Spanish Fork is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 39,961 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Spanish Fork is the 19th largest community in Utah. Spanish Fork has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Spanish Fork, where the median household income is $74,554.00.
Spanish Fork is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Spanish Fork is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spanish Fork who work in office and administrative support (15.32%), sales jobs (10.86%), and management occupations (7.26%).
Also of interest is that Spanish Fork has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Spanish 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, Spanish Fork’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The overall education level of Spanish Fork citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.06% of adults in Spanish Fork have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Spanish Fork in 2010 was $23,161, which is lower middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,644 for a family of four. However, Spanish Fork contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Spanish Fork is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Spanish Fork home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spanish Fork residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Spanish Fork also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.18% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Spanish Fork include English, German, European, Danish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Spanish Fork is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.