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The location of Provo

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

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

The location of Provo has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Provo has a population of 116,702 people<4> (see below for details).

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

The city of Provo was named Fort Provo before it was changed to Provo and going back to its beginning, it was originally named Fort Utah.

The community of Provo is 4,610 feet [1,405 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the elevation 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

Telephone area codes for Provo: (801) & (385)<6>

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

Population Details ...

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 (which had a count of 105,166 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Provo had an population of 116,702 people. This is an increase of 3.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.97% since the 2000 Census).

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

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.

Websites for Provo ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Provo. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Provo. Our list includes 24 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Provo ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Lehi   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the Northwest (NW) of Provo

Spanish Fork   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Provo

Pleasant Grove   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Provo

Eagle Mountain   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Provo

American Fork   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Provo

Saratoga Springs   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Provo

Payson   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Provo

Highland   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Provo

Santaquin   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Provo

Lindon   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Provo

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Provo.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), 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: 40.2456, Longitude: -111.6447     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Provo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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