🇺🇸 Draper is a city in Salt Lake and Utah counties in the U.S. state of Utah, located about 20 miles (32 km) south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. Draper is part of two metropolitan areas - the Salt Lake County portion is included in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, while the Utah County portion is part of the Provo-Orem metropolitan area.
The Utah State Prison is located in Draper, near Point of the Mountain, alongside Interstate 15. The Draper Prison will be closing in 2022. Inmates will be moved to the new prison facility in Salt Lake City.
Draper has two UTA TRAX stations (Draper Town Center, 12300/12400 South and Kimball's Lane 11800 South) as well as one on the border with Sandy (Crescent View 11400 South). A FrontRunner commuter rail station serves the city's west side. The city has around 5 FLEX bus routes connecting neighboring communities and 2 bus routes to Lehi Frontrunner Station and River/Herriman connecting at Draper Town Center and the Draper Frontrunner Stations respectively. The city is home of 1-800 Contacts and a large eBay campus.
Economy Draper is home to the tech call centre of PGP Corporation, the call centre of Musician's Friend, and the headquarters of 1-800 Contacts, Control4, and HealthEquity. Draper is also home to Utah's first IKEA, which opened in 2007. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints constructed a temple in Draper that was dedicated on March 20, 2009. Top employers According to a recent Financial Report, the top employers in the city include: 1 Utah State Prison; 2 1-800 Contacts; 3 EMC Corporation; 4 Coca-Cola; 5 City of Draper.
Draper has a population of over 51,017 people. Draper also forms one of the centres of the wider Provo-Orem metropolitan area which has a population of over 585,799 people.