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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Orion demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oakland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48360 ZIP code.
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.
36% 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 $634. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,380.
Oakland 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 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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