Orion, Illinois

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Orion, Illinois

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High Points

Orion strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Orion People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Orion Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Orion Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Orion Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Orion Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Orion, Illinois

Comparing Orion to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Age of the Population 7 8
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 6 7
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 9 7
College Educated Adults 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 7
Working at Home 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 8
People Living Alone 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4

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Orion Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles SE of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 145 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Henry
Metro Area Davenport - Moline - Rock Island
Standard Zip Codes 61273
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.354
Longitude -90.381

Orion Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Station LE CLAIRE L & D 14
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 41 to 60 F
Jul Temp 67 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
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Orion Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,713 100%
Male 836 48.8%
Female 877 51.2%
Under 18 443 25.9%
18+ 1,270 74.1%
65+ 286 16.7%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 3.01
White 1,702 99.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 6 0.4%
Mixed Race 3 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 1.5%

Estimated Orion Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,703
Growth -10
Growth % -0.6%

Orion 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
German 26.2%
Swedish 22%
US/American 9.3%
Irish 9.1%
English 8.5%
Belgian 6.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.4%
Italian 3.1%
Norwegian 2.8%
Dutch 2.3%
Scottish 1.1%
Polish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Northern European 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Orion, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Sunny Hill (61273)
Sunny Hill Estates (61273)
Warner (61273)
Western (61273)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Orion 1,713 $55,370
Andover 594 $49,821
Carbon Cliff 1,689 $41,429
Coal Valley 3,606 $56,114
Colona 5,173 $48,250
East Moline 20,333 $44,695
Sherrard 694 $52,604

Orion Public Libraries

Western District Library
Orion, Illinois
(309) 526-8375

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Orion High Schools (2004)

Serves 366 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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