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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,565
Male Share of the Population52.1%
Female Share of the Population47.9%
Senior Citizens5.8%
Employed Population 16+15,122
Age of the Population25

Families

% of people married62%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.7%
Median Earnings25+$38,014
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,367
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,300

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,416
% Above Poverty Level92.5%
% Below Poverty Level7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone11.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,003
Median House Value$204,300

Ancestry

English26.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.2%
German10.6%
Danishn5.7%
Scottish4.8%
Swedish4.7%
Irish4%
Welsh2.3%
Dutch2.1%
Italian2%
Norwegian1.9%
Swiss1.7%
French Except Basque1.7%
Icelander1.6%
Polish1%
Russian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Australian0.3%
New Zealand0.3%
Canadian0.3%
African0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Greek0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Spanish Fork Almanac

CategoryValue
County Utah County
Standard Zip Codes84660
Phone Area Codes385,801
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.02
Approximate Longitude-111.55

Spanish 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)

StationSPANISH FORK PWR HOUSE
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
StationSANTAQUIN CHLORINATOR
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
StationOLMSTEAD P H
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elk Ridge3,037$83,906
Mapleton9,014$98,485
Payson19,480$64,474
Salem7,247$82,959
Springville31,796$64,517
Woodland Hills1,375$93,750

Spanish Fork Public Libraries

Spanish Fork Public Library
49 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Spanish Fork, Utah
(801) 804-4480

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Spanish Fork Public Schools

Diamond Fork Junior High
50 N 900 E
ZIP: 84660
(801) 798-4052
Middle
Total Enrollment 1081
Sierra Bonita Elementary
53 S 1800 E
ZIP: 84660
(801) 798-4480
Other
Total Enrollment 994
Landmark High
612 S Main
ZIP: 84660
(801) 798-4030
High
Total Enrollment 294
American Leadership Academy
898 W 1100 S
ZIP: 84660
(801) 794-2226
Other
Total Enrollment 1721
Larsen School
1175 E Flonette Dr
ZIP: 84660
(801) 798-4035
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Spanish Fork High
99 N 300 W
ZIP: 84660
(801) 798-4060
High
Total Enrollment 1247
Spanish Oaks School
2701 E Canyon Crest Dr
ZIP: 84660
(801) 798-7411
Primary
Total Enrollment 604
Park School
90 N 600 E
ZIP: 84660
(801) 798-4045
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
East Meadows School
1287 S 2130 E
ZIP: 84660
(801) 798-4015
Primary
Total Enrollment 838
Rees School
574 N Rees Ave
ZIP: 84660
(801) 798-4055
Primary
Total Enrollment 675
Riverview School
628 S West Park Drive
ZIP: 84660
(801) 798-4050
Primary
Total Enrollment 921
Maple Mountain High
51 N 2550 E
ZIP: 84660
(801) 794-6740
High
Total Enrollment 1384
Canyon School
1492 E 1240 S
ZIP: 84660
(801) 798-4610
Primary
Total Enrollment 662
Brockbank School
340 W 500 N
ZIP: 84660
(801) 798-4025
Primary
Total Enrollment 560
Spanish Fork Jr High
600 S 820 E
ZIP: 84660
(801) 798-4075
Middle
Total Enrollment 1081

Spanish Fork Private Schools

New Haven School
2152 E 7200 S
ZIP: 84660
Secondary
Total Enrollment 66
Maple Lake Academy
6155 S 2400 W
ZIP: 84660
Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
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