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Overview

Introduction to South Jordan, Utah

South Jordan, Utah, in Salt Lake county, is located 3 miles S of West Jordan, Utah (center to center) and is 349 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Salt Lake City - Ogden metropolitan area.

South Jordan History

South Jordan was first settled in July 1847 by the Mormon pioneers. Prior to that, the area was inhabited by the Native Americans. Some of the early settlers of the city include Alexander Beckstead, Isaac Wardle, Frederick A. Cooper, James Oliver, Henry Tempest, George Shields, and John W. Winward. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Ward of South Jordan was organized in 1863 and James Woods became the president. It was incorporated as a city on November 8, 1935.

South Jordan and nearby Attractions

  • Glenmoor Golf Course
  • Wheeler Historic Farm
  • Old Deseret Village
  • Museum of Church History and Art
  • Fort Douglas
  • Antelope Island State Park

Things To Do In South Jordan

While in South Jordan one can visit the Barrick Mining Museum, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Church History and Art, Old Deseret Village, and Children's Museum of Utah. The Wasatch Mountain State Park, Deer Creek State Park, Jordanelle State Park, and Rockport State Park offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Glenmoor Golf Course and River Oaks Golf Course provide excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. Local celebrations include Country Fest and Salt Lake County Fair.

South Jordan Transportation

Salt Lake City International Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.

South Jordan Higher Education

One can pursue higher education through University of Phoenix - Utah Campus, University of Utah, and Salt Lake Community College.

People

Total Population 59,662
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 8.2%
Employed Population 16+ 28,304
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 64.9%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.4%
Median Earnings25+ $49,059
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,387
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,818

Wealth

Median Family Income $100,379
% Above Poverty Level 96.5%
% Below Poverty Level 3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 7.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 12.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,419
Median House Value $332,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.6%
US/American 0%
English 29.4%
Irish 6.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

South Jordan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of West Jordan, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 349 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Salt Lake
Metro Area Salt Lake City - Ogden
Standard Zip Codes 84065, 84095
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.562
Longitude -111.928

South Jordan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DRAPER POINT OF THE MTN
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 61 to 95 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 15.7 inches
Station UTAH LAKE LEHI
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 90 F
Oct Temp 34 to 65 F
Annual Precip 12.4 inches
Station TIMPANOGOS CAVE
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 92 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 25.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, South Jordan, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Camp Williams (84065)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bluffdale 9,008 $92,438
Draper 45,469 $103,211
Midvale 30,844 $53,816
Riverton 40,912 $91,438
Sandy 91,533 $86,796
West Jordan 109,549 $74,650

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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South Jordan High Schools

BINGHAM HIGH
2160 W 10400 S
801-256-5100
Serves 2,098 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.4

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