Provo-Orem, UT

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Population

632,705

2.43% growth

Poverty Rate

11.8%


Median Age

25


Median Household Income

$75,344

7.33% growth

Number of Employees

294,699

3.91% growth

Median Property Value

$330,100

11.3% growth

About

In 2018, Provo-Orem, UT had a population of 633k people with a median age of 25 and a median household income of $75,344. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Provo-Orem, UT grew from 617,678 to 632,705, a 2.43% increase and its median household income grew from $70,196 to $75,344, a 7.33% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Provo-Orem, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (82%), White (Hispanic) (9.05%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.8%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.01%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.43%). N/A% of the people in Provo-Orem, UT speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Provo-Orem, UT are Brigham Young University-Provo (7,575 degrees awarded in 2017), Utah Valley University (5,024 degrees), and Mountainland Technical College (2,198 degrees).

The median property value in Provo-Orem, UT is $330,100, and the homeownership rate is 69.7%. Most people in Provo-Orem, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Provo-Orem, UT is 2 cars per household.

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

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Provo-Orem, UT employs 295k people. The largest industries in Provo-Orem, UT are Educational Services (41,498 people), Retail Trade (38,253 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (31,098 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,319), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,144), and Utilities ($52,690).

Median household income in Provo-Orem, UT is $75,344. Males in Provo-Orem, UT have an average income that is 1.5 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,917. The income inequality in Provo-Orem, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$75,344

2018 value

± $1,560

7.33%

1 Year Growth

± 3.32%

Households in Provo-Orem, UT have a median annual income of $75,344, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $70,196 in 2017, which represents a 7.33% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,571

Average Male Salary

± $1,888

$44,917

Average Female Salary

± $1,554

In 2018, full-time male employees in Utah made 1.5 times more than female 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

    $54,082 ± $7,579

  2. White

    $49,608 ± $1,226

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $42,380 ± $8,325

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Utah workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 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.

0.477

2018 Wage GINI

0.48

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Utah was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.492% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for Utah was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Utah in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Utah across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Provo-Orem, UT was Davis County, UT with a value of $84,358, followed by Utah County, UT and Salt Lake County, UT, with respective values of $75,349 and $73,801.

The following map shows all of the counties in Provo-Orem, UT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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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 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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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.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

295k

2018 Value

± 7,780

3.91%

1 Year growth

± 3.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Provo-Orem, UT grew at a rate of 3.91%, from 284k employees to 295k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Provo-Orem, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (41,834 people), Sales & Related Occupations (31,150 people), and Management Occupations (28,682 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 Office & Administrative Support Occupations (41,834 people), Sales & Related Occupations (31,150 people), and Management Occupations (28,682 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Provo-Orem, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.79 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.62 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Provo-Orem, UT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($91,860), Management Occupations ($71,183), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,592).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

295k

2018 Value

± 7,780

3.91%

1 Year growth

± 3.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Provo-Orem, UT grew at a rate of 3.91%, from 284k employees to 295k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Provo-Orem, UT, are Educational Services (41,498 people), Retail Trade (38,253 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (31,098 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 (41,498 people), Retail Trade (38,253 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (31,098 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Provo-Orem, UT has an unusually high number of Information (1.63 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.53 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.42 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 ($70,319), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,144), and Utilities ($52,690).

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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. $15.4B

  2. $14.3B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $15.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($14.3B) and Textiles/leather ($11.4B).

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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$143B

2020 Value

$206B

Projected 2045 Value

43.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Utah trade was $143B. This is expected to increase 43.6% 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. $12.5B

  2. $9.77B

  3. $6.41B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Nevada with $12.5B, followed by California with $9.77B and Idaho and $6.41B.

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

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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%.

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Diversity

Provo-Orem, UT is home to a population of 633k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.79% of Provo-Orem, UT residents were born outside of the country (41.9k people).

In 2018, there were 9.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (519k people) in Provo-Orem, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 57.3k White (Hispanic) and 17.7k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

24

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Provo-Orem, UT was 25. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 24, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Provo-Orem, UT are getting getting older. In 2017, 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

41.9k people

6.56%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

39.5k people

As of 2017, 6.79% of Provo-Orem, UT residents (41.9k people) 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

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    94,126 ± 7,419 people

  2. India

    9,630 ± 2,406 people

  3. Venezuela

    9,510 ± 2,391 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Utah was Mexico, the natal country of 94,126 Utah residents, followed by India with 9,630 and Venezuela with 9,510.

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Citizenship

96.2%

2018 Citizenship

94.9%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.2% of Provo-Orem, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Provo-Orem, UT was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Provo-Orem, UT

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    519k ± 2.13k

  2. White (Hispanic)

    57.3k ± 3.62k

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    17.7k ± 2.26k

In 2018, there were 9.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (519k people) in Provo-Orem, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 57.3k White (Hispanic) and 17.7k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Provo-Orem, UT as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,034 ± 1,026

  2. Vietnam

    3,953 ± 736

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,964 ± 703

Provo-Orem, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Provo-Orem, UT awarded 15,763 degrees. The student population of Provo-Orem, UT is skewed towards men, with 39,771 male students and 36,694 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Provo-Orem, UT are White (12,937 and 84.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,226 and 8%), Two or More Races (426 and 2.78%), and Unknown (238 and 1.55%).

The largest universities in Provo-Orem, UT by number of degrees awarded are Brigham Young University-Provo (7,575 and 48.1%), Utah Valley University (5,024 and 31.9%), and Mountainland Technical College (2,198 and 13.9%).

The most popular majors in Provo-Orem, UT are General Studies (951 and 6.03%), General Business Administration & Management (613 and 3.89%), and General Psychology (597 and 3.79%).

The median tuition costs in Provo-Orem, UT are $11,741 for private four year colleges, and $4,962 and $15,376 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 290 degrees awarded

  2. 517 degrees awarded

  3. 306 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Provo-Orem, UT was General Business Administration & Management with 290 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. 7,575 degrees awarded

  2. 5,024 degrees awarded

  3. 2,198 degrees awarded

$4,962

Median In-State Public

$11,741

Median Private

In 2017, the Provo-Orem, UT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brigham Young University-Provo with 7,575 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

8,028

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,735

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 8,028 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Provo-Orem, UT, which is 1.04 times more than the 7,735 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

    12,937 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,226 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    426 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Provo-Orem, UT were to White students. These 12,937 degrees mean that there were 10.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,226 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Provo-Orem, UT was $330,100 in 2018, which is 1.44 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $296,600 to $330,100, a 11.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Provo-Orem, UT is 69.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Provo-Orem, UT have an average commute time of 20.9 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.

Housing

Property Value

$330,100

2018 Median

± $6,852

$296,600

2017 Median

± $5,761

In 2018, the median property value in Provo-Orem, UT grew to to $330,100 from the previous year's value of $296,600.

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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Household Income

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$75,344

Median Household Income

± $1,560

174k

Number of Households

± 5,819

In 2018, the median household income of the 174k households in Provo-Orem, UT grew to $75,344 from the previous year's value of $70,196.

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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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

69.7%

2018 Homeownership

66.6%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69.7% of the housing units in Provo-Orem, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.6%.

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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Commute Time

20.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Provo-Orem, UT have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.49% 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

    73.8%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.77%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Provo-Orem, UT was Drove Alone (73.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.3%) and those who Worked At Home (6.77%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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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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