Orem, Utah

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Orem, Utah

Introduction to Orem, Utah

Orem, Utah, in Utah county, is located 340 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is included in the Provo - Orem metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 84,324 people resided in Orem.

Orem History

Orem was originally known as Provo bench, and became incorporated in 1919. The city was named for Walter C. Orem, who was the President of the Salt Lake and Utah Electric Interurban Railroad. The city is located in Utah County, which was founded in 1852. Some of the notable residents of Orem include Alan Ashton, the Co-founder of WordPerfect; Marie Osmond, the American singer and actress; and LaVell Edwards, the legendary BYU Football Coach.

Orem and nearby Attractions

  • Mountain Shadows Shopping Center
  • Utah Lake State Park
  • UVSC Woodbury Art Museum
  • Wasatch Mountain State Park
  • North American Museum of Ancient Life
  • Utah's Hogle Zoo

Things To Do In Orem

Orem provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. One can visit the Utah Lake State Park, Wasatch Mountain State Park, and Deer Creek State Park. The North American Museum of Ancient Life and UVSC Woodbury Art Museum provide absorbing insights into the history of this area. The University Mall and Mountain Shadows Shopping Center are the local shopping destinations. Local celebrations include Happy Valley Film Festival and Timpanogos Storytelling Festival.

Orem Transportation

Salt Lake City International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Orem Higher Education

Utah Valley State College is the local higher education institution. Others in the neighborhood include Brigham Young University, Salt Lake Community College, and University of Phoenix - Utah Campus.

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High Points

Orem strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Utah):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Orem Low Violent Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 11% Orem College Educated Adults
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Orem Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Orem Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 15% Orem Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Orem, Utah

Comparing Orem to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Utah (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 8
Male Share of the Population 9 4
Racial Diversity 3 9
Female Share of the Population 2 7
Senior Citizens 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 5
Well-Paid Single Women 1 7
Age of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 8
Portion of People Married 10 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 9
People Above Poverty 6 4
Median Family Income 5 7
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 7
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Public Transportation Use 5 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 4
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Affordability of Rents 6 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 9
People Living Alone 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 9
Low Property Crime 4 4

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Orem Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 340 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Utah
Metro Area Provo - Orem
Standard Zip Codes 84057, 84058, 84097
P.O. Box Zip Codes 84059
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.296
Longitude -111.693

Orem Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 61 to 92 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 12.8 inches
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 59 to 92 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 20.2 inches
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 92 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 25.4 inches
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Orem Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 84,324 100%
Male 41,879 49.7%
Female 42,445 50.3%
Under 18 29,832 35.4%
18+ 54,492 64.6%
65+ 5,860 6.9%
Median Age 23.9
Average Family Size 3.93
White 76,567 90.8%
African-American 280 0.3%
Asian 1,226 1.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 615 0.7%
Other 3,073 3.6%
Mixed Race 1,842 2.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7,217 8.6%

Estimated Orem Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 89,713
Growth 5,389
Growth % 6.4%

Orem Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 32.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.9%
German 7.5%
US/American 7.4%
Danish 4.8%
European 4.1%
Scottish 3.6%
Swedish 3.1%
Irish 2.9%
Norwegian 2.2%
British 2%
Italian 1.7%
Welsh 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Swiss 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Dutch 1.1%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Polish 0.6%
Canadian 0.5%
Portuguese 0.4%
Icelander 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Orem, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bonnie (84057, 84058)
Bunker (84057, 84058)
Clyde (84057, 84058)
Lakeview (84058)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Orem 84,324 $51,214
American Fork 21,941 $55,118
Cedar Hills 3,094 $63,625
Lindon 8,363 $63,513
Pleasant Grove 23,468 $54,182
Provo 105,166 $36,393
Vineyard 150 $55,625

Orem Public Libraries

Orem Public Library
Orem, Utah
(801) 229-7050

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Orem Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
331 NORTH 400 WEST
(801) 224-4080
Emergency Service: Yes

750 WEST 800 NORTH
(801) 714-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in Orem

(As of 2005)
Unversity Mall
555 East University Parkway

Wal-mart in Orem

(As of 2006)
1355 S Sandhill Rd
(801) 221-0600
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Orem High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

1450 N 200 E
Serves 1,543 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

Serves 1,492 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.9

175 S 400 E
Serves 1,381 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.2

1165 W 800 S
A Non-traditional School
Serves 394 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.9

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