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Orion
Village
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Country United States
State Illinois
County Henry
Coordinates 41°21′12″N 90°22′38″W / 41.35333°N 90.37722°W / 41.35333; -90.37722
Area 0.91 sq mi (2 km²)
 - land 0.91 sq mi (2 km²)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km²)
Population 1,861 (2010)
Density 1,989.1 /sq mi (768 /km²)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61273
Area code 309
Location of Orion within Illinois
Location of Orion within Illinois
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Location of Orion within 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 1,861 at the 2010 census. It is the site for transmitters for many of the Quad Cities' radio and television stations, including KLJB, KWQC-TV, WMWC-TV, WQAD-TV, WQPT-TV and KQIN. FM radio station transmitters include WLKU and WXLP.

History

Orion was laid out on December 26, 1853, by Charles W. Dean. Until 1867 it was called Deanington.

Geography

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).

According to the 2010 census, Orion has a total area of 0.91 square miles (2.36 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 604
1890 624 3.3%
1900 584 −6.4%
1910 655 12.2%
1920 613 −6.4%
1930 620 1.1%
1940 715 15.3%
1950 829 15.9%
1960 1,269 53.1%
1970 1,801 41.9%
1980 2,013 11.8%
1990 1,821 −9.5%
2000 1,713 −5.9%
2010 1,861 8.6%
Est. 2016 2,018 8.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

According to the 2010 Census, the village had a population of 1,861. Of this, 1,826 (98.12%) were white, 16 (0.86) were two or more races, 11 (0.59%) some other race, 4 (0.21%) were Asian, 3 (0.16%) were American Indian or Alaska Native. Of the population, 45 (2.42%) were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Historic Places

Two Orion locations are listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places:

  • Central Park Music Pavilion – 1208 5th Street
  • West Water Tower and Ground Storage Tank – 310 11th Avenue

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