Orem is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 98,129 people and 26 constituent neighborhoods, Orem is the fifth largest community in Utah.
Housing costs in Orem are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Utah.
Orem is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Orem is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orem who work in office and administrative support (14.68%), sales jobs (11.02%), and management occupations (10.41%).
Also of interest is that Orem has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.09% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Orem is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Orem is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.
Not only is Orem a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Orem is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Orem a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Orem is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.83% of adults in Orem have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Orem in 2018 was $27,460, which is middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,840 for a family of four. However, Orem contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Orem is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Orem home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Orem residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Orem also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.96% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Orem include English, German, European, Danish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Orem is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.