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. Much of the housing stock in South Jordan was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local South Jordan economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. 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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.68% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

South Jordan is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, South Jordan’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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.