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Orem, UT Demographics

The City of Orem was organized in 1919 and named after Walter C. Orem, President of the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad. Orem is located on the eastern shore of Utah Lake and extends easterly to the foothills of Mount Timpanogos. As the fifth-largest City in Utah, Orem is located in the center of the Provo-Orem MSA with an estimated population of over 603,000* people. It is also home to Utah Valley University and within five minutes of Brigham Young University with a combined total of over 67,000 students. Housing, education, and employment opportunities continue to be in high demand as Orem’s population recently surpassed 97,000 residents*. Orem was named the #14 Best Place to Live in America for 2017 by Money Magazine.

*2016 U.S. Census Bureau estimates

Population

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Orem city 84,416 88,336 93,413 98,676
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Age

Population 2010 2016 2021
0-4 9,022 9,133 9,680
5-9 7,267 8,281 8,593
10-14 6,712 7,300 8,225
15-19 7,913 7,467 7,974
20-24 10,694 9,504 9,297
25-29 9,519 9,716 9,014
30-34 6,418 8,086 8,524
35-39 4,499 5,929 7,323
40-44 3,857 4,461 5,564
45-49 4,103 3,848 4,214
50-54 4,134 3,956 3,764
55-59 3,831 3,942 3,713
60-64 3,010 3,382 3,430
65-69 2,244 2,788 2,985
70-74 1,596 2,079 2,486
75-79 1,365 1,415 1,730
80-84 1,129 1,031 1,062
85+ 1,023 1,096 1,096
18+ 60,996 64,705 67,851
Median Age 26 28 28
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Race

Orem city 2016
Total 93,413
White Alone 82.560
Black Alone 0.890
American Indian Alone 0.930
Asian Alone 2.370
Pacific Islander Alone 1.170
Some Other Race 8.460
Two or More Races 3.620
Hispanic Origin 17.300
Diversity Index 51.300
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Households

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Households 23,407 25,818 27,291 28,895
Housing Units 24,197 26,972 28,571 30,220
Owner Occupied Units 16,192 17,057
Renter Occupied Units 11,099 11,838
Vacant Units 1,280 1,325
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Orem city 2016 2021
Median Household $57,652 $64,825
Average Household $74,762 $82,404
Per Capita $22,372 $24,633
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Household Income Base

Orem city 2016
<$15,000 2,237
$15,000 - $24,999 2,441
$25,000 - $34,999 2,902
$35,000 - $49,999 3,986
$50,000 - $74,999 5,225
$75,000 - $99,999 4,205
$100,000 - $149,999 3,928
$150,000 - $199,999 1,379
$200,000+ 988
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Growth Rate

Orem city 2010 - 2014 2014 - 2019
Population 1% 1%
Households 1% 1%
Families 1% 1%
Median Household Income 2%
Per Capita Income 2%
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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