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Provo
Utah County, Utah

ZipCodes
84601, 84602, 84603, 84604, 84605, 84606

Motto
"Home of Brigham Young University"
"Utah's Garden City"



Page Contents for Provo, Utah

Location

Weather & Climate

Geography

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of Provo is approximately 119,775 (2009), 112488 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 30,374 (2000), 31524 (2010).
The amount of land area in Provo is 102.7 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Provo is 39.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5.538 sq kilometers.
The distance from Provo to Washington DC is 1903 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 43 miles. (as the crow flies)
Provo is positioned 40.24 degrees north of the equator and 111.64 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Provo elevation is 4,549 feet above sea level.
Provo per capita income is $ 16,146 (2008).
Provo median income is $ 43,549 (2008).
The Provo median home price is $ 227,600 (2008).
Provo average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year
Provo average annual precipitation is 13.9 inches peryear.
Provo average temperature is 51.1 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 38 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 64.0 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 29.7 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 49.3 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 75.4 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 51.6 degrees F.

Location

in northern Utah Only about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City on I-15. Other nearby communities include Orem, Springville, Vineyard, Lindon, Palmyra, Mapleton, Lake Shore and Pleasant Grove.
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Geography


at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in the area known as the "mountainland region." The mountains spread out to the west into rolling hills and flatter areas with Utah Lake a prominent feature. Some mountains of the area rise up to 12,000 feet above sea level.
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Climate


moderate. There are 10 to 20 inches of snowfall per year with much more great "Utah" snow in the mountains to enjoy.
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History & History Related Items

Provo was named for the French-Canadian explorer, Etienne Provost. He, with his party, explored the area in 1825. He named the river here for himself, calling it the Provo River. Settlers from Salt Lake City came here in 1849 due in part to the reports from his explorations. By 1875, the railroad had connected Provo with Salt Lake City. Brigham Young University was established only two years later, in 1877, to help train teachers for the Mormon communities. It has become one of the largest private universities in the world with over 28,000 students from all over the globe. Provo is a cultural and educational hub for this area of the west. Provo is the Utah County Seat.
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The settling of Provo

1825

The incorporation of Provo

3 April 1849


Attractions

Home of Brigham Young University

Additional Provo Attractions

See photos of Provo.
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Provo City Government

The official government website for Provo, Utah Provo City Center
351 West Center
Provo, Utah 84601
City help line: 801-852-6000

The Provo Parks & Recreation Department

The city has a strong mayor municipal format with an elected Mayor and a city council of seven members. Five seats are by district with two elected at-large. The terms are for a four year period.




COUNTY INFORMATION


Utah County Website
100 East Center Street
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: (801)370-8000

Provo is the County seat for Utah County.

Provo Historical Events

2010 December 17
Provo Tabernacle Burns
The fire was spotted by a security guard about 2 am. He had been hired to watch over the equipment for a concert during the Christmas season. He first noticed the smoke coming from the roof area. The fire department was called but the area of the fire was extremely difficult to reach causing the fire to gain an upper hand. In the end, the outer walls remained mostly upright, but the entire roof and inside was demolished. The building was first built from 1883 to 1898, costing about $ 100,000 at the time. Around 1917, a central spire was removed from the building for safety reasons. See some photos of the tabernacle before and after it was burned.

Provo Chamber

Provo-Orem Chamber of Commerce
51 South University Ave., Suite 215
Provo, Utah 84601
Phone: (801) 379-2555

Provo Community Events

Annual Event - June 14 to July 4
Flag Day to Independence Day
Place: Provo, Orem, Utah County
Time: Various times
Sponsored by: America's Freedom Festival, Inc
One of America's largest Independence Celebrations. More than 30 events over a 21 day period highlight the founding of the United States of America. 25 events are free to the public, 5 events are participant entry-fee based, and two events are ticketed admission. More than 400,000 people participate in one or more of the events. The purpose of the festival is to educate, entertain and involve the community in honoring our nation. The Stadium of Fire spectacular is the anchor event of the festival with more than 50,000 people filling BYU's Cougar Stadium. Information on the festival can be obtained by calling the festival office (801) 370-80523 or on the internet at Freedom Festival. This is an annual event always starting on Flag Day (June 14) and ending on Independence Day (July 4)

Provo Organizations

Provo-Orem Chamber of Commerce
51 South University Ave., Suite 215
Provo, Utah 84601
Phone: (801) 379-2555

Provo Libraries

The Provo City Library
550 North University Avenue
Provo, Utah 84601
Phone: (801) 379-6650

In the Historic Brigham Young Academy building at Academy Square

Provo Schools

Provo City School District
280 W. 940 N.
Provo 84604
Phone: (801) 374-4800



HIGHER EDUCATION


Brigham Young University Provo

Miscellany

The population of Provo was:
1860 - 2,501
1870 - 2,384
1880 - 3,432
1890 - 5,159
1900 - 6,185
1910 - 8,925
1920 - 10,303
1930 - 14,766
1920 - 10,303
1930 - 14,766
1940 - 18,071
1950 - 28,937
1960 - 36,047
1970 - 53,131
1980 - 74,108
1990 - 86,835
1991 - 88,618
1992 - 90,619
1993 - 92,682
1994 - 98,244
1995 - 99,288
1996 - 104,189
1997 - 105,722
2000 - 105,166
2008 - 118,581
2009 - 119,775

Population Density:
2000 - 2,653.2 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 23 years

Number of Housing units:
1990 - 24,578
2000 - 30,374


Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 34,313
2000 - $ 43,549

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 13,207
2008 - $ 16,146

Median house value:
2000 - $ 144,900
2008 - $ 227,600

Provo is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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