West Jordan is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 113,699 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, West Jordan is the fourth largest community in Utah.
West Jordan is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, West Jordan is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Jordan who work in office and administrative support (17.44%), sales jobs (12.75%), and management occupations (10.17%).
Also of interest is that West Jordan has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
For the size of the city, public transportation in West Jordan is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For West Jordan, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The citizens of West Jordan are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.61% of adults in West Jordan having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in West Jordan in 2010 was $24,287, which is upper middle income relative to Utah, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,148 for a family of four. However, West Jordan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West Jordan is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Jordan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Jordan residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. West Jordan also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.09% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Jordan include German, Irish, Danish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in West Jordan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.