Orient, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Orient, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Orient had a population of 426 as of July 1, 2018. Orient ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

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 479 feet.

The City of Orient (GNIS ID: 2396077) 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, 2018)


Total Population 426
Population in Households 426
Population in Familes 354
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 573
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $36,477
Average Household Income $50,221
Per Capita Income $20,721


Total Housing Units 193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 155 (80.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $68,561
Average Home Value $83,548


Total Households 186
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 133
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.13% 0.79%
Households 2.31% 0.85%
Families 4.16% 0.74%
Median Household Income   -0.14%
Per Capita Income   1.05%

Orient, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orient to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 989 28th
Population Density # 1029 25th
Diversity Index # 904 34th
Median Household Income # 1301 5th
Per Capita Income # 1260 8th

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