Orient, Iowa

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Orient Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 50 miles SW of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 79 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Adair
Standard Zip Codes 50858
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.203
Longitude -94.414

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)
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 34.9 inches
Station CRESTON 2 SW
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
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Orient Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 402 100%
Male 204 50.7%
Female 198 49.3%
Under 18 103 25.6%
18+ 299 74.4%
65+ 76 18.9%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 3.02
White 396 98.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 1.2%

Estimated Orient Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 394
Growth -8
Growth % -2%

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
German 44.1%
US/American 15.5%
Irish 11.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.9%
English 5.5%
Danish 3.8%
Scotch-Irish 3.4%
Dutch 3.4%
Canadian 1%
Scottish 1%
Czech 1%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
Swedish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hebron (50858)
Zion (50858)

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)
Orient 402 $39,219
Bridgewater 178 $31,625
Creston 7,597 $41,003
Cromwell 120 $36,750
Fontanelle 692 $39,861
Greenfield 2,129 $42,872
Macksburg 142 $36,964

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Orient, Iowa
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Orient High Schools (2004)

Serves 209 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.2

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