Orion, Wisconsin

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Orion, Wisconsin
The community of Orion
Location of Orion, Wisconsin
Location of Orion, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°15′28″N 90°22′15″W / 43.25778°N 90.37083°W / 43.25778; -90.37083
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Richland
 • Total 36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Land 35.8 sq mi (92.7 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 912 ft (278 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 628
 • Density 17.5/sq mi (6.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-60350[2]
GNIS feature ID 1583871[1]

Orion is a town in Richland County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 628 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Orion and Twin Bluffs are located in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.8 km²), of which, 35.8 square miles (92.7 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (1.19%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 628 people, 233 households, and 185 families residing in the town. The population density was 17.5 people per square mile (6.8/km²). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 8.6 per square mile (3.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.52% White, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% from other races, and 0.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.16% of the population.

There were 233 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 108.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,643, and the median income for a family was $49,167. Males had a median income of $28,929 versus $22,857 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,823. About 3.3% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 43°12′11″N 90°25′40″W / 43.20306°N 90.42778°W / 43.20306; -90.42778


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Daniel L. Downs". Wisconsin, Men of Progress. Retrieved January 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kansas Governor George H. Hodge". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 29, 2012.