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Cottonwood Heights, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Cottonwood Heights had a population of 35,450 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cottonwood Heights: Butlerville.

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Cottonwood Heights, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 35,450
Daytime Population: Workers 16,068
Daytime Population: Residents 15,721
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 31,789
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 35,435
Population in Familes 29,317
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 4,057
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $82,582
Average Household Income $113,967
Per Capita Income $42,099


Total Housing Units 13,839 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,015 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,072 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 752 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $346,362
Average Home Value $400,652


Total Households 13,087
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 9,239
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.81% 0.89%
Households 0.68% 0.87%
Families 0.51% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

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, 2017 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 Density # 15 96th
Diversity Index # 137 58th
Median Household Income # 44 87th
Per Capita Income # 10 97th

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