South Jordan, UT
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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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in South Jordan, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to South Jordan, and putting down their money on brand new construction. South Jordan’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. South Jordan does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $95,858.00.

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 86.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Jordan is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in South Jordan who work in management occupations (16.31%), office and administrative support (14.93%), and sales jobs (12.47%).

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 8.10% 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making South Jordan a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, South Jordan has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, South Jordan’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

South Jordan is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.07% of adults in South Jordan have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in South Jordan in 2010 was $33,620, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,480 for a family of four.

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 Swedish.

The most common language spoken in South Jordan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.