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The City of Orient had a population of 442 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Orient is located at latitude 37.9184 and longitude -88.9776 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Orient encompass a land area of 0.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 476 feet.

The City of Orient has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Orient is located within Township of Denning, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

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Orient, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 442 (100%)
Population in Households 442 (100.0%)
Population in Families 364 (82.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 594
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $44,985
Average Household Income $51,339
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $21,336
Wealth Index5 39


Total HU (Housing Units) 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $84,375
Average Home Value $147,516
Housing Affordability Index3 344


Total Households 193
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 137
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.89% 0.23%
Households 2.03% 0.41%
Families 3.31% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
Owner Occupied HU   0.61%

Orient, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orient to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 973 29th
Population Density # 1007 27th
Median Household Income # 1199 12th
Housing Affordability Index # 1252 91st
Per Capita Income # 1290 6th
Diversity Index # 895 34th

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