Orono, Maine

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Population in 2010: 9,474.
Population change since 2000: +14.8%
Males: 4,768  (50.3%)
Females: 4,706  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

21.7 years
Maine median age:

44.6 years

Zip codes: 04469, 04473.

Orono Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,481 (it was $30,262 in 2000)
Orono:

$41,481
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,926 (it was $14,252 in 2000)

Orono CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $181,470 (it was $110,100 in 2000)
Orono:

$181,470
ME:

$191,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $160,246; detached houses: $176,830; townhouses or other attached units: $158,050; in 2-unit structures: $148,031; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $170,317; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $210,633; mobile homes: $58,812; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $11,169

Median gross rent in 2017: $975.

March 2019 cost of living index in Orono: 98.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 37.5%
(37.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.2% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.5% for American Indian residents, 42.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Orono, ME (2017)
    • 8,56588.2%White alone
    • 3393.5%Asian alone
    • 3203.3%Two or more races
    • 2112.2%Hispanic
    • 1982.0%Black alone
    • 890.9%American Indian alone

Races in Orono detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Orono, Maine as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Orono is 1,922 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Orono by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(9.7)
2
(21.1)
2
(20.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.3)
1
(9.3)
5
(43.9)
4
(34.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(9.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.3)
3
(30.8)
2
(20.6)
1
(9.7)
1
(9.7)
2
(19.3)
1
(9.4)
1
(9.3)
1
(9.3)
1
(9.3)
2
(17.5)
1
(8.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(29.2)
1
(10.6)
3
(30.8)
3
(30.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.7)
1
(9.7)
1
(9.6)
1
(9.4)
3
(27.9)
4
(37.2)
2
(18.6)
2
(17.5)
5
(43.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
22
(214.0)
20
(211.3)
22
(225.9)
33
(338.4)
20
(206.0)
19
(184.6)
28
(270.2)
27
(260.5)
33
(309.5)
25
(232.4)
21
(195.3)
22
(204.2)
13
(114.0)
11
(96.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
172
(1,673)
156
(1,649)
149
(1,530)
175
(1,795)
155
(1,597)
144
(1,399)
168
(1,621)
175
(1,689)
152
(1,425)
99
(920.3)
140
(1,302)
102
(946.9)
59
(517.5)
75
(655.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(48.6)
2
(21.1)
3
(30.8)
2
(20.5)
4
(41.2)
2
(19.4)
2
(19.3)
3
(28.9)
1
(9.4)
5
(46.5)
3
(27.9)
1
(9.3)
7
(61.4)
4
(34.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(9.7)
3
(31.7)
1
(10.3)
2
(20.5)
1
(10.3)
2
(19.4)
1
(9.7)
1
(9.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)102.3101.4105.2112.587.875.390.195.891.665.285.766.877.575.0

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City-data.com crime index in Orono, ME

Crime rate in Orono detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.22
Maine average:

1.69
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Ancestries: Irish (17.9%), English (11.9%), French (10.2%), French Canadian (6.4%), German (4.7%), American (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/12/1806

Elevation: 132 feet

Land area: 7.28 square miles.

Population density: 1,301 people per square mile   (low).

Orono, Maine map

689 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe, 1.8% Asia).

This place:

7.1%
Maine:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,771 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,353 (2.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (115.9 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (214.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (384.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Bradley, ME (1.9 miles ),
Old Town, ME (1.9 miles ),
Veazie, ME (2.0 miles ),
Milford, ME (2.0 miles ),
Eddington, ME (2.7 miles ),
Bangor, ME (2.8 miles ),
Brewer, ME (2.9 miles ),
Glenburn, ME (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 44.89 N, Longitude: 68.67 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,388 (+24.8%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,971 (46.9%)

Area code: 207

Distribution of median household income in Orono, ME in 2017
Distribution of house value in Orono, ME in 2017
Orono satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $81,600
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2002: 25 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $77,700
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2006: 19 buildings, average cost: $199,400
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $226,100
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $173,600
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $128,500
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $202,300
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $154,300
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $154,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Orono, ME residents
Average permit cost in Orono, ME
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Maine:

3.8%
Historical population in Orono, ME
Historical housing units in Orono, ME
Most common industries in Orono, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (34.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (31.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.7%)
  • Construction (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (38.2%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Orono, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (8.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (11.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Computer specialists (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.9%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)

Average climate in Orono, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Orono, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.4. This is better than average.

City:

59.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.26. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.26
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Orono-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 45.7 miles away from Orono center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 249.7 miles away from Orono center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 287.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 174.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.2 miles away from Orono center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Penobscot County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Snows: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Orono topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Orono:

  • TREATS FALLS HOUSE (2 HILLSIDE RD)
  • ORONO COMMONS (117 BENNOCH RD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Orono:

  • ELIZABETH LEVINSON CENTER (Hospital, about 6 miles away; BANGOR, ME)
  • MAINE VETERANS HOME - BANGOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BANGOR, ME)
  • STILLWATER HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BANGOR, ME)
  • ACADIA HOSPITAL,THE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BANGOR, ME)
  • TAYLOR HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BANGOR, ME)
  • EASTERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; BANGOR, ME)
  • ROSS MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BANGOR, ME)

College/University in Orono:

  • University of Maine (Full-time enrollment: 8,931; Location: 168 College Avenue; Public; Website: www.umaine.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Orono:

  • Husson University (about 8 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 68 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 75 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 116 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 116 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 117 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • University of New England (about 131 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)

Public high school in Orono:

Public elementary/middle schools in Orono:

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Library in Orono:

  • ORONO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $310,781; Location: 16 GOODRIDGE DRIVE; 32,655 books; 1,736 audio materials; 1,659 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 75 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • WLBZ 2 in Bangor is now owned by Gannett, Inc. of McLean, Va owner/publisher of USA Today

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Orono: University Dock and Picnic Area (A), Maynard F Jordan Planetarium and Observatory (B), DTA Village (C), Penobscot-Valley Country Club (D), University of Maine Volunteer Ambulance Corps (E), York Hall and Commons (F), Winslow Hall (G), Wingate Hall (H), Wells Common and Conference Center (I), University of Maine Visitor Center (J), University of Maine Museum of Art (K), University of Maine Fire Station and Depot (L), Tylor Hall (M), Thompson Honors Center (N), The Maples Building (O), Stodder Hall and Commons (P), Stewart Commons (Q), South Stevens Hall (R), South Annex C (S), South Annex B (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: University Mall Shopping Center (1), Twin City Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Orono include: Faith Baptist Church (A), Church of Universal Fellowship (B), Saint Marys Catholic Church (C), Saint James Episcopal Church (D), Our Lady of Wisdom Chapel (E), Orono United Methodist Church (F), Newman Center (G), Maine Christian Association (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Stillwater River Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

River: Stillwater River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Orono include: Mahoney Diamond (1), Orono Main Street Historic District (2), North Athletic Fields (3), Marden Park (4), Concert Park (5), Clarence B Beckett Family Track and Field Complex (6), Chester G Bridges Tennis Complex (7), Alumni Stadium (8), Webster Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Best Western Black Bear Inn & Conference (4 Godfrey Dr).

Birthplace of: Erasmus M. Smithers - Pioneer, Wallace Rider Farrington - Sixth Territorial Governor of Hawaii, Eva McDonald Valesh - Journalist.

Penobscot County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Orono and their reported violations in the past:

ORONO-VEAZIE WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 5,318, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-10-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-06-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-23-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
PUSHAW LAKE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 254, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PRAYS MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 183, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-08-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-18-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-19-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-18-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-18-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-13-2009), St Intentional no-action (APR-30-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-20-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-20-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-13-2009)
  • 14 routine major monitoring violations
  • 69 regular monitoring violations
HAPPY ACRES HALL (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-12-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-30-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HAVASU PINES MHP (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2008), St Intentional no-action (AUG-24-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-11-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2008), St Intentional no-action (AUG-24-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-11-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-20-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2008)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
HAVASU PINES MHP #1 (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2008), St Intentional no-action (AUG-09-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-11-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2008), St Intentional no-action (AUG-09-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-11-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-20-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
DEER RUN APTS (Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
BENJAMIN RIVER APTS (Population served: 31, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-11-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-17-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-17-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2005)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Orono that have no violations reported:

  • PERSISTENCE SENIORS HOUSING (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

39.9%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.6%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Orono in 2010:

  • 3,688 people in college/university student housing
  • 177 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Orono in 2000:

  • 2,989 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 94 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in other nonhousehold living situations
Arena or stadium:
  • Alfond Arena. University of Maine.

Banks with branches in Orono (2011 data):

  • People's United Bank: Orono Branch at 69 Main Street, branch established on 1972/05/22. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • Bangor Savings Bank: Orono Branch at 110 Park Street, branch established on 1978/04/18. Info updated 2008/12/02: Bank assets: $2,556.3 mil, Deposits: $1,940.3 mil, headquarters in Bangor, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Bangor Bancorp, Mhc

For population 15 years and over in Orono:

Marital status in Orono, ME
  • Never married: 71.1%
  • Now married: 17.6%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

For population 25 years and over in Orono:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 61.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 34.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Maine average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Orono
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Orono, ME (based on Penobscot County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,58115
Mainline Protestant9,71559
Evangelical Protestant7,52380
Other2,93622
Orthodox3001
None116,868-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
Here:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 38
This county:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
This county:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
Here:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.0%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Penobscot County:

28.0%
Maine:

25.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.5%
State:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

58.3%
Maine:

49.7%

Average BMI:
Orono:

27.1
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.2%
Maine:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Orono:

9.3%
Maine:

9.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

25.4%
Maine:

34.9%

General health condition:
Orono:

64.6%
Maine:

58.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Orono:

82.5%
State:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Orono, ME Residents

4.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Maine average:

5.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hancock County, ME  0.46% ($39,233 average AGI)
from Somerset County, ME  0.31% ($32,551)
from Waldo County, ME  0.30% ($35,315)


5.36% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Maine average:

5.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cumberland County, ME  0.52% ($78,156 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.43% ($64,636)
to Waldo County, ME  0.35% ($39,428)
Businesses in Orono, ME
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1U-Haul1
Circle K3U.S. Cellular1
Dunkin Donuts1UPS2
FedEx1Wendy's1
Subway1

Strongest AM radio stations in Orono:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WNZS (1340 AM; 1 kW; VEAZIE, ME; Owner: WATERFRONT COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Orono:

  • WMEB-FM (91.9 FM; ORONO, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBZN (107.3 FM; OLD TOWN, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WLKE (99.1 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W275AE (102.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHSN (89.3 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: HUSSON COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Orono:

  • WMEB-TV (Channel 12; ORONO, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLBZ (Channel 2; BANGOR, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBGR-LP (Channel 33; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: MAINE FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W66CL (Channel 66; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBAN-LP (Channel 9; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WABI-TV (Channel 5; BANGOR, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)
  • WCKD-LP (Channel 30; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: J. MCLEOD, ME FAMILY B/CING., INC.)
  • WVII-TV (Channel 7; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFVX-LP (Channel 22; BANGOR, ME; Owner: ROCKFLEET BROADCASTING III, LLC)
  • W39CC (Channel 39; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W42BZ (Channel 42; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W50BX (Channel 50; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54CG (Channel 54; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W36CK (Channel 36; BANGOR, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Orono fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Orono fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 184ft / 55.9mTotal length
  • 35,033Total average daily traffic
  • 1,748Total average daily truck traffic
  • 49,251Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Orono)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Orono, ME)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 80 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Orono)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Orono)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$153,78019$136,08953$136,0497$80,71114$132,8181$27,830
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$118,8003$136,3370$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$133,2501$114,03014$127,7742$36,8252$152,4651$18,050
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$08$140,9360$01$89,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$274,0000$04$169,3350$01$101,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0061.00 , 0062.00, 0063.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$93,8750$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$126,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$101,530
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0061.00 , 0062.00, 0063.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Orono, ME
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Orono, ME - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 32. The highest number of reported fires - 63 took place in 2016, and the least - 2 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Orono, ME When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (67.0%), and Outside Fires (22.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Orono, ME
    • 34567.0%Structure Fires
    • 11722.7%Outside Fires
    • 479.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 61.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Orono, ME

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Orono, Maine:

  • Best Western Black Bear Inn, 4 Godfrey Dr, Orono, Maine 04473 , Phone: (207) 866-7120, Fax: (207) 866-7433
  • University Inn Academic Suites, LLC, 5 College Ave, Orono, Maine 04473 , Phone: (207) 866-4921, Fax: (207) 866-4550
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Orono, Maine
Most common first names in Orono, ME among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4682.6 years
William3073.3 years
John2976.6 years
Joseph2475.4 years
George2378.6 years
Dorothy2179.3 years
Helen1986.8 years
Edward1878.2 years
Donald1869.8 years
Robert1781.3 years
Most common last names in Orono, ME among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2079.8 years
Sullivan1471.6 years
Perkins1381.1 years
Martin1173.5 years
Nadeau1179.5 years
Page1177.5 years
Myers1163.7 years
Cunningham883.3 years
Dall884.1 years
King877.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Orono, ME
  • 56.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 22.4%Utility gas
  • 8.4%Wood
  • 6.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.1%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Orono, ME
  • 37.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.6%Electricity
  • 20.2%Utility gas
  • 11.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used


Orono compared to Maine state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Orono on our top lists:

  • #34 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 males in this group)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 1,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 females in this group)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 500+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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