Orono, Maine Population 2024

10,116

Orono is a city located in Penobscot County Maine. Orono has a 2024 population of 10,116. Orono is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 6.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,523 in 2020.

The average household income in Orono is $81,583 with a poverty rate of 30.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Orono is 21.9 years, 22.1 years for males, and 21.7 years for females.

Orono Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Orono was:

  • White: 87.75%
  • Asian: 4.42%
  • Two or more races: 4.12%
  • Black or African American: 2.45%
  • Other race: 1.11%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Maine
Land Area (mi²)
7.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,436.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.23% (593)
The current population of Orono, Maine is 10,116 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,523.

Orono, Maine Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,87787.75%
Asian4474.42%
Two or more races4174.12%
Black or African American2482.45%
Other race1121.11%
Native American150.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Orono Population by Race

Orono Population Pyramid 2024

Orono Median Age

21.9

Total

22.1

Male

21.7

Female

Orono Adults

There are 9,440 adults, (1,220 of whom are seniors) in Orono.

Orono Age Dependency

23.1

Age Dependency Ratio

14.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

8.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Orono Sex Ratio

Female4,88348.27%
Male5,23351.73%

Orono Population by Age

Orono Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,8532.3543.156.9
Non Family1,7002.0221.378.7
Married8962.7672.827.2
Male1913.2283.816.2
Female662.7183.316.7
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2.73

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

43.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Orono Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Orono Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Orono Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 84.93%.

Orono Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,984

Average Earnings

$60,662

Average Male

$41,897

Average Female

Orono Earnings by Educational Attainment

Orono Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Orono Language

90.32% of Orono residents speak only English, while 9.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.37% of the population.

Orono Language

Orono Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,9231,72729.16%
Hispanic19011661.05%
Black1029694.12%
Multiple2897224.91%
Other975657.73%
Asian2145023.36%
Native1515100%
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30.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.66%

Male Poverty Rate

33.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orono

The race most likely to be in poverty in Orono is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orono is Asian, with 23.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 54.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.52%.

Orono Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.93%
Some College26.79%
High School25.55%
Bachelors or Greater3.19%
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Orono Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed90.41%
Female Employed29.04%
Male Unemployed24.39%
Male Employed20.87%
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Orono Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Orono Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Orono Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

19.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

21.0%

Male Marriage Rate

18.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Orono Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Orono Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Orono Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Orono Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

435

Number of Veterans

334

Male Veterans

101

Female Veterans

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Orono Veterans by War

count

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Orono Veterans by Age

count

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Orono Veterans by Race

Orono Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orono Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.5%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Orono Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Orono Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Orono Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

44.85%

Born in Orono

93.01%

Native Born

6.99%

Foreign Born

4.81%

Non Citizen

2.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.01% of Orono residents were born in the United States, with 44.85% having been born in Maine. 4.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Orono Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202410,116
202310,116
202210,116-310-2.97%
202110,4269039.48%
20209,523-18-0.19%
20199,541670.71%
20189,474-193-2%
20179,667660.69%
20169,601790.83%
20159,52280.08%
20149,5141371.46%
20139,3772082.27%
20129,1692282.55%
20118,941-533-5.63%
20109,474
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Orono Population by Year