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.
I have been living in Provo for almost two years and my experiences have been excellent. I have found very good and kind people who is always ready to give me a hand. I have had the opportunity to make good friends. I also love the two LDS temples that Provo has, I feel really blessed being in this city with two temples, that makes me feel closer to my Maker. I also love that I can find a lot of diversity in the food. I have tried food from different places here in Provo because it offeres me very good restaurants. I also love that the traffic is very fast!