Provo, Utah Population 2020

118,592

Provo is a city located in Utah. With a 2020 population of 118,592, it is the 3rd largest city in Utah (after Salt Lake City and West Valley City) and the 245th largest city in the United States. Provo is currently growing at a rate of 0.80% annually and its population has increased by 5.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 112,488 in 2010. Spanning over 44 miles, Provo has a population density of 2,846 people per square mile.

The average household income in Provo is $66,703 with a poverty rate of 25.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $844 per month, and the median house value is $247,100. The median age in Provo is 23.6 years, 24.1 years for males, and 23 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.9 males.

Provo Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Provo was:

  • White: 88.47%
  • Two or more races: 3.65%
  • Other race: 2.68%
  • Asian: 2.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.39%
  • Black or African American: 0.83%
  • Native American: 0.63%
The current population of Provo, Utah is 118,592, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 116,702.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 112,488.

Provo, Utah Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020665,80216,0172.41%
2019649,78516,0172.46%
2018633,76816,0172.53%
2017617,75116,6842.70%
2016601,06717,8762.97%
2015583,19112,0312.06%
2014571,1609,5661.67%
2013561,59411,5962.06%
2012549,9989,0291.64%
2011540,96910,7121.98%
2010530,2570.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White102,75588.47%
Two or More Races4,2383.65%
Some Other Race3,1112.68%
Asian2,7322.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,6191.39%
Black or African American9590.83%
American Indian and Alaska Native7320.63%

Provo Population Pyramid 2020

Provo Median Age

23.6


Total

24.1


Male

23


Female

Provo Adults

There are 90,352 adults, (6,897 of whom are seniors) in Provo.

Provo Age Dependency

39.2

Age Dependency Ratio

8.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Provo Sex Ratio

Female

58,391

50.27%

Male

57,755

49.73%

Provo Households and Families

Provo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Provo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married48.1%51.9%
Female43.1%56.9%
All39.4%60.6%
Male26.2%73.8%
Non Family23.9%76.1%

39.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,8703.239.4
Married19,0953.5448.1
Non Family10,0902.423.9
Female2,2903.4543.1
Male1,395426.2

3.44

Average Family Size

3.2

Average Household Size

1.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Provo Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6953.54%
9th to 12th Grade1,9694.11%
High School Graduate7,05714.73%
Some College12,43625.96%
Associates Degree4,3799.14%
Bachelors Degree13,78028.77%
Graduate Degree6,58413.75%

Provo Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White35,78234,63717,037
Hispanic8,3456,1161,574
Other Race1,379973295
Asian1,3431,245767
Multiple Races1,3091,244700
Islander684620167
Native American37531571
Black33232482

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 97.59%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.11%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,890$34,943$22,272
Less Than High School$23,129$28,059$16,240
High School Grad$26,563$30,063$20,304
Some College$25,294$28,315$20,629
Bachelors Degree$31,141$37,544$23,429
Graduate Degree$65,960$83,479$41,349

$29,890

Average Earnings

$34,943

Average Male

$22,272

Average Female

Provo Language

Provo Language by Age

Provo Language

78.39% of Provo residents speak only English, while 21.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.37% of the population.

Provo Poverty

Provo Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White78,99920,09125.43%
Hispanic18,5424,74425.59%
Other3,01096832.16%
Multiple3,97796124.16%
Asian2,49284133.75%
Islander1,54740626.24%
Black85340247.13%
Native59326745.03%

25.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.13%

Male Poverty Rate

27.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Provo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Provo is Black, with 47.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Provo is Multiple, with 24.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.28%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.95%
High School19.33%
Some College14.70%
Bachelors or Greater9.77%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.42%
Male Unemployed44.65%
Female Employed28.06%
Male Employed21.00%

Provo Income

Provo Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,532$66,703
Families$50,370$71,599
Married Families$51,908$74,996
Non Families$34,656$51,716

Provo Marital Status

Provo Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Provo Married by Age and Sex

Provo Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Provo Marital Status by Race

Provo Veterans

2,050

Number of Veterans

1,921

Male Veterans

129

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam655
Second Gulf War388
First Gulf War375
Korea234
World War II215
Age Group Veterans
75+777
65 to 74545
35 to 54265
18 to 34260
55 to 64203
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9002.36%
Hispanic1311.04%
Other442.06%
Hawaiian423.66%
Asian391.68%
2 or More250.88%

$Provo Veterans by Education

8.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Provo Employment Status

70.4%

Labor Force Participation

67.1%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Provo Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

47.89%

Born in Utah

89.31%

Native Born

10.69%

Foreign Born

7.64%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.31% of Provo residents were born in the United States, with 47.89% having been born in Utah. 7.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020118,5929450.80%
2019117,6479450.81%
2018116,702-816-0.69%
2017117,5189450.81%
2016116,5731,9831.73%
2015114,590-807-0.70%
2014115,397-730-0.63%
2013116,1275670.49%
2012115,5603790.33%
2011115,1812,2622.00%
2010112,9197,7530.71%
2000105,16618,3311.93%
199086,83512,7241.60%
198074,11120,9803.38%
197053,13117,0843.96%
196036,0477,1102.22%
195028,93710,8664.82%
194018,0713,3052.04%
193014,7664,4633.66%
192010,3031,3781.45%
19108,9252,7403.74%
19006,1851,0261.83%
18905,1591,7274.16%
18803,4320.00%