In 2002, Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics and 10 years later, London hosted the Summer Olympics. There are more differences between London and Salt Lake City than just the season of Olympics each city hosted. Here's a list of statistics about each city, ranging from population to crime.


When it comes to population, Salt Lake City and London aren't exactly similar.

In 2010, London had a population of 7.75 million, according to London is the capitol of England, as well as the U.K. It's also the most populated city in the U.K.

In 2010, Salt Lake City had a population of just 186,440, according to the U.S. Census. Salt Lake City is the capitol of Utah and has the highest population of any city in the state.

Population density: London

Not only does London have many more people than Salt Lake City, and the entire state of Utah, it also has a much higher population density.

London has approximately 4,900 people per square kilometer or 12,691 people per square mile.

Population density: Salt Lake City
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Salt Lake City's population density is much smaller at 1,678 people per square mile. That means Salt Lake City's population density is almost a third of London's.

Cost of living
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

In 2009, the average rent in Salt Lake City was $760 a month, according to Housing Urban Development.

In 2011, the average rent in London was $4,320.65 a month. That's converted over from pounds, according to the Department for Communities and Local Government.

London income

The two cities don't have a huge disparity when it comes to income.

In 2010, residents of London had a median income of $73,355 a year, according to

Salt Lake City income
Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, AP

In 2011, the median income in Salt Lake City was $70,400 a year, according to HUD.

So even though residents of London make just under $3,000 a year more than residents of Salt Lake City, they pay more than $3,500 a month than Salt Lake City residents.

London crime

Here's a list of crime statistics in London in 2010.

Murders: 124

Rapes: 3,279

Robberies: 35,857

Assaults: 101,638

Burglaries: 93,401

Thefts: 290,374

Auto thefts: 26,981

Salt Lake City crime
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Here's a list of crime statistics in Salt Lake City in 2010.

Murders: 8

Rapes: 146

Robberies: 359

Assaults: 776

Burglaries: 2,177

Thefts: 10,173

Auto thefts: 1,489