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Overview

Introduction to West Jordan, Utah

West Jordan is located in Salt Lake Valley, bordered by mountains that reach a height of over 11,000 feet. The city is recognized as a suburb of Salt Lake City. The municipality takes its name from the close by Jordan River. Bingham Canyon Mine, one of the biggest man-made excavations in the entire world is nearby. The Jordan Landing development is one of the largest shopping locations in the state. The city includes a significant industrial base.

History

In 1847 Mormon settlers along with their leader Brigham Young arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. The Mormons noticed the similarities of the western desert and the biblical lands and considered the region to be their Holy Land. They named the nearby river after the River Jordan, located in Palestine. The city was established in approximately 1849. The saw mill industry began in 1850. During the early stages, the city's economy was based on agriculture, mills as well as mining. Jordan was home to one of the first leather tanneries located west of the Mississippi River and to some of the earliest air flights emanating in the west. It was also a major center for sugar beet production. The city has experienced rapid growth since the 1970s.

Attractions

One of the major attractions is the historic Gardner Village. It features a large number of specialty shops located in historic homes, historic mills, a duck pond, an old wooden water wheel, a train station which has been converted into a candy shop, a petting zoo and a day spa. It's popular with residents and tourists. The area features other notable attractions including:

  • Gardner Museum is a notable venue and features historic buildings.
  • Nearby Salt Lake City includes the historic Temple Square.
  • Kennecott's Bingham Copper Mine is close by.
  • Rock Meeting House.
  • Historic Sugar Factory.

Activities

Skiing, featuring the well known soft Utah powder attract skiers from all over the world to the nearby Brighton, Alta, Solitude and Snowbird ski resorts. The close by Great Salt Lake is a popular tourist destination. Antelope Island State Park offers excellent opportunities to view wildlife. Recreational activities, including fishing are available at Utah Lake State Park.

Transportation

The Utah Transit Authority provides bus services.

Demographics

People

Total Population110,928
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens6.4%
Employed Population 16+55,029
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married54.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.6%
Median Earnings25+$37,641
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,996
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,938

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,738
% Above Poverty Level92.1%
% Below Poverty Level7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone16.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,109
Median House Value$228,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31%
English22.4%
German11.8%
Irish5.7%
Danishn4.4%
Swedish4.1%
Scottish3.8%
Dutch2.7%
Italian2.6%
Norwegian2.4%
French Except Basque2.1%
Welsh1.6%
Swiss0.8%
Polish0.6%
African0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Greek0.3%
Basque0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
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West Jordan Almanac

CategoryValue
County Salt Lake County
Standard Zip Codes84084, 84088, 84081
Phone Area Codes801
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.62
Approximate Longitude-111.98

West 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)

StationCOTTONWOOD WEIR
Distance8.2 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp41 to 62 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip26.1 inches
StationDRAPER POINT OF THE MTN
Distance9 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
StationSALT LAKE CITY INTL AP
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 91 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip16.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Midvale31,659$55,595
Murray48,834$71,286
Sandy93,141$93,642
South Jordan62,751$104,328
Taylorsville60,448$64,630
West Valley City134,609$57,447

West Jordan Public Libraries

Salt Lake County Library System
8030 SOUTH 1825 WEST
West Jordan, Utah
(801) 944-7646

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West Jordan Hospitals

Jordan Valley Medical Center
(Proprietary)
3580 West 9000 South
(801) 561-8888
Copper Hills Youth Center
(Proprietary)
5899 West Rivendell Drive
(800) 776-7116

West Jordan Public Schools

Ascent Academies Of Utah West Jordan
5662 W 8200 S
ZIP: 84081
(385) 275-0909
Primary
Total Enrollment 716
Copper Canyon School
8917 S Copperwood Dr
ZIP: 84081
(801) 260-0222
Primary
Total Enrollment 744
Copper Hills High
5445 W 7800 S
ZIP: 84081
(801) 256-5300
High
Total Enrollment 2657
Falcon Ridge School
6111 W 7000 S
ZIP: 84081
(801) 282-2437
Primary
Total Enrollment 819
Fox Hollow School
6020 W 8200 S
ZIP: 84081
(801) 282-1818
Primary
Total Enrollment 878
Hayden Peak School
5120 W Hayden Peak Dr
ZIP: 84081
(801) 280-0722
Primary
Total Enrollment 866
Sunset Ridge Middle
6881 W 8200 S
ZIP: 84081
(801) 412-2475
Middle
Total Enrollment 1512
West Hills Middle
8270 So 5290 W
ZIP: 84081
(801) 412-2300
Middle
Total Enrollment 1236
Heartland School
1451 W 7000 S
ZIP: 84084
(801) 565-7533
Primary
Total Enrollment 711
Jim Bridger School
5368 W Cyclamen Way
ZIP: 84084
(385) 646-4780
Primary
Total Enrollment 599
Majestic School
7430 S 1700 W
ZIP: 84084
(801) 565-7458
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Mountain Shadows School
5255 W 7000 S
ZIP: 84084
(801) 963-0291
Primary
Total Enrollment 747
Navigator Pointe Academy
6844 S Navigator Rd
ZIP: 84084
(801) 840-1210
Other
Total Enrollment 501
Oquirrh School
7165 S 3285 W
ZIP: 84084
(801) 565-7474
Primary
Total Enrollment 687
Southpointe Adult High
9301 S Wights Fort Rd
ZIP: 84084
(801) 256-5952
High
West Jordan Middle
7550 S 1700 W
ZIP: 84084
(801) 412-2100
Middle
Total Enrollment 896
West Jordan School
7220 S 2370 W
ZIP: 84084
(801) 565-7506
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Westland School
2925 W 7180 S
ZIP: 84084
(801) 565-7508
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
Columbia School
3505 W 7800 S
ZIP: 84088
(801) 280-3279
Primary
Total Enrollment 636
Hawthorn Academy
9062 S 2200 W
ZIP: 84088
(801) 282-9066
Other
Total Enrollment 809
Itineris Early College High
8714 Roy Del Circle
ZIP: 84088
(385) 800-2140
High
Total Enrollment 364
Joel P Jensen Middle
8105 S 3200 W
ZIP: 84088
(801) 412-2850
Middle
Total Enrollment 805
Jordan Academy For Technology And Careers - North
9301 S 3400 W
ZIP: 84088
(801) 256-5900
High
Jordan Hills School
8892 S 4800 W
ZIP: 84088
(801) 280-0238
Primary
Total Enrollment 651
Mountain Heights Academy
9067 S 1300 W Suite 204
ZIP: 84088
(801) 721-6329
High
Total Enrollment 452
Oakcrest School
8462 S Hilltop Oak Dr
ZIP: 84088
(801) 280-7243
Primary
Total Enrollment 822
Riverside School
8737 S 1220 W
ZIP: 84088
(801) 565-7484
Primary
Total Enrollment 821
South Valley School
8400 S 1700 W
ZIP: 84088
(801) 565-7592
High
Total Enrollment 117
Terra Linda School
8400 S 3400 W
ZIP: 84088
(801) 282-8036
Primary
Total Enrollment 647
West Jordan High
8136 S 2700 W
ZIP: 84088
(801) 256-5600
High
Total Enrollment 1678
Westvale School
2300 W 8660 S
ZIP: 84088
(801) 565-7510
Primary
Total Enrollment 691

West Jordan Private Schools

Copper Hills Youth Center
5899 Rivendell Dr
ZIP: 84081
Secondary
Total Enrollment 99
West Ridge Academy
5500 Bagley Park Rd
ZIP: 84081
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 80
Children S Christian School
3138 W 7000 S
ZIP: 84084
Elementary
Total Enrollment 88
Tender Touch #2 - West Jordan
6990 S 1300 W
ZIP: 84084
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Learning Tree-southwest
2857 W 7800 S
ZIP: 84088
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
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