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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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American Fork is a suburb of Provo with a population of 28,507. American Fork is in Utah County and is one of the best places to live in Utah. Living in American Fork offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In American Fork there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in American Fork and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in American Fork are above average.
About American Fork...
Population
28,507

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$243,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,023
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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American Fork Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    32.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    2.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    89.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,588
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    20%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in American Fork

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,926
National
$55,322
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American Fork Reviews

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Safe place. Family friendly. Great places to shop! There is target, Costco, Walmart. Harmon’s and smiths are near by as well. Multiple hospitals near by. Easy access to the freeway from both north or south!
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American Fork is a very family friendly city with young families and safe neighborhoods and schools for them to attend. There are many activities and events for all ages to get involved, socialize, serve, and have a good time. There are also a large variety of shops, restaurants, schools, and anything else you might want. Traffic isn't bad at most times of the day. Weather follows the typical bi-polar Utah weather, but it's doable. I have lived here for about 11-12 years and have rarely found anything to complain about, except maybe the lack of diversity, but that doesn't dampen living standards. Overall, I have really enjoyed living in American Fork and would recommend it to anyone!
I love American Fork, Utah! It is a fairly small city, with about 30,000 residents. It's the perfect balance between a small town, and a big city. People in "AF," as it's called, are for the most part, kind, generous, and willing to help their neighbor. The only thing I would change about American Fork it the fact that it snows, but other than that the weather is nearly perfect in my opinion! I am grateful to have had the change to grow up there.