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Orofino is a city in Clearwater County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Orofino Creek, which was named for the mining community of Oro Fino, now a ghost town.

The latitude of Orofino is 46.479N. The longitude is -116.254W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,030 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,151.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$30,580
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Orofino demographic reports
Orofino is on the Clearwater River.
Founded when the Nez Perce Reservation opened to settlement in 1895.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Lumberjack Days - Sept. 14-16, 2007
  • Clearwater County Fair - Sept. 13-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Orofino web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Dworshak State Park
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.)
Record high: The state's highest temperature on record was reported here on July 28, 1934, at 118 degrees

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Orofino demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clearwater County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 83544 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Orofino residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Orofino ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Orofino was $14,563, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Orofino residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Orofino include Orofino Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Orofino, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $340.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $708.


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Libraries in Orofino include Clearwater Memorial ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Orofino include Clearwater Tribune, Window on the Clearwater

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Politics

Clearwater County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Orofino political report.

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The average commute time for Orofino workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Orofino include Best Western Lodge Rivers Edge.

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