Located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains is the wonderful city of Sandy. Sandy City is one of the more populous areas of Salt Lake City and the 5th largest city in Utah. It is a large, mostly suburban area with a population of about 94,000 people. It extends from I-215 to the north, E 12300 to the south, W 10600 S to the west, and Little Cottonwood Canyon Road to the east. Sandy has 4 quadrants: Alta Canyon, Bell Cayon, Crescent, and Sandy. I live in the Sandy quadrant, which is the 2nd largest of the 4 (after Alta Canyon.) While not being the largest in size, it is the most populous (and densely populated). Sandy also has many recreational parks, and a very well developed transportation network consisting of many bus routes and a
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Males and females aged four and below make up 15.1% of Sandy’s total population. Since there is such a large population of young people, we can see that the city has a high fertility rate. Not a lot of elderly people choose to retire in Sandy, and because of that, the city has a low mortality rate. Only 4.6% of Sandy’s population is older than sixty-five. Most citizens in Sandy can afford health and life insurance. Because of this, health rates in Sandy are higher than the state average. There is a lot of recreation in Sandy, as well, and most residents stay healthy and physically fit. Sandy City does not have an official population policy, but there are cultural norms regarding population. There are slightly more females than males living in Sandy, and the median age is about 32 years. A vast portion of the population is aged between 20-29 and 40-49 (26.2%), and many of the people are married, and therefore there is a large amount of children in Sandy. In fact, the population in Sandy under the age of 20 is 34.9%. Young families make up 61.1% of the total population. Only 4.6% of the population includes people over the age of 65.
Population Movement 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. Brigham Young and the Mormon Pioneers were pushed out of their former home because of religious persecution.