West Jordan has the 196th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 8.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. West Jordan is part of the Salt Lake City metro area. Unemployment in the Salt Lake City area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting worse. Salt Lake City has the 42nd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in West Jordan is below average at $47,590, and the median cost of a home in West Jordan is $220,900, which is above the national average. 23% of workers in West Jordan hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 90% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in West Jordan. 76% of West Jordan workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 8% walk. People in West Jordan spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.