Orem, Utah Population 2021

98,624
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Orem is a city located in Utah County Utah. With a 2020 population of 98,624, it is the 5th largest city in Utah (after Salt Lake City, West Valley City, West Jordan, and Provo) and the 333rd largest city in the United States . Orem is currently growing at a rate of 0.41% annually and its population has increased by 11.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 88,328 in 2010. Orem reached it's highest population of 98,624 in 2021. Spanning over 18 miles, Orem has a population density of 5,338 people per square mile.

The average household income in Orem is $83,222 with a poverty rate of 11.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,034 per month, and the median house value is $272,000. The median age in Orem is 26.5 years, 26.3 years for males, and 26.9 years for females.

Orem Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Orem was:

  • White: 89.57%
  • Two or more races: 3.54%
  • Other race: 2.46%
  • Asian: 2.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.09%
  • Black or African American: 0.62%
  • Native American: 0.62%
The current population of Orem, Utah is 98,624 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 97,430.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 88,328.

Orem, Utah Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021678,45815,1032.23%
2020663,35515,1032.28%
2019648,25215,1032.33%
2018633,14915,1142.39%
2017618,03516,7312.71%
2016601,30418,0863.01%
2015583,21812,1592.08%
2014571,0599,5251.67%
2013561,53411,5542.06%
2012549,9808,9791.63%
2011541,00110,7391.99%
2010530,2620.00%

Orem Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White86,63789.57%
Two or More Races3,4233.54%
Some Other Race2,3822.46%
Asian2,0272.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,0561.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native6000.62%
Black or African American6000.62%
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Orem Population by Race

Orem Population Pyramid $2021

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Orem Median Age

26.5


Total

26.3


Male

26.9


Female

Orem Adults

There are 69,402 adults, (9,805 of whom are seniors) in Orem.

Orem Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

16.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Orem Sex Ratio

Female

47,969

49.59%

Male

48,756

50.41%

Orem Population by Age

Orem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Orem Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.5%32.5%
Male60.2%39.8%
All60%40%
Female46.3%53.7%
Non Family43.7%56.3%

60.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Orem Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,0493.2760
Married18,8823.7967.5
Non Family6,3751.6243.7
Female2,7383.4846.3
Male1,0543.2960.2

3.63

Average Family Size

3.27

Average Household Size

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Orem Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3342.58%
9th to 12th Grade2,4114.67%
High School Graduate8,18615.85%
Some College13,64426.42%
Associates Degree5,38810.43%
Bachelors Degree14,09327.29%
Graduate Degree6,58612.75%
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Orem Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Orem Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White40,52139,38717,586
Hispanic7,8305,4001,593
Other Race1,433948128
Asian1,1581,121653
2+ Races1,1341,076597
Islander575505127
Black328313162
Native American29228226

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.20%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.39%.

Orem Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,903$44,958$25,375
Less Than 9th Grade$30,134$31,728$18,316
High School Graduate$27,105$33,982$20,785
Some College$30,970$40,248$22,343
Bachelors Degree$42,408$57,977$29,484
Graduate Degree$68,342$82,282$51,452

$35,903

Average Earnings

$44,958

Average Male

$25,375

Average Female

Orem Earnings by Educational Attainment

Orem Language by Age

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Orem Language

79.47% of Orem residents speak only English, while 20.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.77% of the population.

Orem Language

Orem Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White72,0157,30310.14%
Hispanic16,0322,59716.20%
Other2,26739517.42%
Asian1,99937918.96%
Multiple3,36934810.33%
Islander1,04729728.37%
Black57212421.68%
Native59311018.55%

11.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.15%

Male Poverty Rate

12.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Orem is Islander, with 28.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orem is White, with 10.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.94%.

Orem Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.34%
High School8.95%
Some College8.33%
Bachelors or Greater5.52%

Orem Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed31.13%
Male Unemployed27.02%
Female Employed9.77%
Male Employed7.04%

Orem Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Orem Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,590$83,222
Families$69,532$88,364
Married Families$75,115$94,874
Non Families$42,372$57,913
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Income by Household Type

Orem Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.9%

Male Marriage Rate

55.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Orem Married by Age and Sex

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Orem Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Orem Marital Status by Race

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Orem Marital Status

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2,475

Number of Veterans

2,280

Male Veterans

195

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam784
Second Gulf War476
First Gulf War416
Korea400
World War II171

Orem Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,003
65 to 74532
35 to 54361
55 to 64299
18 to 34280

Orem Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3443.76%
2+ Races894.60%
Hispanic880.86%
Other Race261.56%
Native American112.48%
Asian50.30%

Orem Veterans by Race

Orem Veterans by Education

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9.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orem Veterans by Education

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69.6%

Labor Force Participation

66.9%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Orem Employment by Age

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Orem Employment by Race

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Orem Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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57.79%

Born in Orem

88.04%

Native Born

11.96%

Foreign Born

7.85%

Non Citizen

4.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.04% of Orem residents were born in the United States, with 57.79% having been born in Utah. 7.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Orem Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202198,6243980.41%
202098,2263980.41%
201997,8283980.41%
201897,430-244-0.25%
201797,6747720.80%
201696,9023,1253.33%
201593,7772,4152.64%
201491,362440.05%
201391,3187400.82%
201290,5789731.09%
201189,6058831.00%
201088,7224,3980.51%
200084,32416,7632.24%
199067,56115,1622.57%
198052,39926,6707.37%
197025,7297,3353.41%
196018,39410,0438.22%
19508,3515,43711.10%
19402,9140.00%

Orem Population by Year