West Jordan in Salt Lake County Utah
West Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is located 15 miles south of Salt Lake City along Interstate 15. West Jordan is a large urban community surrounded by the beautiful Oquirrh and Wasatch Mountains. The zip codes of West Jordan are 84081, 84084, 84088 and area code are is 801.
According to the 2000 census, West Jordan has a population of more than 100,000 people, making it the fourth largest city in the state of Utah. The city has a total area of 30.9 square miles with a population density of over 3,000 people per square mile. It is located at high altitudes of over 4,300 feet above sea level.
The racial demographics of West Jordan 88.76% White, 0.64% African American, 0.56% Native American, 2.04% Asian, 0.94% Pacific Islander, 4.76% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race are 10.07% of the population.
West Jordan has more than 18,500 households. The median income for a household in the city is $55,794, and the median income for a family is $57,818.
West Jordan is home to one of three campuses of Salt Lake Community College. The Jordan Campus includes a dental clinic and a new multi-story building for the nursing program. By 2020, the Jordan Campus is expected to become the main campus of the college.
West Jordan is served by the Jordan School District and is home to sixteen elementary schools (including one in the Granite District), four middle schools, and two high schools (West Jordan and Copper Hills). The West Jordan Library provides additional educational services to the community.
West Jordan is home to the Jordan Valley Medical Center, a 92 bed state of the art facility with comprehensive services.
West Jordan is home to Salt Lake City Municipal 2 Airport, a public general aviation airport that is also the training base for the Utah Army National Guard.
West Jordan is a great place to live in and tour, and it also offers plenty of hotels to accommodate visitors.
There are plenty of excellent parks and recreational facilities available in West Jordan offering a variety of activities ranging from new ball fields and athletic fields to swimming pools and the Mountain View Golf Course.
West Jordan has significant business activity from companies headquartered in the city including Wasatch Software, Cyprus Credit Union, Mountain America Credit Union, Fairchild Semiconductor, and Dunford Bakeries.
West Jordan has a strong retail industry concentrated in the districts of West Jordan Town Center, Jordan Landing Regional Center, Gardner Village, Riverpointe Shopping Center, Dixie Valley Shopping Center, Copper Creek Retail, and the downtown area.
West Jordan offers great performing arts shows of theater plays at the Sugar Factory Playhouse.
Salt Lake County is located in northern Utah . It borders Tooele County on the west, Utah County on the south, Wasatch County on the southeast, Summit County on the east, Morgan County on the northeast, and Davis County on the north.
Salt Lake County lies between the Great Salt Lake and the Utah Lake and is surrounded by the mountains of the Wasatch Range and the Oquirrh Mountains. The county is in the Salt Lake Valley, where about half of Utah's population is concentrated.
Salt Lake County is a major center of business, commerce, culture, education, entertainment, sports, tourism and transportation in Utah.
Salt Lake County is home to more about 1 million residents, making it the most populous county in Utah. Salt Lake County is home to some of Utah's largest cities, including the capital and largest city of Utah, Salt Lake City (180,000 residents.) West Valley City and West Jordan each have over 100,000 residents, and Sandy has about 100,000 residents, ranking them as top five most populous cities in Utah.
The county has a total area of 808 square miles with 737 square miles of water. Overall, Salt Lake County has 15 cities, 1 town, and six census designated places.
Salt Lake County is well known for its ski resorts, such as the famous Snowbird resort. Additionally, the county hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Salt Lake County is home to the sports teams of Utah Jazz (basketball), Real Salt Lake (soccer) Utah Grizzlies (ice hockey), Utah Blaze (arena football) Salt Lake Bees (baseball.)
Salt Lake County has a significant corporate presence and hosts the headquarters of AlphaGraphics, Sinclair Oil Corporation, Zions Bancorporation, Smith's Food and Drug, Arctic Circle Restaurants, FranklinCovey, Overstock.com, and customer service offices of eBay, PGP Corporation, Musician's Friend, 1-800 Contacts and more.
Salt Lake City has a well developed transportation network and includes interstate routes I-15, I-215 and I-80 and US Route 89. Utah Transit Authority provides public transportation in the county by bus and train, including light rail TRAX and commuter rail Frontrunner. The county is home to the Salt Lake International Airport, the only commercial airport in the Wasatch Front.
Salt Lake County is the base for the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has major historical significance for the 13 million member Christian Denomination since the area was settled by Mormon Pioneers in 1847.