The city is the home of Brigham Young University, a private higher education institution operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

22.3% of residents are under the age of 18, 36.4% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 10.5% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. At the 2000 census, 105,166 people, 29,192 households and 19,938 families resided in the city.

The population density was 2,653.2 per square mile (1,024.3/kmĀ²).

Because of the reported stolen goods of settlers by the Utes, Brigham Young gave a small militia orders "to take such measures as would put a final end to their [Indian] depredations in future." This ended in what is known as the Battle Creek Massacre, in modern-day Pleasant Grove, Utah. In 1849, 33 Mormon families from Salt Lake City established Fort Utah.

In 1850, Brigham Young sent an army from Salt Lake to drive out the Timpanogos in what is called the Provo War.

22.3% of residents were under the age of 18, 40.2% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 8.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% were 65 years of age or older. The median household income was $34,313 and the median family income was $36,393.

Males had a median income of ,010 and females ,928. About 12.5% of families and 26.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.Personals are for people local to Salt Lake City, UT and are for ages 18 of either sex. It is the second-largest metropolitan area in Utah after Salt Lake City and before Ogden-Clearfield.Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.2% of the population.There were 31,524 households of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families.11.8% of all households were made up of a single individual, and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.