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Welcome to American Fork ...

The city of American Fork is located in Utah County.

A typical abbreviation for American Fork: American Frk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, American Fork has a population of 28,326 people<1> (see below for details).

American Fork was established in 1850 and was incorporated June 4, 1853.

The city of American Fork was named Lake City before it was changed to American Fork and going back to its beginning, it was originally named McArthursville.

The community of American Fork is 4,630 feet [1,411 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of American Fork is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: American Fork lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for American Fork: (801) and (385)<3>

The ZIP code for American Fork: 84003<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, American Fork had a population of 26,263 people (which is 5.08% of the total population of Utah County). This makes American Fork the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of American Fork represents 0.95% of the total population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 26,263 people, the population of American Fork increased 19.7% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 21,941 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, American Fork had an population of 28,326 people. This is an increase of 7.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.1% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for American Fork.

Communities near American Fork ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from American Fork and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Cottonwood Heights   [Map]   34,343   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Draper   [Map]   46,774   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Midvale   [Map]   32,613   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Murray   [Map]   49,250   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Orem   [Map]   94,457   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Provo   [Map]   115,264   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for American Fork.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around American Fork. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of American Fork. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around American Fork. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for American Fork:

Websites for American Fork ...

Official Website: www.afcity.com/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for American Fork ...

Looking for more information about American Fork? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for American Fork, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for American Fork.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) American Fork. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for American Fork: www.afcity.com/

The official website for Utah County: www.co.utah.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: www.utah.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for American Fork.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around American Fork - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for American Fork.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as American Fork). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether American Fork or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in American Fork. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- American Fork) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for American Fork. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from American Fork

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in American Fork. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3790, Longitude: -111.7986     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for American Fork.



 
 
 

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