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Orono is a city in Hennepin County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.
The community was named for Orono, ME
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Orono. For links to other places called Orono, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Orono is 44.971N. The longitude is -93.604W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 971 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,790.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Orono demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hennepin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Twin Cities area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55384 ZIP code.
24% of Orono residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Orono ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Orono was $65,825, compared with $21,587 nationally.
51% of Orono residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Orono, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $788. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,827.
Newspapers in Orono include Wayzata-Orono-Long Lake Sun Sailor
Hennepin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Orono political report.
The average commute time for Orono workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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