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Draper, Utah

  •   State: 
    Salt Lake County
      County all: 
    Salt Lake | Utah
      County FIPS: 
    49035 | 49049
    40°30′53″N 111°52′23″W
      Area total: 
    29.96 sq mi (77.61 km²)
      Area land: 
    29.95 sq mi (77.57 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.04 km²)
    4,505 ft (1,373 m)
    1849; Settled 1849; Incorporated 1978
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Mountain Standard Time (MST) UTC-7:00; Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) UTC-6:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Draper, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,700 residents per square mile of area (660/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Draper is a city in Salt Lake and Utah counties in the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2020 census, the population is 51,017, up from 7,143 in 1990. The Utah State Prison is in Draper, near Point of the Mountain, alongside Interstate 15. The Draper Prison will close in 2022. Inmates will be moved to a new prison facility inSalt Lake City; the new prison is slated for completion in mid-2022. At the south of the city, Draper is known for being the most popular and one of the best wind areas in the country for hang-gliding and paragliding. In the 1940s, Draper was known as the "Egg Basket of Utah." Eggs produced in Draper were marketed from coast to coast, and the co-op furnished eggs for the military troops in the South Pacific during WWII. The city is home of 1-800 Contacts and a large eBay campus. In 1854, the first post office was established with the name Draperville in recognition of William Draper Jr. and its other Draper residents. In later years, the town's name in later years was shortened to Draper. In 1978, the city was incorporated as a city, and it is located on the far southeast corner of the Salt Lake Valley, with the Wasatch Mountain Range on the east and the Traverse Ridge Mountain on the south. According to the United States Census Bureau, Draper has a total area of 30 square miles (78 square km), which is 30 miles (1.2 km) south of Salt Lake City. Draper is bordered by River River and Bluffton River, South Jordan to the northwest, Sandy to the north, and Alpine to the southeast.


Draper was founded in 1849 by Ebenezer Brown and Phebe Draper Palmer Brown. Most residents were members of the Draper Family, and William Draper Jr. was soon called to be the presiding elder for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the area. In the 1940s, Draper was known as the "Egg Basket of Utah" Eggs produced in Draper were marketed from coast to coast, and the co-op furnished eggs for the military troops in the South Pacific during WWII. Draper was incorporated as a city in 1978. The population of Draper has grown from 7,257 in 1990 to an estimated 47,710 in 2018. The city is located in the U.S. state of Utah and is home to the Draper Historical Park and the aptly-named Fort Street. The town's name in later years was shortened to Draper, after William Draper Sr., who was older at the time of his family's settlement of Draper and is buried in the town cemetery. The first post office was established with the name Draperville in 1854, and a fort was established where the local settlers lived during the winters of 1855 and 1856. The fort was never completed, as the feared hostilities did not materialize, and its former location is now the site of theraper Historical Park. In 1852, 20 families lived along the creek. By the end of 1850, residents of the small settlement consisted of Ebenezers Brown and his three children (by a prior marriage), Phe be Draper Palmer, and her two children. More settlers moved to Draper in the next few years.


Draper lies roughly midway between Salt Lake City and Provo. The city is known for being one of the most popular and best wind areas in the country for hang gliding and paragliding. Draper is bordered by Riverton and Bluffdale to the west, South Jordan to the northwest, Sandy to the north, Alpine to the southeast, Highland to the south, and Lehi to the southwest. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.1 square miles (78.0 km²), of which 30.2 square miles is land and 0.015 square mile (0.04 km²) is water. The Wasatch Mountain Range on the east and the Traverse Ridge Mountain on the south make up the city's eastern border. The town of Draper is located in the Salt Lake Valley, in the eastern part of the Wasatch Range, and is located on the eastern edge of the Utah Wasatch National Forest. It has a population of 2,816. It is home to the Draper Airport, the largest airport in the U.S. and the second-busiest airfield in the world. The airport has a capacity of 4,000 passengers per day. It also has a runway that can handle up to 10,000 vehicles. The nearest airport is Salt Lake Airport, which is only a few miles away. The closest airport to Draper is Lehi, which has an airport that can accommodate up to 5,000 people per day, and has an international airport that is open to the public.


Draper's climate is roughly identical to other Salt Lake City suburbs. However, due to being further away from the Great Salt Lake, varied elevation, and from the downtown urban heat island effect, Draper experiences a slightly drier winter and more extremes in temperatures. Springs are usually mild and wet, while fall can sometimes become an Indian summer with drier weather. Snow usually falls regularly from November through March. Draper falls on the border of the humid continental/subtropical climatic zones and is technically a cool/warm semi-arid desert environment. Monsoonal moisture from the south usually brings afternoon thunderstorms in July and August. The average temperatures in winter and summer, respectively, are 30 °F to 50 °F, and 80°F to 100 °F. The city is located on the eastern edge of the Wasatch Range. It is located in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Utah and the northern part of Utah. The town has a population of around 2,000 people. It has an average temperature of 30 °F (10 °C) and an average annual rainfall of 1,500 mm (50 in). The average annual temperature is 80 °F (100 °F) and the average yearly rainfall is 1,600 m (40 in) The city has a high school population of about 1,200. It also has a college population of approximately 1,000. The school district has a total enrollment of about 3,000 students.


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Draper is home to the tech call center of PGP Corporation and the headquarters of 1-800 Contacts, Control4, and HealthEquity. Draper is also home to Utah's first IKEA, which opened in 2007. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints constructed a temple in Draper that was dedicated on March 20, 2009. According to the City's Popular Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, the top employers in the city are: The city's top employers are: the city's largest employers: the Mormon Church and the LDS Church Relief Service. The city has a population of 4,000 people. The average household income in Draper is about $50,000. It has a median household income of about $60,000, and a median unemployment rate of about 2.5%. The city is home of the PGP call center and the Musician's Friend call center, which is a call center for musicians. It also has a number of other small businesses, such as a hair stylist and a hair care salon. It is the site of the Utah State Fair, the state's largest annual fair, which was held in April and May of this year. It was also the location of the state fair for the Utah Jazz football championship game in 2010 and 2011. The City's largest employer is the City of Draper, which has a workforce of about 4,500 people. It's also the home of Utah State Relief Service, which held the Utah Winter Games in 2010.

Local media

The Draper City Journal is a tabloid-style newspaper covering local government, schools, sports, and features. Draper City publishes a bi-monthly city newsletter entitled "Draper Forward" This publication is mailed to all of the residents in Draper City. Draper is part of the Salt Lake City DMA and is covered by KSL, FOX13, KUTV, and KTVX. The city is home to the University of Utah, where the football team is known as the Utes. The Draper City School District was founded in the early 1900s. The school district was the first in the state to admit women. It is now the second largest school district in the U.S. after Utah. The district has a population of more than 2,000. It was the site of the first high school in Draper, Utah, in the late 1800s. It has since been the location of the Ute High School, which opened in the mid-20th century. The Ute School District is now a part of Utah State University, which is located in the city's downtown area. The university has a history of being a leader in the field of women's education. It also has a successful women's studies program, which began in the 1970s. In the 1990s, the school district added a girls' program to its curriculum. It now has a boys' program. The high school has a men's program that has been in existence since the early 1990s.


The portion in Salt Lake County is in the Canyons School District. The portion in Utah County is in the Alpine School district. The portions of Utah and Salt Lake counties are in different school districts.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Draper, Salt Lake County, Utah = 10.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 68. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Draper = 4.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 51,017 individuals with a median age of 30.7 age the population grows by 61.91% in Draper, Salt Lake County, Utah population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,700 residents per square mile of area (660/km²). There are average 3.32 people per household in the 11,035 households with an average household income of $94,497 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 2.20% of the available work force and has dropped -4.79% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 28.22%. The number of physicians in Draper per 100,000 population = 249.8.


The annual rainfall in Draper = 15.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 33.9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 79. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 229. 94 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 22.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 64, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Draper, Salt Lake County, Utah which are owned by the occupant = 80.79%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 9 years with median home cost = $297,200 and home appreciation of -15.37%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.71 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $3,454 per student. There are 22.7 students for each teacher in the school, 1628 students for each Librarian and 805 students for each Counselor. 8.22% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 25.86% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 10.60% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Draper's population in Salt Lake County, Utah of 4,716 residents in 1900 has increased 10,82-fold to 51,017 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 45.22% female residents and 54.78% male residents live in Draper, Salt Lake County, Utah.

    As of 2020 in Draper, Salt Lake County, Utah are married and the remaining 34.76% are single population.

  • 27.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Draper require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    81.11% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 8.88% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.79% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 6.88% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Draper, Salt Lake County, Utah, 80.79% are owner-occupied homes, another 14.25% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.96% are vacant.

  • The 65.65% of the population in Draper, Salt Lake County, Utah who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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