County QuickFact (QF-49035).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Salt Lake County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Salt Lake CityQF-4967000183,102181,7430.75%
West Valley CityQF-4983470125,096108,89614.88%
West JordanQF-4982950104,96868,33653.61%
South JordanQF-497085054,73029,43785.92%
South Salt LakeQF-497107021,76722,038-1.23%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Salt Lake County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
DavisQF-49011   N300,827238,99425.87%
MorganQF-49029   NE8,9087,12924.95%
SummitQF-49043   E36,96929,73624.32%
TooeleQF-49045   W58,33540,73543.21%
UtahQF-49049   S545,307368,53647.97%
WasatchQF-49051   SE21,60015,21541.97%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Salt Lake. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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