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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to West Jordan.

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Around West Jordan ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Salt Lake City. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the northeast of West Jordan. Salt Lake City has a population of 201,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is West Valley City. It lies just north of West Jordan and has a population of 136,000 people.

For comparison, West Jordan has a population of 114,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2017
Bountiful   [Map]   44,107   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Draper   [Map]   47,710   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Herriman   [Map]   39,224   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Layton   [Map]   76,691   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lehi   [Map]   62,712   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Millcreek   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Murray   [Map]   49,295   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ogden   [Map]   87,031   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Orem   [Map]   97,839   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Provo   [Map]   117,335   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Riverton   [Map]   43,344   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sandy   [Map]   96,145   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
South Jordan   [Map]   70,954   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Spanish Fork   [Map]   39,443   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Taylorsville   [Map]   59,992   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Bennion   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Briargate   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
Chateau Village   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cherrywood Village   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
Copper City   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Copperton   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
Dublin Town   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Featherwood Village   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hector Village   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Indian Village South   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Indian Village   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Kearns   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lane Village   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
Majestic Village   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
Oquirrh   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]

For more communities neighboring West Jordan, please visit our County-by-County Page for West Jordan.

Salt Lake County ...

West Jordan is located in Salt Lake County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Salt Lake County: Davis, Morgan, Summit, Tooele, Utah & Wasatch.

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Jordan ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for West Jordan.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Jordan ...

Looking for more information about West Jordan? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for West Jordan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Jordan.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for West Jordan.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around West Jordan. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Jordan. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Utah

    Utah Tourism
    Parks for Utah

    Fishing in Utah
    Hunting in Utah

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Utah Statewide Tourism
    West Jordan Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for West Jordan

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Utah

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Utah

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Utah

Airports Near West Jordan ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to West Jordan.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
South Valley Rgnl.   [Map]   U42   NNE   Less than 2 miles
Salt Lake City Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   Less than 2 miles
Salt Lake City Intl. (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]   SLC   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tooele Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Skypark Airport   [Map]   BTF   N   18 miles [29 km]
Tooele Valley Airport    [Map]   TVY   W   18 miles [29 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to West Jordan.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from West Jordan. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Salt Lake City Intl. (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]   SLC   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Boise Air Terminal (BOI/KBOI)   [Map]   BOI   NW   297 miles [478 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Provo Muni. (PVU/KPVU)   [Map]   PVU   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wendover Airport (ICAO: KENV)   [Map]   ENV   W   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
South Valley Rgnl.   [Map]   U42   NNE   Less than 2 miles
Salt Lake City Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   Less than 2 miles
Tooele Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Skypark Airport   [Map]   BTF   N   18 miles [29 km]
Tooele Valley Airport    [Map]   TVY   W   18 miles [29 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Salt Lake City Intl.   (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]
        Website for Salt Lake City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Boise Air Terminal   (BOI/KBOI)   [Map]
        Website for Boise Air Terminal
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Ogden - Hinckley Airport   (OGD/KOGD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Provo Muni.   (PVU/KPVU)   [Map]
        Website for Provo Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wendover Airport   (ICAO: KENV)   [Map]
        Website for Wendover Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Jordan:

The official website for Salt Lake County:

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Jordan.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from West Jordan. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Jordan) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Jordan. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Jordan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Jordan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6022, Longitude: -112.0005     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Jordan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to West Jordan), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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