Orient, Illinois

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Orient Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 77 miles W of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Franklin
P.O. Box Zip Codes 62874
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.918
Longitude -88.977

Orient Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BENTON 2 N
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station MARION 4 NNE
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Station DU QUOIN 4 SE
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
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Orient Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 296 100%
Male 142 48%
Female 154 52%
Under 18 71 24%
18+ 225 76%
65+ 51 17.2%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 2.89
White 295 99.7%
African-American 1 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Orient Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 317
Growth 21
Growth % 7.1%

Orient Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 36.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.5%
Irish 20.5%
English 6.5%
Italian 3.4%
German 3.1%
Polish 2.4%
Russian 2%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Swedish 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Belgian 1%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Orient 296 $22,188
Buckner 479 $29,167
Christopher 2,836 $34,342
Freeman Spur 273 $28,750
West City 716 $28,155
West Frankfort 8,196 $34,432
Zeigler 1,669 $30,776
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