Sandy, UT

Sandy profile

Living in Sandy

Sandy is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 96,380 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Sandy is the sixth largest community in Utah.

Sandy home prices are not only among the most expensive in Utah, but Sandy real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Sandy is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Sandy is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sandy who work in office and administrative support (13.78%), management occupations (13.71%), and sales jobs (12.42%).

Also of interest is that Sandy has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Sandy telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.62% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Sandy is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Sandy a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Sandy has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Sandy’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The citizens of Sandy are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.82% of adults in Sandy have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sandy in 2018 was $38,011, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,044 for a family of four. However, Sandy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sandy is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sandy home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sandy residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sandy include English, German, European, Irish, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Sandy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.