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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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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.
48% of Orono residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Orono include Orono Main Street Historic District, University of Maine at Orono Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Orono, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $464. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,084.
Libraries in Orono include Orono Public Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Orono workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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