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The Village of Orion had a population of 1,850 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Orion, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,850
Population in Households 1,850
Population in Familes 1,581
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,018
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $65,323
Average Household Income $82,124
Per Capita Income $33,224


Total Housing Units 774 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 613 (79.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 131 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $134,973
Average Home Value $155,750


Total Households 744
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 524
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 -0.07% -0.24%
Households 0.02% -0.13%
Families -0.16% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

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, 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 # 527 62nd
Population Density # 270 80th
Diversity Index # 759 45th
Median Household Income # 358 74th
Per Capita Income # 327 76th

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