American Fork, UT

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American Fork profile

Living in American Fork

American Fork is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 29,527 people and six constituent neighborhoods, American Fork is the 30th largest community in Utah.

American Fork is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, American Fork is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in American Fork who work in office and administrative support (13.88%), sales jobs (11.32%), and management occupations (10.55%).

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 citizens of American Fork are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.43% of adults in American Fork have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in American Fork in 2010 was $22,904, which is middle income relative to Utah, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,616 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, Danish, Irish, and European.

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