American Fork, UT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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American Fork, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of American Fork had a population of 29,154 as of July 1, 2017. American Fork ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for American Fork is located at latitude 40.3815 and longitude -111.7935 in Utah County. The formal boundaries for the City of American Fork (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Utah County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,606 feet.

The City of American Fork (GNIS ID: 2409697) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of American Fork is located within American Fork-Pleasant Grove Division of Utah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with American Fork population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for American Fork: Lake City, McArthurville.

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American Fork, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,154
Daytime Population: Workers 23,602
Daytime Population: Residents 16,628
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 40,230
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.38
Population in Households 28,899
Population in Familes 26,611
Population in Group Qrtrs 255
Population Density2 3,136
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $71,977
Average Household Income $85,221
Per Capita Income $24,056


Total Housing Units 8,412 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,012 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,117 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 283 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $259,503
Average Home Value $287,936


Total Households 8,129
Average Household Size 3.56
Family Households 6,762
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.36% 1.46%
Households 1.45% 1.52%
Families 1.35% 1.39%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

American Fork, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares American Fork to the other 325 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 32 90th
Population Density # 28 92nd
Diversity Index # 136 58th
Median Household Income # 79 76th
Per Capita Income # 153 53rd

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