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The City of Orient had a population of 413 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Orient is located at latitude 41.2033 and longitude -94.4179 in Adair County. The formal boundaries for the City of Orient (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adair County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,352 feet.

The City of Orient (GNIS ID: 2396078) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Orient is located within Township of Orient, a minor civil division (MCD) of Adair County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Orient population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Orient, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 413
Daytime Population: Workers 126
Daytime Population: Residents 181
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 307
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 413
Population in Familes 340
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 910
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $54,171
Average Household Income $65,249
Per Capita Income $28,391


Total Housing Units 193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $99,306
Average Home Value $153,626


Total Households 172
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 116
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% -0.29%
Households 0.24% -0.23%
Families -0.24% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Orient, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orient to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 517 49th
Population Density # 356 65th
Diversity Index # 743 26th
Median Household Income # 500 51st
Per Capita Income # 413 59th

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