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Welcome to Draper ...

The city of Draper is primarily located in Salt Lake County<1>. A portion of Draper extends into Utah County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Draper has a population of 48,587 people<2> (see below for details).

Draper was settled in 1849 and was incorporated in 1978.

The community of Draper is 4,740 feet [1,445 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Draper is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Draper lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Draper: (801) & (385)<4>

The ZIP code for Draper: 84020<5>

Websites for Draper ...

Official Website: www.draper.ut.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Draper had an population of 48,587 people. This is an increase of 14.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 92.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Draper had a population of 42,274 people. This makes Draper the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Draper represents 1.53% of the total population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 42,274 people, the population of Draper increased 67.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 25,220 people).

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

Adding Draper to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Draper in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Draper elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Draper on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Draper ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Utah communities named Draper: This one is located in Salt Lake County and the other is located in Sanpete County.

Beyond Utah, there are 11 communities that are also named Draper - they are located in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, 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.

  • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lake City
    • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Draper
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,567 people
    • Former name for Salt Lake City:
    • Great Salt Lake City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lake City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salt Lake City<7>
  • West Valley City [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Valley City
    • West Valley City [Salt Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Draper
    • Estimated population in 2019: 135,248 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Valley City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Valley City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Valley City<7>
  • West Jordan [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jordan
    • West Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Draper
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,480 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jordan<7>
  • Orem [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orem
    • Orem [Utah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Draper
    • Estimated population in 2019: 97,828 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orem<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lehi [Utah County]
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      • Lehi [Utah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Draper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 69,724 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lehi have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lehi<7>
    • Millcreek [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millcreek
      • Millcreek [Salt Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Draper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millcreek
    • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Draper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<7>
    • Herriman [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herriman
      • Herriman [Salt Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Draper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herriman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herriman<7>
    • Murray [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray [Salt Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Draper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,917 people
      • Murray has also been known as:
      • Murray City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murray<7>
    • Eagle Mountain [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Mountain
      • Eagle Mountain [Utah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Draper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,391 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Mountain<7>

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.

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages 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: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Salt Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Draper.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Draper - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Draper). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Draper or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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: 40.5252, Longitude: -111.8713    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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