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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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