Provo-Orem, UT

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Population

617,678

2.51% growth

Median Age

24.7


Median Household Income

$70,196

1.31% growth

Poverty Rate

11.8%


Number of Employees

283,602

3.24% growth

Median Property Value

$296,600

7.08% growth

About

In 2017, Provo-Orem, UT had a population of 618k people with a median age of 24.7 and a median household income of $70,196. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Provo-Orem, UT grew from 602,543 to 617,678, a 2.51% increase and its median household income grew from $69,288 to $70,196, a 1.31% increase.

The population of Provo-Orem, UT is 82.4% White Alone, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.18% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Provo-Orem, UT speak a non-English language, and 94.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Provo-Orem, UT are Brigham Young University-Provo (7,749 degrees awarded in 2016), Utah Valley University (5,107 degrees), and Mountainland Applied Technology College (2,193 degrees).

The median property value in Provo-Orem, UT is $296,600, and the homeownership rate is 66.6%. Most people in Provo-Orem, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Provo-Orem, UT is 2 cars per household.

Provo-Orem, UT borders Salt Lake City, UT, Heber, UT, and Price, UT.

Economy

The economy of Provo-Orem, UT employs 284k people. The largest industries in Provo-Orem, UT are Educational Services (40,133 people), Retail Trade (35,208 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (29,253 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($79,149), Utilities ($58,801), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,049).

Median household income in Provo-Orem, UT is $70,196. Males in Provo-Orem, UT have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,277. The income inequality in Provo-Orem, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$70,196

2017 value

± $2,034

1.31%

1 Year Growth

± 4.4%

Households in Provo-Orem, UT have a median annual income of $70,196, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $69,288 in 2016, which represents a 1.31% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,974

Average Male Salary

± $1,805

$42,277

Average Female Salary

± $1,267

In 2017, full-time male employees in Provo-Orem, UT made 1.54 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Provo-Orem, UT by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $50,675 ± $7,455

  2. White

    $47,205 ± $1,133

  3. Black

    $43,294 ± $14,053

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Provo-Orem, UT workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Provo-Orem, UT is from Utah.

0.48

2017 Wage GINI

0.483

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Utah was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.661% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Utah was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Utah in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Provo-Orem, UT was Davis County, UT with a value of $80,301, followed by Tooele County, UT and Salt Lake County, UT, with respective values of $72,386 and $71,471.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Provo-Orem, UT (67.7k out of 573k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    58,563 ± 1,694

  2. Hispanic

    12,393 ± 782

  3. Other

    2,918 ± 414

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Provo-Orem, UT is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

284k

2017 Value

± 7,914

3.24%

1 Year growth

± 3.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Provo-Orem, UT grew at a rate of 3.24%, from 275k employees to 284k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Provo-Orem, UT, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (17,067 people), Customer Service Representatives (11,081 people), and Software Developers & Programmers (9,600 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Provo-Orem, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Provo-Orem, UT, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (17,067 people), Customer Service Representatives (11,081 people), and Software Developers & Programmers (9,600 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Provo-Orem, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Communications Equipment Operators (2.66 times higher than expected), Occupational & Physical Therapist Assistants & Aides (2.41 times), and Software Developers & Programmers (2.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Provo-Orem, UT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($73,469), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,015), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,392).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

284k

2017 Value

± 7,914

3.24%

1 Year growth

± 3.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Provo-Orem, UT grew at a rate of 3.24%, from 275k employees to 284k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Provo-Orem, UT, are Educational Services (40,133 people), Retail Trade (35,208 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (29,253 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Provo-Orem, UT, though some of these residents may live in Provo-Orem, UT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Provo-Orem, UT, by number of employees, are Educational Services (40,133 people), Retail Trade (35,208 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (29,253 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Provo-Orem, UT has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.56 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.55 times), and Information (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Provo-Orem, UT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($79,149), Utilities ($58,801), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,049).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $13.4B

  2. $12.7B

  3. $12.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $13.4B, followed by Mixed freight with $12.7B and Textiles/leather and $12.6B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Utah products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$132B

2015 Value

$206B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Utah trade was $132B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $206B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Utah trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $11.7B

  2. $9.06B

  3. $6.19B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Nevada with $11.7B, followed by California with $9.06B and Colorado and $6.19B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Utah shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.5% of the population of Provo-Orem, UT has health coverage, with 62.4% on employee plans, 7.4% on Medicaid, 5.61% on Medicare, 16.4% on non-group plans, and 0.698% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Provo-Orem, UT was $5,982 in 2014. This is a 5.73% increase from the previous year ($5,658).

Primary care physicians in Provo-Orem, UT see 1742 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.115% increase from the previous year (1740 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1488 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 352 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.4%). Additionally, Tooele County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (31.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,742 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Utah see an average of 1,742 patients per year. This represents a 0.115% increase from the previous year (1,740 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$5,982

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,657

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,484

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,084

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Utah (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.73%, from $5,658 to $5,982.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.5%

Uninsured

62.4%

Employer Coverage

7.4%

Medicaid

5.61%

Medicare

16.4%

Non-Group

0.698%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Provo-Orem, UT grew by 2.19% from 7.34% to 7.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Provo-Orem, UT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.4% prevalence

  2. 10.2% prevalence

  3. 10.2% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Utah, at 10.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Utah by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Provo-Orem, UT is home to a population of 618k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.79% of Provo-Orem, UT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Provo-Orem, UT is composed of 509k White Alone residents (82.4%), 72.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.7%), 13.5k Two or More Races residents (2.18%), 10k Asian Alone residents (1.62%), 5.95k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.963%), 3.53k Black or African American Alone residents (0.571%), 2.82k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.457%), and 894 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.145%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Provo-Orem, UT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

24

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Provo-Orem, UT was 24.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 24, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Provo-Orem, UT are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Provo-Orem, UT residents was 25.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.79%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.56%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.79% of Provo-Orem, UT residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Provo-Orem, UT was 6.56%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    102,190 ± 7,718 people

  2. China

    8,514 ± 2,262 people

  3. India

    8,147 ± 2,213 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Provo-Orem, UT was Mexico, the natal country of 102,190 Provo-Orem, UT residents, followed by China with 8,514 and India with 8,147.

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Citizenship

94.9%

2017 Citizenship

95.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.9% of Provo-Orem, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Provo-Orem, UT was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    509k ± 1.44k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    72.2k ± 5.04k

  3. Two or More Races

    13.5k ± 2.24k

In 2017, there were 7.05 times more White Alone residents (509k people) in Provo-Orem, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 72.2k Hispanic or Latino and 13.5k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Provo-Orem, UT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Provo-Orem, UT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Provo-Orem, UT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Provo-Orem, UT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,188 ± 717

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,833 ± 838

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,870 ± 540

Provo-Orem, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Provo-Orem, UT awarded 16,180 degrees. The student population of Provo-Orem, UT is skewed towards men, with 38,696 male students and 35,161 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Provo-Orem, UT are White (13,371 and 84.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,209 and 7.65%), Two or More Races (402 and 2.54%), and Unknown (276 and 1.75%).

The largest universities in Provo-Orem, UT by number of degrees awarded are Brigham Young University-Provo (7,749 and 47.9%), Utah Valley University (5,107 and 31.6%), and Mountainland Applied Technology College (2,193 and 13.6%).

The most popular majors in Provo-Orem, UT are General Studies (1,060 and 6.55%), General Business Administration & Management (595 and 3.68%), and General Psychology (568 and 3.51%).

The median tuition costs in Provo-Orem, UT are $11,661 for private four year colleges, and $4,840 and $15,000 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 495 degrees awarded

  2. 351 degrees awarded

  3. 340 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Provo-Orem, UT was General Psychology with 495 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Provo-Orem, UT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 7,749 degrees awarded

  2. 5,107 degrees awarded

  3. 2,193 degrees awarded

$4,840

Median In-State Public

$11,661

Median Private

In 2016, the Provo-Orem, UT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brigham Young University-Provo with 7,749 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

8,250

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,930

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 8,250 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Provo-Orem, UT, which is 1.04 times more than the 7,930 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    13,371 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,209 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    402 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Provo-Orem, UT were to White students. These 13,371 degrees mean that there were 11.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,209 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Provo-Orem, UT was $296,600 in 2017, which is 1.36 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $277,000 to $296,600, a 7.08% increase. The homeownership rate in Provo-Orem, UT is 66.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Provo-Orem, UT have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Provo-Orem, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$70,196

Median Household Income

± $2,034

168k

Number of Households

± 5,317

In 2017, the median household income of the 168k households in Provo-Orem, UT grew to $70,196 from the previous year's value of $69,288.

The following chart displays the households in Provo-Orem, UT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$296,600

2017 Median

± $5,761

$277,000

2016 Median

± $5,477

In 2017, the median property value in Provo-Orem, UT grew to to $296,600 from the previous year's value of $277,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Provo-Orem, UT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Provo-Orem, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Provo-Orem, UT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Provo-Orem, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.6%

2017 Homeownership

67.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.6% of the housing units in Provo-Orem, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Provo-Orem, UT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Provo-Orem, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Provo-Orem, UT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Provo-Orem, UT have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in Provo-Orem, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73%

  2. Carpooled

    11.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.43%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Provo-Orem, UT was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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