Provo, Utah Population 2021

116,594
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Provo is a city located in Utah County Utah. It is also the county seat of Utah County. With a 2020 population of 116,594, it is the 4th largest city in Utah (after Salt Lake City, West Valley City, and West Jordan) and the 252nd largest city in the United States . Provo is currently declining at a rate of -0.01% annually but its population has increased by 3.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 112,488 in 2010. Provo reached it's highest population of 117,583 in 2017. Spanning over 44 miles, Provo has a population density of 2,798 people per square mile.

The average household income in Provo is $69,265 with a poverty rate of 26.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $877 per month, and the median house value is $271,300. The median age in Provo is 23.6 years, 24.1 years for males, and 23 years for females.

Provo Demographics

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

  • White: 87.95%
  • Two or more races: 4.15%
  • Asian: 2.69%
  • Other race: 2.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.34%
  • Black or African American: 0.86%
  • Native American: 0.76%
The current population of Provo, Utah is 116,594 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 116,630.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 112,488.

Provo, Utah Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021678,45815,1032.23%
2020663,35515,1032.28%
2019648,25215,1032.33%
2018633,14915,1142.39%
2017618,03516,7312.71%
2016601,30418,0863.01%
2015583,21812,1592.08%
2014571,0599,5251.67%
2013561,53411,5542.06%
2012549,9808,9791.63%
2011541,00110,7391.99%
2010530,2620.00%

Provo Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White102,37187.95%
Two or More Races4,8324.15%
Asian3,1342.69%
Some Other Race2,6152.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,5641.34%
Black or African American9970.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native8900.76%
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Provo Population by Race

Provo Population Pyramid $2021

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Provo Median Age

23.6


Total

24.1


Male

23


Female

Provo Adults

There are 91,001 adults, (7,046 of whom are seniors) in Provo.

Provo Age Dependency

38.6

Age Dependency Ratio

8.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Provo Sex Ratio

Female

58,914

50.61%

Male

57,489

49.39%

Provo Population by Age

Provo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Provo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married48.1%51.9%
Female42.2%57.8%
All39.6%60.4%
Male26.1%73.9%
Non Family24.9%75.1%

39.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Provo Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All33,0613.1739.6
Married19,0673.4848.1
Non Family10,1192.4424.9
Female2,4103.542.2
Male1,4653.7826.1

3.39

Average Family Size

3.17

Average Household Size

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Provo Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6293.39%
9th to 12th Grade1,8103.76%
High School Graduate6,89914.34%
Some College12,76326.53%
Associates Degree4,2708.88%
Bachelors Degree14,29629.72%
Graduate Degree6,44213.39%
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Provo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Provo Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White35,37934,27417,168
Hispanic8,5406,4231,591
Asian1,4921,391790
2+ Races1,4901,440828
Other Race1,179867304
Islander696668161
Native American475445130
Black35634997

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 55.57%.

Provo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,356$35,388$23,424
Less Than 9th Grade$23,615$29,147$19,037
High School Graduate$26,793$31,857$19,484
Some College$25,009$26,759$21,381
Bachelors Degree$31,920$41,090$25,705
Graduate Degree$63,932$80,895$42,623

$30,356

Average Earnings

$35,388

Average Male

$23,424

Average Female

Provo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Provo Language by Age

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Provo Language

76.67% of Provo residents speak only English, while 23.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.08% of the population.

Provo Language

Provo Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White77,65619,78925.48%
Hispanic18,5984,92626.49%
Asian2,9381,28243.64%
Multiple4,5511,10524.28%
Other2,48088935.85%
Black88238743.88%
Islander1,45734823.88%
Native75729839.37%

26.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.95%

Male Poverty Rate

27.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Provo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Provo is Black, with 43.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Provo is Islander, with 23.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.28%.

Provo Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.66%
High School21.04%
Some College15.17%
Bachelors or Greater9.27%

Provo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed47.42%
Male Unemployed44.29%
Female Employed26.87%
Male Employed22.06%

Provo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Provo Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,888$69,265
Families$52,890$73,526
Married Families$55,134$77,250
Non Families$36,765$56,084
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Income by Household Type

Provo Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Provo Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Provo Marital Status

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1,930

Number of Veterans

1,797

Male Veterans

133

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam692
First Gulf War318
Second Gulf War307
World War II172
Korea172

Provo Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+741
65 to 74561
35 to 54220
55 to 64216
18 to 34192

Provo Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7262.14%
Hispanic1240.98%
Other Race502.65%
Asian501.85%
Islander484.38%
2+ Races280.86%
Black284.48%

Provo Veterans by Race

Provo Veterans by Education

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7.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Provo Veterans by Education

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71.1%

Labor Force Participation

67.8%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Provo Employment by Age

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Provo Employment by Race

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Provo Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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47.44%

Born in Provo

89.01%

Native Born

10.99%

Foreign Born

7.65%

Non Citizen

3.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.01% of Provo residents were born in the United States, with 47.44% having been born in Utah. 7.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Provo Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021116,594-12-0.01%
2020116,606-12-0.01%
2019116,618-12-0.01%
2018116,630-953-0.81%
2017117,5839560.82%
2016116,6272,0311.77%
2015114,596-782-0.68%
2014115,378-741-0.64%
2013116,1195600.48%
2012115,5593680.32%
2011115,1912,2682.01%
2010112,9237,7570.71%
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%

Provo Population by Year