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Orem Utah Facts: Statistics and Facts

The population of Orem is approximately 88,328 (2010). The approximate number of families is 17,965 (1990). The amount of land area in Orem is 46.487 sq. kilometers. The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers. 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.

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Orem Utah Facts: Geography

Located next to Provo, south of Salt Lake City.  Geography The geography for Orem is Orem is 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.


Orem Utah Facts: History of Orem Utah

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. The settling of Orem: 1861.


Orem Utah Facts: About Orem

Orem is a city in Utah County, Utah, in the north-central part of the state. It is adjacent to Provo Utah, Lindon Utah, and Vineyard and is about 45 miles (72 km) south of Salt Lake City.  Orem is one of the principal cities of the Provo-Orem, Utah Metropolitian Statistical Area, which includes all of Utah and Juab counties. The population was 84,324 at the 2000 census, while the 2010 population was 88,328 making it the sixth-largest city in Utah.  Utah Valley University (UVU) is located in Orem. The Orem Owlz of the minor league baseball Pioneer League play their home games at the college.

Orem uses the moniker "Family City USA". In fact, in 2010 Forbes rated it the 5th best place to raise a family. At one time the area was known as Sharon, a Biblical name for a mostly level strip of land running between mountains and the sea and the name of the birth town of The Curch of jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints founder Joseph Smith.  Another former name was Provo Bench. In an apparent attempt to attract more investment to the town and provide an easy way for the large population of farmers with orchards to ship produce, in 1914 it was named after Walter C. Orem, who operated a railroad  line in the area. Orem was incorporated in 1919.  See Our Orem Utah Blog: Buy Orem Homes


Climate and Weather of Orem Utah

The climate for Orem is moderate. Snowfall is 10-20 inches in town -with much more snow in the mountains for wonderful skiing. Orem average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year Orem average temperature is (January) 21; (July) 83 degrees F.


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