Cottonwood Heights, UT
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Cottonwood Heights is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 34,343 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 88.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cottonwood Heights is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cottonwood Heights who work in office and administrative support (14.83%), management occupations (14.22%), and sales jobs (12.93%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Cottonwood Heights telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.33% 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.

The citizens of Cottonwood Heights are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.12% of adults in Cottonwood Heights 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 Cottonwood Heights in 2010 was $41,089, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,356 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 German, European, Irish, and Danish.

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