West Jordan is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 116,961 people and 26 constituent neighborhoods, West Jordan is the third largest community in Utah.
Housing costs in West Jordan are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Utah.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Jordan is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (15.91%), sales jobs (9.62%), and management occupations (9.09%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.75% 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.
In terms of college education, West Jordan is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.35% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in West Jordan in 2018 was $29,679, 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 $118,716 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 19.50% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Jordan include English, German, Irish, European, and Danish.
The most common language spoken in West Jordan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.