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Orient, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Orient is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Franklin County at latitude 37.9184 and longitude -88.9776. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 479 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Orient, but most people and references simply refer to it as Orient, Illinois.

The P1 Census Class Code for Orient indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Orient (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Orient, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 636
Population in Households 636
Population in Familes 528
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 855
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 287
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 206
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 245 (81.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $84,848
Average Home Value $104,713


Median Household Income $37,626
Average Household Income $49,715
Per Capita Income $20,434
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 14.48% 2.14%
Households 15.77% 2.26%
Families 19.98% 2.14%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Orient, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orient to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 850 38th
Population Density1 # 865 37th
Diversity Index2 # 827 39th
Median Household Income # 1222 11th
Per Capita Income # 1132 17th

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