Cottonwood Heights, UT
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Living in Cottonwood Heights


Cottonwood Heights is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 33,996 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Cottonwood Heights is the 21st largest community in Utah.

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

Cottonwood Heights is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.70% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cottonwood Heights is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cottonwood Heights who work in management occupations (15.35%), sales jobs (13.58%), and office and administrative support (13.02%).

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

Of important note, Cottonwood Heights is also a city of artists. Cottonwood Heights has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cottonwood Heights’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Cottonwood Heights telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.36% 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Cottonwood Heights use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Cottonwood Heights‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

If knowledge is power, Cottonwood Heights is a pretty powerful place. 50.16% of the adults in Cottonwood Heights have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Cottonwood Heights in 2010 was $44,921, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $179,684 for a family of four.

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

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