West Jordan is a city in Salt Lake County, in the U.S. state of Utah. A part of the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area and a major suburb of Salt Lake City, the largest city in Utah, West Jordan is home to a population of over 106,000 residents, making it the fourth-largest city in the state and the second-largest suburb of Salt Lake City after West Valley City. Economically the city is somewhat it’s own, despite being a part of the greater Salt Lake area, though it does have several major companies headquartered within its borders including Mountain America Credit Union and SME Steel, as well as a major hospital.
West Jordan was founded around 1849 by Mormon pioneers who decided to continue west past Salt Lake City. The city took its namesake from the nearby Jordan River, which in turn was named by the Mormon pioneers to the area after the great Jordan River in Israel. Like the original Jordan River, the Jordan River in Utah flows from a freshwater source to a saltwater inland sea, and provides irrigation and once provided drinking water for the residents of the area. Today West Jordan is a much more independent city and is rather American in its economic and cultural makeup, though with much more pronounced religious influences from the Mormon Church.
During the summer months average highs usually reach into the upper 80’s and lower 90’s, though it’s tempered somewhat by the nearby river. Summer temperatures are generally hot though usually dry, and this makes it easier for carriers to run routes into and out of the area. Of course, Utah is far from the most popular shipping location in the U.S., though as a bedroom city of Salt Lake City this is tempered somewhat by the easier access. Winter shipping is generally more difficult and more expensive due to the snowfall and the low temperatures. With highs barely reaching out of the upper 30’s and lows often well below freezing, snow is a common sight during the winter, which can affect carrier availability and pickup windows in addition to your price as a result.
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