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Welcome to Sandy ...

The city of Sandy is located in Salt Lake County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Sandy has a population of 96,145 people<1> (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.<2> 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

Area codes for Sandy: (801) & (385)<3>

The ZIP codes for Sandy: 84070, 84090-84094<4>

Population Details ...

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 (which had a count of 88,418 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Sandy had an population of 96,145 people. This is an increase of 9.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.74% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Sandy ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Sandy and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Eagle Mountain   [Map]   32,204   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Herriman   [Map]   39,224   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lehi   [Map]   62,712   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Millcreek   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Murray   [Map]   49,295   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   38,845   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sandy. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

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

Websites for Sandy ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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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Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sandy - 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>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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Sandy. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sandy. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sandy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5700, Longitude: -111.8525     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sandy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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