Orion, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 579. Population change since 2000: -7.8%
 
Males: 301  (52.0%)
Females: 278  (48.0%)
Median resident age:  42.4 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53581.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $63,608 (it was $44,643 in 2000)
Orion:

$63,608
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $32,218 (it was $20,823 in 2000)

Orion town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $150,288 (it was $91,700 in 2000)
Orion:

$150,288
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $170,581; Detached houses: $179,014; Townhouses or other attached units: $382,410; In 2-unit structures: $193,238; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $157,889; Mobile homes: $38,973; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,898
  • Races in Orion, WI (2010)

    Orion races chart
    • 56297.1%White alone
    • 101.7%Hispanic
    • 30.5%Two or more races
    • 20.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Orion: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (49.5%), Irish (15.9%), English (12.6%), Norwegian (11.6%), United States (6.2%), Polish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 35.8 square miles.

Population density: 16 people per square mile   (very low).

Orion,WI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Orion:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Orion town:

  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 68.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Orion town:  1.4% ($1,257)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Orion satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (50.8 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (168.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sextonville, WI (2.1 miles ), Gotham, WI (2.2 miles) , Buena Vista, WI (2.3 miles ), Richland Center, WI (2.4 miles ), Avoca, WI (2.4 miles ), Muscoda, WI (2.4 miles ), Richland, WI (2.5 miles ), Ithaca, WI (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 43.26 N, Longitude: 90.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+3.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)

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

Average climate in Orion, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Orion-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.9 miles away from the Orion town center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.0 miles away from the town center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Orion-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% 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 356.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 145.3 miles away from Orion 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 333.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 116.6 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 356.1 miles away from Orion 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 389.1 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 Richland County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Orion topographic map

Birthplace of: George H. Hodges - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Orion:

  • PINE VALLEY HLTH CARE REHAB (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; RICHLAND CENTER, WI)
  • SCHMITT WOODLAND HILLS (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; RICHLAND CENTER, WI)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-RIVERDALE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MUSCODA, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Orion:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 37 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,679)
  • Edgewood College (about 50 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 51 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 51 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 54 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 55 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Viterbo University (about 58 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)

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Notable locations in Orion: Collins Dairy and Stock Farm (A), Englewood Farm (B), Mapleton Stock and Grain Farm (C), Spring Brook Farm (D), Woodside Stock and Sheep Farm (E), Indian Creek Stock Farm (F), Walnut Grove Stock and Dairy Farm (G), Wisconsin Valley Fruit and Stock Farm (H), Beaver Dam Stock Farm (I), Clearview Stock Farm (J), Fernview Dairy Farm (K), High Lawn Stock Farm (L), Hillside Stock Farm (M), Oak Ridge Holstein Farm (N), Pine Knoll Stock Farm (O), Pine Lawn Stock Farm (P), Pleasant Valley Stock Farm (Q), Pompeiis Pillar Farm (R), River Valley Farm (S), Running Brook Stock Farm (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Orion: Ash Creek United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Ash Creek Cemetery (1), Indian Creek Cemetery (2), Oak Ridge Cemetery (3), Mayfield Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: .37 Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Indian Creek (A), Snake Creek (B), Ash Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Orion: Orion Mussel Bed State Natural Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Richland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.1%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.2%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

7.3%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.6%
Whole state:

3.7%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Wisconsin average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Orion town (based on Richland County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,70614
Catholic2,3304
Evangelical Protestant1,43516
Other652
None11,485-
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: 4
Richland County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Richland County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Richland County:

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

9.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Richland County:

29.2%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.4%
State:

13.0%

5.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

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 Sauk County, WI  0.91% ($31,656 average AGI)
from Grant County, WI  0.67% ($22,422)
from Vernon County, WI  0.57% ($29,842)


5.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

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 Sauk County, WI  0.99% ($29,881 average AGI)
to Dane County, WI  0.77% ($32,173)
to Vernon County, WI  0.58% ($32,359)

Strongest AM radio stations in Orion:

  • WRCO (1450 AM; 1 kW; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Orion:

  • WRCO-FM (100.9 FM; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WHHI (91.3 FM; HIGHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WJTY (88.1 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDMP-FM (99.3 FM; DODGEVILLE, WI; Owner: DODGE POINT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNFM (104.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Orion:

  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 16m52ftTotal length
  • $298,000Total costs
  • 8,070Total average daily traffic
  • 564Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,806Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Orion, WI

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (72%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Orion compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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