Orion Charter Township ( ORR-ee-ən) is a charter township of Oakland County, Michigan, United States. The population was 35,394 at the 2010 census.The official motto of the township and village is “Where living is a vacation”. “Lake Orion” is often used to describe both the village and the township. The area hosts General Motors’ Orion Assembly plant which produces small cars. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93 km2), of which 33.3 square miles (86 km2) is land and 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), or 7.18%, is water. Orion Township Is bordered to the east by Oakland Township, to the west by Independence Township, to the south by Auburn Hills and to the north by Oxford Township.
As of the census of 2000, there were 33,463 people, 12,246 households, and 8,976 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,003.3 per square mile (387.4/km2). There were 12,837 housing units at an average density of 384.9 per square mile (148.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 95.42% White, 1.26% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.56% of the population. There were 12,246 households, out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families.
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