Orem, Utah Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

The population of Orem City grew by 11% over the past ten years. The city is the fifth largest in Utah, following Provo, West Jordan, and Salt Lake City. Its population is important for many funding calculations, including federal and state sales tax allocation, federal CDBG amounts, and class B and C road funds. So, let's get started by learning the demographics of Orem.

This Utah City is served by the Frontrunner train, as well as regular bus service. The Utah Valley Express has a route that goes through the city's uptown area, including the University Parkway. Utah Valley State College is a large employer in the area. UC Orem is home to Utah Valley University athletic teams. The Orem Owlz, a minor league baseball team affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels, played at a stadium with a capacity of 5,000. The team moved to Windsor, Colorado, in 2021.

Orem's population is projected to grow by 11% over the next ten years, according to the Envision Utah program. The city has 1,728 acres of undeveloped land, including farm/orchard land. The remaining ninety percent of the city is already developed, so building out isn't the only option. The city's master plan was created to accommodate growth.

The city has grown as an economic center in Utah County, thanks to the Geneva Steel Plant. This steel plant was established in 1942, and led to a population increase of 186%. In the 1950s, more subdivisions were platted for defense worker housing. Orem's emergence as a commercial hub of Utah County sparked the start of the entertainment industry, with the construction of Osmond Studios in northeastern Orem.