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Orono is a town in Penobscot County, in the Bangor metro area.

The community was named after Penobscot Chief Joseph Orono

The latitude of Orono is 44.883N. The longitude is -68.672W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 243 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 9,112.


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Median household income
Local
$30,619
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Orono demographic reports
Orono is on the Penobscot River
Former and merged names include:
· Stillwater
Boomed with the growth of the lumber business in the early 1800s
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.2 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Maine Folklife Center, Hudson Museum, Page Farm & Home Museum, Planetarium, Maine Forest & Logging Museum/Leonard
Colleges and universities: University of Maine
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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8% of Orono residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $14,813, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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48% of Orono residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Orono include Orono Main Street Historic District, University of Maine at Orono Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Orono, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $464.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,084.


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Libraries in Orono include Orono Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Orono workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Orono include Best Western, University Inn Academic Suites.

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