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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Draper.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Draper ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Salt Lake City. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the north of Draper. Salt Lake City has a population of 201,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is West Valley City. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the northwest of Draper and has a population of 136,000 people.

For comparison, Draper has a population of 47,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bountiful   [Map]   44,107   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Herriman   [Map]   39,224   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Layton   [Map]   76,691   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lehi   [Map]   62,712   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Millcreek   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Murray   [Map]   49,295   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ogden   [Map]   87,031   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Orem   [Map]   97,839   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Provo   [Map]   117,335   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Riverton   [Map]   43,344   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Sandy   [Map]   96,145   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
South Jordan   [Map]   70,954   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Spanish Fork   [Map]   39,443   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Taylorsville   [Map]   59,992   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
West Jordan   [Map]   113,905   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Alta Canyon Village   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bluffdale   [Map]   13,484   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Canyon Oak Village   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Canyon Village   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cobblestone Village   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Dimple Dell Village   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Featherwood Village   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lane Village   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Raintree Village   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Riverton Majestic Village   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sandy City   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Summerhill Village   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Sunset Meadows Village   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Transwest Village   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
White City   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]

For more communities neighboring Draper, please visit our County-by-County Page for Draper.

Salt Lake County ...

Draper is primarily located in Salt Lake County. A portion of Draper extends into Utah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Salt Lake County: Davis, Morgan, Summit, Tooele, Utah & Wasatch.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Draper ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Draper.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Draper ...

Looking for more information about Draper? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Draper.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Draper. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Utah

    Utah Tourism
    Parks for Utah

    Fishing in Utah
    Hunting in Utah

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Utah Statewide Tourism
    Draper Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Draper


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Utah

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Utah

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Utah

Airports Near Draper ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Draper.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Salt Lake City Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
South Valley Rgnl.   [Map]   U42   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Salt Lake City Intl. (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]   SLC   NNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Provo Muni. (PVU/KPVU)   [Map]   PVU   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Heber City Muni.   [Map]   36U   E   23 miles [37 km]
Skypark Airport   [Map]   BTF   N   23 miles [37 km]
Tooele Muni.   [Map]   ---   W   23 miles [37 km]
Tooele Valley Airport    [Map]   TVY   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Draper.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Draper. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Salt Lake City Intl. (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]   SLC   NNW   19 miles [30.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Provo Muni. (PVU/KPVU)   [Map]   PVU   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Wendover Airport (ICAO: KENV)   [Map]   ENV   W   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Salt Lake City Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
South Valley Rgnl.   [Map]   U42   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Heber City Muni.   [Map]   36U   E   23 miles [37 km]
Skypark Airport   [Map]   BTF   N   23 miles [37 km]
Tooele Muni.   [Map]   ---   W   23 miles [37 km]
Tooele Valley Airport    [Map]   TVY   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Spanish Fork Airport   [Map]   U77   SSE   28 miles [45.1 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Salt Lake City Intl.   (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]
        Website for Salt Lake City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Provo Muni.   (PVU/KPVU)   [Map]
        Website for Provo Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ogden - Hinckley Airport   (OGD/KOGD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wendover Airport   (ICAO: KENV)   [Map]
        Website for Wendover Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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The Communities of Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Draper: www.draper.ut.us/

The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

The official website for State of Utah: www.utah.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Draper.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Draper. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Draper) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Draper. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5252, Longitude: -111.8713     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Draper), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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