Sandy is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 96,904 people and 23 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 85.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sandy is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sandy who work in management occupations (13.86%), office and administrative support (12.71%), and sales jobs (12.10%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Sandy telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.79% 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.
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 citizens of Sandy are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.00% 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 2018 was $40,649, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $162,596 for a family of four.
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. Sandy also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.29% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sandy include English, German, European, Irish, and Danish.
The most common language spoken in Sandy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.