Provo is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 116,868 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Provo is the third largest community in Utah.
Provo is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Provo is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Provo who work in office and administrative support (15.46%), teaching (13.15%), and sales jobs (10.57%).
Also of interest is that Provo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Provo is also a city of artists. Provo has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Provo’s character.
Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Provo really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Provo is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Provo more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Provo’s character and quality of life.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Provo spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.90 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Provo are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.09% of adults in Provo have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Provo in 2010 was $17,552, which is low income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,208 for a family of four. However, Provo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Provo is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Provo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Provo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Provo also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.32% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Provo include European, German, Danish, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Provo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.