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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,127
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens9.5%
Employed Population 16+11,656
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married59.9%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.3%
Median Earnings25+$37,835
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,061
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,854

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,333
% Above Poverty Level89.9%
% Below Poverty Level10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone14.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,081
Median House Value$230,400

Ancestry

English30.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.5%
German11.3%
Danishn8.4%
Scottish5.1%
Swedish4.6%
Irish4.2%
Norwegian3.2%
Dutch2.5%
French Except Basque2.4%
Welsh2.3%
Italian2.1%
Swiss1.2%
Polish1.1%
Greek0.7%
Russian0.6%
Finnish0.5%
Icelander0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Czech0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
US/American0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
South African0.1%
Australian0.1%
African0.1%
Basque0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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American Fork Almanac

CategoryValue
County Utah County
Standard Zip Codes84003
Phone Area Codes385,801
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.39
Approximate Longitude-111.78

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)

StationPLEASANT GROVE
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp59 to 90 F
Oct Temp38 to 66 F
Annual Precip17.6 inches
StationUTAH LAKE LEHI
Distance5.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 37 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp56 to 90 F
Oct Temp34 to 65 F
Annual Precip12.4 inches
StationTIMPANOGOS CAVE
Distance7.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 92 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip25.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alpine10,129$109,063
Cedar Hills10,248$94,191
Highland17,544$124,503
Lehi56,314$82,857
Lindon10,686$90,742
Pleasant Grove36,678$72,411

American Fork Public Libraries

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

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American Fork Hospitals

American Fork Hospital
(Non-profit)
170 North 1100 East
(801) 855-3300

American Fork Public Schools

Alpine Online School
575 N 100 E
ZIP: 84003
(801) 756-8400
Primary
Total Enrollment 261
American Fork High
510 N 600 E
ZIP: 84003
(801) 756-8547
High
Total Enrollment 2181
American Fork Jr High
20 W 1120 N
ZIP: 84003
(801) 756-8543
Middle
Total Enrollment 1939
Aristotle Academy
704 S 600 E
ZIP: 84003
(801) 763-7286
Primary
Total Enrollment 150
Barratt School
168 N 900 E
ZIP: 84003
(801) 756-8528
Primary
Total Enrollment 565
Dan W. Peterson
169 N 1100 E
ZIP: 84003
(801) 756-8551
Other
Total Enrollment 195
Forbes School
281 N 200 E
ZIP: 84003
(801) 756-8531
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Greenwood School
50 E 200 S
ZIP: 84003
(801) 756-8534
Primary
Total Enrollment 657
Legacy School
28 E 1340 N
ZIP: 84003
(801) 756-8565
Primary
Total Enrollment 854
Odyssey Charter School
738 E Quality Dr
ZIP: 84003
(801) 492-8105
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Pioneer High School For The Performing Arts
555 E Main Street
ZIP: 84003
(801) 768-8787
High
Total Enrollment 352
Serv By Appt
575 N 100 E
ZIP: 84003
(801) 756-8400
Primary
Total Enrollment 223
Shelley School
602 N 200 W
ZIP: 84003
(801) 756-8540
Primary
Total Enrollment 931
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