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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Central City is a neighborhood in Salt Lake City, Utah with a population of 11,188. Central City is in Salt Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Utah. Living in Central City offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Central City there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Central City and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Central City are above average.
About Central City...
Population
11,188

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$209,749
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$705
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    79%
  • Own
    21%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    3,698
    283
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    448
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    976
    500
  • Theft
    9,188
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,325
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,908
National
$55,322
Children
7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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  • B
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  • B+
    Fairpark
    • Neighborhood in Salt Lake City, UT
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  • B
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Central City Reviews

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Great, friendly atmosphere. Very interesting and relatively quiet city. This is my second time living in Salt Lake City in a span of 20 years. I would definitely live here again if I could do it all over. The future of this area seems as it would be a mix of polished technology, modern housing, and technology based jobs, while retaining its original old-timey charm. Driving can be dangerous, some roads need repair, and air quality is often low, but overall a wonderful place to live and attend school!
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Crime and safety varies by neighborhood in Salt Lake City. The further east and north you go, the lower the crime and the higher the safety seems to be. Downtown tends to house most crime, and also has a higher percentage of homeless individuals. Mid and uptown Salt Lake are relatively safe. The Avenues neighborhoods and neighborhoods near the University of Utah tend to have a lower rate of crime. I usually see more police near downtown areas and in the west side of the city. I, as a petite woman, am occasionally concerned about walking alone at night due to reports from friends of unsolicited confrontations with strangers; however, this is usually not a concern as I live in the midtown area of Salt Lake.
SLC's proximity to the beautiful outdoors is amazing; easy local access to rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and other activities. Every place in the city is within biking distance and there are great options for public transportation allowing someone who doesn't have a car to go wherever they need to without worry. There are great volunteer organizations that are passionate about what they do and work tirelessly to achieve their goals. There are countless coffee shops, groups that fight for human rights, and regular poetry slams. Each of the many music venues here offer a different experience and it is hard to have a boring night due to the many possibilities and places to discover. The air quality is most definitely not the best, but there is a push towards improving it and people taking action, knowing the effects of pollution are present long after we are gone. SLC is a wonderful area that is becoming more populated; I hope the work towards improving quality of life for everyone never ceases.