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Orion is a township in Oakland County, in the Detroit metro area.

The community was named for the constellation
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Orion. For links to other places called Orion, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Orion is 42.751N. The longitude is -83.28W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,004 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 33,463.


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Median household income
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$71,844
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Orion demographic reports
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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22% of Orion residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $30,299, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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36% of Orion residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Orion, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $634.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,380.


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Oakland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Orion political report.

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The average commute time for Orion workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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MI communities formerly known as Orion:
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