Livability Awards

A+ West Jordan Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D West Jordan Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Utah
West Jordan
1077% more expensive than the US average
1033% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
West Jordan cost of living
C West Jordan Crime Total crime is 11% higher than Utah
Total crime
2,88912% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3512% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-17%Year over year crime is down
West Jordan crime
C- West Jordan Employment Household income is 11% higher than Utah
Median household income
$69,50326% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$24,28719% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%17% lower than the US average
West Jordan employment
B- West Jordan Housing Home value is 2% higher than Utah
Median home value
$228,60024% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,10917% higher than the US average
Home ownership
75%18% higher than the US average
West Jordan real estate or West Jordan rentals
F West Jordan Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Utah
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
39%20% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
24:149% higher than the US average
West Jordan K-12 schools or West Jordan colleges

Living in West Jordan, UT

Located in the state of Utah, West Jordan is a moderately-sized city with a population of 110,928 residents. With a population density of 3,432 people per square mile, West Jordan is well above the nation's average density level. According to the most recent Census, 86% of West Jordan residents are White, 2% Asian and 2% Native Hawaiian. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all West Jordan residents is 31. West Jordan is known to be family friendly as more than 77% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 45% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in West Jordan could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Utah if you know where to look. With useful information like crime, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in West Jordan and in the areas around West Jordan is a much easier task.

With a livability score of 71/100, West Jordan is ranked #9,332 in the United States and #71 in Utah. If we explore each of the categories individually, we see that West Jordan ranks well for amenities (A+) and housing (B-). There are some categories that West Jordan ranks poorly for, including: cost of living (D) and education (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy West Jordan on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, West Jordan has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to West Jordan is real estate affordability. The median home price for West Jordan homes is $228,600, which is 1.8% higher than the Utah average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in West Jordan, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 8.3% lower than the Utah average. Real estate appreciation rates in West Jordan are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for West Jordan homes comes in at 10.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 8.8%.

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Compare West Jordan, UT Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around West Jordan, UT

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Wasatch Hollow, Salt Lake City7810.23,188
Yalecrest, Salt Lake City7810.83,768
East Bench, Salt Lake City7611.48,443
Liberty Wells, Salt Lake City729.28,248
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Central City, Salt Lake City7210.910,087
Bonneville Hills, Salt Lake City7110.93,489
Downtown, Salt Lake City6910.93,273
East Central, Salt Lake City6810.720,893

Best Cities Near West Jordan, UT

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Layton, UT7832.372,413
Holladay, UT786.930,793
Centerville, UT7722.116,727
Provo, UT7729.6115,718
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Interlaken, UT7724.991
Kaysville, UT772929,799
Independence, UT769.4152
Spanish Fork, UT7637.937,565
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Refugee central and getting worse

Since the last review is from eight years ago potential new residents need to know of all the change in Utah. I avoid this city like the plague after hours because it's turning into a third world county. The amount of refugees, most of them young men from Africa and the Middle East, are in the thousands and changing the demographic of this city faster than it can keep up. Homeless are ignored but refugees are well kept and most of them are clearly not helpless and strong and healthy. If you don't like the direction california is going do not move to West Jordan---you will feel like You are in California. Please consider how you vote in the upcoming elections. These areas have turned into ghettos and Crime has skyrocketed and is an F for this area.
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Looking for West Jordan, UT? "Just West of the River Pardner."

Looking for a jumping off point for the West, Salt Lake City and Utah? West Jordan is the place you want to start. Named after the river that runs from the Great Salt Lake to Utah Lake, West Jordan, UT is a short commute suburb of Salt Lake City with easy access to all of Utah's Gold! i.e. Music/Dance, Mormon Temple and the world renown Choir, golf and of course the Greatest Snow on Earth..

West Jordan proper is very compact. Various shopping centers are located close to the city center and are available for food, Rx, MD's, auto repair and restaurants. The Lite Rail can wisk you to the downtown areas quickly as well as to the University for plays, concerts and the greatest genealogical library in the world.. Find your Roots!

Lodging is plentiful and a short 20-25 minute drive will get you to the Airport too.

There are a few drawbacks to living in or traveling to West Jordan (Jun 2010): One word Traffic..not usually a problem, but with all the growth here.. construction is everywhere, which s l o w s everything so allow time to thread thru traffic. But once there you will love the Majestic 12,000+ foot mountains all around you.

Bring your camera the sights are to be recorded and your stay memorable!
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