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Oronoco is a city in Olmsted County, in the Rochester metro area.
The community was named for the Orinoco River of South America
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Oronoco. For links to other places called Oronoco, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Oronoco is 44.166N. The longitude is -92.534W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 974 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 891.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oronoco demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Olmsted County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Rochester area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55960 ZIP code.
37% of Oronoco residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oronoco ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oronoco was $27,965, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Oronoco residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Oronoco, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $575. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,107.
Olmsted County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oronoco political report.
The average commute time for Oronoco workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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