West Jordan, UT


West Jordan profile

Living in West Jordan

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.

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 (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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, West Jordan is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the West Jordan area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The population of West Jordan overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in West Jordan, 23.61% have at least a bachelor's 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.