Orion, Illinois Population 2024

1,692

Orion is a city located in Henry County Illinois. Orion has a 2024 population of 1,692. Orion is currently declining at a rate of -0.99% annually and its population has decreased by -3.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,753 in 2020.

The average household income in Orion is $105,460 with a poverty rate of 3.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Orion is 35.6 years, 35.2 years for males, and 36.3 years for females.

Orion Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Orion was:

  • White: 93.64%
  • Two or more races: 3.56%
  • Black or African American: 1.12%
  • Asian: 1.02%
  • Other race: 0.46%
  • Native American: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,843.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.48% (-61)
The current population of Orion, Illinois is 1,692 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,753.

Orion, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,84193.64%
Two or more races703.56%
Black or African American221.12%
Asian201.02%
Other race90.46%
Native American40.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Orion Population by Race

Orion Population Pyramid 2024

Orion Median Age

35.6

Total

35.2

Male

36.3

Female

Orion Adults

There are 1,378 adults, (213 of whom are seniors) in Orion.

Orion Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Orion Sex Ratio

Female95548.58%
Male1,01151.42%

Orion Population by Age

Orion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6822.8878.321.7
Married4063.588.911.1
Non Family1811.1859.740.3
Female563.7185.714.3
Male393.2143.656.4
showing: 5 rows

3.39

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

78.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Orion Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Orion Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Orion Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 32.12%.

Orion Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$53,690

Average Earnings

$60,076

Average Male

$48,214

Average Female

Orion Earnings by Educational Attainment

Orion Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Orion Language

99.02% of Orion residents speak only English, while 0.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.87% of the population.

Orion Language

Orion Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,820472.58%
Hispanic451431.11%
Multiple7057.14%
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3.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.09%

Male Poverty Rate

5.8%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orion

The race most likely to be in poverty in Orion is Hispanic, with 31.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orion is White, with 2.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.13%.

Orion Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.64%
High School8.1%
Some College2.77%
Bachelors or Greater
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Orion Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed2.88%
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Orion Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Orion Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Orion Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

57.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Orion Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Orion Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Orion Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Orion Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

92

Number of Veterans

90

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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Orion Veterans by War

count

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Orion Veterans by Age

count

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Orion Veterans by Race

Orion Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

60.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orion Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.1%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Orion Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Orion Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Orion Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.42%

Born in Orion

99.44%

Native Born

0.56%

Foreign Born

0.1%

Non Citizen

0.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.44% of Orion residents were born in the United States, with 74.42% having been born in Illinois. 0.1% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Orion Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,607-17-1.05%
20281,624-17-1.04%
20271,641-17-1.03%
20261,658-17-1.01%
20251,675-17-1%
20241,692-17-0.99%
20231,709-17-0.98%
20221,726-17-0.98%
20211,743-10-0.57%
20201,753-46-2.56%
20191,799-10-0.55%
20181,809-6-0.33%
20171,815-16-0.87%
20161,831-7-0.38%
20151,838-7-0.38%
20141,845-8-0.43%
20131,853-12-0.64%
20121,865100.54%
20111,855-10-0.54%
20101,865
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Orion Population by Year