Location of Orient, Ohio
|• Total||0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)|
|• Land||0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||840 ft (256 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||272|
|• Density||2,250.0/sq mi (868.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1065214|
Orient is home to the Pickaway Correctional Institution.
Orient is located at (39.804906, -83.154567).
As of the census of 2010, there were 270 people, 96 households, and 67 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,250.0 inhabitants per square mile (868.7/km2). There were 100 housing units at an average density of 833.3 per square mile (321.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.3% White, 0.7% African American, 2.2% Native American, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.
There were 96 households of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.31.
The median age in the village was 38.5 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27% were from 25 to 44; 29.3% were from 45 to 64; and 11.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 269 people, 95 households, and 72 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,168.3 people per square mile (865.5/km²). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 822.2 per square mile (328.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.88% White and 1.12% Native American.
There were 95 households out of which 44.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the village the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 110.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $22,344 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,515. About 14.6% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.
Orient was established as a station on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in the northwest corner of Scioto township.
Orient is featured in the Together Concepts video production "We Are..Teays Valley". The video depicts a surprising number of achievements and innovations, as well as connections to American and world history.
On January 15, 2012, The Columbus Dispatch reported that the village was considering disbanding. Three days later, the Circleville Herald published a similar report. Orient residents collected 33 signatures, one more than required by Ohio law, to put the issue on the ballot. The village was to hold a special election on August 7 to vote on dissolution; however, the petition for the ballot initiative was rejected by the Pickaway County board of elections when it was found to have more signatures than those certified by the petition circulator.
Petition circulators assembled new petitions and put the issue on the May 2013 primary election ballot. On May 7, 2013 the village voted 38-30 in favor of dissolution after only 68 of the 165 registered voters in the village voted on the issue. The village will be dissolved back into Scioto Township.
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- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- A New Film Sheds Light on Local Achievements
- "Orient Facing Elimination", The Columbus Dispatch. 2012-01-15. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
- "County, township prep for possible Orient dissolution" The Circleville Herald. 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
- "Orient dissolution issue kicked off ballot", The Columbus Dispatch, 2012-08-16. Retrieved 2012-08-18.