No, in the actual city of Salt Lake City, about 30% of the population is Mormon, possibly less. Within the state of Utah as a whole, about 60% are Mormon.
They didn't really make a settlement on the Great Salt Lake, as there is swampy marshland surrounding the lake for several miles. The first city they settled in the area was Great Salt Lake City, later renamed Salt Lake City, which is about 20 miles from the nearest shore of the Great Salt Lake.Salt Lake City and other Mormon settlements in the area were a part of a territory the Mormons named Deseret.
You are probably thinking of Salt Lake City, Utah. The headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) has been located in Salt Lake City since 1847. However, there is no city where most Mormons live. There are 14.5 million Mormons scattered around the globe, with about 35-40% of Mormons living in the United States and about 10% of Mormons living in the state of Utah. Only about 0.4% of Mormons live in Salt Lake City boundaries.
I live in salt lake and would say it has the largest concentration of mormans as percentage of total population. But most mormans in the US live out of slc. Out of utah in fact. ---------------- No, definately not. While Salt Lake City is the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church), most American Mormons live outside of Utah. (There are 6,060,000 baptized Mormons in the United States, and 1,884,000 of those live in Utah.) So, less than 1/3 of American Mormons live in Utah. Most Mormons in Utah live outside of Salt Lake City. The city itself is actually quite liberal and diverse, and the homes are small and expensive compared to the rest of the state. The suburbs surrounding Salt Lake City are where the majority of Mormons in Utah live. Some of the suburbs are more than 90% Mormon. About 80,000 of the 6,060,000 American Mormons live in Salt Lake City, which is just over 1.3%.
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