Orion Township, Michigan

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Charter Township of Orion, Michigan
Charter township
Location of Orion Township within Oakland County, Michigan
Location of Orion Township within Oakland County, Michigan
Charter Township of Orion, Michigan is located in Michigan
Charter Township of Orion, Michigan
Charter Township of Orion, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°45′56″N 83°16′1″W / 42.76556°N 83.26694°W / 42.76556; -83.26694Coordinates: 42°45′56″N 83°16′1″W / 42.76556°N 83.26694°W / 42.76556; -83.26694
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oakland
Government
 • Supervisor Chris Barnett
Area
 • Total 35.9 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Land 33.4 sq mi (86.4 km2)
 • Water 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
Elevation 1,004 ft (306 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 35,394
 • Density 990/sq mi (380/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 48359, 48360, 48362
Area code(s) 248, 947
FIPS code 26-61100[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626859[2]
Website http://www.oriontownship.org

Orion Charter Township (pronounced OR-ee-un) is a charter township of Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 35,394 at the 2010 census.[3] The official motto of the township and village is "Where living is a vacation".[4] "Lake Orion" is often used to describe both the village and the township. Orion Township (Lake Orion), is located almost exactly between Flint, Michigan and Detroit, Michigan.[citation needed]

Communities[edit]

  • Lake Orion is an incorporated village located within Orion Township.

The Township has three unincorporated communities:

Former places include:

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93 km2), of which 33.3 square miles (86 km2) is land and 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), or 7.18%, is water.

Orion Township Is Bordered to the East by Oakland Township, to the West by Independence Township, to the South by Auburn Hills, and to the North by Oxford Township.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 33,463 people, 12,246 households, and 8,976 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,003.3 per square mile (387.4/km²). There were 12,837 housing units at an average density of 384.9 per square mile (148.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.42% White, 1.26% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.56% of the population.

There were 12,246 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $71,844, and the median income for a family was $83,514. Males had a median income of $61,562 versus $36,481 for females. The per capita income for the township was $30,299. About 2.0% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 and over.

Education[edit]

The majority of students attend Lake Orion Community Schools. A small portion is in the Pontiac School District.[10]

Notable people[edit]

This list includes people from Orion Township and the Village of Lake Orion


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Orion Township, Michigan
  3. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Orion charter township, Oakland County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved August 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Orion Township Home Page". Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 168
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake Orion Heights, Michigan & GNIS in Google Map
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gingellville, Michigan & GNIS in Google Map
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rudds Mill, Michigan & GNIS in Google Map
  9. ^ Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 125
  10. ^ Murray, Diana Dillaber. "Law being proposed could dissolve Pontiac schools, other struggling districts." Oakland Press. June 12, 2013. Retrieved on May 7, 2014. "Pontiac school district spreads from Pontiac into portions of seven surrounding communities including Auburn Hills, Sylvan Lake, Lake Angeles and townships of Bloomfield, Orion, Waterford and West Bloomfield."

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