Life in Sandy, Utah

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Sandy, Utah? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Sandy?
Emily Walburger reports in this review:
WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
Sandy's weather is, on the whole, pleasantly tolerable. Summers are warm and dry, with highs in the low 100's and nights with open-your-windows temperatures. Without the humidity of other regions, the heat is not overwhelming. You also won't lose sleep worrying about hurricanes, tornadoes or mudslides. Winters can feel a bit harsh, with January and February sometimes receiving 12 or 13 inches of snow. Snow tends to stick around through April and, on occasion, early May.Sandy tends to be a friendly, raise-your-kids type town, though crime certainly exists. The population is a younger crowd, so crimes tend to be burglary and theft related. Auto thefts are reported regularly. Assaults also, with gang affiliation, pop up on occasion.The East side of Sandy, closer towards the mountain ranges and Cottonwood Heights area, is considered the best part of town. The homes can climb into the multi-million dollar range, and have a great sweeping view overlooking the valley. The West side of Sandy, towards Midvale area, is a lower income area with cheap, smaller and poorly maintained houses. The area is known for higher crime and a dirtier, littered atmosphere.Sandy has an eclectic mix of residents. Young, single professionals are equally as numerous as young families and old residents. The population has an overwhelmingly white majority, with blacks and Asians in the minority. There is an overwhelming majority of the LDS religion in Sandy as well as throughout the state. This group tends to be a straight up, clean-cut and well-behaving type group, so individuals not leaning towards these characteristics might not fit in as well.
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Southtowne Center is a popular area for shopping, featuring a good size mall and many restaurants, as well as smaller boutique shops and walking trails. It's a place that encourages residents to come and hang out.The Mayan features excellent Mexican cuisine, while also offering a jungle-like atmosphere with dancers and entertainment. Joe's Crab Shack is a popular joint featuring seafood entrees and friendly staff.Schools are high performing, on or above average of the rest of the US.Sandy has a high population of young people and an active single's scene. A high concentration of LDS young people are evident as well, with a great many young single LDS activities.
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Sandy is on the whole generally quiet. The professional soccer stadium, Rio Tinto Stadium, home of Real Salt Lake, can get noisy on game nights. The stadium also hosts concerts and fireworks displays in summer.Though the matter of "better" is always subjective, Sandy could be considered better to live in than Salt Lake City due to the fact that cost of living is lower in Sandy. More bang for your buck as far housing and space to live exists in Sandy, as well as a lower population.
Sandy could also be considered better to live in than Midvale, which has a much higher crime rate. The streets are not as clean and well kept, and fewer retail outlets exist.
Alta View Hospital is the local hospital, a voluntary non-profit hospital providing world class care. This hospital receives air transport from many surrounding areas.Snowbird Resort is a great place to visit in Sandy. A mountain resort with great skiing and snowboarding in winter, it also is host in the summer to a great number of outdoor activities. Rio Tinto Stadium draws crowds from all over the state as well as neighboring states for its soccer games and big ticket events.
General comments   
Overall, this town feels home-like. It feels like the place you want to pause a few extra moments in, walk your dog down the street in, breathe a little more deeply in. It's atmosphere is pleasant and welcoming, a good place for children and young adults to grow and thrive. A place where you can even occasionally forget to lock your door at night.   
Sandy, Utah population: 87461

How many black people live in Sandy? How many white people?
Number of White People78714Percentage of White people90%
Number of Black People1107Percentage of Black people1.3%
Number of Hispanic People6987Percentage of Hispanic people8.1%
Number of Asian People4315Percentage of Asian people5%
Number of American Indian People822Percentage of American Indian people0.9%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

Sandy, Utah

Percent college grads: 36.9%
Percent grad school grads: 12.4%
Unemployment rate: 5.1
Median house value: 282900
Median income: 76252

How many singles in Sandy?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
522941001.28men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
113710841.05men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
96415930.61men for each woman

Crimes in Sandy, Utah
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault1050%1%
Auto Theft1420%1%

Weather History for Sandy, Utah

Sandy, Utah Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year00065535751526820
How many days and how much precipitation and snow for Sandy, Utah?

Number of days of rain
(.1 inch or greater)
total rainfallNumber of days of snow
(.5 inch or greater)
Total snowfall
Average year57266895
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year007242541842283772

How many hot humid days a year does Sandy, Utah have?
How many cloudy days a year does Sandy, Utah have?
How many sunny days a year does Sandy, Utah have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does Sandy, Utah have? How windy is it?
See below for the answers!
MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year092139119151055098105

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.