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  1. Public Schools
    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 11,013. 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
11,013

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$211,927
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$740
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    78%
  • Own
    22%
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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
    3,698.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    9
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    447.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    976.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    9,187.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,325.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,638
National
$55,322
Families with Children
7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Central City Reviews

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The Central City neighborhood encompasses the business district of Salt Lake City, as well as the University of Utah and the Salt Lake City public library.
It is filled with basic urban amenities such as cafes, restaurants, bars and museums.
I do have a few minor qualms with this area, however.
There has been a surge in the population of unsheltered homeless residents who don't access to the services that they need.
There isn't a lot of diversity in this area compared to some other neighborhoods of Salt Lake City, but if you enjoy an artistic/hipster/indie type of social dynamic, then this area would be a great fit!
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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!
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.