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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.36% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Cottonwood Heights is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Cottonwood Heights, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Cottonwood Heights, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Cottonwood Heights is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.16% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

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.