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 86.77% 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 (15.90%), teaching (13.57%), and sales jobs (11.02%).
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.
Provo is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Provo has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Provo enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Provo.
One of the benefits of Provo is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.10 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Many people in Provo take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Provo citizens for affordable transportation.
Provo is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.30% of adults in Provo have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Provo in 2010 was $18,181, which is low income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,724 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 16.48% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Provo include German, European, Danish, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Provo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.