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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Lake Orion is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 3,116. Lake Orion is in Oakland County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Lake Orion offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Lake Orion and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lake Orion are highly rated.
About Lake Orion...
Population
3,116

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$266,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$726
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Lake Orion Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    96.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    160.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    801.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    21%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Lake Orion

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$85,301
National
$55,322
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Lake Orion Reviews

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Growing up in Lake Orion, I may have a bias, however I strongly believe this town is simply beautiful. From Lake Orion lake itself, to bald mountain recreational parks and everything in between, the nature stuns. I love being outdoors here, and everyone really tries to be friendly with one another and looks out for each other. Of course, this is more of a suburb area, but you are at a perfect distance from major bustling cities such as Royal Oak, Troy, and even Detroit. Yet, the rural areas are just a step away as well. There really is something for everyone, and I have such enormous pride in being from this city.
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Lake Orion is an excelent place in all seasons. We have multiple festivities throughout the year - most notably our Dragon On The Lake festival, which celebrates the rich history of our village. Downtown Lake Orion is a comfortable stroll down pleasant walkways and past bustling shops. We have top competitors in sports and the arts, with our varsity vollyball team currently in the running for a state championship and our marching band placing second at state finals.
Lake Orion has experienced so much growth in its downtown over the past five years. Small businesses are flourishing and there are many great choices for food and entertainment. The community is tight-knit, yet still very friendly. I am so excited to see what the next five years bring for Lake Orion!