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Welcome to Orem ...

The city of Orem is located in Utah County<1>.

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 (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 (with 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.

  • Lehi [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehi
    • Lehi [Utah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Orem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 69,724 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lehi have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lehi<7>
  • Draper [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Draper
    • Draper [Salt Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Orem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 48,587 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<7>
  • Spanish Fork [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Fork
    • Spanish Fork [Utah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Orem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,913 people
    • Spanish Fork has also been known as:
    • Spanish Fork City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Fork
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spanish Fork<7>
  • Eagle Mountain [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Mountain
    • Eagle Mountain [Utah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Orem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,391 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Mountain<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Springville [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springville
      • Springville [Utah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Orem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33,310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springville<7>
    • Saratoga Springs [Utah County]
    • American Fork [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for American Fork
      • American Fork [Utah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Orem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33,161 people
      • Former names for American Fork:
      • Lake City
      • McArthursville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on American Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for American Fork<7>
    • Payson [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Payson
      • Payson [Utah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Orem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,303 people
      • Former names for Payson:
      • Fort Peteetneet
      • Pacen
      • Peteetneet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Payson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Payson<7>
    • Highland [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Utah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Orem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highland<7>
    • Bluffdale [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluffdale
      • Bluffdale [Salt Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Orem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,358 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluffdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluffdale<7>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About Utah County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Utah, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Orem.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Orem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Orem) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, 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    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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