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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population94,420
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens9.3%
Employed Population 16+43,640
Age of the Population26

Families

% of people married56.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.9%
Median Earnings25+$33,331
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,009
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,109

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,440
% Above Poverty Level85%
% Below Poverty Level15%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone15.4%
Median Gross Rent$947
Median House Value$229,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.9%
English25.6%
German10.6%
Danishn5.7%
Scottish4.9%
Irish4.6%
Swedish3.2%
Welsh2.4%
Norwegian2.1%
French Except Basque1.9%
Swiss1.7%
Italian1.7%
Dutch1.4%
Polish0.9%
African0.7%
Arab0.6%
Russian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Icelander0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Ghanaian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Czech0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Basque0.1%
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Orem Almanac

CategoryValue
County Utah County
Standard Zip Codes84097, 84057, 84058
P.O. Box Zip Codes84059
Phone Area Codes801
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.31
Approximate Longitude-111.72

Orem Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationOREM TREATMENT PLANT
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp61 to 92 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip12.8 inches
StationOLMSTEAD P H
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp37 to 63 F
Jul Temp59 to 92 F
Oct Temp40 to 67 F
Annual Precip20.2 inches
StationTIMPANOGOS CAVE
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 92 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip25.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
American Fork28,507$77,920
Cedar Hills10,266$103,917
Lindon10,761$87,125
Pleasant Grove37,439$73,474
Provo116,199$48,477
Vineyard2,958$88,571

Orem Public Libraries

Orem Public Library
58 NORTH STATE STREET
Orem, Utah
(801) 229-7050

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Orem Hospitals

Center For Change
1790 North State Street
(801) 224-8255
Provo Canyon Behavioral Hospital
1350 East 750 North
(801) 227-2100
Orem Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
331 North 400 West
(801) 224-4080
Timpanogos Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
750 West 800 North
(801) 714-6000

Orem Public Schools

Aspen School
945 W 2000 N
ZIP: 84057
(801) 610-8100
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Bonneville School
1245 N 800 W
ZIP: 84057
(801) 610-8101
Primary
Total Enrollment 639
Geneva School
400 N 665 W
ZIP: 84057
(801) 717-4837
Primary
Total Enrollment 544
Mountain View High
665 W Center
ZIP: 84057
(801) 227-8759
High
Total Enrollment 1267
Northridge School
1660 N 50 E
ZIP: 84057
(801) 610-8114
Primary
Total Enrollment 687
Orem Jr High
765 N 600 W
ZIP: 84057
(801) 610-8142
Middle
Total Enrollment 923
Suncrest School
668 W 150 N
ZIP: 84057
(801) 610-8120
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Timpanogos High
1450 N 200 E
ZIP: 84057
(801) 610-8175
High
Total Enrollment 1453
Windsor School
1315 N Main
ZIP: 84057
(801) 227-8745
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Cherry Hill Gt Program
250 E 1650 S
ZIP: 84058
(801) 227-8710
Middle
Total Enrollment 50
East Shore Electronic High
1551 W 1000 S
ZIP: 84058
(801) 227-2440
High
Total Enrollment 22
Lakeridge Jr High
951 S 400 W
ZIP: 84058
(801) 227-8752
Middle
Total Enrollment 1180
Noah Webster Academy
205 E 400 S
ZIP: 84058
(801) 426-6624
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
Orem School
450 W 400 S
ZIP: 84058
(801) 227-8727
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
Polaris High School
1551 W 1000 S
ZIP: 84058
(801) 610-8180
High
Total Enrollment 225
South Region Deaf
424 S 350 E
ZIP: 84058
(801) 224-6590
Other
Total Enrollment 20
Summit High
1581 W 1000 S
ZIP: 84058
(801) 227-7827
High
Total Enrollment 131
Utah County Academy Of Science (ucas)
940 W 800 S
ZIP: 84058
(801) 863-2222
High
Total Enrollment 403
Westmore School
1150 S Main
ZIP: 84058
(801) 610-8123
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
Canyon View Jr High
625 E 950 N
ZIP: 84097
(801) 610-8130
Middle
Total Enrollment 1203
Cascade School
160 N 800 E
ZIP: 84097
(801) 610-8102
Primary
Total Enrollment 700
Cherry Hill School
250 E 1650 S
ZIP: 84097
(801) 227-8710
Primary
Total Enrollment 699
Foothill School
921 N 1240 E
ZIP: 84097
(801) 227-2465
Primary
Total Enrollment 689
Hillcrest School
651 E 1400 S
ZIP: 84097
(801) 610-8110
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Orchard School
1035 N 800 E
ZIP: 84097
(801) 610-8115
Primary
Total Enrollment 694
Orem High
175 S 400 E
ZIP: 84097
(801) 610-8165
High
Total Enrollment 1160
Scera Park School
450 S 400 E
ZIP: 84097
(801) 227-8730
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
Sharon School
525 N 400 E
ZIP: 84097
(801) 610-8119
Primary
Total Enrollment 518

Orem Private Schools

Cascade Mountain High School
1790 N State St
ZIP: 84057
Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
Kids Village
1641 N State St
ZIP: 84057
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Telos Academy
870 W Center St
ZIP: 84057
Secondary
Total Enrollment 52
Kindercare Learning Center-orem
765 E 1200 S
ZIP: 84097
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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