Cottonwood Heights, UT Profile: Facts & Data


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Cottonwood Heights, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Cottonwood Heights had a population of 35,049 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cottonwood Heights: Butlerville.

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Cottonwood Heights, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 35,049
Population in Households 35,036
Population in Familes 29,089
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 4,011
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $87,581
Average Household Income $119,090
Per Capita Income $43,931


Total Housing Units 13,524 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,850 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,067 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 607 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $360,995
Average Home Value $425,048


Total Households 12,917
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 9,119
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.57% 0.86%
Households 0.44% 0.82%
Families 0.29% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

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, 2018 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 # 25 93rd
Population Density # 16 95th
Diversity Index # 132 60th
Median Household Income # 41 88th
Per Capita Income # 12 97th

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