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Orem, Utah

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Welcome to Orem ...

The city of Orem is located in Utah County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Orem has a population of 97,521 people<1> (see below for details).

Orem was settled in 1877 and was incorporated May 5, 1919.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Orem: Named after Walter C. Orem (1873-1951), President of the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad.

The community of Orem is 4,760 feet [1,451 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Orem is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Orem lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Orem: (801) & (385)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Orem had a population of 88,328 people (which is 17.1% of the total population of Utah County). This makes Orem the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Orem represents 3.2% of the population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 88,328 people, the population of Orem increased 4.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 84,324 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Orem had an population of 97,521 people. This is an increase of 10.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.65% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Orem.

Communities Also Named Orem ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Orem - it's located in West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Orem.

Websites for Orem ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Orem. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Orem. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Orem.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Orem:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Orem ...

Looking for more information about Orem? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Orem, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Orem.

Communities near Orem ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Lehi   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Orem

Draper   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Orem

Located in Salt Lake County

Spanish Fork   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Orem

Eagle Mountain   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Orem

Springville   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Orem

American Fork   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Orem

Saratoga Springs   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Orem

Payson   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Orem

Highland   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Orem

Bluffdale   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Orem

Located in Salt Lake County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Orem.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Orem.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Orem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Orem) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Orem. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Orem

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2972, Longitude: -111.6950     [Map].






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