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Welcome to Sandy ...

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

The location of Sandy has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sandy has a population of 96,380 people<3> (see below for details).

Sandy was established in 1871 and was incorporated in 1893.

The community of Sandy is 4,740 feet [1,445 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Sandy is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Sandy: (801) & (385)<5>

The ZIP codes for Sandy: 84070, 84090-84094<6>

Websites for Sandy ...

Official Website: www.sandy.utah.gov/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sandy had an population of 96,380 people. This is an increase of 10.2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sandy had a population of 87,461 people (which is 8.49% of the total population of Salt Lake County). This makes Sandy the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Sandy represents 3.16% of the total population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 87,461 people, the population of Sandy decreased 1.08% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 88,418 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sandy.

Adding Sandy to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Sandy in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Sandy elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

We also found Sandy mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sandy on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Sandy ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Sandy - they are located in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia (2), Kentucky, Michigan (2), Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (3), Texas (3), Virginia and West Virginia (4).

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

Communities near Sandy ...

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

  • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lake City
    • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Sandy
    • 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<8>
  • 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]<7> to the northwest of Sandy
    • 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.<2> 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<8>
  • Lehi [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehi
    • Lehi [Utah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of Sandy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 69,724 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lehi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lehi<8>
  • Millcreek [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millcreek
    • Millcreek [Salt Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the north of Sandy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millcreek
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Sandy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<8>
    • Herriman [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herriman
      • Herriman [Salt Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Sandy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herriman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herriman<8>
    • Murray [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of Sandy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,917 people
      • Murray has also been known as:
      • Murray City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murray<8>
    • Eagle Mountain [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Mountain
      • Eagle Mountain [Utah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Sandy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,391 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Mountain<8>
    • Pleasant Grove [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Utah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Sandy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Grove<8>
    • Kearns [Salt Lake County]

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 Sandy. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sandy.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sandy. 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 Sandy.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sandy ...

Looking for more information about Sandy? 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 Sandy, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sandy.

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About Salt Lake County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sandy: www.sandy.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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sandy.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sandy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Sandy). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sandy or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Sandy includes: 84070, 84090, 84091, 84092, 84093 & 84094.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sandy) 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 Sandy. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sandy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5700, Longitude: -111.8525       In this case, the coordinates for Sandy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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