Orem, UT
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Orem is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 97,839 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Orem is the fifth largest community 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 (16.39%), sales jobs (12.00%), and management occupations (9.59%).

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.

Of important note, Orem is also a city of artists. Orem has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Orem’s character.

Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Orem really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Orem is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Orem more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Orem’s character and quality of life.

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 decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

The citizens of Orem are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.89% of adults in Orem have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Orem in 2010 was $22,441, which is lower middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,764 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 16.86% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Orem include English, German, Danish, European, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Orem is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.