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Welcome to Orem ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Orem has a population of 97,828 people<2> (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.<3> In other words, the altitude 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
Telephone area codes for Orem: (801) and (385)<4>
Websites for Orem ...
Official Website: www.orem.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Orem had an population of 97,828 people. This is an increase of 10.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.01% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Orem had a population of 88,328 people (or 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).
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.
Communities near Orem ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Orem.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Orem. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Orem.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Orem.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Orem. See our Newspapers 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.
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The official website for Orem: www.orem.org/
The official website for Utah County: www.co.utah.ut.us/
The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/
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This page was last modified: 08 Apr 2021