West Jordan, UT is in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area around 14 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. In 1849, West Jordan was settled by Mormon on the west bank of the Jordan River, and it was incorporated in 1947. The city's population as of December 2016, is 111,946, which is a 63.82% increase since 2000, which makes West Jordan one of the fastest growing cities in Utah.
West Jordan's proximity to the mountains and desert makes it a great place for recreational activities like hiking, rafting, and skiing. Nearby Salt Lake City is a cosmopolitan commercial and cultural center that offers West Jordan residents with a wide range of opportunities for shopping and entertainment. The Mormon Church is headquartered in Salt Lake City, and the LDS church has a strong influence on the culture and politics in the area and throughout the state. Salt Lake City and its suburbs like West Jordan are known for being clean, family-friendly places to live and visit.
Before the Jordan School District split in 2009, it was the largest school district in Utah. It is still one of the largest school districts in the state with over 52,500 students, 34 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, six high schools, and two technical schools. Over 90% of West Jordan's population have completed high school, and over 40% of the adult population has completed a college degree ranging from a 2-year degree to Ph.D.
The median home price in West Jordan is $231,600, which is an increase of 26.96% over the last ten years. The average rent for a home or apartment ranges from $717 for a studio apartment to $1,837 for a four-bedroom home or apartment. The number of new housing units being built in the city has increased 5.65% since 2010. The population growth of West Jordan and the Salt Lake City Metropolitan area has a lot to do with the low cost of living in the area, and this growth will continue to fuel the construction of more housing units.