According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.4 square miles (48 km 2 ), all of it land. The City of Orem is located near the eastern shore of Utah Lake. It borders Provo, Utah on the east and south, Vineyard, Utah on the west, and is located at the base of Mount Timpanogos .Is Orem Utah a good place to live?
Orem uses the slogan "Family City USA.". In 2010 Forbes rated it the 5th best place to raise a family. Also, Time magazine rated the Provo-Orem area as the best place to live for spiritual well-being, due to a high population of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.How did Orem Utah get its name?
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, President of the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad in the early 1900s. Orem was incorporated on May 5, 1919.What is the population of Provo-Orem UT?
Provo-Orem, UT is home to a population of 650k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2019, 20.9% of Provo-Orem, UT residents were born outside of the country (136k people). In 2019, there were 8.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (532k people) in Provo-Orem, UT than any other race or ethnicity.