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Provo, UT Facts, History & Demographics

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Provo has a population of 112,488 and is the third largest city in Utah after Salt Lake and Ogden. The city in 2009, Provo was listed in Where to Retire magazine as an "enticing city for new careers." Provo was also listed in National Geographic Adventure magazine's "where to live and play" as a cultural hub. In 2010 Forbes rated Provo one of the top 10 places to raise a family. Provo is home to Brigham Young University one of the largest private universities in the country. Provo also bears the tag of being the most conservative city in the United States.

• City: Provo 
• Motto: "Making Life Better" 
• ZIP Codes: 84601-84606 
• Area Code(s): 385, 801 

Location: 
• Coordinates: 40°14′39.92″N 111°39′38.89″W
 / 40.2444222°N 111.6608028°W / 40.2444222; -111.6608028

• State: Utah 
• County: Utah 
• Founded: 1849 
• Incorporated: April 1850 
• Named for Ιtienne Provost


Area 
• City 44.2 sq mi (114.4 km2) 
• Land 41.7 sq mi (107.9 km2) 
• Water 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2) 
• Elevation 4,551 ft (1,387 m) 
• Population 112,488 
• Density 2,500/sq mi (980/km2) 
• Metro 526,810 
• Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7) 
• Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6) 
• FIPS code 49-62470 
• GNIS feature ID 1444661


History
Provo is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of Utah, located about 43 miles (69 km) south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. Provo is the county seat of Utah County and lies between the cities of Orem to the north and Springville to the south. With a population at the 2010 census of 112,488, Provo is the principal city in the Provo-Orem metropolitan area, which had a population of 526,810 residents at the 2010 census. It is the third-largest metro area in the state behind Salt Lake City and Ogden-Clearfield.

The city is home to Brigham Young University, one of the largest private higher education institutions in the United States, which is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Provo is also home to the largest Missionary Training Center for the LDS Church. The city is a key operational center for Novell and has been a focus area for technology development in Utah, and one of the largest employers in the area. The city is also home to the Peaks Ice Arena, which served as a venue for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002. Sundance Resort is located 13 miles (21 km) northeast at Provo Canyon.


Provo has much to offer to those who enjoy city life, or outdoor activities and like hiking, skiing, fishing and many other family activities. Provo's climate varies vastly over the year with hot and dry summers, and cold winters. 

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Facts Provo Utah
Population, 2011 estimate NA 2,817,222
Population, 2010 112,488 2,763,885
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 7.0% 23.8%
Population, 2000 105,166 2,233,169
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 8.5% 9.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 22.3% 31.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 5.8% 9.0%
Female persons, percent, 2010 50.5% 49.8%
People
White persons, percent, 2010 (a) 84.8% 86.1%
Black persons, percent, 2010 (a) 0.7% 1.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a) 0.8% 1.2%
Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a) 2.5% 2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a) 1.1% 0.9%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010 3.4% 2.7%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b) 15.2% 13.0%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2010 77.5% 80.4%
Living in same house 1 year & over, 2006-2010 54.1% 81.4%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2006-2010 12.3% 8.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2006-2010 20.4% 14.2%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 91.9% 90.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 40.3% 29.4%
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2006-2010 16.6 21.2
Housing units, 2010 33,212 979,709
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 42.3% 71.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2006-2010 48.1% 21.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $212,400 $218,100
Households, 2006-2010 30,893 859,158
Persons per household, 2006-2010 3.19 3.04
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $16,008 $23,139
Median household income 2006-2010 $37,892 $56,330
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 31.0% 10.8%
Business
Total number of firms, 2007  8,505 246,393
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007  S 0.5%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007  S 0.6%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007  2.2% 1.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007  F 0.3%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007  4.9% 3.7%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007  27.1% 24.9%
Economy
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)  416,595 42,431,657
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)  619,518 25,417,368
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 1,202,471 36,574,240
Retail sales per capita, 2007  $10,209 $13,730
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)  150,920 3,980,570
Geography    
Land area in square miles, 2010  41.67 82,169.62
Persons per square mile, 2010  2,699.3 33.6
FIPS Code  62470 49
Source: US Census
Utah County Demographics

 



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