Provo is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 114,084 people and 33 constituent neighborhoods, Provo is the fourth largest community in Utah.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.50% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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.
Not only is Provo a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Provo is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Provo a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Provo use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Provo‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Provo is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.31% 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 2018 was $23,440, which is low income relative to Utah, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,760 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 17.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Provo include English, German, European, Danish, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Provo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.