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Sandy City

Sandy (officially known as Sandy City) is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, and a suburb of Salt Lake City. The population was 88,418 at the 2000 census, making it the fifth-largest city in Utah.

The city is home to the South Towne Center shopping mall; Jordan Commons, a large entertainment complex, and is the location of the Southtowne Exposition Center, which regularly hosts conventions.

It was also selected in August 2006 as the location of Real Salt Lake's new soccer-specific stadium, Rio Tinto Stadium, which was opened on October 9, 2008.


The major residential region of eastern Sandy climbs high on the slopes of the Wasatch Range while the western section lies at the bottom of the valley. Interstate 15 and State Street (US-89) run through the western portions of the city, while the Jordan River forms part of the western border with West Jordan and South Jordan.


As of the census of 2000, there were 88,418 people, 25,737 households, and 21,773 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,960.5 people per square mile (1,528.8/km²). There were 26,579 housing units at an average density of 1,190.5/sq mi (459.6/km²).

There were 25,737 households out of which 51.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.4% were non-families. 11.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.42 and the average family size was 3.73.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.5% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $66,458, and the median income for a family was $70,801 (these figures had risen to $73,322 and $81,257 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $47,031 versus $29,661 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,928. About 2.8% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.


The new Canyons School District serves Sandy City schools.

The following contains a complete listing of Elementary, Middle, and High Schools within Sandy City:


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Alta View
10333 Crocus St
800 E 11000 S
Bell View
9800 S 800 E
Blessed Sacrament School
1745 East 9800 South
8640 S Snowbird Dr
11100 S 230 E
East Sandy
8295 S 870 E
1085 E 9800 S
9760 S 3100 E
Lone Peak
11515 S High Mesa Dr
1900 E Creek Road
Park Lane
9955 S 2300 E
Peruvian Park
1545 E 8425 S
Quail Hollow
2625 E Newcastle Dr
8725 S 280 E
Silver Mesa
8920 S 1700 E
12025 S 1000 E
1520 E 11265 S
Willow Canyon
9650 S 1700 E


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Albion Middle School
2755 E Newcastle Dr
Crescent View Middle
11150 S 300 E
Eastmont Middle School
10100 S 1300 E
Indian Hills Middle
1180 E Sanders Rd
Mt Jordan Middle
9360 S 300 E
Union Middle
615 E 8000 S

High School:

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Alta High
11055 S 1000 E
Jordan High
95 E Beetdigger Dr
Valley High
11020 S State

United States Post Office:

Sandy City Post Offices are located at 8850 S 700 E, 9265 Highland Drive, and 215 West Sego Lily Drive 84070.

Hospitals/Medical Centers in Sandy

Alta View Hospital
9660 South 1300 East

Health South Rehab Hospital of Utah
8074 South 1300 East


Sandy City provides water, storm water, garbage collection, and recycling services.

There are four sewer districts which serve the city, depending on where you live:

South Valley Sewer District
Phone: 571-1166

Cottonwood Improvement District
Phone: 943-7671

Sandy Suburban Improvement District
Phone: 561-7662

Midvalley Improvement District
Phone: 561-1418

The other main utility providers for Sandy City include:

Rocky Mountain  Power:
Questar Gas:

Employment in Sandy

Major employers in Sandy

Employment, contact workforce services:

City Codes and Licensing

Questions about Residential Codes or Business Licensing? View our Community Development page.

Animal Services

For information regarding pet licensing, Sandy’s dog park, or information regarding animals please contact Sandy City Animal Services, located at 8715 South 700 West, 801-352-4450 or refer to Sandy’s Animal Services page.


With a population base of more than 250,000 people within five miles and average income levels around $80,000, Sandy City fits a wide variety of lifestyles. Whether you’re in the market for an abundance of recreation, quality housing, endless shopping opportunities, valued education, or a career in an ideal location, Sandy City is well established as a synergetic place to live.

Sandy City is home to roughly 95,000 residents within the city boundaries. Sandy City is located in the Southeast corner of Salt Lake County, which consists of approximately 1 million residents. Sandy city also consists of 4 different zip codes which include: 84070, 84094, 84092, 84093. The following contains a brief look at Sandy’s demographics by zip:

Demographics by Zip

84070 (2007)

  • Total Population: 23,125
  • Households: 7,716
  • Average Household Size: 2.94
  • Housing Units: 8,189
  • Owner Occupied Housing Units: 65.3%
  • Renter Occupied Housing Units: 29.0%
  • Vacant Housing Units: 5.8%
  • Median Household Income: $57, 877
  • Median Home Value: $210,838
  • Median Age: 30.0
  • Average Rent: $690

84094 (2007)

  • Total Population: 28,532
  • Households: 8,698
  • Average Household Size: 3.28
  • Housing Units: 8,985
  • Owner Occupied Housing Units: 80.8%
  • Renter Occupied Housing Units: 16.0%
  • Vacant Housing Units: 3.2%
  • Median Household Income: $76,781
  • Median Home Value: $236,265
  • Median Age: 29.7
  • Average Rent: $715

84092 (2007)

  • Total Population: 30,857
  • Households: 8,569
  • Average Household Size: 3.58
  • Housing Units: 8,868
  • Owner Occupied Housing Units: 91.4%
  • Renter Occupied Housing Units: 5.3%
  • Vacant Housing Units: 3.4%
  • Median Household Income: $113,241
  • Median Home Value: $366,965
  • Median Age: 33.5
  • Average Rent: $951

84093 (2007)

  • Total Population: 25,400
  • Households: 7,458
  • Average Household Size: 3.4Housing Units: 7,485
  • Owner Occupied Housing Units: 90.7%
  • Renter Occupied Housing Units: 6.9%
  • Vacant Housing Units: 2.4%
  • Median Household Income: $97,599
  • Median Home Value: $318,869
  • Median Age: 32.2
  • Average Rent: $833


On average, there are 229 sunny days per year in Sandy. The July high is around 92 degrees. The January low is approximately 19. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 66 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.

Average Temperature: High 67.4° F; Low 40.0° F

Current weather information

Elevation: 4,297 feet

Important Contact Information

City Hall: (801) 568-7100, 10000 Centennial Parkway
Police: (801) 568-7200
Fire: (801) 568-2930
Recreation Programs: (801) 568-2900
Chamber of Commerce: (801) 566-0344


Map of Boundaries