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Provo, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Provo is the 3rd largest city in Utah with a population of 118,906 as of July 1, 2016. Provo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Provo is located at latitude 40.2453 and longitude -111.6448 in Utah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Provo (see map below) encompass a land area of 41.66 sq. miles and a water area of 2.5 sq. miles. Utah County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,550 feet.

The City of Provo (GNIS ID: 2411499) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Provo is located within Provo-Orem Division of Utah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Provo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Provo: Fort Utah, Provo City.

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Provo, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 118,906
Population in Households 108,689
Population in Familes 75,848
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,217
Population Density1 2,854
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 33,356
Average Household Size 3.26
Family Households 22,117
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 35,210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,031 (37.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,325 (57.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,854 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $231,994
Average Home Value $287,607


Median Household Income $41,343
Average Household Income $59,704
Per Capita Income $17,642
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 1.13%
Households 0.91% 1.24%
Families 0.71% 1.03%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Provo, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Provo to the other 325 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 99th
Population Density1 # 34 90th
Diversity Index2 # 33 90th
Median Household Income # 290 11th
Per Capita Income # 300 8th

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