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Salt Lake County, Utah

84070, 84090, 84091, 84092, 84093, 84094

Page Contents for Sandy, Utah

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of Sandy is approximately 102,544 (2000), 87461 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 20,110 (1990), 28296 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sandy is 51.763 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.008 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sandy to Washington DC is 1915 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 19 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sandy is positioned 40.56 degrees north of the equator and 111.85 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sandy median income is $ 49,422.
Sandy average annual precipitation is 16.18 inches peryear.
Sandy average annual snowfall is 58 inches per year.
Sandy average temperature is 51 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 31.7 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 49.9 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 73 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 52.8 degrees F.


about 15 miles south of Salt Lake City.
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semi-arid and temperate. All four seasons are represented with snow falling mainly from November through March. Summers are warm and dry. Spring and Fall are beautiful times of the year with new growth in the spring and changing colors in the fall
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moderate. See this page for weather information about Sandy.
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History & History Related Items

Sandy was named for the sandy soil which lies under much of the city. Some areas have sandy soil going down hundreds of feet. The sand was deposited over a long period of time as waves broke along the shore of Lake Bonneville.

The area was first settled shortly after the Mormon pioneers came into the Salt Lake Valley. President Brigham Young sent out families to settle nearby areas. Sandy was one of the first of these settlements. Permanent settlers first moved into Sandy during the 1860s and 1870s because of the availability of land in the less crowded southern end of the Salt Lake Valley. By 1871, the name was official as the railroad station in town was named the "Sandy Station." For more history, see this history page
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The incorporation of Sandy



2002 Winter Olympics at Salt Lake City
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Ski Resorts
Sandy is the gateway to four major ski resorts in the area: Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude.

Sandy Museum
8744 South 150 East
Sandy, Utah 84070
Phone: 801-566-0878
Visit this museum in its historic two-story building. Several annual events, such as Old-Timers Day, are held throughout the year. Open regular hours and by appointment. Please call for details.
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Sandy City Government

City of Sandy
10000 Centennial Parkway
Sandy, Utah 84070-4148
Phone: 801-568-7100
Fax: 801-568-7137

The form of government in Sandy is a strong mayor/council type.

Sandy Chamber

Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce
8807 South 700 East
Sandy, UT 84070
Phone: (801) 566-0344
Fax: (801) 566-0346

Sandy Organizations

Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce
8807 South 700 East
Sandy, UT 84070
Phone: (801) 566-0344
Fax: (801) 566-0346

Sandy Schools

Jordan School District
9361 South 300 East
Sandy, UT 84070-2998
Phone: (801) 567-8100
Fax: (801) 567-8078 fax

Jordan High School
Main Office: 801-256-5500

Valley High School
Alternative School
11020 S. State Street
Sandy Utah 84070


The population of Sandy was:
1980 - 52,210
1990 - 75,058
1994 - 90,959
1996 - 95,747
1998 - 100,668
2000 - 102,544

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