Provo Exploded (Or, The City is Bigger Now)

The Brookings Institute released new data — as well as an interactive map — Tuesday charting the growth of metro areas over the past 30 years. According to that data, the Provo-Orem area grew by a whopping 39.8 percent.

To put that into perspective, I could only find three other metro areas in the nation that experienced more growth. During that same 30 year period, Ogden grew 23.6 percent and Salt Lake City grew a relatively paltry 16 percent.

The research includes some interesting analysis, but significantly also includes with this prediction:

…metro areas with diversified, knowledge-based economies are likely to attract and retain population over the long run.

Downtown Provo. Over the last 30 years Provo has grown faster than almost anywhere else in the U.S. Even a few years ago, several of these buildings didn't exist.



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