Lake Orion, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Lake Orion, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Lake Orion had a population of 2,987 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Lake Orion, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,987
Population in Households 2,861
Population in Familes 2,019
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density2 3,862
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $65,815
Average Household Income $91,307
Per Capita Income $41,097


Total Housing Units 1,493 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 745 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 561 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $225,231
Average Home Value $260,973


Total Households 1,306
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 691
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.06% 0.06%
Households 0.02% 0.09%
Families -0.31% -0.09%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   3.84%

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, 2018 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 # 240 65th
Population Density # 40 94th
Diversity Index # 240 65th
Median Household Income # 85 88th
Per Capita Income # 53 92nd

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