Provo, Utah

city in and county seat of Utah County, Utah, United States

Provo is an American city in the state of Utah. It is in Utah County and is east of Utah Lake. It lies to the west of high mountain peaks in the Wasatch Range. It is home to Brigham Young University. The city is the third largest city in the state. It has a population of 115,162 people, as of the 2020 census.[3]

Provo, Utah
Fort Utah
City of Provo
Downtown Provo in January 2016
Downtown Provo in January 2016
Flag of Provo, Utah
Motto: 
"Welcome Home"
Location of Provo in Utah County, Utah
Location of Provo in Utah County, Utah
Coordinates: 40°14′40″N 111°39′39″W / 40.24444°N 111.66083°W / 40.24444; -111.66083
Country United States
State Utah
CountyUtah
Founded1849
IncorporatedApril 1850
Named forÉtienne Provost[1]
Area
 • City44.19 sq mi (114.44 km2)
 • Land41.69 sq mi (107.97 km2)
 • Water2.50 sq mi (6.47 km2)
Elevation
4,551 ft (1,387 m)
Population
 • City115,162
 • Density2,762.34/sq mi (1,066.61/km2)
 • Urban
588,609 (US: 75th)
 • Urban density3,653.5/sq mi (1,410.6/km2)
 • Metro
697,141 (US: 86th)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP Codes
84601-84606
Area codes385, 801
FIPS code49-62470[4]
GNIS ID1444661[5]
Websitewww.provo.org

References

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  1. Van Atta, Dale (January 22, 1977). "You name it - there's a town for it". Deseret News. Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media. p. W6. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
  2. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "QuickFacts: Provo city, Utah". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2023.
  4. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. "Provo". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.