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 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 Population36,916
Male Share of the Population51.8%
Female Share of the Population48.2%
Senior Citizens6%
Employed Population 16+14,930
Age of the Population25


% of people married61.1%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28%
Median Earnings25+$35,763
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,161
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,511


Median Family Income$69,800
% Above Poverty Level92.9%
% Below Poverty Level7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%


People Living Alone12.1%
Median Gross Rent$984
Median House Value$192,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.7%

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

Spanish Fork Almanac

Nearest Medium City 8 miles S of Provo, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City331 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
Metro AreaProvo - Orem
Standard Zip Codes84660
Phone Area Codes801
Time ZoneMountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

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)

Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp59 to 92 F
Oct Temp40 to 67 F
Annual Precip21.5 inches
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 61 F
Jul Temp60 to 90 F
Oct Temp37 to 65 F
Annual Precip18.2 inches
Distance14 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp37 to 63 F
Jul Temp59 to 92 F
Oct Temp40 to 67 F
Annual Precip20.2 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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elk Ridge2,856$86,204
Woodland Hills1,389$96,354

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, 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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