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Lake Orion, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Lake Orion had a population of 3,164 as of July 1, 2020. 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 42.7845 and longitude -83.2397 in Oakland County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lake Orion 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.


Lake Orion, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 3,164 (100%)
Population in Households 3,039 (96.0%)
Population in Families 2,181 (68.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 125 ( 4.0%)
Population Density 3,919
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $82,110
Average Household Income $104,819
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $45,652
Wealth Index5 125


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 812 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 561 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $281,250
Average Home Value $307,460
Housing Affordability Index3 167


Total Households 1,374
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 734
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.22% 0.21%
Households 0.23% 0.22%
Families -0.08% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
Owner Occupied HU   0.34%


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, 2020 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 # 234 66th
Population Density # 40 94th
Median Household Income # 50 93rd
Housing Affordability Index # 111 16th
Per Capita Income # 53 92nd
Diversity Index # 234 66th

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