Orem, UT

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Population

94,420

1.29% growth

Median Age

25.9


Median Household Income

$58,077

3.02% growth

Poverty Rate

15%


Number of Employees

44,480

2.78% growth

Median Property Value

$229,800

6.78% growth

About

In 2017, Orem, UT had a population of 94.4k people with a median age of 25.9 and a median household income of $58,077. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Orem, UT grew from 93,220 to 94,420, a 1.29% increase and its median household income grew from $56,376 to $58,077, a 3.02% increase.

The population of Orem, UT is 75.2% White Alone, 16.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.78% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Orem, UT speak a non-English language, and 91.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Orem, UT are Utah Valley University (5,024 degrees awarded in 2017), Utah College of Massage Therapy-Utah Valley (131 degrees), and Taylor Andrews Academy-Orem (68 degrees).

The median property value in Orem, UT is $229,800, and the homeownership rate is 58.9%. Most people in Orem, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Orem, UT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Orem, UT employs 44.5k people. The largest industries in Orem, UT are Educational Services (6,292 people), Retail Trade (5,701 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,914 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($98,611), Public Administration ($47,993), and Utilities ($47,533).

Median household income in Orem, UT is $58,077. Males in Orem, UT have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,859. The income inequality in Orem, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,077

2017 value

± $2,029

3.02%

1 Year Growth

± 4.16%

Households in Orem, UT have a median annual income of $58,077, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,376 in 2016, which represents a 3.02% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,159

Average Male Salary

± $1,867

$41,859

Average Female Salary

± $1,369

In 2017, full-time male employees in Utah made 1.53 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,590 ± $1,174

  2. Asian

    $45,658 ± $6,844

  3. Black

    $38,633 ± $10,877

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Utah workers was White. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Orem, UT is from Utah.

0.484

2017 Wage GINI

0.483

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Utah was 0.484 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.195% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Utah was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Utah in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Utah across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 7.10

  2. Census Tract 15.01

  3. Census Tract 7.08

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Orem, UT was Census Tract 7.10 with a value of $114,000, followed by Census Tract 15.01 and Census Tract 7.08, with respective values of $99,071 and $93,942.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Orem, UT (13.9k out of 92.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    11,332 ± 759

  2. Hispanic

    3,700 ± 490

  3. Other

    922 ± 263

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Orem, UT is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

44.5k

2017 Value

± 1,274

2.78%

1 Year growth

± 4.04%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Orem, UT grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 43.3k employees to 44.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Orem, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,292 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,339 people), and Management Occupations (4,267 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Orem, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Orem, UT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,292 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,339 people), and Management Occupations (4,267 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Orem, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.91 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.86 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Orem, UT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($56,923), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($54,720), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($54,628).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

44.5k

2017 Value

± 1,274

2.78%

1 Year growth

± 4.04%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Orem, UT grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 43.3k employees to 44.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Orem, UT, are Educational Services (6,292 people), Retail Trade (5,701 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,914 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Orem, UT, though some of these residents may live in Orem, UT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Orem, UT, by number of employees, are Educational Services (6,292 people), Retail Trade (5,701 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,914 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Orem, UT has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.48 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2.03 times), and Information (1.79 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Orem, UT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($98,611), Public Administration ($47,993), and Utilities ($47,533).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $15.4B

  2. $14.3B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $15.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($14.3B) and Textiles/leather ($11.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Utah products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$143B

2020 Value

$206B

Projected 2045 Value

43.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Utah trade was $143B. This is expected to increase 43.6% to $206B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Utah trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.5B

  2. $9.77B

  3. $6.41B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Nevada with $12.5B, followed by California with $9.77B and Idaho and $6.41B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Utah shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.3% of the population of Orem, UT has health coverage, with 54.2% on employee plans, 10.1% on Medicaid, 7.12% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 0.984% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Orem, UT was $5,982 in 2014. This is a 5.73% increase from the previous year ($5,658).

Primary care physicians in Orem, UT see 1742 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.115% increase from the previous year (1740 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1488 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 352 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.4%). Additionally, Tooele County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (31.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,742 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Utah see an average of 1,742 patients per year. This represents a 0.115% increase from the previous year (1,740 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Utah in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$5,982

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,657

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,484

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,084

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Utah (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.73%, from $5,658 to $5,982.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.7%

Uninsured

54.2%

Employer Coverage

10.1%

Medicaid

7.12%

Medicare

14.9%

Non-Group

0.984%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Orem, UT declined by 12% from 14.5% to 12.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Orem, UT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.4% prevalence

  2. 10.2% prevalence

  3. 10.2% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Utah, at 10.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Utah by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Orem, UT is home to a population of 94.4k people, from which 91.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.7% of Orem, UT residents were born outside of the country (11k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Orem, UT is composed of 71k White Alone residents (75.2%), 15.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (16.9%), 2.62k Two or More Races residents (2.78%), 2.3k Asian Alone residents (2.43%), 1k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1.06%), 916 Black or African American Alone residents (0.97%), 451 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.478%), and 233 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.247%).

Age

Age by Nativity

25

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Orem, UT was 25.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 25, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Orem, UT are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Orem, UT residents was 26.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11k people

11.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

10.9k people

As of 2017, 11.7% of Orem, UT residents (11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Orem, UT was 11.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    101,154 ± 7,675 people

  2. Canada

    8,846 ± 2,306 people

  3. El Salvador

    7,653 ± 2,145 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Utah was Mexico, the natal country of 101,154 Utah residents, followed by Canada with 8,846 and El Salvador with 7,653.

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Citizenship

91.6%

2017 Citizenship

91.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.6% of Orem, UT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Orem, UT was 91.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    71k ± 1.12k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    15.9k ± 1.36k

  3. Two or More Races

    2.62k ± 483

In 2017, there were 4.46 times more White Alone residents (71k people) in Orem, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.9k Hispanic or Latino and 2.62k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Orem, UT as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    819 ± 132

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    412 ± 108

  3. Korea

    300 ± 80

Orem, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Orem, UT awarded 5,329 degrees. The student population of Orem, UT is skewed towards men, with 20,079 male students and 17,747 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Orem, UT are White (4,320 and 83.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (439 and 8.46%), Unknown (146 and 2.81%), and Two or More Races (122 and 2.35%).

The largest universities in Orem, UT by number of degrees awarded are Utah Valley University (5,024 and 94.3%), Utah College of Massage Therapy-Utah Valley (131 and 2.46%), and Taylor Andrews Academy-Orem (68 and 1.28%).

The most popular majors in Orem, UT are General Studies (951 and 17.8%), General Psychology (351 and 6.59%), and General Business Administration & Management (348 and 6.53%).

The median tuition costs in Orem, UT are $18,021 for private four year colleges, and $4,962 and $15,376 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 257 degrees awarded

  2. 216 degrees awarded

  3. 284 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Orem, UT was General Business Administration & Management with 257 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Orem, UT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,024 degrees awarded

  2. 131 degrees awarded

  3. 68 degrees awarded

$4,962

Median In-State Public

$18,021

Median Private

In 2017, the Orem, UT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Utah Valley University with 5,024 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,804

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,525

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,804 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Orem, UT, which is 1.11 times more than the 2,525 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Orem, UT by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,320 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    439 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    146 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Orem, UT were to White students. These 4,320 degrees mean that there were 9.84 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 439 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Orem, UT was $229,800 in 2017, which is 1 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $215,200 to $229,800, a 6.78% increase. The homeownership rate in Orem, UT is 58.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Orem, UT have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Orem, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$229,800

2017 Median

± $2,882

$215,200

2016 Median

± $2,605

In 2017, the median property value in Orem, UT grew to to $229,800 from the previous year's value of $215,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Orem, UT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Orem, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$58,077

Median Household Income

± $2,029

27.5k

Number of Households

± 904

In 2017, the median household income of the 27.5k households in Orem, UT grew to $58,077 from the previous year's value of $56,376.

The following chart displays the households in Orem, UT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Orem, UT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Orem, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.9%

2017 Homeownership

60%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.9% of the housing units in Orem, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Orem, UT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Orem, UT have a shorter commute time (16.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.31% of the workforce in Orem, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.8%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.36%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Orem, UT was Drove Alone (76.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.7%) and those who Worked At Home (5.36%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Orem, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Orem, UT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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