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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Sandy, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Sandy, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Sandy’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Sandy does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $60,908.00.
Unlike some cities, Sandy isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sandy are a mix 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.
One downside of living in Sandy, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.39 minutes every day commuting to work.
The percentage of adults in Sandy who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.22% of the adults 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.