Provo, Utah

Utah County


Provo is a city in the state of Utah in the United States of America. It is the seat of Brigham Young University.

The city of Provo is the county seat of Utah County in the U.S. state of Utah and is about 80 km south of Salt Lake City. Neighboring cities Provos are Orem and Springville.

The Provo - Orem metropolitan area was 2012/13 determined by Gallup as the most livable city in the United States.

Geography and climate

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city spreads out over an area of ​​108.2 km ², of which 5.6 km ² is covered by water. The water content of the total area is thus 5.14%.

The peaks of the Wasatch Range tower over the city and the Utahsee.

Deer and sometimes even cougars and moose roam the mountains of this region.

Vital statistics

According to the 2000 census, living in Provo 105 166 people in 29 192 households, and 19,938 families. The population density is 1024.3 persons / km ². Distributed on the surface of the city there are 30 374 residential units, which corresponds to an average density of 295.8 / km ².

The white population is most strongly represented at 88.52 %, 10.47 % are Hispanic or Latino.


33 families from Salt Lake City in 1849 founded the city. The place was called by the Mormons originally Fort Utah, but renamed in 1850 in Provo, Etienne Provost honor, a French-Canadian trapper who arrived in 1825 in this region.

Population Development

¹ 1980 - 2000: census results; 2005: Updating the U.S. Census Bureau

Culture and sights

Every year in July there is the Stadium of Fire at Brigham Young University. These celebrations for Independence Day are very popular with the locals and could already famous celebrities like David Hasselhoff, Reba McEntire and Sean Hannity welcomed as guests.

Economy and infrastructure

In Provo, the software company Novell Inc. was founded in 1979. The manufacturer of civilian weapons North American Arms has its corporate headquarters there.

The Interstate 15 highway connecting the cities of Provo with the environment.

Sons and daughters of the town