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 96,145 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 85.77% 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 office and administrative support (15.35%), management occupations (14.28%), and sales jobs (13.04%).

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.

Because of many things, Sandy is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Sandy really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Sandy perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The education level of Sandy ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Sandy, 40.27% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Sandy in 2010 was $35,929, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,716 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, Irish, European, and Swedish.

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