Orono, ME 04473 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 04473: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Orono, ME 04473

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 198
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,741
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 302
  • County: Penobscot County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.889, Longitude -68.677
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Orono, ME 04473 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,803
Population in Households 6,924
Population in Familes 3,502
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,879
Population Density1 586
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 2,994
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,263
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,279 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,184 (36.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,810 (55.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 285 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $214,628
Average Home Value $248,438


Median Household Income $35,787
Average Household Income $64,586
Per Capita Income $21,210
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.47%
Households 0.9% 0.67%
Families 0.44% 0.36%
Median Household Income   -0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
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.

Orono, ME 04473 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 04473 to the other 400 ZIP Codes in Maine 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 # 24 94th
Population Density1 # 16 96th
Diversity Index2 # 27 94th
Median Household Income # 335 17th
Per Capita Income # 317 21st

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