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Dec 10
Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings
The Utah Jazz host the Sacramento Kings for this NBA basketball...
Dec 9 - Dec 10
Utah Grizzlies vs. Rapid City Rush
Watch the Utah Grizzlies take on the Rapid City Rush on home ic...
Dec 10
An Evening with Adam Savage
Adam Savage, perhaps best known as the co-creator and host of t...
Dec 8 - Dec 10
2016 Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert with Ro
One of the world’s leading tenors and most beloved entertainers...
Dec 10
Women's Basketball: University of Utah vs. BYU
University of Utah Women's Basketball takes on BYU for our Crim...
Dec 13 - Dec 14
Westminster Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert
Led by Jazz director, David Halliday, this ensemble includes sa...
Dec 15
Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons
In 2014, Jerry Joseph headed to Afghanistan to volunteer as a t...
Dec 9 - Dec 23
Candlelight Christmas
It's hard to describe the magic of Candlelight Christmas. We'd ...
Dec 2 - Dec 26
The Nutcracker
No holiday season is complete without the festive cheer of The ...
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Salt Lake Facts & Figures

Published: 09/28/2010

POPULATION (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2009)
Utah Population - 2,784,572
Salt Lake County Population – 1,034,989
Salt Lake City Population – 178,858
Wasatch Front/Salt Lake Area (Davis, Salt Lake, Utah and Weber counties) - 2,112,957

SALT LAKE COUNTY RACIAL DIVERSITY (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 3-Year Population Estimates, 2009)
White – 73.8%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) – 16.6%
Black or African American - 2.0%
American Indian or Alaskan Native – 1.1%
Asian – 3.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander - 1.4%
Two or More Races - 1.9%

HOTEL ROOMS
Hotel Rooms Salt Lake County – 17,331
Hotel Rooms City Center/Convention District - 6,989
Hotel Rooms South Valley – 2,069
Hotel Rooms West Valley – 856
Hotel Rooms Mid Valley – 2,036
Hotel Rooms Mountains - 1,520
Hotel Rooms East Bench/City Area -701
Hotel Rooms Airport -3,081
 
SALES TAX RATES (Source: State Tax Commission)
Retail: 6.85%
Restaurant: 7.85%
Rental Car: 16.35%

Hotels within:
Salt Lake City: 12.60%
South Salt Lake, Holladay, West Valley City & Cottonwood Heights: 12.60%
Alta: 13.10%
All other: 11.60%

2008 ECONOMIC IMPACT (SLCVB 2009 Annual Report)
Salt Lake Hotel Revenues – $299 million
Salt Lake Tourism Impact – $1.2 billion
Economic Impact of SLCVB Meetings & Conventions Bookings – $204 million

SKI RESORTS AT A GLANCE (Source: Ski Utah)
Alta Ski Area – 2,200 skiable acres
Brighton Ski Resort – 1,050 skiable acres
Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort – 2,500+ skiable acres
Solitude Mountain Resort – 1,200+ skiable acres
Total Ski Salt Lake Resorts – 6,950+ skiable acres/330+ runs

Salt Lake resorts receive 500 inches of snow annually

CONVENTION CENTER SPACE (Source: SLCVB)
Salt Palace Convention Center: 675,000 Square Feet
Exhibit Space – 515,000 Square Feet
Meeting Space – 119,000 Square Feet
Ballroom – 45,000 Square Feet

South Towne Exposition Center
Exhibit Space – 243,000 Square Feet
Meeting Space – 15,000 Square Feet

ELEVATION AND CLIMATE (Source: National Weather Service, Salt Lake Station)
Salt Lake Average Elevation – 4,327 feet / 1,319 meters

Average daily temperature (average of high/low for 24-hour period 1971-2000)

January – 29.2 F / -1.5 C
February – 34.5 F / 1.4 C
March – 43.1 F / 6.2 C
April – 50 F / 10 C
May – 58.9 F / 14.9 C
June – 69 F / 20.5 C
July – 77 F / 25 C
August – 75.6 F / 24.2 C
September – 65 F / 18.3 C
October – 52.5 F / 11.4 C
November – 39.6 F / 4.2 C
December – 30.2 F / -1 C

MILEAGE TO NATIONAL PARKS (Source: AAA)
Arches National Park – 232 miles / 376 kilometers
Bryce Canyon National Park – 270 miles / 437 kilometers
Canyonlands National Park – 249 miles / 403 kilometers
Capitol Reef National Park – 229 miles / 371 kilometers
Grand Canyon National Park – 368 miles / 596 kilometers
Yellowstone National Park – 325 miles / 526 kilometers
Zion National Park – 350 miles / 567 kilometers

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