Livability Awards

A+ Draper Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Draper Cost of Living Cost of living is 24% higher than Utah
12727% more expensive than the US average
1033% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Draper cost of living
C+ Draper Crime Total crime is 16% lower than Utah
Total crime
2,18515% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4615% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-30%Year over year crime is down
Draper crime
B+ Draper Employment Household income is 68% higher than Utah
Median household income
$105,11890% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$38,35029% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%45% lower than the US average
Draper employment
D+ Draper Housing Home value is 76% higher than Utah
Median home value
$394,400114% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,28135% higher than the US average
Home ownership
80%26% higher than the US average
Draper real estate or Draper rentals
B Draper Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Utah
High school grad. rates
96%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
56%13% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:144% higher than the US average
Draper K-12 schools or Draper colleges

Living in Draper, UT

Draper is a mid-sized city located in the state of Utah. The city has a population of 46,399 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Draper is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Draper residents is 32. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Draper might be a good fit as 85% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 44% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Draper could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Utah if you know where to search. Finding the best places to live in Draper and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, weather, education, employment and other important metrics.

With a livability score of 74 out of 100, Draper is ranked #6,354 in the United States and #45 in Utah. For each of the livability categories, we see that Draper ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B-), education (B) and employment (B+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Draper. The following was graded with a discouraging score: cost of living (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Draper, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Airborne Trampoline Arena, Planet Play & Buffet, and Cowabunga Bay.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Draper gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 156 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Draper is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Draper come in at $394,400, which is 75.6% higher than the Utah average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Draper, the home price to income ratio is 3.8, which is 5.6% higher than the Utah average. Real estate appreciation rates in Draper are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Draper homes comes in at 8.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 6.1%.

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      We've lived in Draper six years, and have experienced what used to be a nice community explode into a fury of development. It seems the city has no plan when large town home complexes are being built next to homes priced between $600 and $800k. There is also no consideration for the traffic issues that will surely arise by adding hundreds of people to an area already experiencing traffic congestion around homes, schools, and shopping areas.
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      Draper Utah: The Perfect Place for a Family

      I was born on the east coast, the place of industry and dense cities. For my husband's job, we moved out west to live in Utah. We currently live in Draper, Utah. There are many things that I absolutely adore of this area which include the amenities, the excellent education here, the housing, as well as the low crime rates. I was born and raised in South Carolina so I am accustomed to warm weather. That is my only disappointment of Draper. The weather here, though warm, is not as warm during the Summer season and is much colder during the Winter season.

      The Draper area is a great place to bring up children. Here the crime rate is low and the schools here are excellent. All three of my children are currently apart of the orchestra program at their high school which is an excellent program. I am a stay at home mom so I appreciate the fact that the local markets that I like to visit often are only 5 minutes from my house. Here in this town, I tend not to drive a lot. I also enjoy this area because, though it may be cold at times, my family and I can take more trips to California when it gets too cold for out taste.

      While living in this area, I have only noticed two things that I do not like. This includes the weather as well as the cost of living. Living here is expensive. Gas as well as groceries can get a little bit pricey which is why I do not drive as much and I buy goods for meals on a day to day basis. During the winter though, it is hard to walk which is why I suggest to bundle up from December to March.
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      Source: The Draper, UT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).