Orion, Illinois

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Orion (The "Or" is pronounced "oar" and the "i" like a long "e") is a village in Henry County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,713 at the 2000 census. It is home of the Orion Chargers. It is also the site for transmitters for many of the Quad Cities' television stations, including KLJB, WQAD-TV, WQPT and KQIN.



Orion is located at 41°21′12″N 90°22′38″W / 41.35333°N 90.37722°W / 41.35333; -90.37722 (41.353260, -90.377229).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.


In the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,713 people, 695 households, and 492 families in the village. The population density was 1,989.1 people per square mile (769.1/km²). There were 715 housing units at an average density of 830.2/sq mi (321.0/km²). The racial makeup was 99.36% White, 0.12% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 695 households of which 32.4% had children under 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.01.

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