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. Much of the housing stock in Draper was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Draper economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. 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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.29% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Draper is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Draper’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Draper ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Draper, 42.13% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate 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.