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 2,952 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Lake Orion, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,952
Daytime Population: Workers 1,615
Daytime Population: Residents 1,522
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,137
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 2,829
Population in Familes 2,023
Population in Group Qrtrs 123
Population Density2 3,817
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $62,024
Average Household Income $84,462
Per Capita Income $38,156


Total Housing Units 1,483 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 732 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 561 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 190 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $230,000
Average Home Value $253,040


Total Households 1,293
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 687
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.1% -0.01%
Households -0.12% -0.02%
Families -0.43% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

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, 2017 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 # 245 65th
Median Household Income # 88 87th
Per Capita Income # 58 92nd

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