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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  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
$215,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$903
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Orem Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    22
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    9
    41
  • Robbery
    19
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    219
    500
  • Theft
    2,212
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    128
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,376
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • 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 Utah is a very exciting place to live right now. Over the last few years, the city has been growing extremely fast. A major factor to that is the growth of Utah Valley University. UVU is great university that offers many degrees, has a great staff, and is open enrollment which allows many more people an opportunity to gain a college education. I am a student at UVU

With people pouring in from all over the country, Orem provides a great diverse culture, for those that find that important. For those who want a great place to live, Orem is one of the most family friendly places in the country. This has to do with the large religious influence in the region. For those looking for business, business is thriving in this area, I see new buildings all the time!

Orem offers activities for all age groups. From sports, to late night outings, there is always something to do. Orem is home of the great University Mall which offers just about everything to satisfy your shopping needs.
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Orem is way too big and I did not feel very safe there. I loved being able to easily walk to places, but there were a lot of break ins and assaults near where we lived (by Target). When we started having kids, we did not feel like it was a nice place to raise kids and moved. One of their high schools also fairly recently had a school shooting after we moved. It is much nicer than many cities of its size or larger, but we really wanted something smaller and a close-knit community. Locations and amenities are great but traffic is crazy and there is always road construction, so we tried to walk as much as possible since it was often faster or easier. Also, they have stuffed a ton of people in a small area, so it feels very congested and yards are pretty small so you are really close to your neighbors. Their library is amazing though- so big! It has its perks, but I would never choose to move there again.
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!