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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, American Fork is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (13.36%), sales jobs (11.23%), and teaching (9.19%).
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.
Because of many things, American Fork is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, American Fork really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is American Fork perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The overall education level of American Fork citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.42% of adults in American Fork have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in American Fork in 2010 was $21,841, which is middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,364 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.