Lake Orion, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Orion, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Lake Orion had a population of 2,877 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Orion ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Orion is located at latitude 42.7885 and longitude -83.2518 in Oakland County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lake Orion (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.53 sq. miles. Oakland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 984 feet.

The Village of Lake Orion (GNIS ID: 2398384) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Lake Orion is located within Charter Township of Orion, a minor civil division (MCD) of Oakland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Orion population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lake Orion, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,877
Population in Households 2,759
Population in Familes 1,977
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density1 3,720
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 1,264
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 675
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,483 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 725 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 539 (36.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $222,826
Average Home Value $250,034


Median Household Income $60,063
Average Household Income $80,507
Per Capita Income $36,513
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.52% -0.13%
Households -0.5% -0.08%
Families -0.78% -0.27%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lake Orion, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Orion to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 243 65th
Population Density1 # 42 94th
Diversity Index2 # 250 64th
Median Household Income # 86 88th
Per Capita Income # 55 92nd

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