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Looking for the basic facts about Salt Lake? We've gathered statistics and numbers from various sources for you to have the vital information at your fingertips.

Population
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2015)
Utah Population - 2,995,919

Salt Lake County Population - 1,091,742
Salt Lake City Population - 191,180
Wasatch Front/Salt Lake Area (Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, and Weber counties) - 2,192,225

Salt Lake County Racial and Ethnic Diversity
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 3-Year Population Estimates, 2013)
White - 73.2%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) - 17.6%
Black or African American - 1.9%
American Indian or Alaskan Native - 1.3%
Asian - 3.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander - 1.6%
Two or More Races - 2.5%

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
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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

Salt Lake resorts receive 500 inches of snow annually.
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Mileage to National Parks (Source: AAA)
Arches National Park - 232 mi / 376 km
Bryce Canyon National Park - 270 mi / 437 km
Canyonlands National Park - 249 mi / 403 km
Capitol Reef National Park - 229 mi / 371 km
Grand Canyon National Park - 368 mi / 596 km
Yellowstone National Park - 325 mi / 526 km
Zion National Park - 350 mi / 567 km  

Salt Palace Convention Center

Convention Center Space

(Source: Visit Salt Lake)
Salt Palace Convention Center
675,000 Square Feet
Exhibit Space – 515,000 Sq. Feet
Meeting Space – 119,000 Sq. Feet
Ballroom – 45,000 Sq. Feet

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

Hotel Rooms
Salt Lake County - 17,331 Downtown/Convention District - 6,990
South Valley - 2,069
Mid Valley - 2,036
West Valley - 935
Mountains - 1,520
East Bench/City Area - 701
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%

2013 Economic Impact
(Source: Visit Salt Lake 2014 Annual Report)
Salt Lake Hotel Revenues –
                           $411.14 million
Salt Lake Tourism Impact –
                          $1.17 billion
Economic Impact of SLCVB Meetings & Conventions Bookings –
                          $249 million

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