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Welcome to Provo (aka 'Provo City') ...
The location of Provo has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
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: www.provo.org/
Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
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.
Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the Northwest (NW) of Provo
Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Provo
Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Provo
Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Provo
Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Provo
Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Provo
Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Provo
Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Provo
Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Provo
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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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/
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This page was last modified: 01 Jan 2020