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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$214,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$764
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%

Provo Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    60
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    17
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    230
    500
  • Theft
    1,980
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    134
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,600
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

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The culture can be weird even for us Mormons who are from outside of Utah. Everyone gets married super quickly, and there is a bunch of pressure to do this and then have a bunch of babies. Fringe sort of people and subcultures can feel a bit left out and ostracized.

However! The people here are also very nice, even if a bit odd. The place is beautiful, even though it's a desert, and the Provo River Trail is excellent. Good and helpful people with good morals, too, if a tad judgy. You will probably die a few years earlier than you would otherwise, because the air quality is positively awful.

Overall, I would recommend Provo, but not for long-term. It's been a great place for college and I'll probably come back and visit for maybe a few weekends each year after I move back to Cali!
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Utah in general has always been such an amazing place to live. I have lived in Provo for over 20 years and have loved it from the beautiful mountains and the great school programs and job opportunities that come, especially for a student. There are 2 major universities within 5 miles of Provo and with the wide student variety there are job openings constantly. Provo is an incredibly safe place to live for a city of its size and much more affordable than other places I have looked at. The biggest thing that I would like to see change is the minimum wage for Utah to rise and to fix the bus system (they are already working on the latter!) I would highly recommend Provo for younger generations and Utah for anyone!
Provo itself is a beautiful, cozy and very safe place to live. My experience in Provo has overall been a great experience. It has a variety of healthy and delicious food options, has historical sights and beautiful history in the town center, not to mention the BEAUTIFUL LDS temple that was recently build next to the NuSkin building. Provo is located close to the freeway for easy access to traveling and is a relatively clean city. The people are very friendly and respectful of the place that they live. That being said, Provo is a college town! Despite the high amount of college students, Provo has still been able to maintain a good name, positive environment, growth mindset and a fun place to live. I'd love to see more updated parks added to the city, though there are many old parks and also many running trails and hiking trails that make it a great place for a diverse group of individuals.