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 66,648 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 $91,228.00.

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 85.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Jordan is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Jordan who work in management occupations (15.80%), office and administrative support (15.47%), and sales jobs (12.86%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.81% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.74% of adults in South Jordan have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in South Jordan in 2010 was $29,964, which is wealthy relative to Utah, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,856 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 German, Swedish, Danish, and Irish.

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