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Overview

Introduction to Orono, Maine

Orono, Maine, in Penobscot county, is 115 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 211 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. It is part of the surrounding Bangor metro area.

Orono History

Orono was first settled in by Jeremiah Colburn and Joshua Ayers in 1774. At that time the town was a part of the State of Massachusetts. The town was named after Joseph Orono, a chief of the Penobscot Indians. The town was incorporated on March 12, 1806. Orono is located in Penobscot County, which was established in 1816.

Orono and nearby Attractions

  • Hudson Museum
  • Maine Forest & Logging Museum/ Leonard
  • Maine Folklife Center
  • Page Farm & Home Museum
  • Lamoine State Park
  • Fort Knox State Park

Things To Do In Orono

Orono has several parks and playgrounds. Some of these include Marden Park, Chester G Bridges Tennis Complex, Concert Park, Webster Park and the Clarence B. Beckett Family Track and Field Complex. One can also visit the Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium and Observatory. The Penobscot-Valley Country Club is an ideal destination for golfers. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Twin City Shopping Center and the University Mall Shopping Center.

Orono Transportation

Bangor International is the nearest major airport.

Orono Higher Education

The town is home to the University of Maine. Higher education can also be pursued at the University of Maine at Farmington, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of Southern Maine.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,601
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens10.4%
Employed Population 16+4,150
Age of the Population21

Families

% of people married18.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher63%
Median Earnings25+$36,604
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,923

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,417
% Above Poverty Level67%
% Below Poverty Level33%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work23.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone37.6%
Median Gross Rent$778
Median House Value$194,800

Ancestry

Irish20.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.4%
English12%
French Except Basque10.3%
German8.3%
Italian6.9%
Canadian5%
Polish4.6%
Scottish4.3%
Greek2.2%
Swedish1.7%
Russian1.5%
Welsh1.3%
Ukrainian1.1%
Danishn0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Lithuanian0.6%
Finnish0.6%
African0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Basque0.2%
Czech0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Latvian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Orono Almanac

CategoryValue
County Penobscot County
Standard Zip Codes4473
Company Zip Codes4469
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.9
Approximate Longitude-68.67

Orono Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationORONO
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp8 to 28 F
Apr Temp32 to 52 F
Jul Temp56 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 55 F
Annual Precip40.2 inches
StationBANGOR INTL AP
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp8 to 28 F
Apr Temp33 to 53 F
Jul Temp59 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 57 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationCORINNA
Distance29.2 miles
Jan Temp1 to 26 F
Apr Temp30 to 52 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp33 to 57 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bradley1,587$65,227
Eddington2,188$74,063
Glenburn4,598$71,908
Milford2,166$58,371
Old Town7,655$52,869
Veazie1,927$70,114

Orono Public Libraries

Orono Public Library
39 PINE STREET
Orono, Maine
(207) 866-5060

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Orono Public Schools

Asa C Adams School
6 Goodridge Drive
ZIP: 4473
(207) 866-2151
Primary
Total Enrollment 278
Orono High School
14 Goodridge Drive
ZIP: 4473
(207) 866-4916
High
Total Enrollment 344
Orono Middle School
14 Goodridge Drive
ZIP: 4473
(207) 866-2350
Middle
Total Enrollment 152
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