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
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    14
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    213
    1
  • Theft
    1,699
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    128
    0

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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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.
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Provo is a great and unique place! The close proximity to the mountains gives a beautiful view as well as many recreational opportunities. You can choose from hundreds of beautiful hikes, fish in the Provo River or take a tube ride down it, walk on the Provo trail, ride your bike down the scenic canyon, and many more. Everything closes early in the night. Although Provo is a college town it is not very wild. Most businesses close before 10 at night. Residents tend to stay inside at night and the streets are empty. I think it is a great place to live.
Provo is a unique town, where culture and religions of many kinds flow together like and estuary meets the ocean. It's no secret that provo is predominately members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon), But there is so much more to it than that. College Pride runs deep coming from both UVU and BYU. There is ALWAYS something happening, like free concerts, comedy shows, and even live action role play in the park. Everyone should take a chance to visit. I guarantee you will find something to enjoy!