Sandy is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 10,644 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Sandy is the 51st largest community in Oregon. Much of the housing stock in Sandy was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Sandy economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Sandy, where the median household income is $60,908.00.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sandy is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sandy is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sandy who work in sales jobs (11.67%), office and administrative support (11.18%), and healthcare (8.13%).
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.
In Sandy, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.39 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Sandy is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.22% of adults 25 and older in Sandy have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Sandy in 2010 was $26,811, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,244 for a family of four. However, Sandy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Sandy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.