In 1993 the city
included four elementary schools, South Jordan Middle School, and Bingham
High School. The city was one of the wealthiest communities in Utah
in 1993, with a median family income of $35,832. The population of South
Jordan was 13,500 in June 1991, with approximately 1,300 people moving
in each year.
lifestyle which prevailed in South Jordan for its first century of existence
has been preserved to some extent even as it became a third-class city
in 1963 and as it has continued to expand in population ever since.
South Jordan was reportedly the fastest growing city in the state during
the early 1990s with a ten percent annual growth rate. Government and
civic leaders have planned for controlled future development in order
to preserve the "remarkable quality of life" and unique heritage found
in South Jordan. Residing in South Jordan has been aptly termed "life
just off the fast lane."
Ronald R. Bateman