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. 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 $94,183.00.

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 86.24% 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 (16.30%), office and administrative support (14.72%), and sales jobs (12.56%).

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.

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in South Jordan use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of South Jordan‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

South Jordan is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.42% 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 $31,375, which is wealthy relative to Utah, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,500 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 German, Danish, Irish, and Swedish.

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