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American Fork is a city in Utah County, in the Provo-Orem metro area.

The community was named after the American Fork River

The latitude of American Fork is 40.376N. The longitude is -111.795W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,606 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,876.


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Median household income
Local
$51,955
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our American Fork demographic reports
American Fork is on the American Fork River and Utah Lake
Former and merged names include:
· Fort Wall
· Lake City
· McArthursville
Settled by Mormons in 1850
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1984 movie, "Footloose"
Nearby parks & recreation: Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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9% of American Fork residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the American Fork ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in American Fork was $16,293, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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30% of American Fork residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in American Fork, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $590.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,099.


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Libraries in American Fork include American Fork City Library ... View libraries

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Utah County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our American Fork political report.

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The average commute time for American Fork workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in American Fork between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in American Fork include Quality Inn & Suites.

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