Introduction to Spanish Fork, Utah

Spanish Fork, Utah, in Utah county, is located 8 miles S of Provo, Utah (center to center) and is 331 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Provo - Orem metropolitan area. Spanish Fork contains a population of approximately 20,246.

Spanish Fork History

Spanish Fork was named after the Spanish Fork River. Enoch Reece was the first settler of the city and arrived in 1850. Other early settlers include John H. Reed, William Pace, and John Holt. The Fort Saint Luke was established in the city in 1854 as protection from the Native Americans. The first sawmill of the area was established in 1858 by Archibald Gardner. The city is located in Utah County, which was founded in 1852.

Spanish Fork and nearby Attractions

  • Diamond Fork Hot Springs
  • Spanish Oaks Golf Course
  • Bridal Veil Falls
  • UVSC Woodbury Art Museum
  • Utah Lake State Park
  • Fort Douglas

Things To Do In Spanish Fork

Spanish Fork offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities in the form of Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum, Spanish 8 Movie Theater, Utah Valley Llamas, Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, and Krishna Temple. One can also visit the Diamond Fork Hot Springs. The Bridal Veil Falls is a few minutes' drive away. The Spanish Oaks Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts.

Spanish Fork Transportation

One can avail air transportation from Salt Lake City International Airport.

Spanish Fork Higher Education

Facilities for higher education can be availed from Utah Valley State College, University of Phoenix - Utah Campus, and Brigham Young University.


Total Population 36,337
Male Share of the Population 51.7%
Female Share of the Population 48.3%
Senior Citizens 5.9%
Employed Population 16+ 14,714
Age of the Population 25


% of people married 61.7%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.8%
Median Earnings25+ $36,206
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,237
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,314


Median Family Income $67,163
% Above Poverty Level 94.2%
% Below Poverty Level 5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%


People Living Alone 12.5%
Median Gross Rent $928
Median House Value $191,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.1%
US/American 0%
English 29.2%
Irish 4.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Spanish Fork Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles S of Provo, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 331 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Utah
Metro Area Provo - Orem
Standard Zip Codes 84660
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.115
Longitude -111.654

Spanish Fork Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 59 to 92 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 21.5 inches
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 60 to 90 F
Oct Temp 37 to 65 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 59 to 92 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 20.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cover Bridge Canyon (84660)

Covered Bridge (84660)

Leland (84660)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elk Ridge 2,699 $80,833
Mapleton 8,545 $90,000
Payson 18,928 $62,728
Salem 6,789 $78,354
Springville 30,649 $62,075
Woodland Hills 1,297 $108,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Spanish Fork Public Libraries

Spanish Fork Public Library
Spanish Fork, Utah
(801) 798-5010
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Spanish Fork High Schools

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99 N 300 W
Serves 1,763 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.6

320 S MAIN
A Non-traditional School
Serves 185 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

624 S 820 E
A Non-traditional School
Serves 21 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.4

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