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Overview

Introduction to American Fork, Utah

American Fork, Utah, in Utah county, is 7 miles NW of Orem, Utah and 342 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is in the Provo-Orem area.

American Fork History

The Ute Indians used the area now known as American Fork as their seasonal fishing and hunting ground. It was first settled in 1850 by the Mormon pioneers. Some of the early settlers of the area include Ira Eldredge, Stephen Chipman, John Eldredge and Arza Adams. It was originally incorporated as Lake City in 1852. In 1860, it was renamed after the American Fork River.

American Fork and nearby Attractions

  • American Fork Shopping Center
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  • North American Museum of Ancient Life
  • Deer Creek State Park
  • UVSC Woodbury Art Museum
  • Utah Lake State Park

Things To Do In American Fork

While in American Fork, one can visit the Park City Museum, the North American Museum of Ancient Life, the Wheeler Historic Farm and the UVSC Woodbury Art Museum. The Timpanogos Cave National Monument is also worth visiting. The Jordanelle State Park, Utah Lake State Park and the Wasatch Mountain State Park provide amenities for several different types of outdoor recreational opportunities.

American Fork Transportation

Salt Lake City International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

American Fork Higher Education

Brigham Young University, the University of Phoenix-Utah Campus and Utah Valley State College are the local centers of higher education.

People

Total Population 27,799
Male Share of the Population 50.7%
Female Share of the Population 49.3%
Senior Citizens 9.8%
Employed Population 16+ 11,537
Age of the Population 28

Families

% of people married 60.5%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $75,821
% Above Poverty Level 87.2%
% Below Poverty Level 12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,017
Median House Value $221,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.4%
US/American 0%
English 28.5%
Irish 3.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

American Fork Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of Orem, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 342 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Utah
Metro Area Provo - Orem
Standard Zip Codes 84003
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.376
Longitude -111.795

American Fork Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PLEASANT GROVE
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 59 to 90 F
Oct Temp 38 to 66 F
Annual Precip 17.6 inches
Station UTAH LAKE LEHI
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 90 F
Oct Temp 34 to 65 F
Annual Precip 12.4 inches
Station TIMPANOGOS CAVE
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 92 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 25.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, American Fork, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Am Fork (84003)

Timpanogos (84003)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alpine 9,986 $102,230
Cedar Hills 10,165 $100,510
Highland 17,030 $119,398
Lehi 54,079 $81,035
Lindon 10,552 $91,741
Pleasant Grove 35,771 $67,138

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

American Fork Public Libraries

Library
American Fork City Library
64 SOUTH 100 EAST
American Fork, Utah
(801) 763-3070

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American Fork Hospitals

AMERICAN FORK HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
170 NORTH 1100 EAST
(801) 855-3300
Emergency Service: Yes

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American Fork High Schools

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AMERICAN FORK HIGH
510 N 600 E
801-756-8547
Serves 1,414 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

SUMMIT HIGH (YIC)
821 E 900 N
801-756-8413
A Non-traditional School
Serves 167 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.9

SUMMIT AT RISK HIGH (YIC)
821 E 900 N
801-756-8413
A Non-traditional School
Serves 29 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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