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Utah County, Utah

84057, 84058, 84097

Page Contents for Orem, Utah

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate


History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of Orem is approximately 95,221 (2000), 88328 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 24,166 (2000), 25816 (2010).
The amount of land area in Orem is 46.487 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Orem to Washington DC is 1906 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 39 miles. (as the crow flies)
Orem is positioned 40.29 degrees north of the equator and 111.69 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Orem elevation is 4,770 feet above sea level.
Orem per capita income is $ 20,503 (2008).
Orem median income is $ 55,148 (2008).
The Orem median home price is $ 234,300 (2008).
Orem average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year
Orem average temperature is (January) 21; (July) 83 degrees F.


in northern Utah next to Provo, south of Salt Lake City. Other nearby communities include Lindon, Vineyard, Pleasant Grove, American Fork, Cedar Hills, Highland and Springville.
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at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in the area known as the "mountainland region." The mountains spread out to the west into rolling hills and flatter areas with Utah Lake a prominent feature. Some mountains of the area rise up to 12,000 feet above sea level.
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moderate. Snowfall is 10-20 inches in town -with much more snow in the mountains for wonderful skiing.
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seasonal with warm temperatures in summer and cold temps in winter. Here is a current weather page for Orem.
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History & History Related Items

Until 1914, Orem was known as Provo Bench. At this time, it was renamed after Walter Orem, the president of the railroad that passed through town. Initially growth was slow due to a less than desirable water supply. In 1935, however, the Deer Creek Dam and Reservoir were built improving the water for Orem. Since that time until the present, Orem has grown tremendously. It is a retail and industrial center and it well-known for its fruit orchards. Orem was once known as Sharon.

Here is a history page for Orem. Also try this history page. Try this timeline history for Orem.

Historical Sites tour
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The settling of Orem


The incorporation of Orem



Utah Valley University
UVU Woodbury Art Museum
Phone: 801-863-4200

See photos of Orem.

Hale Center Theatre
225 W. 400 N.
Orem, Utah
Phone - (801) 226-8600 or 226-3262
Family-oriented theatre

Timpanogos Storytelling FestivalAnnual event during August each year. For more information please see the website or call the Orem Public Library at (801) 229-7436 The library is located at 58 N. State in Orem 84057.

Sundance Resort - Sundance Resort Located on State Road 92, this world famous, year-round arts community resort offers dining, lodging, skiing, and outdoor summer theatre in a beautiful alpine setting.

America's Freedom Festival at Provo
One of America's largest Independence Celebrations. More than 30 events over a 21 day period highlight the founding of the United States of America. 25 events are free to the public, 5 events are participant entry-fee based, and two events are ticketed admission. More than 400,000 people participate in one or more of the events. The purpose of the festival is to educate, entertain and involve the community in honoring our nation. The Stadium of Fire spectacular is the anchor event of the festival with more than 50,000 people filling BYU's Cougar Stadium. Information on the festival can be obtained by calling the festival office (801) 370-80523 or on the internet at This is an annual event always starting on Flag Day (June 14) and ending on Independence Day (July 4)

Orem Summerfest held in June each year
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Economy & Industry

Commission for Economic Development in Orem
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Orem City Government

City of Orem
56 N State Street
Orem, Utah 84057
Phone: (801) 229-7000

The Council/Manager form of government was voted as the type for Orem on October 21, 1980.
The City Council has six members and a Mayor who are elected at-large. The four-year terms are staggered.

Recreation centers
580 W. 165 S.
Orem, Utah
Phone: (801) 229-7154

Orem Chamber

Provo-Orem Chamber of Commerce
51 South University Ave., Suite 215
Provo, Utah 84601
(801) 851-2555

Orem Organizations

Provo-Orem Chamber of Commerce
51 South University Ave., Suite 215
Provo, Utah 84601
(801) 851-2555

Orem Libraries

Orem Public Library
58 N. State St.
Orem, Utah
Phone: 801 229-7050

Orem Schools

Orem Schools
If you live in Alpine, American Fork, Cedar Fort, Lehi, Lindon, Orem, and Pleasant Grove, contact:
Alpine School District
575 North 100 East
American Fork, UT 84003
Phone: 801-756-8400

Mountain View High School
665 West Center
Orem, UT 84057
Phone: (801) 227-8759

Orem High School
175 South 400 East
Orem, UT 84057
Phone: (801) 227-8765

Timpanogos High School
1450 North 200 East
Orem, Utah 84057
Phone: 801-223-3120


Utah Valley University Orem


The population of Orem was:
1890 - 435
1900 - 692
1910 - 1,064
1920 - 1,664
1930 - 1,915
1940 - 2,914
1950 - 8,351
1960 - 18,394
1970 - 25,729
1980 - 52,399
1990 - 67,561
1995 - 81,375
1996 - 84,047
1997 - 86,711
1998 - 89,460
1999 - 92,296
2000 - 95,221
2008 - 93,250
2009 - 95,248

Population Density:
2000 - 4,572.6 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 24 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 17,965
2000 - 24,166

Median household income:
1996 - $ 43,438
2000 - $ 47,529
2008 - $ 55,148

Per capita income:
2000 - $ 16,590
2008 - $ 20,503

Median house value:
2000 - $ 150,800
2008 - $ 234,300

Orem is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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