Learn about West 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 West Jordan.
West Jordan, Utah’s sixth largest city, is situated in the Salt Lake Valley between the Oquirrh Mountain Range to the west and the Wasatch mountain range to the east and strategically located in the southwest portion of Salt Lake County. Its proximity to major transportation corridors provides easy access to all major western markets, the Salt Lake International Airport, world-class destination resorts, universities and colleges, and numerous employment opportunities along the Wasatch Front.
The City of West Jordan is a rapidly growing suburb of Salt Lake County, with a balanced housing stock, quality commercial districts and a strong industrial base. The Jordan Landing mixed use development, strategically located in the major growth area of Salt Lake County, is the focal point of retail development.
As of the 2000 Census, West Jordan had a population of 68,336; by 2005, West Jordan had an estimated population of 91,444, placing it as the sixth largest city in the state.
The city occupies the southwest end of the Salt Lake Valley at an elevation of 4,330 feet (1,320 m). The valley is surrounded by mountains that rise dramatically to an elevation of 11,752 feet (3,582 m). Named after the nearby Jordan River, the limits of the city begin on its western banks and end in the eastern foothills of the Oquirrh Mountains, where Kennecott Copper Mine, the world’s largest man-made excavation, is nestled.
Companies headquartered in West Jordan include Wasatch Software, Cyprus Credit Union, Mountain America Credit Union, and Dunford Bakeries. Corporations with regional centers in the city are Sysco, Kraftmaid, Balkamp, Fairchild Semiconductor, and Dannon Yogurt Company. West Jordan is the base of the Utah Army National Guard and home to the state’s second-largest courthouse. The city has one major hospital, Jordan Valley, and a campus of Salt Lake Community College, which is planned to become the main campus upon completion in 2020.
City landmarks include the historic Sugar Factory, built in 1916, Gardner Village, established in 1850, and Salt Lake City Municipal 2 Airport, commonly referred to as “Airport #2”, Salt Lake County’s regional airport for smaller passenger planes.