Provo, UT - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Midsize City
  • Population
    114,804
  • Population Density
    2,585 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    44 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    573 3.8
Provo is a midsize city in Utah with 114,804 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and very low income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 573 reviews
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    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Provo: Police take their job very seriously, especially the BYU campus police.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Provo: I love the mountains!! I miss them terribly even when I just leave for a weekend!
    • 3
    Housing at Provo: Some parts of Provo are newer and more developed I live near the older area that is more run down and has more crime and drug problems. Compared to where I have lived before it's not bad....
    • 3
    Community at Provo: It's okay, it could be worse but it could be better. Hopefully, it gets better with time!
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Provo: I live in the "bad" area of Provo. There are some really crazy things that do happen here.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
Provo-Orem Township 205,722
4.33 Orem 90,485
4.33 Springville 30,649
American Fork-Pleasant Grove Township 126,958
Springville-Mapleton Township 44,742
Spanish Fork-Payson Township 75,524

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 84604 46,912
4.00 84606 33,724
4.33 84601 34,707

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.66 Provo School District 24

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Reagan Academy Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.00 Utah County Academy of Sciences (UCAS) Public, Charter, Magnet 10-12 High
4.00 Cherry Hill Elementary School Gifted Program Public K-6 Elementary
4.00 Orem High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Westmore Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Greenwood Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy Public, Charter 7-12 Middle, High
3.66 Central Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Geneva Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Vineyard Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Cedar Valley Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Lone Peak High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Hillcrest Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Meadow Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Lakeridge Junior High School Public 6-9 Middle
3.66 Cascade Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Timpanogos High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Lehi Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Barratt Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Ridgeline School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Mountain Ridge Junior High School Public 6-9 Middle
3.66 Freedom Academy Public, Charter K-10 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Alpine Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Suncrest Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Timpview High School Public 9-12 High

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.66 Heritage Schools Private, Special Education 8-12 Middle, High
2.33 Discovery Academy Private, Alternative 7-12 Middle, High
Provo Canyon School - Provo Campus Private, Special Education, All-Boys 7-12 Middle, High
3.00 New Haven School Private, Special Education, All-Girls 8-12 Middle, High
3.00 Provo Canyon School - Orem Campus Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Liahona Preparatory Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Telos Academy Private, Alternative, All-Boys 8-12 Middle, High
Ivy Hall Academy Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Brigham Young University
Utah Valley University
AmeriTech College - Draper
Stevens-Henager College - Provo
The Art Institute of Salt Lake City
Mountainland Applied Technology College
AmeriTech College - Provo
Paul Mitchell the School - Provo
Careers Unlimited
Aveda Institute - Provo
Medspa Academies
Utah College of Massage Therapy - Utah Valley
The Barber School
Argosy University - Salt Lake City
Marinello School of Beauty - Provo
Sherman Kendall Academy of Beauty Arts & Sciences - Fort Union
Provo College - American Fork
Renaissance Academie de Hair Design
DeVry University - Utah
Mandalyn Academy
Broadview University - Orem
Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design - West Jordan
American Beauty Academy - Utah
Echelon Edge Academy Of Hair Skin & Nails
Acaydia School of Aesthetics

Around Provo

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Provo, UT United States Utah
White 75.73% 63.25% 79.77%
Hispanic 16.84% 16.62% 13.28%
Multiracial 2.78% 2.05% 1.81%
Asian 2.38% 4.83% 2.09%
Pacific Islander 1.14% 0.16% 0.90%
African American 0.61% 12.23% 1.00%
Native American 0.40% 0.66% 0.98%
Other 0.12% 0.19% 0.16%

Age

Provo, UT United States Utah
9 years and under 15% 13% 18%
10 to 17 years 8% 11% 13%
18 to 24 years 35% 10% 11%
25 to 34 years 17% 13% 15%
35 to 44 years 7% 13% 13%
45 to 54 years 6% 14% 11%
55 to 64 years 5% 12% 9%
65 and over 6% 13% 10%

Education Levels

Provo, UT United States Utah
Less than a high school diploma 9% 14% 9%
High school diploma or equivalent 15% 28% 23%
Some college or associate degree 37% 29% 37%
Bachelor's degree 27% 18% 20%
Master's degree or higher 13% 11% 10%

Gender

Provo, UT United States Utah
Female 50.1% 50.8% 49.7%
Male 49.9% 49.2% 50.3%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Provo, UT United States Utah
Own 42.1% 64.9% 69.7%
Rent 57.9% 35.1% 30.3%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Provo, UT United States Utah
Assault 47.9 264.1 121.5
Murder 0.9 5.2 2.5
Robbery 18.0 135.0 53.1

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Provo, UT United States Utah
Burglary 281.3 575.0 403.6
Larceny 2029.3 2114.0 2405.5
Motor vehicle theft 92.4 257.3 250.0

Income

Weather

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Precipitation
1.9"
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2.1"
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13.9"
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    Precipitation

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  • 13.9"
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    Precipitation

  • 1.9"
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  • 2.0"
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  • 1.2"
  • 0.8"
  • 1.0"
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    Snowfall

  • 13.9"
  • 10.9"
  • 6.5"
  • 3.6"
  • 0.4"
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  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0.8"
  • 7.3"
  • 13.7"

Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 90 responses

  • 87% Yes
  • 9% Not sure
  • 4% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 143 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 137 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 102 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 105 responses

  • 15% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 55% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 29% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 1% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 60 responses

  • 23% Very accepting.
  • 67% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 7% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 3% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 145 responses

  • 43% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 56% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 1% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 85 responses

  • 18% I love everything about it.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 122 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments