|Counties||Salt Lake, Utah|
|Founded by||Ebenezer Brown|
|Named for||William Draper|
|• Mayor||Darrell H. Smith|
|• Total||30.1 sq mi (78.0 km2)|
|• Land||30.1 sq mi (77.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)|
|Elevation||4,505 ft (1,373 m)|
|• Density||1,400/sq mi (540/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|Area code(s)||385, 801|
|GNIS feature ID||1427473|
Draper is a city in Salt Lake and Utah counties in the U.S. state of Utah, located about 20 miles (32 km) south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 42,274, having grown from 7,143 in 1990.
Draper lies roughly midway between Salt Lake City and Provo. 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 30.1 square miles (77.9 km2) is land and 0.015 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.05%, is water.
The winds on Traverse Ridge make it a popular area for hang gliding and paragliding. In 2004, Draper citizens voted for a tax increase that would pay for the purchase of key pieces of property in the Corner Canyon area. The aim of this measure was to protect and preserve the Corner Canyon area for the future enjoyment of citizens of the city and the Salt Lake Valley area. In the fall of 2005, 1,021 acres (4.132 km2) of property were identified and purchased for the development of Corner Canyon Regional Park, which will consist of parks, trails, and other recreation areas.
At the 2000 census, the racial makeup of the city was 91.25% White, 1.52% African American, 0.75% Native American, 1.30% Asian, 0.36% Pacific Islander, 2.71% from other races, and 2.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.82% of the population.
In 2000, there were 6,305 households out of which 54.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.8% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.9% were non-families. 10.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.40 and the average family size was 3.69.
In the city at the 2000 census, the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 38.3% from 25 to 44, 14.8% from 45 to 64, and 3.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 129.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 141.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city as of the 2000 census was $72,341, and the median income for a family was $76,858 (these figures had risen to $80,524 and $89,871 respectively as of a 2007 estimate. Males had a median income of $50,915 versus $31,742 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,747. About 1.8% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
Draper is home to the main customer service center of eBay, the tech call center of PGP Corporation, the call center of Musician's Friend, and the headquarters of 1-800 Contacts. Draper is also home to Utah's first Ikea, which opened in spring 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 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|1||Utah State Prison||1,000-1,999|
|3||Affiliated Computer Services||500-999|
|5||Swire Coca-Cola, USA||500-999|
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Draper city, Utah". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Draper city, Utah". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
- American FactFinder
- "Contact Us." Utah Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 8, 2009.
- City of Draper Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
- City of Draper official website
- Media related to Draper, Utah at Wikimedia Commons
- Draper, Utah travel guide from Wikivoyage