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Cottonwood Heights, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Cottonwood Heights had a population of 34,879 as of July 1, 2016. Cottonwood Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cottonwood Heights is located at latitude 40.6152 and longitude -111.8156 in Salt Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cottonwood Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Salt Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,823 feet.

The City of Cottonwood Heights (GNIS ID: 2410245) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cottonwood Heights is located within Salt Lake City Division of Salt Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cottonwood Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cottonwood Heights: Butlerville.


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Cottonwood Heights, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 34,879
Population in Households 34,866
Population in Familes 28,960
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 3,992
Diversity Index2 28
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,925
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 9,176
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,704 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,866 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,059 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 779 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $343,305
Average Home Value $406,359
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $80,104
Average Household Income $107,849
Per Capita Income $39,992
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.82%
Households 0.59% 0.82%
Families 0.49% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cottonwood Heights, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottonwood Heights to the other 325 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 23 93rd
Population Density1 # 15 96th
Diversity Index2 # 136 59th
Median Household Income # 42 87th
Per Capita Income # 9 98th

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