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West Jordan, Utah

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The location of West Jordan

Welcome to West Jordan ...

The city of West Jordan is located in Salt Lake County.

The location of West Jordan has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for West Jordan: W. Jordan

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, West Jordan has a population of 116,046 people<2> (see below for details).

West Jordan was settled in 1848 and was incorporated in 1941.

The community of West Jordan is 4,660 feet [1,420 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of West Jordan is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: West Jordan lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for West Jordan: (801) & (385)<4>

The ZIP codes for West Jordan: 84081, 84084, 84088<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Jordan had a population of 103,712 people (which is 10.07% of the total population of Salt Lake County). This makes West Jordan the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of West Jordan represents 3.75% of the population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 103,712 people, the population of West Jordan increased 51.77% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 68,336 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, West Jordan had an population of 116,046 people. This is an increase of 11.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 69.82% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Jordan.

Websites for West Jordan ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Jordan. If available, we provide a satellite 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.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Jordan.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for West Jordan:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Jordan ...

Looking for more information about West Jordan? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you 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 about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Jordan.

Communities near West Jordan ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Salt Lake City   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of West Jordan

Sandy   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of West Jordan

Lehi   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of West Jordan

Located in Utah County

Millcreek   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of West Jordan

Murray   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of West Jordan

Draper   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of West Jordan

Herriman   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of West Jordan

Riverton   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of West Jordan

Eagle Mountain   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of West Jordan

Located in Utah County

Tooele   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of West Jordan

Located in Tooele County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for West Jordan.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for 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>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Jordan.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Jordan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as West Jordan). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Jordan or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Jordan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Jordan. The point we use 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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