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College town

Provo is a city in Utah County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for French-Canadian explorer ?tienne Provost (or Provot or Proveau)

The latitude of Provo is 40.233N. The longitude is -111.657W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,551 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 105,410.


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Median household income
Local
$34,313
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Provo demographic reports
Provo is on the Provo River
Former and merged names include:
· Fort Provo
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 114. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 10 among medium-sized cities in the ePodunk College Town Index, 2002
In a 2006 study, AllBusiness named Provo-Orem as the No. 2 best metro for women entrepreneurs.

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Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "Dumb & Dumber"
· 1984 movie, "Footloose"
Well-known residents have included:
· Paul Boyer, winner of Nobel Prize in chemistry
· Shauna Rohbock, 2006 Olympics silver medal winner (bobsled)
· Barney Clark, recipient of the first artificial heart
Local festivals include:
  • Sego Music, Art, and Film Festival - Sept. 21-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Provo web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Utah Lake State Park
Historic sites and museums: Provo LDS Tabernacle, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, McCurdy Historical Doll Museum
Colleges and universities: Brigham Young University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 52
Quotes:
The concentration of missionaries, students and young families has made Provo the youngest city in America. It is beautifully situated, on the western slope of the Wasatch Mountains, but it lacks the bars and coffeehouses, the slouchy funkiness of a college town.
-- New Yorker, Jan. 21, 2002

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Provo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Utah County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Provo-Orem area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 84606 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Provo residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Provo ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Provo was $13,207, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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36% of Provo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Provo include Brigham Young Academy, Provo Downtown Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Provo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $475.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,131.


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Libraries in Provo include Provo City Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Provo include Provo Herald

TV stations in Provo include KBYU, KUPX, KUTH.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KBYU-FM.

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Utah County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Provo political report.

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The average commute time for Provo workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Provo between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ The concentration of missionaries, students and young families has made Provo the youngest city in America. It is beautifully situated, on the western slope of the Wasatch Mountains, but it lacks the bars and coffeehouses, the slouchy funkiness of a college town. ”
~ New Yorker, Jan. 21, 2002

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