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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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Welcome to Cottonwood Heights ...

The city of Cottonwood Heights is located in Salt Lake County.

A typical abbreviation for Cottonwood Heights: Cottonwood Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Cottonwood Heights had a population of 33,433 people.<1> (see below for details).

Cottonwood Heights was incorporated in 2005.

The community of Cottonwood Heights is 4,790 feet [1,460 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Cottonwood Heights is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Cottonwood Heights lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Cottonwood Heights: (801) and (385)<3>

Population Details ...

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cottonwood Heights.

Communities near Cottonwood Heights ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Cottonwood Heights and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017
Bountiful   [Map]   44,107   N   18 miles [29 km]
Draper   [Map]   47,710   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Herriman   [Map]   39,224   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lehi   [Map]   62,712   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Riverton   [Map]   43,344   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Salt Lake City   [Map]   200,544   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Cottonwood Heights.

Communities Also Named Cottonwood Heights ...

While we believe that this Cottonwood Heights is located in Salt Lake County, we know of another 2 Utah communities named Cottonwood Heights. Those communities are located in the following counties: Davis and Weber County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cottonwood Heights.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cottonwood Heights. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cottonwood Heights. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Cottonwood Heights:

Websites for Cottonwood Heights ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cottonwood Heights ...

Looking for more information about Cottonwood Heights? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cottonwood Heights, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cottonwood Heights.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cottonwood Heights.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cottonwood Heights - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cottonwood Heights) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cottonwood Heights. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cottonwood Heights

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottonwood Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6164, Longitude: -111.8154     [Map].

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