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Sandy city, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Sandy had a population of 101,608 as of July 1, 2020. 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 40.5709 and longitude -111.8505 in Salt Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sandy 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.


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Sandy city, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 101,608 (100%)
Population in Households 101,142 (99.5%)
Population in Families 88,743 (87.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 466 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 4,217
Diversity Index2 36
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $94,059
Average Household Income $116,047
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $38,107
Wealth Index5 144
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 34,260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,774 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,512 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 974 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $372,910
Average Home Value $433,862
Housing Affordability Index3 151
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 33,286
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 25,631
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.19% 1.34%
Households 1.29% 1.35%
Families 0.94% 1.2%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
Owner Occupied HU   1.25%

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Sandy city, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandy city to the other 327 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 Density # 13 96th
Median Household Income # 39 88th
Housing Affordability Index # 155 47th
Per Capita Income # 23 93rd
Diversity Index # 105 68th

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