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Orion is a township in Fulton County, in the Canton metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Orion. For links to other places called Orion, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Orion is 40.584N. The longitude is -89.931W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,003.
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24% of Orion residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Orion ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Orion was $21,760, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Orion residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Orion, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $818.
Fulton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Orion political report.
The average commute time for Orion workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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