Draper, UT
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Draper is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 47,328 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 $105,118.00.

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 91.43% 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 (18.74%), sales jobs (15.55%), and office and administrative support (11.82%).

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: 10.46% 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.

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Draper is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Draper area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Draper ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Draper, 46.29% 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 $38,350, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,400 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 German, Irish, Scottish, and Danish.

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