Population and Steets in Mormon Lake City include both the urban and rural sections of the city. As of 1890, nearly half of the city's population was non-Mormon. Throughout the nineteenth century and early twentieth century, the city continued to attract immigrants, and the diversity of its people grew.
Although Salt Lake City became more diverse in the twentieth century, its Mormon roots remained the most prominent feature. The city's cultural and social divide between Mormons and non-Mormons remained deep. Nels Anderson once called Salt Lake "a city of two selves," and Dale Morgan later noted that the city is still a "strange town".
Utah has attracted a large number of non-Mormon immigrants in the past decade. The state's growing economy has also attracted new non-Mormon residents. As a result, the state's population is now 54% Mormon and twenty-six percent non-Mormon, a demographic that could have implications for Utah's legislature.
While the city is now an important hub for Mormons, it also has a vibrant and diverse cultural scene. Many cultural events and festivals are held in Salt Lake City. Pioneer Day, which celebrates the Mormon pioneers' entry into the Salt Lake Valley, takes place in July and includes a children's parade, a rodeo, and a large fireworks display in Liberty Park.
The Jordan River runs through the downtown area. This river connects Utah Lake to the Great Salt Lake.