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Welcome to Draper ...

The town of Draper is located in Jones County<1>.

The location of Draper has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Draper has a population of 67 people<3> (see below for details).

Draper is 2,240 feet [683 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Draper is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Draper lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Draper (for example, toward Belvidere), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Draper lies within the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Draper had an population of 67 people. This is a decrease of 18.29% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 27.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Draper had a population of 82 people (which is 8.15% of the total population of Jones County). This makes Draper the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Draper represents 0.01% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 323rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 82 people, the population of Draper decreased 10.87% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 92 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Draper.

Communities Also Named Draper ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Draper - they are located in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah (2), Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Draper.

Communities near Draper ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Draper.

  • Murdo [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murdo
    • Murdo [Jones County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Draper
    • Estimated population in 2019: 438 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murdo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murdo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murdo<6>
  • Vivian [Lyman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vivian
    • Vivian [Lyman County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Draper
    • Estimated population in 2014: 149 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vivian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vivian
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vivian<6>
  • Okaton [Jones County]
  • Westover [Jones County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westover
    • Westover [Jones County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Draper
    • Estimated population in 2014: 6 people
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Presho [Lyman County]
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      • Presho [Lyman County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the east of Draper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 489 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Presho have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Presho
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Presho<6>
    • Capa [Jones County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capa
      • Capa [Jones County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the northwest of Draper
    • White River [Mellette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White River
      • White River [Mellette County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the south of Draper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White River<6>
    • Wood [Mellette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood
      • Wood [Mellette County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the south of Draper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 63 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wood<6>
    • Fort Pierre [Stanley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Pierre
      • Fort Pierre [Stanley County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<5> to the north of Draper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Pierre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Pierre
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Pierre<6>
    • Midland [Haakon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
      • Midland [Haakon County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<5> to the west of Draper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 127 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midland<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Draper. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Draper.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Draper. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Draper.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Draper. See our Newspapers Page for Draper.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Draper ...

Looking for more information about Draper? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Draper, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Draper.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in South Dakota

About Jones County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Draper. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Jones, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Draper.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Draper - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Draper) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Draper. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Draper

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Draper. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.9258, Longitude: -100.5382       In this case, the coordinates for Draper have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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