Learn about South Jordan, Utah. Below you can find community information, including vital statistics, information on local schools as well as resources for finding real estate listings and homes for sale in South Jordan.
South Jordan is a city in Salt Lake County in the U.S. state of Utah. The population was 29,437 at the 2000 census. A 2005 estimate placed its population at 40,209. South Jordan has been one of the fastest-growing cities in Utah since the early 1990s. Kennecott Land, a land development company, has recently begun construction on the master-planned Daybreak Community for the entire western half of South Jordan. This community could potentially double South Jordan’s population.
Extensive recreational development is occurring in western South Jordan as part of the massive Daybreak Community. The focal point of development will be the artificially-created Oquirrh Lake. This lake will be 85 acres in size and will offer varied recreational opportunities, supporting an ecosystem of its own. The lake will be filled in three stages, with final completion expected by 2010. The first phase has already begun construction and will be completed in 2006.
Today, South Jordan’s most distinctive and recognizable landmark, visible from miles around, is the LDS Jordan River Temple overlooking the open space and protected green belts of the Jordan River Parkway. Though residential development in the Salt Lake valley has mushroomed, South Jordan is committed to preserving its natural beauty. Along the banks of the Jordan River, South Jordan City is cooperating with other government, non-profit and private groups to set aside a significant area for the South Jordan Riverway Wildlife Enhancement project.
Races in South Jordan:
- White Non-Hispanic (93.8%)
- Hispanic (3.3%)
- Two or more races (1.3%)
- Other race (1.3%)
Hospitals/medical centers near South Jordan:
- COPPER HILLS YOUTH CENTER (about 3 miles; WEST JORDAN, UT)
- JORDAN VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; WEST JORDAN, UT)
- ALTA VIEW HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; SANDY, UT)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to South Jordan:
- SALT LAKE CITY INTL (about 16 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; ID: SLC)
- PROVO MUNI (about 30 miles; PROVO, UT; ID: PVU)
- HILL AFB (about 39 miles; OGDEN, UT; ID: HIF)
Other public-use airports nearest to South Jordan:
- SALT LAKE CITY MUNI 2 (about 5 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; ID: U42)
- SKYPARK (about 22 miles; BOUNTIFUL, UT; ID: BTF)
- JAKE GARN (about 22 miles; EAGLE MOUNTAIN, UT; ID: 17U)
Amtrak station near South Jordan:
15 miles: SALT LAKE CITY (320 S. RIO GRANDE ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.