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Overview

Introduction to Sandy, Utah

Sandy is located in Salt Lake County. The eastern portion of the city is situated along the slopes of the Wasatch Range and the western portion is situated on the valley floor. Sandy is a suburb of Salt Lake City. The Jordan River is nearby. The popular Jordan Commons features numerous restaurants, entertainment venues and office buildings. The South Town Mall is another active location.

History

The Paiute, Bannock and Shoshone Indian tribes traversed through the area while migrating from Utah Lake to their summer home at Bear Lake. Beginning in the 1860s and throughout the 1870s the early pioneers arrived and established permanent settlements. Brigham Young named it Sandy City, due to the thirty soil. With the discovery of silver in Cottonwood Canyon, the city became a prominent supply base and soon included numerous hotels, brothels and saloons to serve the region's miners. Due to the thriving silver mining industry, Sandy became a major smelting location.

In 1873 the arrival of the railroad connected the town with Salt Lake City and trains became valuable assets for transporting ore and other goods. The mining industry's major decline during the 1890's led to an agricultural based economy. The Mormons pushed for the city to be incorporated in 1893 as part of a plan to remove the sleazy elements from the city. The transient males left the city and only a few saloons and hotels remained. Sandy had been transformed into a typical rural Utah community, where church, farming and family were the important factors of life.

Activities

Residents and visitors have numerous opportunities during a given year to ski along the mountain slopes, covered with some of the best snow in the world and then take a short drive down the canyon and enjoy playing golf. Skiing enthusiasts have numerous ski resorts to enjoy including Brighton, Alta, Snowbird and Solitude. Visitors are attracted to Sandy due to the beautiful landscape and excellent opportunities for hiking, fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, snowmobiling and other outdoor activities.

Sandy features quality golf courses including Alpine Country Club, Hidden Valley Country Club Mountain, Schneiters Pebblebrook Links, River Oaks Golf Course and Willow Creek Country Club. The Alta Canyon Sports Center offers a variety of activities and is popular with families.

Local and Nearby Attractions

  • Sandy City Amphitheater
  • Living Planet Aquarium
  • Southtowne Exposition Center
  • Bingham Copper Mine
  • Delta Center
  • E Center
  • Jordan River Temple
  • Hansen's Planetarium
  • Salt Palace
  • Temple Square
  • Wildwood Resort

Demographics

People

Total Population94,556
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens12.3%
Employed Population 16+47,370
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married58.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.3%
Median Earnings25+$45,134
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,851
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,067

Wealth

Median Family Income$97,459
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone16.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,202
Median House Value$309,800

Ancestry

English25.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.8%
German12.8%
Irish7.1%
Swedish4.9%
Scottish4.6%
Danishn4.1%
Italian3.2%
Norwegian3.2%
Dutch2.6%
Welsh2.1%
French Except Basque1.8%
Swiss1.6%
Polish1.1%
Russian0.7%
Greek0.6%
Finnish0.5%
Arab0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Australian0.2%
African0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
Austrian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
South African0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Sandy Almanac

CategoryValue
County Salt Lake County
Standard Zip Codes84070, 84094, 84092, 84093
P.O. Box Zip Codes84090, 84091
Phone Area Codes801
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.57
Approximate Longitude-111.89

Sandy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCOTTONWOOD WEIR
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp41 to 62 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip26.1 inches
StationDRAPER POINT OF THE MTN
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 65 F
Jul Temp61 to 95 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip15.7 inches
StationALTA
Distance11.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 29 F
Apr Temp25 to 42 F
Jul Temp49 to 71 F
Oct Temp31 to 49 F
Annual Precip52.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Draper47,043$120,109
Holladay30,793$101,363
Midvale32,249$58,194
Riverton41,997$99,514
South Jordan65,523$111,037
West Jordan111,937$76,854

Sandy Hospitals

Alta View Hospital
(Non-profit)
9660 South 1300 East
(801) 501-2600
Health South Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
8074 South 1300 East
(801) 561-3400

Sandy Public Schools

Canyons Transition Academy
9361 S 300 E
ZIP: 84070
(801) 826-5467
High
Total Enrollment 66
Crescent School
11100 S 230 E
ZIP: 84070
(801) 826-8200
Primary
Total Enrollment 673
Jordan High
95 E 9825 S
ZIP: 84070
(801) 826-6200
High
Total Enrollment 2184
Mt Jordan Middle
9360 S. 300 E.
ZIP: 84070
(801) 826-7400
Middle
Total Enrollment 778
Sandy School
8725 S 280 E
ZIP: 84070
(801) 826-9325
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Special Ed Preschool
9361 S 300 E
ZIP: 84070
(801) 501-1067
Primary
Total Enrollment 299
Union Middle
615 E 8000 S
ZIP: 84070
(801) 826-1500
Middle
Total Enrollment 900
Granite School
9760 S 3100 E
ZIP: 84092
(801) 826-8575
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
Lone Peak School
11515 S 2220 E
ZIP: 84092
(801) 826-8650
Primary
Total Enrollment 705
Park Lane School
9955 S 2300 E
ZIP: 84092
(801) 826-9025
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Sunrise School
1520 E 11265 S
ZIP: 84092
(801) 826-9550
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
Willow Canyon School
9650 S 1700 E
ZIP: 84092
(801) 826-9625
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Albion Middle
2755 E 8890 S
ZIP: 84093
(801) 826-6700
Middle
Total Enrollment 870
Brookwood School
8640 S 2565 E
ZIP: 84093
(801) 826-7900
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Oakdale School
1900 E 8100 S
ZIP: 84093
(801) 826-8950
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Peruvian Park School
1545 E 8425 S
ZIP: 84093
(801) 826-9100
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Quail Hollow School
2625 E 9070 S
ZIP: 84093
(801) 826-9175
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Silver Mesa School
8920 S 1700 E
ZIP: 84093
(801) 826-9400
Primary
Total Enrollment 588
Alta High
11055 S 1000 E
ZIP: 84094
(801) 826-5600
High
Total Enrollment 1718
Alta View School
10333 S 865 E
ZIP: 84094
(801) 826-7600
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Altara School
800 E 11000 S
ZIP: 84094
(801) 826-7675
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Beehive Science & Technology Academy (bsta)
830 E 9400 S
ZIP: 84094
(801) 576-0070
Other
Total Enrollment 292
Bell View School
9800 S 800 E
ZIP: 84094
(801) 826-7750
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Canyons Technical Education Center
825 E 9085 S
ZIP: 84094
(801) 826-6600
High
East Sandy School
8295 S 870 E
ZIP: 84094
(801) 826-8425
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Eastmont Middle
10100 S 1300 E
ZIP: 84094
(801) 826-7000
Middle
Total Enrollment 865
Edgemont School
1085 E 9800 S
ZIP: 84094
(801) 826-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Entrada
825 E 9085 S
ZIP: 84094
(801) 826-6670
Other
Total Enrollment 177
Indian Hills Middle
1180 E 11600 S
ZIP: 84094
(801) 826-7100
Middle
Total Enrollment 1065
Sprucewood School
12025 S 1000 E
ZIP: 84094
(801) 826-9415
Primary
Total Enrollment 491

Sandy Private Schools

Bell Canyon Montessori School
1690 E 11400 S
ZIP: 84092
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Blessed Sacrament School
1745 E 9800 S
ZIP: 84092
Elementary
Total Enrollment 248
Grace Lutheran School
1815 E 9800 S
ZIP: 84092
Elementary
Total Enrollment 162
The Waterford School
1480 E 9400 S
ZIP: 84093
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 820
Hilltop Christian School
985 E 10600 S
ZIP: 84094
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Kids Etc Preschool
9825 S 1300 E
ZIP: 84094
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
Kindercare Learning Center
9165 S 1300 E
ZIP: 84094
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
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