American Fork, UT
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American Fork is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 28,326 people and six constituent neighborhoods, American Fork is the 30th largest community in Utah.

Unlike some cities, American Fork isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in American Fork are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, American Fork is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in American Fork who work in office and administrative support (13.30%), sales jobs (11.93%), and teaching (9.62%).

Also of interest is that American Fork has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

American Fork is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, American Fork’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In terms of college education, American Fork is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.45% of adults in American Fork have a college degree.

The per capita income in American Fork in 2010 was $21,371, which is middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,484 for a family of four. However, American Fork contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call American Fork home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of American Fork residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in American Fork include German, Danish, Scottish, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in American Fork is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.