Salt Lake City Real Estate
If you are looking to buy or sell real estate located in Salt Lake City, then this page contains useful information which will aid you with your Salt Lake City Real Estate transaction. Salt Lake City is covered by the zip codes 84101, 84102, 84103, 84104, 84105, 84106, 84108, 84109 and 84116.
Salt Lake City History
Salt Lake City was first founded in 1847 when a group of Mormons lead by Brigham Young first came across the valley. Salt Lake City derives its name from a large nearby lake. located to the west of the city. The city is constructed in 10 acre blocks, working out from its center, where the temple now stands. The blocks are numbered depending upon their relation to the temple (there are some exceptions to this), a street located 5 blocks to the east is called 500 east, a street located 3 blocks to the south is called 300 south etc. A sample address may look something like, 356 E 500 S, which means it is located 5 blocks south of the temple between 3 and 4 blocks east. This may take a while to get to grips with, but once mastered you will find it easy to find an address even if you have not been their before.
Salt Lake City Neighborhoods
Because Salt Lake City is the oldest city, it includes the oldest neighborhoods, including the Avenues, Capital Hill and Harvard Yale. These Neighborhoods are located on the north and east benches (foothills) and can offer great views of the valley. There are also some very popular areas down in the valley, including Sugarhouse and 9th and 9th. Please see my Salt Lake City Neighborhoods page for more information.
Salt Lake City Demographics
The following tables provide sample demographics for Salt Lake City taken from the 2010 Census
|Pop. Growth 2000-2010||2.6%|
|Avg. Household Size||2.44|
|Housing Units (2000)||77,054|
|Mean Travel Time To Work (2000)||19.2|
|Median Household Income (2009)||$43,667|
|Families Below Poverty Level (2000)||10.4%|
|Individuals Below Poverty Level (2000)||15.3%|