A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$207,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$896
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Orem Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    18
    273
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    9
    41
  • Robbery
    15
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    212
    525
  • Theft
    1,927
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    133
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,166
National
$53,889
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Orem Reviews

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Orem is the perfect mix between upbeat city living, family-friendly neighborhoods and college campuses. As a resident of Orem since birth I've watched the city grow without losing its charm. City officials work to create economic opportunities for the growing population while maintaining the city's integrity. Orem residents strive to be friendly and work together to keep Orem a clean, fun and safe place to live for people of all ages. I love living in Orem!
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Orem is surround by nature and its amazing views! It is located near Provo Canyon, which will lead you to Sundance, Park City and Canyons ski resorts. There are great schools and people. It is a conservative community that is warm to outsiders. Orem is currently growing at a rapid rate. New building, movie theaters and restaurants are popping up every where. It is a great city for raising a family and or just having fun. Orem is also close to a lot of other great cities like Provo, which is minutes away. It is also only a thirty minute drive to Salt Lake and the Salt Lake Airport.
I love living in Orem! As a student at UVU its an ideal location with plenty of job opportunities and affordable housing. I commute less than 10 minutes between where I live and UVU campus or work. The people are nice, and there are plenty of places to shop. If you love hiking Provo Canyon is just up the road. I have always felt safe living here. There is also good public transportation, so if you don't have a car the bus and trax are available for use. There is some construction on University Parkway that gets a bit annoying at times, but that won't last and my commute time is still great!