When Brigham Young sent a group into the Cache Valley in 1855, they built their first settlement just southwest of where Providence is now. The area was beautiful with plenty of water and arable land around. However, that first winter was severe enough to chase most of those settlers out. They did return, especially after the Utah War of 1858 turned out to be a dud...
By 1860, Providence was a small but thriving settlement of Yankee, English and Swiss migrants, all enjoying a common religious persuasion. Providence remained a primarily rural area until Utah State University began expanding in the 1960's. Today, the population of Providence is up more than 60% since 2000.
Fast Facts about Providence, Utah
High School or Higher: 99.5%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 47.5%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 18.2%
Cost of Living Index for Providence: 89.0
Median Household Income: $61,700
Median Home Value: $220,000
Median Resident Age: 29.9 Years
Manufacturing, Educational Services, Retail Services, Government, Construction, Real Estate Services, Health Care, Social Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 3.2%