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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.

People

Total Population 91,697
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 8.6%
Employed Population 16+ 40,643
Age of the Population 26

Families

% of people married 55%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36%
Median Earnings25+ $31,345
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,404
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,072

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,355
% Above Poverty Level 83.1%
% Below Poverty Level 16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.4%
Median Gross Rent $896
Median House Value $207,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.5%
US/American 0.2%
English 27.4%
Irish 4.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station OREM TREATMENT PLANT
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
Station OLMSTEAD P H
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
Station TIMPANOGOS CAVE
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

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 Population Median Family Income
American Fork 27,799 $75,821
Cedar Hills 10,165 $100,510
Lindon 10,552 $91,741
Pleasant Grove 35,771 $67,138
Provo 115,345 $45,108
Vineyard 901 $101,458

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Orem Public Libraries

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

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Orem Hospitals

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

TIMPANOGOS REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
750 WEST 800 NORTH
(801) 714-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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TIMPANOGOS HIGH
1450 N 200 E
801-223-3120
Serves 1,543 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH
665 W CENTER
801-227-8759
Serves 1,492 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.9

OREM HIGH
175 S 400 E
801-227-8765
Serves 1,381 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.2

ALPINE LIFE & LEARNING CTR
1165 W 800 S
801-227-2440
A Non-traditional School
Serves 394 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.9

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