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The Village of Orion had a population of 1,913 as of July 1, 2017. Orion ranks in the upper 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 Orion is located at latitude 41.3514 and longitude -90.3765 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Orion (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Henry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 778 feet.

The Village of Orion (GNIS ID: 2399584) 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 Village of Orion is located within Township of Western, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Orion population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Orion, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,913
Daytime Population: Workers 510
Daytime Population: Residents 918
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,428
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 1,913
Population in Familes 1,632
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,087
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $62,632
Average Household Income $80,643
Per Capita Income $32,567


Total Housing Units 793 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 612 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 156 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $123,634
Average Home Value $145,908


Total Households 767
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 541
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.38% -0.07%
Households 0.44% 0.0%
Families 0.26% -0.11%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Orion, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orion to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 523 62nd
Population Density # 252 82nd
Diversity Index # 769 44th
Median Household Income # 365 73rd
Per Capita Income # 301 78th

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