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  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
Provo is a city in Utah with a population of 115,718. Provo is in Utah County and is one of the best places to live in Utah. Living in Provo offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Provo there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Provo and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Provo are above average.
About Provo...
Population
115,718

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%
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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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Provo life is something else! Most everyone who lives around here is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and thus are typically healthy, friendly, get-it-done, kind of people. They are usually students because Brigham Young University is right here in Provo and Utah Valley University is just a few miles away. The only downside is that sometimes people here are a bit too quick to judge because they are so caught up with doing everything quickly, that they make judgement of people too quickly at times. But that doesn't happen too often.
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I have LOVED living in Provo! Yes it is a college town, but for being a college student, that has been amazing. It’s got a cute little mainstreet that has amazing food and a great night life. Granted it is a Mormon bubble so if drinking or partying is your thing...it’s not so great in P-town. There’s a new public transportation system that take some you from the Provo train tracks, to the Provo mall, center street, BYU, Walmart, through neighborhoods, to the Orem mall, UVU and to the Orem train station. And best part, it’s FREE!
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!