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People

Total Population 3,038
Male Share of the Population 44.3%
Female Share of the Population 55.7%
Senior Citizens 18.1%
Employed Population 16+ 1,412
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 55.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,221
% Above Poverty Level 91.8%
% Below Poverty Level 8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 33%
Median Gross Rent $752
Median House Value $172,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.2%
US/American 0%
English 10.3%
Irish 20.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lake Orion Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of Rochester Hills, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48359, 48360, 48362
P.O. Box Zip Codes 48361
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.784
Longitude -83.239

Lake Orion Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station LAPEER WWTP
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 30.9 inches
Station DETROIT CITY AP
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Orion (48359, 48360, 48362)

Orion Township (48359, 48360, 48362)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Auburn Hills 22,085 $62,711
Lake Angelus 269 $179,375
Leonard 390 $64,107
Oxford 3,495 $92,593
Rochester 12,909 $121,510
Rochester Hills 72,643 $103,685

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lake Orion Public Libraries

Library
Orion Township Public Library
825 JOSLYN ROAD
Lake Orion, Michigan
(248) 693-3000
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Lake Orion High Schools

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LAKE ORION COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
495 E. SCRIPPS ROAD
248-693-5420
Serves 2,091 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.7

LEARNING OPTIONS HIGH SCHOOL
455 E. SCRIPPS
248-693-5450
A Non-traditional School

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Historic Lake Orion

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Bath house between 1890 and 1901

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Bath house between 1890 and 1901

Davis residence between 1890 and 1901

Darling residence between 1890 and 1901

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