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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Orion Charter Township is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 37,945. Orion Charter Township is in Oakland County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Orion Charter Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Orion Charter Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Orion Charter Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Orion Charter Township are highly rated.
About Orion Charter Township...
Population
37,945

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$240,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,016
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    47
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    2.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    47
    500.1
  • Theft
    453.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Orion Charter Township

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$91,820
National
$55,322
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Orion Township is among many townships located in south eastern Michigan but is littered with many problems. The township board has continued to make decisions with questionable ethicalities. The housing rates are far to high considering the locale itself. While the parks are indeed nice, much of the greenspace in the township has been removed for uneccessary traffic accessories that slow down the productivity of everyone involved.
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Orion Township is a nice place to live and raise a family. There are many lakes and outdoor green areas to hike, jog, picnic or just hang out. There is a great dog park to take your dog and acres of wooded county and state parks to explore. If you like an active lifestyle, there is plenty to do--and lots of opportunities for kids to get involved (baseball/softball, soccer, lacrosse, football/cheer, etc.) The schools are very good and the area has gotten a lot of new restaurants, brew pubs and bars in the last five years. There is a local art center and the community really comes together with some great local events every year, such as Dragon on the Lake, Fireworks/July 4 events, Lions Jubilee, etc. The downside is the commute to Detroit (or Southfield, West Bloomfield, etc.) can be long, especially with construction on I-75. Overall, it's a wonderful area--safe, fun and a great sense of community.
I grew up in Birmingham and have lived in Orion last 16 years. My third house in Orion and now live on lake Orion. It’s a hidden gem of all Detroit area. People are friendlier, schools great and beauty of area is unique. Has an up North feel to it, but within commuting distance. Great shopping nearby.