Sandy Utah Real Estate and Travel Information
Sandy is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is located along Interstate 15 and is about 15 miles south of Salt Lake City. Sandy is a large urban community surrounded by the beautiful Wasatch Mountains.
According to the 2000 census, Sandy has a population of more than 88,000 people, making it the fifth largest city in Utah. The city has a total area of 22.3 square miles with a population density of over 4,000 people per square mile. It is located at high altitudes of over 4,000 feet above sea level.
The racial demographics of Sandy are 93.52% White, 0.50% African American, 0.35% Native American, 2.17% Asian, 0.31% Pacific Islander, 1.50% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race make up 4.38% of the population.
Sandy has more than 25,000 households, many of them affluent. The median income for a household in the city is $66,458, and the median income for a family is $70,801.
Sandy is home to the South Towne Center, a large shopping mall with 1.3 million square feet and over 150 stores as well as various restaurants.
Sandy is home to the grounds of professional soccer team Real Salt Lake, who compete in the MLS. The Rio Tinto Stadium broke ground in 2006 and has seating capacity for over 20,000 spectators.
Salt Lake County is located in northern Utah . It borders Tooele County on the west, Utah County on the south, Wasatch County on the southeast, Summit County on the east, Morgan County on the northeast, and Davis County on the north.
Salt Lake County lies between the Great Salt Lake and the Utah Lake and is surrounded by the mountains of the Wasatch Range and the Oquirrh Mountains. The county is in the Salt Lake Valley, where about half of Utah's population is concentrated.
Salt Lake County is a major center of business, commerce, culture, education, entertainment, sports, tourism and transportation in Utah.
Salt Lake County is home to more about 1 million residents, making it the most populous county in Utah. Salt Lake County is home to some of Utah's largest cities, including the capital and largest city of Utah, Salt Lake City (180,000 residents.) West Valley City and West Jordan each have over 100,000 residents, and Sandy has about 100,000 residents, ranking them as top five most populous cities in Utah.
The county has a total area of 808 square miles with 737 square miles of water. Overall, Salt Lake County has 15 cities, 1 town, and six census designated places.
Salt Lake County is well known for its ski resorts, such as the famous Snowbird resort. Additionally, the county hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Salt Lake County is home to the sports teams of Utah Jazz (basketball), Real Salt Lake (soccer) Utah Grizzlies (ice hockey), Utah Blaze (arena football) Salt Lake Bees (baseball.)
Salt Lake County has a significant corporate presence and hosts the headquarters of AlphaGraphics, Sinclair Oil Corporation, Zions Bancorporation, Smith's Food and Drug, Arctic Circle Restaurants, FranklinCovey, Overstock.com, and customer service offices of eBay, PGP Corporation, Musician's Friend, 1-800 Contacts and more.
Salt Lake City has a well developed transportation network and includes interstate routes I-15, I-215 and I-80 and US Route 89. Utah Transit Authority provides public transportation in the county by bus and train, including light rail TRAX and commuter rail Frontrunner. The county is home to the Salt Lake International Airport, the only commercial airport in the Wasatch Front.
Salt Lake County is the base for the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has major historical significance for the 13 million member Christian Denomination since the area was settled by Mormon Pioneers in 1847.