Draper, UT
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Living in Draper


Draper is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 48,587 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 $115,618.00.

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 90.48% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Draper is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Draper who work in management occupations (17.22%), sales jobs (14.43%), and office and administrative support (12.03%).

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: 11.29% 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Draper really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Draper perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Draper, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Draper is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.11% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Draper in 2018 was $44,067, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,268 for a family of four.

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 English, German, Irish, Scottish, and European.

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