Orono, ME Profile: Facts & Data


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Orono, Maine - Basic Facts

The Orono Census Designated Place had a population of 10,163 as of July 1, 2018. Orono ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Orono is located at latitude 44.8783 and longitude -68.6881 in Penobscot County. The formal boundaries for the Orono Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.66 sq. miles. Penobscot County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 125 feet.

The Orono Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377947) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Orono Census Designated Place is located within Town of Orono, a minor civil division (MCD) of Penobscot County.

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Orono, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,163
Population in Households 6,206
Population in Familes 2,856
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,957
Population Density2 1,443
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $38,790
Average Household Income $65,834
Per Capita Income $20,833


Total Housing Units 2,898 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,039 (35.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,623 (56.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 236 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $218,676
Average Home Value $246,824


Total Households 2,662
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,008
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.85% 0.54%
Households 0.94% 0.7%
Families 0.32% 0.32%
Median Household Income   3.5%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

Orono, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orono to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 13 91st
Population Density # 7 95th
Diversity Index # 19 86th
Median Household Income # 93 29th
Per Capita Income # 115 12th

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