American Fork, UTAH

General Information
American Fork is a pleasant mix of small-town goodness and modern development. Just minutes away from its quaint Main Street sits the new Utah Valley Business Park, the home of high-profile companies like Dentrix Dental Systems and Nature’s Herbs/Twinlabs.

American Fork saw a slow, steady increase in population from 1990-2000, averaging an increase of 3.4% a year. Its residents are young (only 35% of American Fork residents are 35 years or older), and its average household size, 3.71, is slightly over the average for Utah County.

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American Fork’s Name
This city was named after the American Fork River. It has also been called McArthursville and Lake City.

Date of Incorporation: June 4, 1853

Did You Know?
American Fork was the first Utah town to have a tax-maintained free school.

Recreation   Crime  
Baseball Diamonds 11 Aggravated Assault 3
Bowling Alleys 1 Arson 1
Covered Picnic Facilities 6 Auto Theft 8
Golf Courses 1 Burglary 8
Indoor Facilities 1 Larceny 17
Parks 16 Murder 0
Rodeo Grounds 1 Rape 1
Soccer/Football Fields 0 Robbery 0
Swimming Pools 1    
Tennis Courts 9    
Other: 1 boat harbor, 1 library, 1 horse race track, 1 walking/jogging track, 1 multi-purpose/aerobics room, 1 weight room.
 
       
Median Age: 24.9   Household Size: 3.7  

Largest Employer: Alpine School District: 6,213 employees

White 20,413; Hispanic 1,101; Asian or Pacific Island 193; American Indian 81; Black 31.

State Rank by Population: 23

Political Profile
Out of the 9,994 registered voters, 7,896 cast ballots in the 2000 November election.

Zip Codes

84003

Statistics & Facts

The population of American Fork is approximately 23,310 (2002).
The approximate number of families is 4,222 (1990).
The amount of land area in American Fork is 15.885 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
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.

Location

American Fork location: 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

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Climate & Weather

The climate for American Fork is Moderate as part of a high desert system. Summer highs usually don’t go beyond the 90’s. Winters are not severe.
American Fork average annual rainfall is 16 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.

History  

American Fork history:

American Fork was settled in the summer of 1850. It was known first as Lake City. It was then incorporated on 4 June 1853. The name was changed to American Fork in 1860.

Attractions

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

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 Building Tour – many late 1890 and early 1900 buildings. Call (801) 756-5110.

Annual Steel Days – (801) 763-3000
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.

American Fork High

Address:
510 N 600 E
American Fork, UT
84003-1914
Phone Number: (801) 756-8547

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Statistics for American Fork High:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: 10
High Grade: 12
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 1243
Number of Teachers: 51.60
Teacher to Student Percent: 24.10
Male: 684
Female: 559
Native American: 5
Asian: 13
Black: 5
Hispanic: 38
White: 1182
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 212
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 88
Migrant Students: 10

American Fork Jr High

Address:
20 W 1120 N
American Fork, UT
84003-1245
Phone Number: (801) 756-8543

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Statistics for American Fork Jr High:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: 07
High Grade: 09
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 1275
Number of Teachers: 44.00
Teacher to Student Percent: 29.00
Male: 663
Female: 612
Native American: 1
Asian: 12
Black: 4
Hispanic: 52
White: 1206
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 182
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 126
Migrant Students: 7

Barratt Elem Sch

Address:
168 N 900 E
American Fork, UT
84003-2059
Phone Number: (801) 756-8528

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Statistics for Barratt Elementary School:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 556
Number of Teachers: 28.20
Teacher to Student Percent: 19.70
Male: 285
Female: 271
Native American: 0
Asian: 5
Black: 1
Hispanic: 17
White: 533
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 49
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 28
Migrant Students: 4

Dan W. Peterson/elem & Sec

Address:
169 N 1100 E
American Fork, UT
84003-2917
Phone Number: (801) 756-8551

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Statistics for Dan W. Peterson/elem & Sec:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: UG
High Grade: UG
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 135
Number of Teachers: 19.00
Teacher to Student Percent: 7.10
Male: 83
Female: 52
Native American: 2
Asian: 1
Black: 1
Hispanic: 3
White: 128
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 51
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 7
Migrant Students: 2

Forbes Elementary School

Address:
281 N 200 E
American Fork, UT
84003-1799
Phone Number: (801) 756-8531

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Statistics for Forbes Elementary School:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: Yes
Title 1 School Wide: No
Number of Students: 617
Number of Teachers: 28.10
Teacher to Student Percent: 22.00
Male: 319
Female: 298
Native American: 3
Asian: 7
Black: 2
Hispanic: 26
White: 579
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 114
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 89
Migrant Students: 29

Greenwood Elementary School

Address:
50 E 200 S
American Fork, UT
84003-2397
Phone Number: (801) 756-8534

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Statistics for Greenwood Elementary School:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: Yes
Title 1 School Wide: Yes
Number of Students: 627
Number of Teachers: 33.10
Teacher to Student Percent: 18.90
Male: 333
Female: 294
Native American: 8
Asian: 2
Black: 3
Hispanic: 79
White: 535
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 187
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 89
Migrant Students: 39

Legacy Elementary School

Address:
28 E 1340 N
American Fork, UT
84003-3705
Phone Number: (801) 756-8565

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Statistics for Legacy Elementary School:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 970
Number of Teachers: 40.10
Teacher to Student Percent: 24.20
Male: 501
Female: 469
Native American: 1
Asian: 6
Black: 7
Hispanic: 13
White: 943
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 50
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 35
Migrant Students: 0

Shelley Elementary School

Address:
602 N 200 W
American Fork, UT
84003-1522
Phone Number: (801) 756-8540

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Statistics for Shelley Elementary School:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 988
Number of Teachers: 30.10
Teacher to Student Percent: 32.80
Male: 507
Female: 481
Native American: 1
Asian: 15
Black: 7
Hispanic: 30
White: 935
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 85
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 72
Migrant Students: 0

Summit Yic/at Risk

Address:
821 E 900 N
American Fork, UT
84003-9183
Phone Number: (801) 756-8413

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Statistics for Summit Yic/at Risk:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: 05
High Grade: 12
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 128
Number of Teachers: 7.50
Teacher to Student Percent: 17.10
Male: 92
Female: 36
Native American: 6
Asian: 3
Black: 6
Hispanic: 10
White: 103
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 0
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 0
Migrant Students: 0

Sources: American Fork City, U.S. Census Bureau, State Data Center, State Bureau of Criminal Identification, Utah County Elections, Assessors Office.

American Fork City Website: www.afcity.com