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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 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
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
    56.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    44.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    131.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,500.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    99.5
    284
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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 Reviews

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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.
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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.
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!