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Orion township, MI map Land area: 33.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.6 sq. mi.
Population: 33,463 (98% urban, 2% rural)
Males: 16,965  (50.7%)
Females: 16,498  (49.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 33,181 (28,675 owner occupied, 4,506 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

26%


Races in Orion township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.7%
  • Black: 1.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 1.2%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.6%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 34.1
Median age of females: 34.4

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Average household size: 2.71

Orion township:

2.7 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.19

Estimated median household income in 2009: $72,309 ($71,844 in 1999)
This township:

$72,309
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $723 (lower quartile is $583, upper quartile is $923)
Here:

$723
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $204,857 (it was $190,600 in 2000)
Orion township:

$204,857
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $138,155 - $293,336

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $262,891
Here:

$262,891
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $151,105
Here:

$151,105
State:

$147,658

In 2-unit structures: $149,002
Here:

$149,002
State:

$101,322

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $116,718
Here:

$116,718
State:

$133,558

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $218,615
Here:

$218,615
State:

$144,298

Mobile homes: $126,922
Here:

$126,922
State:

$39,606
Population density: 1003 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.2%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

1.3%
Whole state:

4.8%

Cities in this township include: Lake Orion.


Click to draw/clear Orion township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Orion township: Indianwood Country Club (A), Camp Agawam (B), Bald Mountain Golf Club (C), Pontiac Substation (D), Paint Creek Country Club (E), Saint Joseph Mercy Medical Center - Lake Orion (F), Orion Township Fire Department Station 2 (G), Orion Township Fire Department Station 4 Headquarters (H), Orion Township Fire Department Station 3 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Orion Square Shopping Center (1), Baldwin Commons Shopping Center (2), Shops on Waldon Pond Shopping Center (3), Shops on the Shores Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Orion township include: Hawarth Church (A), Indianwood Church (B), King of Kings Church (C), Saint Marys Church (D), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (E), Saint Alfreds Episcopal Church (F), Seventh Day Adventist Church (G), First Baptist Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Perry Cemetery (1), East Lawn Cemetery (2), Square Lake Cemetery (3), Bigler Cemetery (4), Berridge Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Manito Lake (A), Pungs Lake (B), Long Lake (C), Lonesome Lake (D), Voorheis Lake (E), Lake Orion (F), Judah Lake (G), Indianwood Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Orion township include: Orion Oaks County Park (1), Carpenter-Rudd Mill Historical Marker (2), Howarth School Historical Marker (3), Jesse Decker Historical Marker (4), Decker Settlement Historical Marker (5), William E Scripps Historical Marker (6), William E and Anna Scripps Estate Historical Marker (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 1,571 (49% naturalized citizens)

Orion township:  4.7%
State:  5.3%

49% of Orion township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Michigan.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 24880
  • Northeast: 1566
  • Midwest: 2773
  • South: 1789
  • West: 671

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $227,300

Orion township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Orion township, Michigan:

  • 201 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,978
  • One, attached: 559
  • Two: 79
  • 3 or 4: 398
  • 5 to 9: 367
  • 10 to 19: 566
  • 20 to 49: 247
  • 50 or more: 188
  • Mobile homes: 456

Median worth of mobile homes: $13,600


Housing units in Orion township with a mortgage: 7,958 (414 second mortgage, 1,384 home equity loan, 52 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,146

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 566
  • 1995 to 1998: 2,393
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,435
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,631
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,408
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,311
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,394
  • 1940 to 1949: 628
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,072

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Orion township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 70
  • 3 rooms: 151
  • 4 rooms: 685
  • 5 rooms: 1,562
  • 6 rooms: 2,042
  • 7 rooms: 1,907
  • 8 rooms: 1,893
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,693

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Orion township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 116
  • 2 rooms: 281
  • 3 rooms: 501
  • 4 rooms: 540
  • 5 rooms: 429
  • 6 rooms: 166
  • 7 rooms: 97
  • 8 rooms: 60
  • 9 or more rooms: 45

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Orion township:

  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 136
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,513
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,039
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,003
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 312

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Orion township:

  • no bedroom: 142
  • 1 bedroom: 704
  • 2 bedrooms: 921
  • 3 bedrooms: 368
  • 4 bedrooms: 77
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 23

Cars and other vehicles available in Orion township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 147
  • 1 vehicle: 1,960
  • 2 vehicles: 5,509
  • 3 vehicles: 1,691
  • 4 vehicles: 550
  • 5 or more vehicles: 155

Cars and other vehicles available in Orion township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 88
  • 1 vehicle: 1,098
  • 2 vehicles: 825
  • 3 vehicles: 171
  • 4 vehicles: 53
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Transportation equipment (26%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Engineers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Orion township:

  • German (20.6%)
  • Polish (11.5%)
  • Irish (10.4%)
  • English (9.7%)
  • Italian (7.0%)
  • United States or American (6.5%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Canada (20%)
  • United Kingdom (14%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (4%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 15,985 (90%)
  • Carpooled: 963 (5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15 (0%)
  • Taxi: 9 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 17 (0%)
  • Walked: 155 (1%)
  • Other means: 50 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 479 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (93%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in Orion township, Michigan:

  • 201 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

93.9% of residents of Orion township speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,223
  • In family households: 28,971 (7,436 male householders, 1,530 female householders)
    7,517 spouses, 11,296 children (10,311 natural, 251 adopted, 734 stepchildren), 262 grandchildren, 190 brothers or sisters, 99 parents, 196 other relatives, 445 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,252 (1,815 male householders (1,303 living alone)), 1,482 female householders (1,241 living alone)), 955 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 283 (206 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,261 2-persons, 2,033 3-persons, 2,333 4-persons, 1,040 5-persons, 219 6-persons, 80 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 2,544 1-person, 638 2-persons, 81 3-persons, 16 4-persons, 18 5-persons,

7,988 married couples with children.
1,139 single-parent households (317 men, 822 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 519
Here:

11.6%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 149
Here:

8.3%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 265
Here:

16.2%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Orion township:

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