Sandy, Utah

Sandy: A city in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is located in the southwestern part of the county. Sandy is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Sandy City Hall and the Sandy Museum.

About

Sandy is a city located in the county of Salt Lake in the U.S. state of Utah. Its population at the 2010 census was 87,461 and a population density of 1,428 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 94,871 inhabitants.

The city was created 153 years ago in 1870.

Sandy is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. The area was first settled in the 1850s by Mormon pioneers.

It was originally known as Willow Creek and then Sandy Station after the railroad stop established there in 1872. In 1893, the city was incorporated as Sandy City.

Sandy remained a small, agricultural town focused on farming and cattle ranching up through the 1950s. After WWII, Sandy began transforming into a suburban bedroom community.

Rapid growth took place from the 1970s onward. Sandy's population now exceeds 96,000 residents, making it the sixth largest city in Utah.

Sandy Today

Despite its immense growth, Sandy maintains a family-friendly small town feel. The city has developed an extensive park system and recreational opportunities.

Popular attractions include the Sandy Amphitheater, the Shops at South Town mall, Sandy Museum, and outdoor activities in the Wasatch Mountains foothills.

Sandy successfully balances its historic roots with its emergence as a modern Utah suburb. It retains its distinct identity and charm.

Conclusion

Sandy evolved from a pioneer town to a rapidly expanding suburb today. Its agricultural past, early incorporation, and post-WWII residential boom reflect different eras in its history. Through growth and change, Sandy continues to thrive while celebrating its heritage.

Sandy locator map
Location of Sandy on Utah map.

Quick Facts about Sandy

Population : 94,871 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Utah (United States)
County : Salt Lake County
Area : 61.25 km2
Altitude : 4,449 feet / 1356 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1871 (153 years ago)
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 15:18:23 (24th February 2024)
Postal code : 84070
Density : 1,549 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 7.81% (2010-2020)
Sandy  Utah city hall image
Sandy Utah city hall
Sandy  Utah city hall image

Geography

Sandy is located at 40°35'30"N 111°53'3"W (40.5916100, -111.8841000). It has 2 neighbors: Draper and Midvale.

Sandy map

Sandy has 2 neighbours.

  • Draper The most populous city in Utah County, Utah. It is located in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. Draper is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Draper Historical Society and the Draper City Center.
  • Midvale city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States

Demographics

The population of Sandy increased by 7.81% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 87,461 - census
2011 91,076 3.97% estimation process
2012 91,929 0.93% estimation process
2013 92,599 0.72% estimation process
2014 93,341 0.79% estimation process
2015 94,537 1.27% estimation process
2016 96,444 1.98% estimation process
2017 96,406 -0.04% estimation process
2018 96,737 0.34% estimation process
2019 96,380 -0.37% estimation process
2020 94,871 -1.59% estimation process

Sandy zip code is 84070. County name: Salt Lake, County fips: 49035

Sandy, Sandy City

People born in Sandy (27)

People born in Sandy, including singer Megan Joy, basketball player Steve Kramer, United States federal judge Dee Benson, .

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Schools in Sandy

College & universities near Sandy, UT

Code Name City ZIP
476708 The Barber School Midvale (UT) 84047-3723
461494 Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design-West Jordan West Jordan (UT) 84088-6577
455381 Skin Science Institute Sandy (UT) 84094
230144 Collectiv Academy Sandy (UT) 84094
230056 Broadview University-West Jordan West Jordan (UT) 84088

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Sandy, UT

Code Name Address Type
SLC Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub 340 South 600 West RAIL
SLB Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub 300 South 600 West BUS
PRO Provo 300 West 600 South RAIL
OGD Ogden, Utah 2393 Wall Avenue BUS

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Sandy , Oregon city in Oregon, USA with a population of 11,566 people.
  • Sandy , Pennsylvania town in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States with a population of 10,357 people.

Other cities in Salt Lake County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Salt Lake County , UT. (more)

City Name Population Title
Salt Lake City 200,567 The capital of Utah.
West Valley City 135,248 The second most populous city in Utah.
West Jordan 116,530 The second most populous city in Salt Lake County, Utah.
Sandy Hills 89,575 A census-designated place in Salt Lake County, Utah.
South Jordan 78,503 The third most populous city in Salt Lake County, Utah.
Millcreek 60,507 A city in Salt Lake County, Utah.
Taylorsville 59,402 A city in Salt Lake County, Utah.
Herriman 55,756 A city in Salt Lake County, Utah.
Draper 48,963 The most populous city in Utah County, Utah.
Murray 48,355 The most populous city in Salt Lake County, Utah.
Riverton 44,369 A city in Salt Lake County, Utah.
South Jordan Heights 37,141 City in United States of America
Kearns 35,731 Census-designated place in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Midvale 34,434 City in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Cottonwood Heights 33,327 City in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Holladay 29,885 City in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Sandy distances to largest Utah cities