A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  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
$204,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$749
National
$928
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.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    67
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    14
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    213
    525
  • Theft
    1,699
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    128
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,291
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Provo has the conveniences of a city life, with the culture of a rural life. Any stores, restaurants or business you want access to are here, but the people still move at a pleasant non-city rushed pace. The local restaurants are the best, for example Oven Brick Pizza, the service is exceptional! It is a busy college town, however the party levels are low as the vast majority are Mormon. Main street has local shops and restaurants and is an enjoyable place for a stroll. Provo is a great place to live or visit! Highly recommended for young adults who do not drink.
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I love Provo! I love that the city itself is right up against the mountains, always leaving it's people with a beautiful view. I love Main Street in Provo because it is full of fun new places to buy food and discover new things. I love being surrounded by other students who are working just like me to make something of themselves. It is a really an inspiring place and a really happy environment to be in. The one downside to Provo is that it seems like there is ALWAYS construction. I appreciate that improvements are being made, but it can be quite difficult maneuvering through a busy city when many streets are half closed.
I've loved living in Provo for the past four years. Contrary to popular belief, there is a ton to do here! Provo canyon hosts tons of camp sites, access to Deer Creek Reservoir, running and biking trails, and hikes. There is a huge variety of restaurants, most of which are locally owned and operated. The social atmosphere is great for college students since BYU is located here. There's also a great library, community recreation center, and beautiful parks. In addition, Provo is just a short drive from Thanksgiving Point, Traverse Mountain Outlets, and Salt Lake City.