American Fork, UT

American Fork profile

Living in American Fork

American Fork is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 33,161 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in American Fork who work in sales jobs (13.09%), management occupations (12.42%), and office and administrative support (12.37%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making American Fork a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, American Fork has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, American Fork’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The population of American Fork is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.65% of adults in American Fork have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in American Fork in 2018 was $27,625, which is upper middle income relative to Utah, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,500 for a family of four. However, American Fork contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

American Fork is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in American Fork include English, German, European, Irish, and Danish.

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