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The City of Orient had a population of 431 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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Orient, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 431
Population in Households 431
Population in Familes 355
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 949
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 181
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 123
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 138 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $96,429
Average Home Value $156,341


Median Household Income $54,508
Average Household Income $67,360
Per Capita Income $29,547
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.88% 0.23%
Households 1.1% 0.33%
Families 0.67% 0.32%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 509 50th
Population Density1 # 334 67th
Diversity Index2 # 724 29th
Median Household Income # 423 58th
Per Capita Income # 294 71st

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