Spanish Fork, UT
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Spanish Fork is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 39,443 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Spanish Fork is the 19th largest community in Utah. Much of the housing stock in Spanish Fork was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Spanish Fork economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Spanish Fork, where the median household income is $70,780.00.

Unlike some cities, Spanish Fork isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Spanish Fork are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (15.65%), sales jobs (11.86%), and management occupations (7.76%).

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.

Because of many things, Spanish 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, Spanish Fork really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Spanish 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.

In terms of college education, Spanish 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: 31.19% of adults in Spanish Fork have a college degree.

The per capita income in Spanish Fork in 2010 was $21,560, which is lower middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,240 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 10.85% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Spanish Fork include English, German, Danish, European, and Scottish.

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