Spanish Fork is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 37,935 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 $63,376.00.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Spanish Fork is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (15.55%), sales jobs (12.43%), and management occupations (7.62%).
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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Spanish 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, Spanish Fork has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Spanish Fork’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The percentage of people in Spanish Fork who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.75% of adults in Spanish Fork have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Spanish Fork in 2010 was $19,133, which is lower middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,532 for a family of four. However, Spanish Fork contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 10.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Spanish Fork include German, European, Danish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Spanish Fork is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.