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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  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 116,199. Provo is in Utah County and is one of the best places to live in Utah. Living in Provo offers residents a dense 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
116,199

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$793
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Provo Rankings

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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
    95.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    59.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    177.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,480.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    113.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    36%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    5%
  • 55-64 years
    5%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Provo

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,312
National
$55,322
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Provo is definitely a college town. There's always something to do here! Everyone is generally very social and kind. But sadly I have noticed there's a very harmful perfectionist culture. Many people come from all over the United States to attend Brigham Young University. It's an extremely competitive school with high moral standards. Now there's nothing wrong with that, but I've noticed how depressed the students tend to get here when they don't measure up. Definitely something that needs to change. Other than that though it's quite pleasant to be here! There are tons of hikes and outdoor activities! Also Sundance is right up the road from Provo! If you're ever in town it's worth the visit!
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Provo City is at the base of a beautiful set of mountains. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking. It is a lively, college town experiencing a lot of growth. There are ongoing changes to promote public transportation, biking, and other environmentally friendly commute options. This is an excellent place to meet new people and develop lasting friendships. With a high demand for housing, the real estate market is doing very well here. Having personally invested in property here myself, I highly recommend it! My family and I love Provo and are very happy here.
I am currently a college student at Brigham Young University and am loving it! Provo is such a great place to live and being from Texas, I see no extremely sketchy and dangerous neighborhoods even though some are nicer than others. I also did not have a car for my first year and relied on public transportation and friends to get around. I love the public transportation here! They are always on time or no later than 2 minutes after the scheduled time and it is super easy to figure out the system.