Orient, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 352 (75% urban, 25% rural). Population change since 2000: +18.9%
Males: 160  (45.5%)
Females: 192  (54.5%)
Median resident age:  46.3 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 62874.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,290 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Orient:

$37,290
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,687 (it was $8,713 in 2000)

Orient city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $34,143 (it was $26,500 in 2000)
Orient:

$34,143
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $41,908; Detached houses: $45,062; Mobile homes: $11,848

Median gross rent in 2013: $669.

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  • Races in Orient, IL (2010)

    Orient races chart
    • 34496.1%White alone
    • 82.2%Hispanic
    • 61.7%Two or more races

Races in Orient detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Orient: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.7%), English (21.0%), Irish (19.0%), Italian (5.7%), United States (3.1%), Lithuanian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/11/1917

Elevation: 480 feet

Land area: 0.75 square miles.

Population density: 469 people per square mile   (low).

Orient, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Orient:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Orient city:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 49.9%
  • Separated: 6.0%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 18.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $341 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $205 (0.6%)

Orient satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (77.9 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (84.5 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (279.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: West Frankfort, IL (1.8 miles ), Mitchell, IL (2.0 miles ), Freeman Spur, IL (2.1 miles ), Zeigler, IL (2.1 miles ), Buckner, IL (2.2 miles ), West City, IL (2.4 miles ), Christopher, IL (2.4 miles ), Benton, IL (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 37.92 N, Longitude: 88.98 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

Orient household income distribution Orient home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.8%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -131 (-30.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Educational services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Orient: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Orient, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Orient, Illinois average temperatures Orient, Illinois average precipitation Orient, Illinois humidity Orient, Illinois wind speed Orient, Illinois snowfall Orient, Illinois sunshine Orient, Illinois clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Orient-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 15.7 miles away from the Orient city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the city center killed 11 people and injured 200 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Orient-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 69.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 60.4 miles away from Orient center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 104.7 miles away from Orient center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Orient topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Orient:

  • WESTSIDE REHAB AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WEST FRANKFORT, IL)
  • HOMESTEAD HOUSE (Hospital, about 3 miles away; WEST FRANKFORT, IL)
  • PARKVIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WEST FRANKFORT, IL)
  • ZIEGLER COLONIAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ZEIGLER, IL)
  • BENTON REHAB AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BENTON, IL)
  • STONEBRIDGE SENIOR LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BENTON, IL)
  • FRANKLIN HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; BENTON, IL)

Amtrak stations near Orient:

  • 16 miles: DU QUOIN (20 N. CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 19 miles: CARBONDALE (401 S. ILLINOIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Orient:

  • John A Logan College (about 14 miles; Carterville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,995)
  • Rend Lake College (about 16 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 20 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 47 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 52 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 63 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • McKendree University (about 66 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)

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Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 75.2. This is about average.

City:

75.2
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 24.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.59
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.5%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.0%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Orient compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
Illinois average:

12.4

Orient travel time to work - commute Orient mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • No fuel used (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Orient city (based on Franklin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,44490
Catholic3,0535
Mainline Protestant2,35924
Black Protestant1511
Other832
Orthodox701
None17,401-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Franklin County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Franklin County:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Franklin County:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

27.2%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.4%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$393
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$687
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 4$3,427
Sewerage 0$0 4$1,002
Water Supply 0$0 4$1,375
Totals for Government 0$0 23$6,884

5.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,065 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Williamson County, IL  1.35% ($29,015 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, IL  0.34% ($22,714)
from Jackson County, IL  0.30% ($21,326)


4.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,617 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Williamson County, IL  1.36% ($32,411 average AGI)
to Jackson County, IL  0.39% ($31,281)
to Jefferson County, IL  0.33% ($37,292)

Strongest AM radio stations in Orient:

  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFRX (1300 AM; 1 kW; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WJPF (1340 AM; 1 kW; HERRIN, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WCIL (1020 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Orient:

  • WXLT (103.5 FM; CHRISTOPHER, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAWJ (90.1 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WQRL (106.3 FM; BENTON, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WISH-FM (98.9 FM; GALATIA, IL; Owner: GALATIA FM JOINT VENTURE)
  • WDQN-FM (95.9 FM; DUQUOIN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUEZ (95.1 FM; CARTERVILLE, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WXAN (103.9 FM; AVA, IL; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • WSIU (91.9 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WTAO-FM (105.1 FM; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBVN (104.5 FM; CARRIER MILLS, IL; Owner: KENNETH W. AND JANE A. ANDERSON)

TV broadcast stations around Orient:

  • W15BU (Channel 17; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • W10AH (Channel 10; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)

Orient fatal accident list:

Oct 3, 2005 05:14 PM, Madison, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • 2.1 Km N Of Sh 149 (Lat: 37.931944 Lon: -88.958611), Type: 109.7, Overall height: 108.8 m
    Registrant: 6189427722, , 2ND FLR 200 N PARK AVE

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • W FRANKFORT, 2731 Orient Road (Lat: 37.902194 Lon: -88.967472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 76.8 m, Call Sign: WPOT980
    Assigned Frequencies: 6635.00 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/27/2009, Expiration Date: 07/06/2019, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • Orient Water Tower, Lat: 37.918750 Lon: -88.977972, Type: Tank, Structure height: 39.6 m, Call Sign: WQHV411
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2007, Expiration Date: 12/31/2016, Certifier: Nathan T Stooke
    Registrant: Wisper Isp, Inc., 3680 Lebanon Avenue Suite 101, Belleville, IL 62221, Phone: (618) 206-4190, Fax: (866) 282-3580, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W9CKI
    Grant Date: 12/05/1995, Expiration Date: 12/05/2005, Cancellation Date: 12/06/2007
    Registrant: Lewis J Gass, 201 Bond Ave, Orient, IL 62874

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
Most common first names in Orient, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John974.9 years
Charles978.4 years
James771.9 years
William582.4 years
Mary587.2 years
Anna587.4 years
Robert470.0 years
Earl371.0 years
Tony380.0 years
Helen376.3 years
Most common last names in Orient, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
James573.2 years
Barton580.0 years
Lenich579.4 years
Mccann477.5 years
Owsley482.2 years
Johns382.7 years
Allois382.9 years
Annis385.0 years
Avery377.7 years
Francis381.7 years

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  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Water transportation"
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  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most White Non-Hispanic residents"
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