Learn about Spanish Fork, Utah. Below you can find community information, including vital statistics, information on local schools as well as resources for finding real estate listings and homes for sale in Spanish Fork.

Spanish Fork UtahSpanish Fork is situated in central Utah, and lies in the south central portion of Utah County. The land slopes gently upward from Utah Lake to the northwest to the southerly end of the Wasatch Mountains in the southeast. Spanish Fork is located about nine miles south of Provo, and is built upon three distinct alluvial fans formed by the Spanish Fork River. The city’s elevation ranges from about 4500 feet in the northwest to 5200 feet in the far southeast foothills. A slightly steeper rise interrupts this topography in the southeast portion of the grid patterned streets of the City. The rise then flattens out forming a more gentle sloping bench area stretching to the foothills in the east. From the plateau of the east bench the topography drops rather steeply down approximately 60 feet to the Spanish Fork River floodplain below at the southerly edge of the community.

Spanish Fork Utah Map

Spanish Fork is a community that strives to maintain a high quality of life, and provides an outstanding environment for working, recreating, and enjoying life. City government is the Council-Manager form consisting of a part-time mayor and five part-time city council members, along with an appointed full-time city manager who administers the operation of the City and its employees.

This community celebrates Spanish Fork Fiesta Days & Rodeo each July, complete with fireworks, parades, dances, sporting events, contests, llamas, bull riding, and more. During the holiday season, Spanish Fork lights up with their Festival of Lights located at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon.

The climate of Spanish Fork is characterized by four distinct seasons. Summer is warm to hot with little moisture. Fall brings pleasant temperatures and increasing cloudiness and precipitation from Pacific storms. Winters are fairly cold and snowy, with occasional foggy periods caused by high pressure inversions. Spring brings warmer temperatures, and is usually the wettest season. It is the season when flooding is most likely to occur, especially if the winter snowpack in the mountains is heavy and warm and/or wet conditions occur. Canyon breezes blow from the southeast on many nights and mornings throughout the year, helping to keep the air clear and pollution free. Spanish Fork is a community that strives to maintain a high quality of life, and provides an outstanding environment for working, recreating, and enjoying life.

Spanish Fork City is the first city in Utah to provide high speed internet and cable television to its local businesses and residents. The city has a very proud heritage, as evidenced by the many memorials located throughout the community.

Many high-profile companies have located in Spanish Fork, including the Banta Corporation, Klune Industries, Alcoa Engineered Products, Nature’s Sunshine, and Longview Fibre.

Spanish Fork saw substantial growth during the last decade, but especially between 1998 and 2000, when the city grew from 15,555 to 20,246 residents. Spanish Fork’s households, with an average of 3.45 people, are smaller than most of the county’s.

General Facts and Information

  • The population of Spanish Fork is approximately 23,334 (2002).
  • The approximate number of families is 3,363 (1990).
  • The amount of land area in Spanish Fork is 19.667 sq. kilometers.
  • The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilo8meters.
  • Spanish Fork 84660 is positioned 40.11 degrees north of the equator and 111.63 degrees west

Attractions

  • Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum located at 400 N. and Main St. in Spanish Fork. Pioneer artifacts and displays. Tours are available. Call (801) 798-2310 for more information.
  • Utah Mountain Llamas at 8628 S. Main St. Call (801) 798-3559 for more information. There are more than 35 llamas and pot-bellied pigs on this farm. Llama rides are available to children weighing less than 70 pounds.
  • Utah County Fair at Spanish Fork Fairgrounds. 4-H, floral/horse shows, food, livestock, talent contest. Call (801) 798-5041 or 379-2400 for more information.