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Salt Lake City metropolitan area


Salt Lake City metropolitan area

Location of the Salt Lake City-Ogden-Clearfield CSA and its components:
  Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area
  Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Statistical Area
  Brigham City Micropolitan Statistical Area
  Heber Micropolitan Statistical Area

The Salt Lake City - West Valley City Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of three counties in north central Utah, anchored by Salt Lake City. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 968,858. As of July 1, 2009 the U.S. Census Bureau's population estimates division placed the population at 1,130,293, an increase of 161,410 or 16.7 percent since April 2000; out of 366 total MSAs, the Census Bureau ranks it as the 48th largest MSA in the United States in 2009 and the 36th fastest growing since 2000. [1] The Utah Population Estimates Committee estimates the Salt Lake Metropolitan Statistical Area to have a July 1, 2009 population of 1,141,693, an increase of 172,835 or 17.8 percent since April 2000.[2] The Salt Lake City Metropolitan Area and the Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Area were a single metropolitan area known as the Salt Lake City-Ogden Metropolitan Area until being separated in 2005.[3]


  • Counties 1
  • Communities 2
    • Incorporated places 2.1
    • Unincorporated places 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Combined Statistical Area 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6



Incorporated places

Unincorporated places


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 968,858 people, 318,150 households, and 231,606 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 86.63% White, 1.04% African American, 0.90% Native American, 2.43% Asian, 1.15% Pacific Islander, 5.33% from other races, and 2.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.71% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $53,036, and the median income for a family was $59,139. Males had a median income of $40,683 versus $26,302 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $23,426.

Combined Statistical Area

The Salt Lake CityProvoOrem Combined Statistical Area is made up of nine counties in northern Utah. The statistical area includes three metropolitan areas and two micropolitan areas. As of the 2012 estimate, the CSA had a population of 2,350,274.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Cumulative Estimates of Population Change for Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Rankings: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-07)" ( 
  2. ^ Population estimates for Salt Lake City MSA County components found here: (filetype: Microsoft Excel)
  3. ^ "Deseret News Article". 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines a Core Based Statistical Area as one or more adjacent counties or county equivalents that have at least one urban core area of at least 10,000 population, together with adjacent communities having a high degree of economic and social integration with that core. On February 28, 2013, the OMB defined 929 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) for the United States and Puerto Rico comprising 388 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), which have an urban core population of 50,000 or more, and 541 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs), which have an urban core population of 10,000 or more but less than 50,000.

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