Orono, Maine Population 2022

10,327
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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.

Orono Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Oronowas:

  • White: 87.10%
  • Two or more races: 4.70%
  • Asian: 4.24%
  • Black or African American: 3.19%
  • Other race: 0.63%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Orono, Maine is 10,327 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,185.

Orono, Maine Population 2022

Population by Race

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Orono Population by Race

Orono Population Pyramid 2022

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Orono Median Age

21.7


Total

22


Male

21.6


Female

Orono Adults

There are 8,867 adults, (1,033 of whom are seniors) in Orono.

Orono Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

13.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

8.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Orono Sex Ratio

Female

4,639

48.71%

Male

4,884

51.29%

Orono Population by Age

Orono Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Orono Household Types

41.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Orono Households and Families

2.67

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Orono Households by Type

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Orono Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Orono Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Orono Educational Attainment by Race

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$39,871

Average Earnings

$41,250

Average Male

$38,011

Average Female

Orono Earnings by Educational Attainment

Orono Language by Age

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Orono Language

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.

Orono Language

Orono Poverty by Race

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35.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.05%

Male Poverty Rate

34.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orono

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%.

Orono Poverty

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Orono Poverty Rate by Education

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Orono Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Orono Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Orono Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

20.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

20.0%

Male Marriage Rate

21.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Orono Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Orono Marital Status by Race

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Orono Marital Status

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357

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Orono Veterans by War

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Orono Veterans by Age

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Orono Veterans by Race

Orono Veterans by Education

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14.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orono Veterans by Education

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53.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Orono Employment by Age

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Orono Employment by Race

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Orono Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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38.86%

Born in Orono

91.49%

Native Born

8.51%

Foreign Born

5.34%

Non Citizen

3.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Orono Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Orono Population by Year