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Sandy city, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Sandy had a population of 91,806 as of July 1, 2016. Sandy city 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 Sandy city is located at latitude 40.5694 and longitude -111.8516 in Salt Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sandy (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

The City of Sandy (GNIS ID: 2411810) 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 Sandy is located within Salt Lake City Division of Salt Lake County.

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

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Sandy city, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 91,806
Population in Households 91,387
Population in Familes 81,126
Population in Group Qrtrs 419
Population Density1 3,980
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 29,546
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 23,262
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 30,838 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,945 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,601 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,292 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $297,007
Average Home Value $355,355


Median Household Income $79,387
Average Household Income $100,033
Per Capita Income $32,509
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.88%
Households 0.68% 0.89%
Families 0.48% 0.79%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.

Sandy city, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandy city 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 # 6 98th
Population Density1 # 16 95th
Diversity Index2 # 106 68th
Median Household Income # 44 87th
Per Capita Income # 24 93rd

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