A beautiful place with its own culture, Utah County is full of unique characteristics that are valuable assets to both its citizens and the regional economy. Our research focuses on a few of the characteristics that are attractive to those (particularly businesses) who may be unfamiliar with Utah County and its culture. Our results verify three significant assumptions about residents living in Utah County: (1) residents of Utah County speak at least one foreign language, (2) residents have spent a significant amount of time living outside the country, and (3) residents want to continue living in Utah County because of the many benefits that accompany living in Utah County communities.

Utah County, located along the base of the Wasatch Mountains, is situated near major transportation artery I-15, Salt Lake City International airport, and available land. Provo City, 45 miles south of Salt Lake City, is the largest city in Utah County and the county seat.

Utah County can be seen in the map to the right.

Orem, UT

The City of Orem was organized in 1919 and named after Walter C. Orem, President of the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad. Orem is located on the eastern shore of Utah Lake and extends easterly to the foothills of Mount Timpanogos. As the fifth-largest City in Utah, Orem is located in the center of the Provo-Orem MSA with an estimated population of over 603,000* people. It is also home to Utah Valley University and within five minutes of Brigham Young University with a combined total of over 67,000 students. Housing, education, and employment opportunities continue to be in high demand as Orem’s population recently surpassed 97,000 residents*. Orem was named the #13 Best Place to Live in America for 2018 by Money Magazine. *2016 U.S. Census Bureau estimates...Learn More »