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Welcome to American Fork ...

The city of American Fork is located in Utah County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for American Fork: American Frk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, American Fork has a population of 33,161 people<2> (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.<3> 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

Telephone area codes for American Fork: (801) and (385)<4>

The ZIP code for American Fork: 84003<5>

Websites for American Fork ...

Official Website: www.afcity.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, American Fork had an population of 33,161 people. This is an increase of 26.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 51.14% since the 2000 Census).

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 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 (which had a count of 21,941 people).

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

Communities near American Fork ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near American Fork.

  • Provo [Utah County]
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    • Provo [Utah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of American Fork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,618 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Provo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Provo<7>
  • West Jordan [Salt Lake County]
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    • West Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of American Fork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,480 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jordan<7>
  • Orem [Utah County]
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    • Orem [Utah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of American Fork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 97,828 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orem<7>
  • Sandy [Salt Lake County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
    • Sandy [Salt Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of American Fork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 96,380 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • South Jordan [Salt Lake County]
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      • South Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of American Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 76,598 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Jordan<7>
    • Herriman [Salt Lake County]
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      • Herriman [Salt Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of American Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,348 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herriman<7>
    • Draper [Salt Lake County]
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      • Draper [Salt Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of American Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,587 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<7>
    • Riverton [Salt Lake County]
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      • Riverton [Salt Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of American Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,440 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<7>
    • Eagle Mountain [Utah County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Mountain
      • Eagle Mountain [Utah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of American Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Mountain<7>
    • Cottonwood Heights [Salt Lake County]
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      • Cottonwood Heights [Salt Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of American Fork
      • Estimated population in 2015: 34,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottonwood Heights<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around American Fork. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for American Fork.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around American Fork.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around American Fork. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for American Fork.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for American Fork.

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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: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Utah, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for American Fork.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around American Fork - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for American Fork. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from American Fork

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in American Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3790, Longitude: -111.7986    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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