West Jordan, Utah

West Jordan: The second most populous city in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is located in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. West Jordan is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Jordan River Parkway and the West Jordan Historical Museum.

About

West Jordan is a city located in the county of Salt Lake in the U.S. state of Utah. Its population at the 2010 census was 103,712 and a population density of 1,239 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 116,530 inhabitants.

The city was created 175 years ago in 1848.

West Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah along the western edge of the Salt Lake Valley. With over 116,000 residents, it is the sixth-largest city in Utah.

History

The area was first settled in the mid-1800s by Mormon pioneers attracted to the fertile land and streams. Early settlers dug irrigation canals and grew a variety of crops.

West Jordan was incorporated as a city in 1941. Growth accelerated in the late 1990s as the Salt Lake City metro expanded. Affordable homes and land attracted many new residents.

Today West Jordan provides easy access to Salt Lake City while maintaining its own unique heritage and identity.

Economy

Major employers are the Jordan School District, Mountain America Credit Union, Merit Medical, and Intermountain Healthcare.

Industries such as technology, financial services, manufacturing, construction trades, and retail have a strong presence in the city.

Attractions

The Gardner Village historic shopping district provides quaint boutiques, eateries, and events. Popular recreation spots are Veterans Memorial Park and South Valley Regional Airport.

Cultural sites include the West Jordan Arena and the American Beauty Rose Gardens. Nearby ski resorts, hiking, and outdoor activities abound with mountain access.

Conclusion

West Jordan provides Salt Lake City amenities and employment with suburban charm, open space, and excellent parks and recreation. The city has found the perfect balance between growth and livability.

West Jordan locator map
Location of West Jordan on Utah map.

Quick Facts about West Jordan

Population : 116,530 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Utah (United States)
County : Salt Lake County
Phone Area Codes : 801
Area : 83.72 km2
Named for : Jordan River
Altitude : 4,373 feet / 1333 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1849 (175 years ago)
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 02:32:13 (22nd May 2024)
Postal code : 84081
Density : 1,392 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 11% (2010-2020)
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West Jordan city offices Utah
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Geography

West Jordan is located at 40°36'35"N 111°56'21"W (40.6096700, -111.9391000). It has 2 neighbors: South Jordan and West Valley City.

West Jordan map

West Jordan has 2 neighbours.

  • South Jordan The third most populous city in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is located in the southwestern part of the state. South Jordan is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the South Jordan City Center and the South Jordan Library.
  • West Valley City The second most populous city in Utah. It is located in the Salt Lake Valley in western Utah. West Valley City is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the West Valley City Arts Council and the West Valley City Museum of History.

Demographics

The population of West Jordan increased by 11% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 103,712 - census
2011 106,349 2.48% estimation process
2012 108,086 1.61% estimation process
2013 109,735 1.5% estimation process
2014 110,416 0.62% estimation process
2015 111,293 0.79% estimation process
2016 113,325 1.79% estimation process
2017 113,945 0.54% estimation process
2018 115,610 1.44% estimation process
2019 116,480 0.75% estimation process
2020 116,530 0.04% estimation process

West Jordan zip code is 84081. County name: Salt Lake, County fips: 49035

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People born in West Jordan (10)

People born in West Jordan, including boxer Gene Fullmer, martial artist DaMarques Johnson, boxer Don Fullmer, .

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Schools in West Jordan

College & universities near West Jordan, UT

Code Name City ZIP
230056 Broadview University-West Jordan West Jordan (UT) 84088
461494 Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design-West Jordan West Jordan (UT) 84088-6577
476708 The Barber School Midvale (UT) 84047-3723
481100 Top Nails & Hair Beauty School Taylorsville (UT) 84118-0000
230366 Eagle Gate College-Murray Murray (UT) 84123-6965

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near West Jordan, UT

Code Name Address Type
SLC Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub 340 South 600 West RAIL
SLB Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub 300 South 600 West BUS
PRO Provo 300 West 600 South RAIL
OGD Ogden, Utah 2393 Wall Avenue BUS

Post offices near West Jordan

Post Office Name City ZIP
West Jordan Post Office West Jordan (UT) 84088
Midval Post Office Midvale (UT) 84047
South Jordan Post Office South Jordan (UT) 84095
Kearn Post Office Taylorsville (UT) 84129
Sandy Post Office Sandy (UT) 84070

Other cities in Salt Lake County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Salt Lake County , UT. (more)

City Name Population Title
Salt Lake City 200,567 The capital of Utah.
West Valley City 135,248 The second most populous city in Utah.
Sandy 94,871 A city in Salt Lake County, Utah.
Sandy Hills 89,575 A census-designated place in Salt Lake County, Utah.
South Jordan 78,503 The third most populous city in Salt Lake County, Utah.
Millcreek 60,507 A city in Salt Lake County, Utah.
Taylorsville 59,402 A city in Salt Lake County, Utah.
Herriman 55,756 A city in Salt Lake County, Utah.
Draper 48,963 The most populous city in Utah County, Utah.
Murray 48,355 The most populous city in Salt Lake County, Utah.
Riverton 44,369 A city in Salt Lake County, Utah.
South Jordan Heights 37,141 City in United States of America
Kearns 35,731 Census-designated place in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Midvale 34,434 City in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Cottonwood Heights 33,327 City in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Holladay 29,885 City in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States

Distance to Other Cities

West Jordan distances to largest Utah cities