Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Access to hospitals can be an important factor in determining the right community. In total, there are 2 hospitals located in Provo which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Provo include Utah Valley Hospital and Utah State Hospital.
Cost of Living
The cost of care for a community is determined by the city in which it is located. In terms of resources, Provo has a cost of living index of around 110.2 and a grocery index rating of around 91.0. These index scores are based on a spectrum where 100 is considered the national average and any amount over 100 is considered more expensive than the average amount. The sales tax in Provo is 5.95%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
Weather, most notably humidity and air quality, can be a significant influence in choosing which destination is right for your family. Provo has a humid subtropical/ hot-summer humid continental type of climate. On average, the air quality index rating in Provo is around 54.9. The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. The air quality index score is at its highest in the month of December at about 88.5. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. In the summer, Provo is about 74°F. The low summer temperature drops to approximately 54°F during the month of June. The summer high temperature is at approximately 92°F during July. In the winter months, the average temperature dips to about 29°F. The peak winter temperature will rise to approximately 43°F in the month of February. The low winter temperature gets to about 17 °F during the month of January. Monthly, Provo gets approximately 3 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation normally occurs in September with an average of 4 inches in a month. Provo experiences an average of 42.70 inches of snow. On average, Provo has a humidity rating of roughly 19%. The average humidity levels peak during the month of December at about 27%.
Demographics and Values
In the previous presidential election, 14.0% voted Democrat, 35.8% voted for a third party candidate, and 50.2% voted Republican in Utah county. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Provo 93.3% worship the Church of Jesus Christ, 1.4% practice Catholicism, and 0.2% are Methodists. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Provo, out of the total population 0.0% practice Judaism, 0.3% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.0% practice Islam. In Provo, 4.3% are nonbelievers. Demographically, Provo is 2.6% other or not specified, 1.3% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.6% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 16.3% Hispanic, 3.6% mixed race, 88.7% white, and 0.6% black. The current population of Provo is shrinking at a rate of -0.007%. Provo has a population density of 1,087 people per square mile. In Provo, 2.5% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Provo is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of crime, Provo has 18.7 property crimes per 1000 residents and 1.3 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Out of the total city population, 50.1% are male and 49.9% are female. The median age of Provo is 24 years old. In Provo, 11.2% of the population are over the age of 55, 4.1% are over the age of 60, 2.5% are over the age of 70, and 1.7% are over the age of 80. Of the population of Provo 14.3% have a high-school diploma, 42.5% have a college degree, and 14.0% have a graduate degree. Out of the total population of Provo, 2.1% are widowed, 69.3% participate in the labor force, 11.8% do not have health insurance, and 25.4% live in poverty.
An overview of Utah
Based on natural beauty, Utah ranks 49th in the nation. The state of Utah has a cost of living index of 98.2 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 98.5 and a housing index rating of 93.6. Utah is ranked 4th in quality of life and 9th in healthcare. There are 53 general hospitals and 53 health centers that provide care for 3,220,176 Utah residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Utah are Utah Valley Hospital, Lds Hospital, and Lakeview Hospital.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religion, 53% of Utah residents attend religious services among the 5,557 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-7%, Mainline Protestant-6%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. In Utah there are 34 masonic lodges. The state of Utah ranks 44th in the country for diversity. The state has a median age of 31 and 21% of its population being over the age of 55. In the last presidential election 27% of Utah residents voted Democrat and 46% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
On average, the state receives 1.12 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in March with an average of 4.09 inches of precipitation a month. Utah experiences an average humidity rating of about 52%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 75%. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 70°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 101°F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 35°F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Utah drops to around 28°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 60°F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 3°F during the month of January. The average air quality index rating in Utah is 51.3 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 74.0 AQI. While residents of Utah mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Utah can include earthquakes and tornados.
Wildlife to be found in Utah
The state of Utah has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of maple, sego lily, chokecherry, and flourish. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the arizona woodrat, the gunnison's prairie dog, the mule deer, or the american beaver. The state animal of Utah is the the wapiti elk.