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84601, 84602, 84603, 84604, 84605, 84606

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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).

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Provo 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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The geography for Provo is 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 & Weather

The climate for Provo is moderate. There are 10 to 20 inches of snowfall per year with much more great "Utah" snow in the mountains to enjoy.
Provo average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year
Provo average annual precipitation is 13.9 inches per year.
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.

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Provo history:

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.
The settling of Provo: 1825
The incorporation date of Provo: 3 April 1849

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