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Orion is a village in Henry County, in the Davenport-Moline 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 41.354N. The longitude is -90.381W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 774 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,707.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Orion demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Henry County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Davenport-Moline area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61273 ZIP code.
27% of Orion residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $21,043, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% 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 $365. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $846.
Libraries in Orion include Western District Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Orion include Orion Gazette
Henry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Orion political report.
The average commute time for Orion workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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