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Provo, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Provo is the 3rd largest city in Utah with a population of 121,854 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Provo, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 121,854
Daytime Population: Workers 67,889
Daytime Population: Residents 59,137
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 127,026
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 111,345
Population in Familes 76,809
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,509
Population Density2 2,925
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $42,281
Average Household Income $62,125
Per Capita Income $18,416


Total Housing Units 36,070 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,426 (37.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,941 (58.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,702 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $238,841
Average Home Value $284,874


Total Households 34,368
Average Household Size 3.24
Family Households 22,564
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.11% 1.35%
Households 1.2% 1.46%
Families 0.89% 1.24%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

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, 2017 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 # 33 90th
Diversity Index # 32 91st
Median Household Income # 281 14th
Per Capita Income # 296 9th

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