Orono is a city located in Penobscot County Maine. With a 2020 population of 10,327, it is the 12th largest city in Maine and the 4027th largest city in the United States. Orono is currently growing at a rate of 0.69% annually and its population has increased by 1.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,185 in 2020. Spanning over 8 miles, Orono has a population density of 1,467 people per square mile.
The average household income in Orono is $60,289 with a poverty rate of 35.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $927 per month, and the median house value is $173,700. The median age in Orono is 21.6 years, 21.6 years for males, and 21.5 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Oronowas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 76.98%.
88.57% of Orono residents speak only English, while 11.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.28% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Orono is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Orono is Multiple, with 33.16% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 61.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.46%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Orono
91.49% of Orono residents were born in the United States, with 38.86% having been born in Maine. 5.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.