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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Cottonwood Heights is a suburb of Salt Lake City with a population of 34,170. Cottonwood Heights is in Salt Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Utah. Living in Cottonwood Heights offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cottonwood Heights there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Cottonwood Heights and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Cottonwood Heights are highly rated.
About Cottonwood Heights...
Population
34,170

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$365,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,207
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Cottonwood Heights Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    70.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    20.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    35.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    302.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,873.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Cottonwood Heights

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$87,256
National
$55,322
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Cottonwood Heights Reviews

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I've grown up here my whole life, but am absolutely and completely frustrated with the big business mentality of my little suburb. We have the potential to be an incredible place, especially since we are at the base of one of the most visitor-attractive places, Big Cottonwood Canyon! Instead of building large buildings in our backyards, I would love to see development towards a more picturesque suburb with local businesses and restaurants flooding the scene.
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It's nice and established, especially for being a relatively new city, but because it's a nice city, it attracts a lot of parents who are stuck up. It also has a relatively conservative demographic, which, for some, could be a little off-putting. Generally, though, it is a great place to raise a family. There's a lot to do. It's right next to the city, but also a five-minute drive to the mountains. The schools are very nice and only keep improving. There are a lot of parks and open green areas. The majority of the demographics here are Caucasian people. It's alright.
I moved to Cottonwood Heights when I was eight years old. I really like that Cottonwood Heights is a somewhat smaller town in the middle of Salt Lake City. Pretty much everything is about a 20 minute or less of a drive from home. There are plenty of restaurants, stores, and other activities nearby. Cottonwood Heights itself does not have much traffic, and I loved being so close to the city without having to deal with all the people.