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Provo, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Provo is the 3rd largest city in Utah with a population of 121,441 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Provo, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 121,441
Population in Households 110,177
Population in Familes 76,601
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,264
Population Density2 2,915
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $45,040
Average Household Income $64,864
Per Capita Income $19,141


Total Housing Units 36,020 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,439 (37.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,596 (57.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,985 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $258,123
Average Home Value $310,610


Total Households 34,035
Average Household Size 3.24
Family Households 22,404
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.93% 1.31%
Households 0.93% 1.43%
Families 0.69% 1.24%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

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, 2018 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 Density # 35 90th
Diversity Index # 33 90th
Median Household Income # 273 16th
Per Capita Income # 288 12th

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