West Jordan, Utah Population 2021

118,220
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West Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County Utah. With a 2020 population of 118,220, it is the 3rd largest city in Utah (after Salt Lake City and West Valley City) and the 246th largest city in the United States . West Jordan is currently growing at a rate of 0.74% annually and its population has increased by 13.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 103,712 in 2010. West Jordan reached it's highest population of 118,220 in 2021. Spanning over 32 miles, West Jordan has a population density of 3,657 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Jordan is $92,717 with a poverty rate of 6.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,234 per month, and the median house value is $284,200. The median age in West Jordan is 31.8 years, 31.1 years for males, and 32.5 years for females.

West Jordan Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Jordan was:

  • White: 80.20%
  • Other race: 9.13%
  • Two or more races: 3.61%
  • Asian: 3.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.76%
  • Black or African American: 1.38%
  • Native American: 0.65%
The current population of West Jordan, Utah is 118,220 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 115,610.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 103,712.

West Jordan, Utah Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White91,53580.20%
Some Other Race10,4239.13%
Two or More Races4,1213.61%
Asian3,7393.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,0041.76%
Black or African American1,5791.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native7370.65%
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West Jordan Population by Race

West Jordan Population Pyramid $2021

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West Jordan Median Age

31.8


Total

31.1


Male

32.5


Female

West Jordan Adults

There are 79,313 adults, (9,097 of whom are seniors) in West Jordan.

West Jordan Age Dependency

62.6

Age Dependency Ratio

13

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.6

Child Dependency Ratio

West Jordan Sex Ratio

Female

56,127

49.17%

Male

58,011

50.83%

West Jordan Population by Age

West Jordan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Jordan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
All74.8%25.2%
Male73%27%
Female61.2%38.8%
Non Family59%41%

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Jordan Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All33,6783.3774.8
Married21,4543.8982.2
Non Family6,6161.459
Female3,8153.761.2
Male1,7933.7973

3.69

Average Family Size

3.37

Average Household Size

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West Jordan Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6652.42%
9th to 12th Grade3,9475.75%
High School Graduate20,08229.24%
Some College17,81125.93%
Associates Degree8,01411.67%
Bachelors Degree12,90518.79%
Graduate Degree4,2646.21%
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West Jordan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Jordan Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White51,21148,92814,527
Hispanic11,4868,7221,314
Other Race5,8624,093570
Asian2,5852,285729
2+ Races1,3641,198223
Islander1,059989113
Black828774230
Native American51744010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.54%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.37%.

West Jordan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,754$51,610$31,363
Less Than 9th Grade$30,047$34,804$22,396
High School Graduate$35,982$43,592$29,674
Some College$39,554$51,865$31,755
Bachelors Degree$51,295$62,654$37,708
Graduate Degree$71,176$83,971$55,603

$40,754

Average Earnings

$51,610

Average Male

$31,363

Average Female

West Jordan Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Jordan Language by Age

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West Jordan Language

81.67% of West Jordan residents speak only English, while 18.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.65% of the population.

West Jordan Language

West Jordan Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White80,5943,2274.00%
Hispanic21,4912,85013.26%
Other9,9291,58115.92%
Black1,56659938.25%
Multiple4,0773488.54%
Asian3,7392857.62%
Islander2,00424212.08%
Native697334.73%

6.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.99%

Male Poverty Rate

7.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Jordan

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Jordan is Black, with 38.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Jordan is White, with 4.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.54%.

West Jordan Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.18%
High School5.89%
Some College4.52%
Bachelors or Greater2.36%

West Jordan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed21.69%
Male Unemployed13.05%
Female Employed4.95%
Male Employed2.28%

West Jordan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Jordan Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$80,955$92,717
Families$86,432$97,573
Married Families$94,653$105,395
Non Families$48,635$61,308
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Income by Household Type

West Jordan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

55.2%

Female Marriage Rate

West Jordan Married by Age and Sex

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West Jordan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

West Jordan Marital Status by Race

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West Jordan Marital Status

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4,170

Number of Veterans

4,004

Male Veterans

166

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,564
First Gulf War1,215
Second Gulf War1,070
Korea123
World War II37

West Jordan Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,284
65 to 741,072
55 to 64830
75+574
18 to 34410

West Jordan Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,6505.69%
Hispanic3802.59%
2+ Races1406.87%
Black12312.80%
Other Race1081.47%
Asian1043.59%
Native American457.44%

West Jordan Veterans by Race

West Jordan Veterans by Education

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3.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Jordan Veterans by Education

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74.8%

Labor Force Participation

71.6%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

West Jordan Employment by Age

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West Jordan Employment by Race

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West Jordan Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.56%

Born in West Jordan

88.80%

Native Born

11.20%

Foreign Born

6.96%

Non Citizen

4.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.80% of West Jordan residents were born in the United States, with 64.56% having been born in Utah. 6.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West Jordan Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021118,2208700.74%
2020117,3508700.75%
2019116,4808700.75%
2018115,6101,6651.46%
2017113,9456200.55%
2016113,3252,0321.83%
2015111,2938770.79%
2014110,4166810.62%
2013109,7351,6491.53%
2012108,0861,7371.63%
2011106,3492,3262.24%
2010104,02335,6874.29%
200068,33625,4444.77%
199042,89215,5674.61%
198027,32523,10420.54%
19704,2211,2123.44%
19603,0090.00%

West Jordan Population by Year