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County Information



Some of the cities, towns, and places in SaltLake County are Alta, Arthur, Bacchus, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Bingham Canyon, Bingham Canyon Mine, Bluffdale, Brighton, Copperton, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Emigration Canyon, Emmaville, enclaves, Forest Dale, Garfield, Granite, Herriman, Holladay, Kearns, Lark, Magna, Midvale, Millcreek, Mount Aire, Mountain Dell, Murray, overburden, Parley's Canyon, Riter, Riverton, Salt Lake City, Sandy, South Jordan, South Salt Lake, Taylorsville, Welby, West Jordan, West Valley City, White City



Salt Lake County is located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 1,029,655, (1,160,437 as of July 1, 2019) making it the most populous county in Utah. Its county seat and largest city is Salt Lake City, the state capital. The county was created in 1850. Salt Lake County is the 37th most populated county in the United States and is one of four counties in the Rocky Mountains to make it into the top 100. (Others being Denver County and El Paso County, Colorado and Clark County, Nevada.) Salt Lake County is the only county of the first class in Utah - which under the Utah Code (Title 17, Chapter 50, Part 5) is a county with a population of 700,000 or greater.Salt Lake County occupies the Salt Lake Valley, as well as parts of the surrounding mountains, the Oquirrh Mountains to the west and the Wasatch Range to the east (essentially the entire Jordan River watershed north of the Traverse Mountains). In addition, the northwestern section of the county includes part of the Great Salt Lake. The county is noted for its ski resorts; Salt Lake City won the bid to host the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake County is the central county of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area.