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Overview

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. It is part of the surrounding Salt Lake City-Ogden metropolitan area.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population47,043
Male Share of the Population51.8%
Female Share of the Population48.2%
Senior Citizens6.8%
Employed Population 16+21,404
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married61.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.6%
Median Earnings25+$51,099
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,717
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,387

Wealth

Median Family Income$120,109
% Above Poverty Level94.7%
% Below Poverty Level5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home10.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone9.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,364
Median House Value$408,800

Ancestry

English28%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.5%
German12.8%
Irish6.3%
Scottish5.6%
Danishn5.2%
Swedish4.7%
Norwegian3.4%
Italian3.3%
Dutch3%
French Except Basque2.6%
Welsh2.1%
Polish1.6%
Swiss0.9%
Russian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Greek0.4%
African0.3%
Arab0.3%
Canadian0.3%
South African0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Basque0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Czech0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Draper Almanac

CategoryValue
County Salt Lake County
Standard Zip Codes84020
Phone Area Codes801
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.49
Approximate Longitude-111.84

Draper Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDRAPER POINT OF THE MTN
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 65 F
Jul Temp61 to 95 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip15.7 inches
StationCOTTONWOOD WEIR
Distance7.6 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp41 to 62 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip26.1 inches
StationTIMPANOGOS CAVE
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 92 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip25.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alpine10,197$122,827
Bluffdale10,869$107,059
Midvale32,249$58,194
Riverton41,997$99,514
Sandy94,556$97,459
South Jordan65,523$111,037

Draper Hospitals

Lone Peak Emergency Center
11925 S State St
(801) 545-8000

Draper Public Schools

American Preparatory Academy - Draper #1
12892 S Pony Express Rd
ZIP: 84020
(801) 553-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
American Preparatory Academy - Draper #2
11938 South Lone Peak Parkway
ZIP: 84020
(801) 810-3590
Primary
Total Enrollment 941
American Preparatory Academy - Draper #3
11938 Lone Peak Parkway
ZIP: 84020
(801) 810-3590
Other
Total Enrollment 84
Channing Hall
13515 S 150 E
ZIP: 84020
(801) 572-2709
Primary
Total Enrollment 661
Corner Canyon High
12943 S. 700 E.
ZIP: 84020
(801) 826-6401
High
Total Enrollment 2019
Draper Park Middle
13133 South 1300 East
ZIP: 84020
(801) 826-6900
Middle
Total Enrollment 1500
Draper School
1080 E 12660 S
ZIP: 84020
(801) 826-8275
Primary
Total Enrollment 719
Oak Hollow School
14400 S 884 E
ZIP: 84020
(801) 826-8875
Primary
Total Enrollment 696
South Park Academy
14425 S Pony Express Rd
ZIP: 84020
(801) 576-8235
High
Total Enrollment 17
Summit Academy - Draper Campus
1285 E 13200 S
ZIP: 84020
(801) 572-4166
Primary
Total Enrollment 1010
Willow Springs School
13288 S Lone Peak Drive
ZIP: 84020
(801) 826-9700
Primary
Total Enrollment 764

Draper Private Schools

Gateway Academy
11706 S 700 E
ZIP: 84020
Secondary
Total Enrollment 35
Oxford Academy
1259 Draper Pkwy
ZIP: 84020
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
Pine Ridge Academy
12595 S Minuteman Dr
ZIP: 84020
Secondary
Total Enrollment 40
Pine Ridge Academy At Youth Care Of Utah
12595 S Minuteman Dr
ZIP: 84020
Secondary
Total Enrollment 39
St John Baptist Elementary School (pk-5)
300 E 11800 S
ZIP: 84020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 551
St John The Baptist Middle School
300 E 11800 S
ZIP: 84020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 374
Juan Diego Catholic High School
300 E 11800 S
ZIP: 84094
Secondary
Total Enrollment 814
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