Orient, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Orient, Washington - Basic Facts

The Orient Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Ferry County at latitude 48.8638 and longitude -118.2059. Ferry County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,453 feet.

The formal official name is the Orient Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Orient, Washington.

The U5 Census Class Code for Orient indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Orient Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Orient, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 113
Population in Households 113
Population in Familes 88
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 262
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 52
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 35
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 64 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $147,222
Average Home Value $172,093


Median Household Income $41,582
Average Household Income $51,122
Per Capita Income $23,241
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.41% -0.36%
Households 0.0% -0.39%
Families 11.54% -0.58%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orient to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 593 6th
Population Density1 # 507 19th
Diversity Index2 # 584 7th
Median Household Income # 469 25th
Per Capita Income # 406 36th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.