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American Fork
Utah County, Utah


The Hub of North Utah County

Page Contents for American Fork, Utah

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of American Fork is approximately 28,542 (2009), 26263 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,108 (2000), 7274 (2010).
The amount of land area in American Fork is 19.5 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in American Fork is 7.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from American Fork to Washington DC is 1911 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 32 miles. (as the crow flies)
American Fork is positioned 40.38 degrees north of the equator and 111.79 degrees west of the prime meridian.
American Fork elevation is 4,563 feet above sea level.
American Fork per capita income is $ 20,061 (2009).
American Fork median income is $ 68,283 (2009).
The American Fork median home price is $ 221,061 (2009).
American Fork average annual rainfall is 17 inches per year
American Fork average annual snowfall is 10-20 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 41 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 62 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 21 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 83 degrees F.


Just north of Provo and south of Salt Lake City in the Utah Valley at the foot of 11,750 Foot Mount Timpanogos. American Fork is a gateway to recreation areas via American Fork Canyon. Other nearby communities include: Highland, Cedar Hills, Pleasant Grove, Lehi, Alpine, Lindon, Vineyard and Saratoga Springs.
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Moderate as part of a high desert system. Summer highs usually don't go beyond the 90's. Winters are not severe.
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seasonal. Here is a weather page for American Fork.
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History & History Related Items

Before becoming a settlement, the area was named by Spanish explorers as well as many of the mountain men of the time. The streams in the valley that ran into Utah Lake were known as forks. American Fork was named for the American fur trappers. American Fork was first settled in the summer of 1850 when Brigham Young sent the Caldwell family to live. Others followed and the city began to grow. It was known first as Lake City. It was then incorporated on 4 June 1853. The name was changed to American Fork in 1860 to avoid confusing the mail with that of Salt Lake City.

A history page for American Fork.
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The settling of American Fork



Alpine Loop Scenic Byway
Hwy. 92, (801) 785-3563
The Alpine Loop behind Mt. Timpanogos and through the canyons and Sundance Ski Resort has one end beginning near American Fork the other ending near Provo. Beautiful scenery can be seen all year long, though during some winter months portions of the loop may be closed due to snow. The road is winding and narrow in many areas

See photos of American Fork and the area.

Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Rt. 3, American Fork
Summer:(801) 756-5238, Winter: (801) 756-5239
The monument is made up of three caverns. They are reached via a 1.5 mile trek up the mountain. It rises 1,065 feet. It is considered a strenuous hike. Plan on at least 3 hours roundtrip. Tours are available with ticket purchase.

American Fork Historic Downtown Tour - many late 1890 and early 1900 buildings.

Annual Steel Days
Breakfast, fish catch, parade, variety show, flower show, quilt show, porcelain doll show, art show, horseshoe tournament, softball tournament, carnival, dutch oven cookoff, horse races, 5K fun run, fireworks.

Learn more about American Fork Canyon. See some great pictures of the canyon.
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American Fork City Government

City of American Fork

City Administration
51 East Main Street
American Fork, UT 84003
Phone: (801)763-3000

American Fork is governed by a city council. The council is made up of a Mayor and five council members.

American Fork Chamber

American Fork Chamber
51 East Main
PO Box 162
American Fork, Utah 84003
Phone: (801) 756-5110

American Fork Organizations

American Fork Chamber
51 East Main
PO Box 162
American Fork, Utah 84003
Phone: (801) 756-5110

American Fork Libraries

American Fork City Library
64 South 100 east
American Fork, Utah 84003 Phone: (801) 763-3070

American Fork Schools

Alpine School District
575 North 100 East
American Fork, UT 84003
Phone: 801-756-8400 American Fork


The population of American Fork was:
1870 - 1,115
1880 - 1,825
1890 - 1,942
1900 - 2,732
1910 - 3,220
1920 - 3,290
1930 - 3,641
1940 - 3,906
1950 - 5,126
1960 - 6,373
1970 - 7,713
1980 - 13,606
1990 - 15,696
1991 - 16,035
1992 - 16,511
1993 - 17,218
1994 - 18,222
1995 - 18,569
1996 - 19,451
2000 - 21,941
2008 - 27,064
2009 - 28,542

Median Age:
2000 - 25 years

Population Density:
2000 - 2,910.7 persons per square mile

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 4,222
2000 - 6,108

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 51,955
2009 - $ 68,283

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 16,293
2009 - $ 20,061

Median House Value
2000 - $ 151,300
2009 - $ 221,061

American Fork is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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