This study examines the demographic characteristics of household heads in Salt Lake City, Utah at three points in its history: 1850, 1860, and 1870. Data was compiled on population growth, nativity, sex, age, occupation, wealth, and persistence from the United States Census for those years.
The data shows that between 1850 and 1870 the makeup of Salt Lake City household heads changed dramatically from predominately American-born to predominately foreign-born. This change in the nativity of household heads over time significantly influenced several demographic characteristics including the location of immigrant settlement, occupational tendencies, and a high level of stratification of real wealth.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; History
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Draper, Larry W., "A Demographic Examination of Household Heads in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1850-1870" (1988). Theses and Dissertations. 4650.
Demography, Utah, Salt Lake City, Heads of households, Mormons, Emigration, immigration, Wealth, Population