South Jordan is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 70,954 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, South Jordan is the 11th largest community in Utah. South Jordan has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in South Jordan, where the median household income is $99,856.00.
South Jordan home prices are not only among the most expensive in Utah, but South Jordan real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
South Jordan is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Jordan is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Jordan who work in management occupations (16.47%), office and administrative support (14.93%), and sales jobs (11.28%).
Also of interest is that South Jordan has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in South Jordan telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.68% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, South Jordan is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, South Jordan really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is South Jordan perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The citizens of South Jordan are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.21% of adults in South Jordan have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in South Jordan in 2010 was $36,125, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,500 for a family of four.
South Jordan is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call South Jordan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Jordan residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in South Jordan include English, German, Irish, Danish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in South Jordan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.