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. The current population is estimated to be approximately 47,710.
Draper City is nestled in 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. At the Point of the Mountain, Draper is known for one of the most popular and best wind areas in the country for hang gliding and paragliding.
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 km), of which 30.1 square miles (77.9 km) is land and 0.015 square miles (0.04 km), or 0.05%, is water.
Information from Draper Forward: Celebrating 40 Years as an Incorporated City – 1978 to 2018
Historical population figures for Draper City are:
1980 – 5,521;
1990 – 7,257;
2000 – 25,220;
2010 – 42,274;
2018 – estimated at 47,710
2010 Census Information
Median Age: 30.7 years
Mean Household Income: $120,088.
Median Household Income: $94,852
Estimated Average Household Size: 3.38 persons
Total Households: 12,287
Owner Occupied: 9,708
Renter Occupied: 2,579
Median Home Price: $434,450
Median Rental Rate: $1,156