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.

Demographics

People

Total Population68,491
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens9.3%
Employed Population 16+33,398
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married64%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36%
Median Earnings25+$54,906
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,631
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,844

Wealth

Median Family Income$114,283
% Above Poverty Level97.3%
% Below Poverty Level2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home8.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone15%
Median Gross Rent$1,418
Median House Value$379,200

Ancestry

English28.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.9%
German10.8%
Irish6.2%
Danishn5.5%
Swedish4.8%
Scottish4.6%
Italian4.3%
Norwegian2.6%
Welsh2.1%
Swiss2%
Dutch1.5%
French Except Basque1.4%
Greek0.9%
Polish0.7%
Australian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Czech0.4%
African0.3%
US/American0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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South Jordan Almanac

CategoryValue
CountySalt Lake County
Standard Zip Codes84009, 84095
Phone Area Codes3,85,801
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.55
Approximate Longitude-111.96

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)

StationDRAPER POINT OF THE MTN
Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 65 F
Jul Temp61 to 95 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip15.7 inches
StationUTAH LAKE LEHI
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 37 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp56 to 90 F
Oct Temp34 to 65 F
Annual Precip12.4 inches
StationTIMPANOGOS CAVE
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 92 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip25.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bluffdale12,114$112,695
Draper47,402$125,038
Midvale32,893$61,050
Riverton42,680$104,083
Sandy95,420$101,482
West Jordan113,089$80,726

South Jordan Hospitals

South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway

South Jordan Public Schools

Bingham High
2160 W 10400 S
ZIP: 84095
(801) 256-5100
High
Total Enrollment 2387
Daybreak School
4544 W Harvest Moon Dr
ZIP: 84095
(801) 302-0553
Primary
Total Enrollment 1033
Early Light Academy At Daybreak
11709 Vadania Dr
ZIP: 84095
(801) 302-5988
Other
Total Enrollment 753
Eastlake School
4389 W Isla Daybreak Road
ZIP: 84095
(801) 446-0778
Primary
Total Enrollment 1135
Elk Meadows School
3448 W 9800 S
ZIP: 84095
(801) 446-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 902
Elk Ridge Middle
3659 W 9800 S
ZIP: 84095
(801) 412-2800
Middle
Total Enrollment 1024
Jordan Ridge School
2636 W 9800 S
ZIP: 84095
(801) 254-8025
Primary
Total Enrollment 1031
Monte Vista School
11121 S 2700 W
ZIP: 84095
(801) 254-8040
Primary
Total Enrollment 887
Mountain West Montessori Academy
4125 S Foxview Dr.
ZIP: 84095
(801) 580-4972
Primary
Total Enrollment 470
Paradigm High School
11577 S 3600 W
ZIP: 84095
(801) 676-1018
High
Total Enrollment 638
Rivers Edge School
319 W 11000 S
ZIP: 84095
(801) 565-7584
Other
Total Enrollment 44
Roots Charter High School
11658 Pale Moon Lane
ZIP: 84095
(801) 573-8719
South Jordan Middle
10245 S 2700 W
ZIP: 84095
(801) 412-2900
Middle
Total Enrollment 1471
South Jordan School
11205 S Black Cherry Way
ZIP: 84095
(801) 254-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 1038
Valley High School
325 W 11000 S
ZIP: 84095
(801) 572-7035
High
Total Enrollment 520
Welby School
4130 W 9580 S
ZIP: 84095
(801) 280-1456
Primary
Total Enrollment 1056

South Jordan Private Schools

American Heritage Of South Jordan
11100 S Redwood Rd
ZIP: 84095
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 335
Stillwater Academy
11175 S Redwood Rd
ZIP: 84095
Secondary
Total Enrollment 42
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