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St. Louis County, Missouri Introduction
Salt Lake County is organized around the county seat of Salt Lake City, the largest city in the state of Utah as well as the state capital. Salt Lake County is mostly confined to the Salt Lake Valley and the Jordan River Watershed, but also extends some ways into the surrounding Oquirrh Mountains and Wasatch Range. Besides the lake itself, the region is best known for its ski resorts. Both bring in loads of tourists each year, many of whom hope to rent a condo in Salt Lake County, UT during their stays.

Throughout this article, we’ll get to know the area better, and winkle out all the facts you’ll need before you can buy or rent a condo in Salt Lake County, UT. You’ll get to know its weather patterns, its climate, the demographics of its population and its housing market.

We’ll explore Salt Lake City in detail, as well as 2 of its largest suburbs – Millcreek and Herriman. We’ll discuss why people are so eager to buy a condo in Salt Lake County, and what attracts both buyers and renters to the cities. We’ll even look at 5 of the trendiest neighborhoods in the county, and give you a sense of what it might be like to live there.



The Climate in Salt Lake County
Salt Lake County is known for its dry springs, its warm summers punctuated by short, localized thunderstorms, and its snowy winters. On average, Salt Lake County gets about 20 inches of rain per year. This is just over ½ of the national average. On the other hand, it gets a solid 54 inches of snow in the average winter, which is nearly twice the average for the US as a whole.

Salt Lake County is a sunny place – it gets 226 sunny days in the average year, compared to the national average of 205. It sees only 90 days of precipitation – rain, snow, sleet, etc. – In the average year. The warmest month is usually July, where average high temperatures top out at 91 degrees. The average January low temperature is 23 degrees – just below freezing. It has some of the warmest winters in Utah, though its summers are not appreciably hotter. Good news for anyone seeking a condo for sale in Salt Lake County.


Things To See And Do In Salt Lake County
With the city of St. Louis right on your doorstep and the most heavily populated county of the state all around you, there is plenty to do in and around St Louis County.

While hunting for that perfect St. Louis condo for sale, you can also swim (and float) in the Great Salt Lake, visit Temple Square, and see the Mormons’ Salt Lake Temple, explore Antelope Island State Park, see the Bonneville Salt Flats, visit Big Cottonwood Canyon, picnic at Fossil Butte National Monument, explore Zion National Park, ski at Olympic Legacy Park or get a picture at Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon.

History of Salt Lake County Utah

Utah State Capitol

A History of Salt Lake County

Several Ute, Shoshone and Paiute peoples lived along the shores of the Great Salt Lake for thousands of years before colonization. At the time Europeans first arrived, the land was seasonally occupied almost exclusively by tribes of the Northwestern Shoshone. The lake itself appeared on European maps as early as 1575, but few Europeans other than passing fur trappers visited the area until the 1800s.

A Mormon community founded ‘Great Salt Lake City’ in 1847. Though the area was dry, irrigation allowed effective farming and an influx of persecuted Mormons meant the city grew quickly. Salt Lake County was formed in 1850, the same year the federal government declared the area the Utah Territory. This territory rebelled in 1858, and federal troops installed a new governor peacefully soon after.

The 19th century saw mines opening up in the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains, attracting many non-Mormons to the region. The introduction of the railroad in the early 20th century brought rapid modernization. The 1970s and 80s saw a massive surge in population as agricultural land was converted to suburbs and bedroom communities to Salt Lake City. Not long after, renting condos in Salt Lake County, Utah became big business.

Utah State Capitol

Salt Lake County Namesake

Utah Salt Lake Map

How Salt Lake County Got Its Name
This is no mystery. The county was named after the city, which was named after the enormous salty lake which dominates the terrain. The Western Goshute tribe of Shoshone Indians called it Pi'a-pa (big water) and Ti'tsa-pa (bad water). Some Spanish explorers called it Timpanogos, after confusing it with a different freshwater lake in the region. However, English-speaking colonists almost always referred to it as the ’Great Salt Lake’.

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Map showing Salt Lake County, Utah

Location

St. Louis County, Missouri Introduction
Salt Lake County is organized around the county seat of Salt Lake City, the largest city in the state of Utah as well as the state capital. Salt Lake County is mostly confined to the Salt Lake Valley and the Jordan River Watershed, but also extends some ways into the surrounding Oquirrh Mountains and Wasatch Range. Besides the lake itself, the region is best known for its ski resorts. Both bring in loads of tourists each year, many of whom hope to rent a condo in Salt Lake County, UT during their stays.

Throughout this article, we’ll get to know the area better, and winkle out all the facts you’ll need before you can buy or rent a condo in Salt Lake County, UT. You’ll get to know its weather patterns, its climate, the demographics of its population and its housing market.

We’ll explore Salt Lake City in detail, as well as 2 of its largest suburbs – Millcreek and Herriman. We’ll discuss why people are so eager to buy a condo in Salt Lake County, and what attracts both buyers and renters to the cities. We’ll even look at 5 of the trendiest neighborhoods in the county, and give you a sense of what it might be like to live there.



The Climate in Salt Lake County
Salt Lake County is known for its dry springs, its warm summers punctuated by short, localized thunderstorms, and its snowy winters. On average, Salt Lake County gets about 20 inches of rain per year. This is just over ½ of the national average. On the other hand, it gets a solid 54 inches of snow in the average winter, which is nearly twice the average for the US as a whole.

Salt Lake County is a sunny place – it gets 226 sunny days in the average year, compared to the national average of 205. It sees only 90 days of precipitation – rain, snow, sleet, etc. – In the average year. The warmest month is usually July, where average high temperatures top out at 91 degrees. The average January low temperature is 23 degrees – just below freezing. It has some of the warmest winters in Utah, though its summers are not appreciably hotter. Good news for anyone seeking a condo for sale in Salt Lake County.


Things To See And Do In Salt Lake County
With the city of St. Louis right on your doorstep and the most heavily populated county of the state all around you, there is plenty to do in and around St Louis County.

While hunting for that perfect St. Louis condo for sale, you can also swim (and float) in the Great Salt Lake, visit Temple Square, and see the Mormons’ Salt Lake Temple, explore Antelope Island State Park, see the Bonneville Salt Flats, visit Big Cottonwood Canyon, picnic at Fossil Butte National Monument, explore Zion National Park, ski at Olympic Legacy Park or get a picture at Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon.

Salt Lake County, UT Demographics

Salt Lake County Demographics

Population
The 2020 Census lists 1,158,238 people in Salt Lake County, up from 1,029,655 in 2010. The population was approximately 49.8% female and 50.2% male at that time.

Salt Lake County had 411,472 housing units in 2019, 67.5% of which were owner-occupied. More than 10,000 building permits were issued in 2020 alone, so finding a shiny new Salt Lake County condo shouldn’t prove too difficult.

Household income
The median household income for residents of Salt Lake County in 2019 was $80,119, up 8.5% from the previous year. This is higher than Utah as a whole and the average for the United States, but lower than several other counties in Utah.

Education
About 91% of Salt Lake County residents have high school diplomas, and just over 36% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Average salary
As of 2019, the average salary for men in Salt Lake County was $71,335 per year, while women averaged $45,724.

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Why should you buy a condo in Salt Lake County, UT?

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Why Buy A Condo In Salt Lake County?
Salt Lake County offers high wages, a good standard of living and some truly breathtaking countryside. But there are as many reasons to rent a condo in Salt Lake County, UT as there are residents.

Salt Lake County Art and Culture
There are community events and festivals happening all year round, both in SLC and in the surrounding metro area. Anyone considering buying a Salt Lake County condo would be able to see things like the Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Arts Festival, the Utah Pride Parade & Festival, the Craft Lake DIY Festival, the Heber Valley Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the Midway Swiss Days Festival, the Moab Music Festival and Oktoberfest at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort.


Top 3 Reasons People Want To Buy Salt Lake County Condos
Here are 3 of the best reasons for buying a condo in Salt Lake County, Utah:


Connectivity. With a brand-new International Airport, Salt Lake County is more connected to the rest of the country and the world than ever.
Work. The last 10 years have seen a huge boom in the Salt Lake county tech industry, as well as growth in tourism, manufacturing and healthcare.
Access to amenities. Many Salt Lake County condos offer access to amenities like a swimming pool or a gym which you won’t have to clean or maintain.

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Why Salt Lake County?

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Will A Salt Lake County Condo Suit You And Your Family? Salt Lake County is a little valley of paradise in the parched Utah landscape. A Salt Lake County condo could be the perfect place to build a life in ‘the promised land’. Indeed, that is why so many people have come to the area for the last 200 years. The real question is whether you can see yourself and your family being happy there. The SLC Metropolitan Area is huge, and bustling with activity of all kinds. It is a vast melting pot of diverse people, where the traditional Mormon community rub shoulders with a sizable LGBTQ population. Just about every subculture in America has a foothold somewhere in Salt Lake County. Does that sound like the place for you? Only you can say.

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