A
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

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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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.
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I'm from Antioch California and I have to say it just feels a lot more friendly, welcoming, and safer here. I will still lock my car at night and have my usual protective routines, but overall just a better vibe. It's so affordable here and as much as Utah is known for not much of night life to offer, Provo honestly does a pretty good job with entertainment. They have tons of restaurants throughout Provo, downtown has some fun spots such as karaoke, comedy sports, bars, dancing, chocolate tasting, and so much more. Traffic really sucks downtown so I do try to avoid going through that as much as possible if I can, but if I can't I just make sure to drive extra careful there. Lots of out of town-ers such as myself;)!
I have been living in Provo, Utah for about 5 months now, and really do love it! Within a 5 mile radius you will pretty much find everything you need: restaurants, the mall, movie theater, fun activities, grocery stores, etc. One thing I would like to see change is all the construction that has been going on since I moved here 5 months ago. There is lots of construction happening near the Brigham Young University campus, and it really does slow down traffic. Also the cost of living is a little higher, because they make the college students pay a little more than other parts of Utah. Other than that this area is perfect for any college student!