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Welcome to Provo (aka 'Provo City') ...

The city of Provo is located in Utah County<1> and is the County Seat for Utah County.

When the people of Provo<2> refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Provoan<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Provo has a population of 116,618 people<4> (see below for details).

Provo was founded in 1849 and was incorporated in April 1850.

The city of Provo was previously named Fort Provo. Going back to its beginning, The community of Provo was originally named Fort Utah. For more information about the names of Provo, see The Names of Provo on our Genealogy Page.

Provo is 4,610 feet [1,405 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Provo is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Provo lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Provo: (801) and (385)<6>

The ZIP codes for Provo: 84601-84606<7>

Websites for Provo ...

Official Website: www.provo.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Provo had an population of 116,618 people. This is an increase of 3.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.89% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Provo had a population of 112,488 people (which is 21.78% of the total population of Utah County). This makes Provo the county's most populous community.

The population of Provo represents 4.07% of the population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 112,488 people, the population of Provo increased 6.96% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 105,166 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Provo.

Adding Provo to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Provo in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Provo elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

We also found Provo mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Provo on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Provo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Provo - they are located in Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky and South Dakota.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Provo.

Communities near Provo ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Provo.

  • Lehi [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehi
    • Lehi [Utah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the northwest of Provo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 69,724 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lehi have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lehi<10>
  • Spanish Fork [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Fork
    • Spanish Fork [Utah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<8> to the south of Provo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,913 people
    • Spanish Fork has also been known as:
    • Spanish Fork City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Fork
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spanish Fork<10>
  • Eagle Mountain [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Mountain
    • Eagle Mountain [Utah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the west of Provo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,391 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Mountain<10>
  • Pleasant Grove [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
    • Pleasant Grove [Utah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the northwest of Provo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,258 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Grove<10>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Saratoga Springs [Utah County]
    • American Fork [Utah County]
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      • American Fork [Utah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the northwest of Provo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33,161 people
      • Former names for American Fork:
      • Lake City
      • McArthursville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on American Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for American Fork<10>
    • Payson [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Payson
      • Payson [Utah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the south of Provo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,303 people
      • Former names for Payson:
      • Fort Peteetneet
      • Pacen
      • Peteetneet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Payson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Payson<10>
    • Highland [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Utah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the northwest of Provo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highland<10>
    • Santaquin [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santaquin
      • Santaquin [Utah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the south of Provo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,865 people
      • Former name for Santaquin:
      • Summit Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santaquin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santaquin<10>
    • Vineyard [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vineyard
      • Vineyard [Utah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<8> to the northwest of Provo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vineyard have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vineyard

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Provo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Provo.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Provo. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Provo.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Provo. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Provo.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Provo ...

Looking for more information about Provo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Provo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Provo.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Utah

About Utah County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Provo: www.provo.org/

The official website for Utah County: www.co.utah.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Utah, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Provo is also known as Provo City. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Provo.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Provo refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Provo may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Provo.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Provo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<7>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Provo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Provo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Provo includes: 84601, 84602, 84603, 84604, 84605 & 84606.
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Provo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Provo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Provo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Provo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2339, Longitude: -111.6588    
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<10>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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