Orion, Michigan Population 2024

38,596

Orion is a city located in Oakland County Michigan. Orion has a 2024 population of 38,596. Orion is currently growing at a rate of 0.26% annually and its population has increased by 1.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 38,172 in 2020.

The average household income in Orion is $127,433 with a poverty rate of 4.61%. The median age in Orion is 41.7 years: 41 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.

Orion Demographics

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

  • White: 85.8%
  • Two or more races: 4.87%
  • Asian: 4.68%
  • Black or African American: 2.47%
  • Other race: 1.78%
  • Native American: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
33.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,163.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.11% (424)
The current population of Orion, Michigan is 38,596 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 38,172.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White32,80985.8%
Two or more races1,8614.87%
Asian1,7904.68%
Black or African American9442.47%
Other race6821.78%
Native American1520.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Orion Population by Race

Orion Population Pyramid 2024

Orion Median Age

41.7

Total

41

Male

42.5

Female

Orion Adults

There are 30,093 adults, (5,885 of whom are seniors) in Orion.

Orion Age Dependency

58

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Orion Sex Ratio

Female19,19950.21%
Male19,03949.79%

Orion Population by Age

Orion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All15,1712.5181.118.9
Married8,7423.1491.78.3
Non Family4,8191.2662.937.1
Female1,1402.7976.123.9
Male4702.883.416.6

3.05

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

81.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Orion Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade9493.5%
Associates Degree2,5259.32%
Bachelors Degree8,16030.1%
Graduate Degree5,33319.67%
High School Graduate4,73517.47%
Less Than 9th Grade1600.59%
Some College5,24419.35%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White23,19722,64611,484
Hispanic1,305849407
Asian1,2871,243981
2+ Races875823445
Other Race58220947
Black529528236
Native American705742

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 99.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.22%.

Orion Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$81,582$113,802$50,445
Graduate Degree$100,313$137,067$73,125
High School Graduate$38,919$45,345$31,060
Less Than 9th Grade$34,297$41,394$14,762
Overall$61,960$88,451$46,136
Some College$49,970$67,897$32,708

$61,960

Average Earnings

$88,451

Average Male

$46,136

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

90.1% of Orion residents speak only English, while 9.9% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.13% of the population.

Orion Language

Orion Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White31,5081,2734.04%
Hispanic2,3391898.08%
Black90611612.8%
Multiple1,860894.78%
Native1458357.24%
Other682507.33%
Asian1,790311.73%

4.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.5%

Male Poverty Rate

5.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orion

The race most likely to be in poverty in Orion is Native, with 57.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orion is Asian, with 1.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.6%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.9%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.23%.

Orion Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.5%
High School9.01%
Some College5.02%
Bachelors or Greater2.6%

Orion Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed11.11%
Male Unemployed6.09%
Female Employed2.59%
Male Employed1.62%

Orion Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Orion Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$136,503$154,870
Households$108,042$127,433
Married Families$148,639$-999,999,999
Non Families$46,176$65,852

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Orion Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.6%

Male Marriage Rate

56.9%

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 35-44, 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

1,421

Number of Veterans

1,314

Male Veterans

107

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam544
Second Gulf War240
First Gulf War203
Korea134
World War II8

Orion Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74357
75+335
55 to 64318
35 to 54263
18 to 34148

Orion Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,3024.97%
Hispanic392.39%
Asian352.64%
2+ Races322.93%
Black304.03%
Native American1112.64%
Other Race111.67%

Orion Veterans by Race

Orion Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orion Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.2%

Employment Rate

5.1%

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

74.31%

Born in Orion

91.5%

Native Born

8.5%

Foreign Born

4.88%

Non Citizen

3.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.5% of Orion residents were born in the United States, with 74.31% having been born in Michigan. 4.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Orion Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202939,1061020.26%
202839,0041020.26%
202738,9021020.26%
202638,8001020.26%
202538,6981020.26%
202438,5961020.26%
202338,4941020.27%
202238,3921020.27%
202138,2901180.31%
202038,172-1,649-4.14%
201939,8213640.92%
201839,4574701.21%
201738,9873440.89%
201638,6434551.19%
201538,1884441.18%
201437,7448372.27%
201336,9076511.8%
201236,2564441.24%
201135,8123380.95%
201035,47400%

Orion Population by Year