Facts About Sandy
Sandy is a city in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, located in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States.
The population of Sandy was 96,127, as of 2019, making it the sixth-largest city in Utah.
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.
The city has a total area of 22.4 square miles, of which 22.3 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water.
Sandy is home to Real Salt Lake, a Major League Soccer team established in 2004 that plays at the Rio Tinto Stadium on the city’s west side.
Sandy has two sister cities Riesa, Germany & Piedras Negras, Mexico.
The median income for a household in the city was $76,904, and the median income for a family was $84,770.
The fictional HBO drama Big Love is set in Sandy.
Sandy was incorporated in 1893, largely as part of an effort to combat what Mormon inhabitants considered “unsavoury” elements in the town.
The area was first used by nomadic bands of Paiute, Shoshone, and Bannock Indians who roamed along the base of the mountains as they travelled from their winter home at Utah Lake to their summer fishing grounds at Bear Lake.