Sandy, UT
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Living in Sandy


Sandy is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 96,901 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Sandy is the sixth largest community in Utah.

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

Sandy is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sandy is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sandy who work in management occupations (14.16%), office and administrative support (14.12%), and sales jobs (13.27%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.44% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Because of many things, Sandy is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Sandy a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Sandy has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Sandy’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The citizens of Sandy are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.81% of adults in Sandy 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 Sandy in 2010 was $36,862, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,448 for a family of four. However, Sandy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sandy is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 English, German, European, Irish, and Scottish.

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