Draper, UT
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Draper is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 46,774 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Draper is the 16th largest community in Utah. Draper has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Draper, where the median household income is $95,804.00.

Draper home prices are not only among the most expensive in Utah, but Draper real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Draper is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Draper is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Draper who work in management occupations (18.54%), sales jobs (15.54%), and office and administrative support (13.17%).

Also of interest is that Draper has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.29% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Draper is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Draper a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Draper has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Draper’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The citizens of Draper are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.13% of adults in Draper have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Draper in 2010 was $34,924, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $139,696 for a family of four. However, Draper contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Draper is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Draper home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Draper residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Draper include German, Irish, Scottish, and Danish.

The most common language spoken in Draper is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.