Sandy (officially known as Sandy City) is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is a suburb of Salt Lake City. The population was 88,418 at the 2010 census, making it the sixth-largest city in Utah. This was, surprisingly, a 1.1% drop in population from the 2000 figure, making it the only major city in the state to lose population during the 2000s. The next largest city to lose population was Sunset, with just over 5,000 people.Sandy is home to the South Towne Center shopping mall, the Jordan Commons entertainment and dining complex, and the Southtowne Exposition Center. It is also the location of the soccer-specific Rio Tinto Stadium, which hosts Real Salt Lake home games, and opened on October 8, 2008.