Introduction to Draper, Utah

Draper, Utah, in Salt Lake county, is 3 miles SW of Sandy, Utah and 349 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. Part of the surrounding Salt Lake City-Ogden metropolitan area, Draper is home to some 25,220 residents.

Draper History

Draper was first settled in the early 1800s. The area developed rapidly by 1852. The first post office of the area was established in 1854 and Phoebe Brown became the first postmaster. It was named after William Draper III, a Mormon bishop. The city is partly located in Salt Lake County, which was founded on January 31, 1850, and partly in Utah County, which was organized in 1852.

Draper and nearby Attractions

  • Draper Historical Society and Museum
  • Sorensen Home
  • Living Planet Aquarium
  • Children's Museum of Utah
  • Wasatch Mountain State Park
  • North American Museum of Ancient Life

Things To Do In Draper

Draper offers easy access to various museums, including the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Church History and Art, the Children's Museum of Utah, the Old Desert Village, the Park City Museum and the Wheeler Historic Farm. The Wasatch Mountain State Park, Deer Creek State Park and the Utah Lake State Park are all nearby as well. Brickerhaven Park, Cranberry Park, Clover Leaf Park, Green Clover Park, Jordan River Rotary Park and Pheasant Meadows Park are some of the local parks.

Draper Transportation

Salt Lake City International is the nearest major airport.

Draper Higher Education

The University of Phoenix-Utah Campus, Brigham Young University and Salt Lake Community College are in the neighborhood.


Total Population 44,656
Male Share of the Population 53.7%
Female Share of the Population 46.3%
Senior Citizens 5.9%
Employed Population 16+ 19,207
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 60.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.8%
Median Earnings25+ $45,794
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,545
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,375


Median Family Income $102,083
% Above Poverty Level 94.9%
% Below Poverty Level 5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%


People Living Alone 11.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,194
Median House Value $372,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.1%
US/American 0%
English 28.5%
Irish 7.8%

Draper Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SW of Sandy, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 349 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Salt Lake
Metro Area Salt Lake City - Ogden
Standard Zip Codes 84020
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.524
Longitude -111.863

Draper Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 61 to 95 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 15.7 inches
Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 92 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 25.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alpine 9,856 $104,313
Bluffdale 8,319 $97,692
Midvale 29,957 $53,971
Riverton 40,274 $88,882
Sandy 89,521 $85,594
South Jordan 56,528 $99,115
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Serves 45 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

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