Provo, UT

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Population

116,199

0.416% growth

Median Age

23.7


Median Household Income

$44,312

4.02% growth

Poverty Rate

25.4%


Number of Employees

60,833

0.577% growth

Median Property Value

$227,400

5.87% growth

About

In 2017, Provo, UT had a population of 116k people with a median age of 23.7 and a median household income of $44,312. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Provo, UT grew from 115,718 to 116,199, a 0.416% increase and its median household income grew from $42,600 to $44,312, a 4.02% increase.

The population of Provo, UT is 75.9% White Alone, 16.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.09% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Provo, UT speak a non-English language, and 92.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Provo, UT are Brigham Young University-Provo (7,575 degrees awarded in 2017), Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (174 degrees), and Provo College (141 degrees).

The median property value in Provo, UT is $227,400, and the homeownership rate is 40.8%. Most people in Provo, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Provo, UT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Provo, UT employs 60.8k people. The largest industries in Provo, UT are Educational Services (14,618 people), Retail Trade (7,060 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,073 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($44,792), Public Administration ($38,690), and Construction ($32,131).

Median household income in Provo, UT is $44,312. Males in Provo, UT have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,859. The income inequality in Provo, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,312

2017 value

± $1,698

4.02%

1 Year Growth

± 4.78%

Households in Provo, UT have a median annual income of $44,312, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,600 in 2016, which represents a 4.02% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,159

Average Male Salary

± $1,867

$41,859

Average Female Salary

± $1,369

In 2017, full-time male employees in Utah made 1.53 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,590 ± $1,174

  2. Asian

    $45,658 ± $6,844

  3. Black

    $38,633 ± $10,877

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Utah workers was White. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Provo, UT is from Utah.

0.484

2017 Wage GINI

0.483

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Utah was 0.484 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.195% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Utah was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Utah in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Utah across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 21.01

  2. Census Tract 15.03

  3. Census Tract 15.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Provo, UT was Census Tract 21.01 with a value of $81,000, followed by Census Tract 15.03 and Census Tract 15.04, with respective values of $76,283 and $75,313.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Provo, UT (27.1k out of 107k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    23,463 ± 1,262

  2. Hispanic

    4,357 ± 464

  3. Asian

    1,064 ± 276

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Provo, UT is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

60.8k

2017 Value

± 1,644

0.577%

1 Year growth

± 3.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Provo, UT grew at a rate of 0.577%, from 60.5k employees to 60.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Provo, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,462 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (8,024 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,592 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Provo, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Provo, UT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,462 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (8,024 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,592 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Provo, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2.18 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.03 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Provo, UT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($73,864), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($45,786), and Management Occupations ($43,542).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

60.8k

2017 Value

± 1,644

0.577%

1 Year growth

± 3.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Provo, UT grew at a rate of 0.577%, from 60.5k employees to 60.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Provo, UT, are Educational Services (14,618 people), Retail Trade (7,060 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,073 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Provo, UT, though some of these residents may live in Provo, UT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Provo, UT, by number of employees, are Educational Services (14,618 people), Retail Trade (7,060 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,073 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Provo, UT has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.59 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.52 times), and Information (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Provo, UT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($44,792), Public Administration ($38,690), and Construction ($32,131).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $15.4B

  2. $14.3B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $15.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($14.3B) and Textiles/leather ($11.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Utah products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$143B

2020 Value

$206B

Projected 2045 Value

43.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Utah trade was $143B. This is expected to increase 43.6% to $206B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Utah trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.5B

  2. $9.77B

  3. $6.41B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Nevada with $12.5B, followed by California with $9.77B and Idaho and $6.41B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Utah shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.2% of the population of Provo, UT has health coverage, with 55.8% on employee plans, 8.57% on Medicaid, 4.23% on Medicare, 18.9% on non-group plans, and 0.607% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Provo, UT was $5,982 in 2014. This is a 5.73% increase from the previous year ($5,658).

Primary care physicians in Provo, UT see 2301 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.95% increase from the previous year (2235 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1641 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 436 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.4%). Additionally, Tooele County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (31.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,301 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Utah County, UT see an average of 2,301 patients per year. This represents a 2.95% increase from the previous year (2,235 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Utah County, UT in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$5,982

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,657

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,484

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,084

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Utah (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.73%, from $5,658 to $5,982.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.8%

Uninsured

55.8%

Employer Coverage

8.57%

Medicaid

4.23%

Medicare

18.9%

Non-Group

0.607%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Provo, UT declined by 8.37% from 12.9% to 11.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Provo, UT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.4% prevalence

  2. 10.2% prevalence

  3. 10.2% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Utah, at 10.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Utah by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Provo, UT is home to a population of 116k people, from which 92.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.5% of Provo, UT residents were born outside of the country (12.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Provo, UT is composed of 88.2k White Alone residents (75.9%), 18.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (16.3%), 3.6k Two or More Races residents (3.09%), 2.84k Asian Alone residents (2.45%), 1.47k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1.26%), 589 Black or African American Alone residents (0.507%), 532 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.458%), and 79 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.068%).

Age

Age by Nativity

23

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Provo, UT was 23.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 23, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Provo, UT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Provo, UT residents was 24.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.2k people

10.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

12.2k people

As of 2017, 10.5% of Provo, UT residents (12.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Provo, UT was 10.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    101,154 ± 7,675 people

  2. Canada

    8,846 ± 2,306 people

  3. El Salvador

    7,653 ± 2,145 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Utah was Mexico, the natal country of 101,154 Utah residents, followed by Canada with 8,846 and El Salvador with 7,653.

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Citizenship

92.4%

2017 Citizenship

92.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.4% of Provo, UT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Provo, UT was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    88.2k ± 1.4k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    18.9k ± 1.55k

  3. Two or More Races

    3.6k ± 560

In 2017, there were 4.66 times more White Alone residents (88.2k people) in Provo, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.9k Hispanic or Latino and 3.6k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Provo, UT as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    583 ± 116

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    461 ± 121

  3. World War II

    286 ± 97

Provo, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Provo, UT awarded 8,168 degrees. The student population of Provo, UT is skewed towards men, with 18,395 male students and 17,582 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Provo, UT are White (6,803 and 86.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (461 and 5.86%), Two or More Races (246 and 3.13%), and Asian (143 and 1.82%).

The largest universities in Provo, UT by number of degrees awarded are Brigham Young University-Provo (7,575 and 92.7%), Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (174 and 2.13%), and Provo College (141 and 1.73%).

The most popular majors in Provo, UT are Accounting (300 and 3.67%), General Business Administration & Management (265 and 3.24%), and Exercise Physiology (258 and 3.16%).

The median tuition costs in Provo, UT are $5,460 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 233 degrees awarded

  2. 197 degrees awarded

  3. 258 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Provo, UT was General Psychology with 233 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Provo, UT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 7,575 degrees awarded

  2. 174 degrees awarded

  3. 141 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$5,460

Median Private

In 2017, the Provo, UT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brigham Young University-Provo with 7,575 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,221

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,947

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 4,221 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Provo, UT, which is 1.07 times more than the 3,947 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Provo, UT by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,803 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    461 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    246 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Provo, UT were to White students. These 6,803 degrees mean that there were 14.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 461 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Provo, UT was $227,400 in 2017, which is 0.99 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $214,800 to $227,400, a 5.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Provo, UT is 40.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Provo, UT have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Provo, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$227,400

2017 Median

± $4,698

$214,800

2016 Median

± $4,788

In 2017, the median property value in Provo, UT grew to to $227,400 from the previous year's value of $214,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Provo, UT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Provo, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$44,312

Median Household Income

± $1,698

32.9k

Number of Households

± 1,040

In 2017, the median household income of the 32.9k households in Provo, UT grew to $44,312 from the previous year's value of $42,600.

The following chart displays the households in Provo, UT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Provo, UT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Provo, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

40.8%

2017 Homeownership

40.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 40.8% of the housing units in Provo, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 40.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Provo, UT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Provo, UT have a shorter commute time (16.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.51% of the workforce in Provo, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    62.7%

  2. Carpooled

    12.8%

  3. Walked

    12.5%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Provo, UT was Drove Alone (62.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.8%) and those who Walked (12.5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Provo, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Provo, UT have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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