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Granite is a census-designated place (CDP) in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, adjoining the City of Sandy on the east. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 2,018, a decrease from the 1990 population of 3,300 largely due to annexations by Sandy. Salt Lake County has designated a Granite “Community Council” for purposes of planning and development. The Granite Community Council includes the area within the CDP as well as the rest of Little Cottonwood Canyon, extending to Snowbird and Alta. In 2009 there was an effort to make Granite a township that ultimately failed.
Granite began as the site of the stone quarry for the Salt Lake Temple in 1859. By 1877 there were also several farmers in the area and an LDS ward was organized.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km2), all of it land. The majority of the land extends into Little Cottonwood Canyon.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,018 people, 609 households, and 537 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,374.0 people per square mile (530.0/km2). There were 642 housing units at an average density of 437.1/sq mi (168.6/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.29% White, 0.59% African American, 0.30% Native American, 1.59% Asian, 0.35% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.83% of the population.