American Fork, UT

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Population

28,507

1.35% growth

Median Age

27.8


Median Household Income

$70,926

2.06% growth

Poverty Rate

9.56%


Number of Employees

12,172

2.56% growth

Median Property Value

$243,700

5.77% growth

About

In 2017, American Fork, UT had a population of 28.5k people with a median age of 27.8 and a median household income of $70,926. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of American Fork, UT grew from 28,127 to 28,507, a 1.35% increase and its median household income grew from $69,493 to $70,926, a 2.06% increase.

The population of American Fork, UT is 86.2% White Alone, 8.48% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.88% Two or More Races. 7.41% of the people in American Fork, UT speak a non-English language, and 96.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in American Fork, UT are Mandalyn Academy (49 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in American Fork, UT is $243,700, and the homeownership rate is 75.8%. Most people in American Fork, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in American Fork, UT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of American Fork, UT employs 12.2k people. The largest industries in American Fork, UT are Educational Services (1,558 people), Retail Trade (1,514 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,407 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($105,278), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,800), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($90,400).

Median household income in American Fork, UT is $70,926. Males in American Fork, UT have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,859. The income inequality in American Fork, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$70,926

2017 value

± $3,788

2.06%

1 Year Growth

± 7.89%

Households in American Fork, UT have a median annual income of $70,926, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $69,493 in 2016, which represents a 2.06% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,159

Average Male Salary

± $1,867

$41,859

Average Female Salary

± $1,369

In 2017, full-time male employees in American Fork, UT made 1.53 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,590 ± $1,174

  2. Asian

    $45,658 ± $6,844

  3. Black

    $38,633 ± $10,877

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of American Fork, UT workers was White. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for American Fork, UT is from Utah.

0.484

2017 Wage GINI

0.483

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Utah was 0.484 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.195% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Utah was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Utah in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Utah across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 102.13

  2. Census Tract 102.19

  3. Census Tract 2.06

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in American Fork, UT was Census Tract 102.13 with a value of $111,375, followed by Census Tract 102.19 and Census Tract 2.06, with respective values of $102,847 and $85,729.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.56% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in American Fork, UT (2.71k out of 28.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,110 ± 339

  2. Hispanic

    603 ± 211

  3. Two Or More

    171 ± 155

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in American Fork, UT is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

12.2k

2017 Value

± 618

2.56%

1 Year growth

± 7.14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in American Fork, UT grew at a rate of 2.56%, from 11.9k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in American Fork, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,690 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,378 people), and Management Occupations (1,284 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of American Fork, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of American Fork, UT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,690 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,378 people), and Management Occupations (1,284 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, American Fork, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.67 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.38 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of American Fork, UT, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,938), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,167), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,450).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.2k

2017 Value

± 618

2.56%

1 Year growth

± 7.14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in American Fork, UT grew at a rate of 2.56%, from 11.9k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in American Fork, UT, are Educational Services (1,558 people), Retail Trade (1,514 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,407 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of American Fork, UT, though some of these residents may live in American Fork, UT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in American Fork, UT, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,558 people), Retail Trade (1,514 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,407 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, American Fork, UT has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.12 times higher than expected), Information (1.65 times), and Construction (1.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in American Fork, UT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($105,278), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,800), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($90,400).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $13.4B

  2. $12.7B

  3. $12.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $13.4B, followed by Mixed freight with $12.7B and Textiles/leather and $12.6B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Utah products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$132B

2015 Value

$206B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Utah trade was $132B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $206B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Utah trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $11.7B

  2. $9.06B

  3. $6.19B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Nevada with $11.7B, followed by California with $9.06B and Colorado and $6.19B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Utah shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.6% of the population of American Fork, UT has health coverage, with 62% on employee plans, 7.64% on Medicaid, 7.01% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 0.844% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of American Fork, UT was $5,982 in 2014. This is a 5.73% increase from the previous year ($5,658).

Primary care physicians in American Fork, UT see 1742 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.115% increase from the previous year (1740 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1488 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 352 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.4%). Additionally, Tooele County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (31.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1742 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Utah see an average of 1742 patients per year. This represents a 0.115% increase from the previous year (1740 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$5,982

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,657

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,484

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,084

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Utah (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.73%, from $5,658 to $5,982.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.36%

Uninsured

62%

Employer Coverage

7.64%

Medicaid

7.01%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

0.844%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in American Fork, UT grew by 0.669% from 9.3% to 9.36%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in American Fork, UT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.4% prevalence

  2. 10.2% prevalence

  3. 10.2% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Utah, at 10.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Utah by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

American Fork, UT is home to a population of 28.5k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.11% of American Fork, UT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of American Fork, UT is composed of 24.6k White Alone residents (86.2%), 2.42k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.48%), 536 Two or More Races residents (1.88%), 369 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1.29%), 251 Asian Alone residents (0.88%), 162 Black or African American Alone residents (0.568%), 129 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.453%), and 59 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.207%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in American Fork, UT are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,141 speakers), Other Indic Languages (114 speakers), and Chinese (106 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in American Fork, UT was 27.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in American Fork, UT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all American Fork, UT residents was 27.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.11%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.67%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.11% of American Fork, UT residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in American Fork, UT was 3.67%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    101,154 ± 7,675 people

  2. Canada

    8,846 ± 2,306 people

  3. El Salvador

    7,653 ± 2,145 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of American Fork, UT was Mexico, the natal country of 101,154 American Fork, UT residents, followed by Canada with 8,846 and El Salvador with 7,653.

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Citizenship

96.9%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.9% of American Fork, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in American Fork, UT was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    24.6k ± 709

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.42k ± 678

  3. Two or More Races

    536 ± 231

In 2017, there were 10.2 times more White Alone residents (24.6k people) in American Fork, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.42k Hispanic or Latino and 536 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in American Fork, UT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,141 speakers (4.54%)

  2. Other Indic Languages

    114 speakers (0.454%)

  3. Chinese

    106 speakers (0.422%)

7.41% of American Fork, UT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in American Fork, UT was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.54% of the overall population of American Fork, UT are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.454% speak Other Indic Languages and 0.422% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    357 ± 86

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    198 ± 90

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    171 ± 80

American Fork, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in American Fork, UT awarded 49 degrees. The student population of American Fork, UT is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 63 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in American Fork, UT are White (38 and 77.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (8 and 16.3%), Black or African American (1 and 2.04%), and Two or More Races (1 and 2.04%).

The largest universities in American Fork, UT by number of degrees awarded are Mandalyn Academy (49 and 100%).

The most popular majors in American Fork, UT are Master Aesthetician (31 and 63.3%), General Cosmetology (10 and 20.4%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (8 and 16.3%).

The median tuition costs in American Fork, UT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 31 degrees awarded

  2. 10 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in American Fork, UT was Master Aesthetician with 31 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in American Fork, UT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

49 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the American Fork, UT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mandalyn Academy with 49 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0

Degrees Awarded to Men

49

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in American Fork, UT, which is 0 times less than the 49 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    38 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in American Fork, UT were to White students. These 38 degrees mean that there were 4.75 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in American Fork, UT was $243,700 in 2017, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $230,400 to $243,700, a 5.77% increase. The homeownership rate in American Fork, UT is 75.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in American Fork, UT have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in American Fork, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$70,926

Median Household Income

± $3,788

7.93k

Number of Households

± 494

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.93k households in American Fork, UT grew to $70,926 from the previous year's value of $69,493.

The following chart displays the households in American Fork, UT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$243,700

2017 Median

± $6,539

$230,400

2016 Median

± $6,693

In 2017, the median property value in American Fork, UT grew to to $243,700 from the previous year's value of $230,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in American Fork, UT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In American Fork, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in American Fork, UT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In American Fork, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.8%

2017 Homeownership

73.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.8% of the housing units in American Fork, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in American Fork, UT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in American Fork, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in American Fork, UT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in American Fork, UT have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.02% of the workforce in American Fork, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.5%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.38%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in American Fork, UT was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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