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8 Things You Didn't Know About Provo, Utah

Utah is one of those states that you just find...interesting. It's probably due to the high number of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Provo, Utah is home to Brigham Young University, the church-owned college that brings a lot of interesting stereotypes with it. Despite your current knowledge of the squeaky-clean town, I’ll bet you didn’t know some of these facts.

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88% of the population is Mormon

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While majority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints membership is outside of the U.S, Provo, UT has the highest percentage of Mormons compared to any other U.S. city.

Provo will be the second city to get Google Fiber


While it was the third announced city behind Kansas City, MO and Austin, TX, Provo is ahead of schedule to have Google Fiber running through its veins by the end of 2013, becoming the second city in the county to have the 1 Gbps internet speeds.

88.3% of Provo voted for Mitt Romney


While it isn't surprising the Mormon Presidential Candidate was a favorite in Utah, having nearly 90% of of an entire city vote for him is a pretty good sign he'll always have a place to stay in Provo.

Provo actually has a decent music scene


Despite the squeaky-clean boring stereotype, Provo's music scene in booming. With artists such as The Used, Neon Trees, and Imagine Dragons, it shouldn't be a surprise to see more local bands join the national spotlight.

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