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Welcome to Draper ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Draper has a population of 47,710 people<1> (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.<2> 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) and (385)<3>

The ZIP code for Draper: 84020<4>

Population Details ...

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 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 (that had a count of 25,220 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Draper had an population of 47,710 people. This is an increase of 12.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 89.18% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Draper ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Draper and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Herriman   [Map]   39,224   W   8 miles [12.9 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]
Orem   [Map]   97,839   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   38,845   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Draper.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Draper. We make it easy 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.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Draper:

Websites for Draper ...

Official Website: www.draper.ut.us/

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 get an overview with 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 about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Draper.

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Visit our Community Index for 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Draper - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning 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 (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 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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