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Spanish Fork is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. The population was 20,246 at the 2000 census.and by 2004 had been estimated to increase to 22,839. Utah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Geography

Location of Spanish Fork, Utah

Spanish Fork is located at 40°6′16″N, 111°38′24″W (40.104546, -111.639954)GR1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias UT county maps by Seth Ilys. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.3 km² (13.2 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


History

Spanish Fork was settled by Mormon pioneers in 1850. Its name derives from a visit to the area by two Franciscan Friars, Silvestre Valez de Escalante and Francisco Atanasio de Dominguez in 1776, who followed the stream down Spanish Fork canyon with the objective of opening a new trail from Santa Fe, New Mexico to the missionas of California, along a route later followed by fur trappers. They described the area inhabited by native Americans as having "spreading meadows, where there is sufficient irrigable land for two good settlements... Over and above these finest of advantages, it has plenty of firewood and timber in the adjacent sierra which surrounds it —many sheltered spots, waters, and pasturages, for raising cattle and sheep and horses." Between 1855 and 1860, the arrival of pioneers from Iceland made Spanish Fork into the first permanent Icelandic settlement in the United States. Important events that have happened in Spanish Fork include the controversial firing of the coach of the high school girls volleyball team, Wendy Weaver, in 1997 after it became public that she was a lesbian.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 20,246 people, 5,534 households, and 4,775 families residing in the city. The population density was 590.4/km² (1,529.3/mi²). There were 5,808 housing units at an average density of 169.4/km² (438.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.30% White, 0.20% African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.29% Pacific Islander, 2.00% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.25% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 5,534 households out of which 56.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.4% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.7% were non-families. 11.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.59 and the average family size was 3.91. A marriage is a committed relationship between or among individuals, recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 39.7% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 12.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $48,705, and the median income for a family was $51,209. Males had a median income of $36,023 versus $23,727 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,127. About 3.8% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Spanish Fork has the annual Indian Festival of Utah, held every May. the state's only cultural event devoted to East Indian, Pakistani and South Asian communities across the Salt Lake metropolitian area. The Indies, on the display globe of the Field Museum, Chicago The Indies or East Indies (or East India) is a term used to describe lands of South and South-East Asia, occupying all of the former British India, the present Indian Union, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and... Map of South Asia South Asia is a subregion of Asia comprising the modern states of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, . It covers about 4,480,000 km², or 10 percent of the continent, and is also known as the Indian subcontinent. ... A salt lake or saline lake is a landlocked body of water which has a concentration of salts (mostly sodium chloride) and other minerals significantly higher than most lakes (often defined as at least 3,000 milligrams of salt per liter). ...


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State Capital:

Salt Lake City Flag Seal Nickname: Crossroads of the West Location Location of Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah Coordinates , Government County Salt Lake Mayor Rocky Anderson Geographical characteristics Area     City 285. ...

Regions:

Cache Valley | Dixie | Great Salt Lake | Great Salt Lake Desert | Southeastern Utah | Southwestern Utah | Uinta Mountains | Wasatch Back | Wasatch Front | Wasatch Range The Cache Valley is a broad arid agricultural valley in northern Utah and southern Idaho in the United States. ... Dixie is the nickname for southwestern Utah. ... Satellite Photo of the Great Salt Lake as it looked in the summer of 2003 The Great Salt Lake as seen looking north towards Antelope Island from Sunset Beach Great Salt Lake from airspace over Salt Lake City Great Salt Lake is an endorheic saline lake in northern Utah, much... The Great Salt Lake Desert is a large playa in northern Utah, located west of the Great Salt Lake. ... This view of Kings Peak shows the cliff bands and basins typical throughout the Uintas. ... The Wasatch Back is an area in the U.S. state of Utah located east of the Wasatch Front. ... The Wasatch Range has prevented the Wasatch Front from expanding eastward. ... Wasatch Mountains from space. ...

Metropolitan Areas

(with constituent cities):

Logan Logan is a city located in Cache County, Utah. ...


Ogden-Clearfield - Bountiful | Kaysville | Layton | Roy Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown John Moses Browning (January 21, 1855 – November 26, 1926), born in Ogden, Utah, was an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of weapons which were used in the U.S. military for decades in the 20th century. ... Clearfield is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... Bountiful is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... Kaysville is a city located in Davis County, Utah, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 20,351 and in 2004 was estimated at 21,749. ... Layton is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... Roy is a city located in Weber County, Utah. ...


Provo-Orem - American Fork | Lehi | Pleasant Grove | Spanish Fork | Springville Map showing Provo, Utah Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state in Utah County. ... American Fork is a city located in Utah County, Utah, USA, at the foot of Mount Timpanogos in the Wasatch Range. ... Lehi is a city located in Utah County, Utah. ... Pleasant Grove is a city located in Utah County, Utah. ... Springville is a city located in Utah County, Utah. ...


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Salt Lake City - Cottonwood Heights | Draper | Holladay | Midvale | Murray | Park City | Riverton | Sandy | South Jordan | Taylorsville | Tooele | West Jordan | West Valley City Flag Seal Nickname: Crossroads of the West Location Location of Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah Coordinates , Government County Salt Lake Mayor Rocky Anderson Geographical characteristics Area     City 285. ... Cottonwood Heights is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah along the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley. ... Draper is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Holladay is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. ... Midvale is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Murray is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Park City is a city located in Utah. ... Riverton is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... A view of the Wasatch Mountains from a Sandy neighborhood. ... South Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Taylorsville is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Tooele is a city located in Tooele County in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Jordan Landing West Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah and part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. ... West Valley City is a city located in Salt Lake County in the state of Utah. ...

Micropolitan Areas:

Brigham City | Cedar City | Heber | Price | Vernal Brigham City is a city located in Box Elder County, Utah. ... Cedar City is a city located in Iron County, Utah, 250 miles South of Salt Lake City on Interstate 15. ... --166. ... Price is a city located in Carbon County, Utah. ... Vernal is a city located in Uintah County, Utah. ...

Counties:

Beaver | Box Elder | Cache | Carbon | Daggett | Davis | Duchesne | Emery | Garfield | Grand | Iron | Juab | Kane | Millard | Morgan | Piute | Rich | Salt Lake | San Juan | Sanpete | Sevier | Summit | Tooele | Uintah | Utah | Wasatch | Washington | Wayne | Weber Beaver County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Box Elder County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Cache County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, comprising the Cache Valley, up to the Idaho border, and the surrounding mountains. ... Carbon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Daggett County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Davis County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Duchesne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Emery County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Garfield County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Grand County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Iron County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Juab County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Kane County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Millard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Piute County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Rich County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... San Juan County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Sanpete County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Sevier County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Summit County is a county located in the state of Utah, occupying a rugged and mountainous area. ... Tooele County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Uintah County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Utah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Wasatch County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Weber County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, occupying a stretch of the Wasatch Front, part of the eastern shores of Great Salt Lake, and much of the rugged Wasatch Mountains. ...


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Spanish Fork, Utah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (543 words)
Spanish Fork is a city located in Utah County, Utah.
Spanish Fork was settled by Mormon pioneers in 1850.
Between 1855 and 1860, the arrival of pioneers from Iceland made Spanish Fork into the first permanent Icelandic settlement in the United States.
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