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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
(Salt Lake County)

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Welcome to Cottonwood Heights ...

The city of Cottonwood Heights is located in Salt Lake County<1>.

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.<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Cottonwood Heights, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated in 2005.

Cottonwood Heights is 4,790 feet [1,460 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation 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

Telephone area codes for Cottonwood Heights: (801) and (385)<4>

Websites for Cottonwood Heights ...

Official Website: cottonwoodheights.utah.gov/

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.

Communities near Cottonwood Heights ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cottonwood Heights.

  • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lake City
    • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Cottonwood Heights
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,567 people
    • Former name for Salt Lake City:
    • Great Salt Lake City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lake City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salt Lake City<6>
  • West Valley City [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Valley City
    • West Valley City [Salt Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Cottonwood Heights
    • Estimated population in 2019: 135,248 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Valley City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Valley City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Valley City<6>
  • West Jordan [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jordan
    • West Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Cottonwood Heights
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,480 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jordan<6>
  • South Jordan [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Jordan
    • South Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Cottonwood Heights
    • Estimated population in 2019: 76,598 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Jordan<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lehi [Utah County]
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      • Lehi [Utah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Cottonwood Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 69,724 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lehi have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lehi<6>
    • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Cottonwood Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<6>
    • Herriman [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herriman
      • Herriman [Salt Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Cottonwood Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herriman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herriman<6>
    • Draper [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Draper
      • Draper [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Cottonwood Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,587 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<6>
    • Riverton [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Salt Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Cottonwood Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,440 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<6>
    • Bountiful [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bountiful
      • Bountiful [Davis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Cottonwood Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,981 people
      • Former names for Bountiful:
      • Calls Settlement
      • North Canyon Settlement
      • North Canyon Ward
      • North Mill Creek Canyon Ward
      • Sessions Settlement
      • Stoker
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bountiful
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bountiful<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cottonwood Heights. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cottonwood Heights.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cottonwood Heights.

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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About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cottonwood Heights: cottonwoodheights.utah.gov/

The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Salt Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cottonwood Heights.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cottonwood Heights - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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