Salt Lake City Skyline

Salt Lake City, Utah

Population: 178,858

Metro Area Population: 1,067,772

Salt Lake City has a strong outdoor recreation tourist industry based primarily on skiing and was host to the 2002 Winter Olympics. Since Utah is one of seven states that allow the establishment of commercially-owned industrial banks, the vast majority of industrial banks in the U.S. have established their headquarters in the SLC area.

Trends of Employment

The modern economy of Salt Lake City is service-oriented. Today the city's major industries are government, trade, transportation, utilities, and professional business services. It is a major corridor for freight traffic and the area is host to many regional distribution centers.

Cost of Living

Compared to the rest of the country, Salt Lake City's cost of living is 2.13% lower than the U.S. average. The Salt Lake City Metro Areas cost of living is 2.96% higher than the U.S. average.

Based on Sperling's BestPlaces, Salt Lake's income per capita is $24,534, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $42,258. The Salt Lake Metro Area's income per capita is $23,817, and the median household income is $58,557.


The average one-way commute in Salt Lake City, UT, takes 21 minutes. Utah Transit Authority provides mass transit via buses and TRAX light-rail throughout the Salt Lake area, including the airport and mountain resorts. The Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) provides air travel to the area and Delta Air Lines has its western North American hub there.

Companies and Internships in Salt Lake City

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Graduate Schools

Universities in or near Salt Lake City that offer post-baccalaureate degrees:
(* = satellite campus; Partial listing)

  • Westminster College
  • BYU Salt Lake Center

LDS presence in Salt Lake City: