Orrington, Maine

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Orrington, Maine

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High Points

Orrington strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maine):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 6% Orrington Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 13% Orrington People in Middle Class or Better
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 17% Orrington Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Orrington, Maine

Comparing Orrington to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maine (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 7
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 6
Senior Citizens 3 4
Female Share of the Population 2 4
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
College Educated Adults 8 7
Median Family Income 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 9
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 3 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 3
Housing Recently Built 7 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Affordability of Rents 2 2
People Living Alone 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3

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Orrington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 102 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 198 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Penobscot
Metro Area Bangor
Standard Zip Codes 04474
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.731
Longitude -68.826

Orrington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Distance 41.3 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 24 F
Apr Temp 30 to 50 F
Jul Temp 56 to 77 F
Oct Temp 34 to 55 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
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Orrington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,526 100%
Male 1,762 50%
Female 1,764 50%
Under 18 831 23.6%
18+ 2,695 76.4%
65+ 426 12.1%
Median Age 40.3
Average Family Size 2.89
White 3,494 99.1%
African-American 7 0.2%
Asian 8 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 12 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.1%

Estimated Orrington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,627
Growth 101
Growth % 2.9%

Orrington Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 19.7%
French (except Basque) 14.7%
US/American 12.3%
Irish 11.3%
French Canadian 8.3%
German 8.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
Scottish 4.6%
Swedish 4.1%
Italian 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
Russian 1.2%
Polish 1.1%
European 1.1%
Canadian 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Dutch 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Orrington 3,526 $47,803
Bangor 31,473 $42,047
Brewer 8,987 $46,632
Glenburn 3,964 $44,335
Hampden 6,327 $61,321
Newburgh 1,394 $44,167
Winterport 3,602 $50,041

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Orrington Public Library
Orrington, Maine
(207) 825-4938

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