Orono, Maine

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Population in 2010: 9,474. Population change since 2000: +14.8%
Males: 4,964  (52.4%)
Females: 4,510  (47.6%)
Median resident age:  21.6 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04473.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,514 (it was $30,262 in 2000)
Orono:

$32,514
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,011 (it was $14,252 in 2000)

Orono CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $186,301 (it was $110,100 in 2000)
Orono:

$186,301
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $222,870; Detached houses: $216,782; Townhouses or other attached units: $217,814; In 2-unit structures: $166,504; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $311,838; In 5-or-more-unit structures: over $1,000,000; Mobile homes: $16,725

Median gross rent in 2012: $878.

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Orono races chart
  • White alone - 8,422 (91.9%)
  • Asian alone - 264 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 176 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 166 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 83 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 58 (0.6%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Orono: 101.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (12.7%), Irish (11.7%), English (11.0%), German (9.5%), French (8.3%), French Canadian (5.5%).

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,ME real estate house value index trend

Orono, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Orono:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 62.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 33.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Orono CDP:

  • Never married: 72.7%
  • Now married: 18.1%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 3.7%

570 residents are foreign born (2.6% Europe, 1.9% Asia, 1.0% North America).

This place:  6.2%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Orono, Maine as of January 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Orono to the number of sex offenders is 1,270 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,709 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,167 (1.5%)

Orono satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.89 N, Longitude: 68.67 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,516 (+27.4%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 2,299 (55.2%)

Area code: 207

Orono household income distribution Orono home values distribution

Crime rates in Orono by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1100112200000
per 100,000 9.410.90.00.010.89.721.120.50.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 1101010132112
per 100,000 9.410.90.010.90.09.70.010.330.820.69.79.719.3
Assaults 4201031330111
per 100,000 37.721.70.010.90.029.210.630.830.80.09.79.79.6
Burglaries 23181426232220223320192827
per 100,000 216.7195.7151.3282.9249.4214.0211.3225.9338.4206.0184.6270.2260.5
Thefts 141153154139166172156149175155144168175
per 100,000 1328.41663.81664.71512.21799.81673.01648.51530.21794.71596.61399.41621.51688.5
Auto thefts 01276452324223
per 100,000 0.0130.575.765.343.448.621.130.820.541.219.419.328.9
Arson 0001613121211
per 100,000 0.00.00.010.965.19.731.710.320.510.319.49.79.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 84.0104.381.288.799.199.898.9102.5109.785.673.487.993.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Orono detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Maine average:

1.70
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (37%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Educational services (39%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Orono: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Orono, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Orono, Maine average temperatures Orono, Maine average precipitation Orono, Maine humidity Orono, Maine wind speed Orono, Maine snowfall Orono, Maine sunshine Orono, Maine clear and cloudy days

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 the city 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 Orono 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 the city 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 (12).
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

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

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:

See full list of schools located in Orono

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

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 54.3. This is better than average.

City:

54.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.36. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.36
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.5%
(28.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 33.1% for two or more races residents)
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

Orono, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Orono compared to Maine state average:

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Orono, Maine:

  • Best Western Black Bear Inn, 4 Godfrey Dr, Orono, ME 04473 , Phone: (207) 866-7120, Fax: (207) 866-7433
  • Link View Motel, 377 Main St, Orono, ME 04473 , Phone: (207) 866-7020
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Orono, Maine

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Orono travel time to work - commute Orono mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (50%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Orono CDP (based on Penobscot County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.68%
Here: 33.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal Church
Adherents57.6%9.9%5.0%4.6%2.5%
Congregations13.6%14.4%10.6%10.6%4.5%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesJewishLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%2.1%2.0%1.6%12.0%
Congregations0.8%4.5%2.3%2.3%36.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
Penobscot County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Penobscot County:

28.0%
Maine:

25.0%

5.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($499 average AGI)
Penobscot County:

0.18%
Maine average:

0.12%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hancock County, ME  0.46% ($28,576 average AGI)
from Aroostook County, ME  0.36% ($26,056)
from Somerset County, ME  0.34% ($27,144)


5.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,588 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($335 average AGI)
Penobscot County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cumberland County, ME  0.48% ($31,894 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.46% ($39,561)
to Waldo County, ME  0.38% ($34,254)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Orono, Maine:
  • Fatal accident count: 25
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 36
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 28
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 59
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Maine average:
  • Fatal accident count: 55
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 79
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 61
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 132
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
See more detailed statistics of Orono fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 42
  • Hazardous Condition: 59
  • Service Call: 11

Incident types - Orono

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Orono, ME
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
Businesses in Orono, ME
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1U-Haul1
Circle K3U.S. Cellular1
Dunkin Donuts1UPS2
FedEx1Wendy's1
Subway1

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  • #94 (04473) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other Arab first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Adriaan Reinhard Pieter Van Heiningen (7)
  • Todd O'Brien (6)
  • Carl P. Tripp (4)
  • Karl D. Bishop (4)
  • Adriaan Van Heiningen (3)
  • Haixuan Zou (3)
  • Fred Hewitt Smith (3)
  • Mauricio Pereira Da Cunha (3)
  • G. Peter Van Walsum (3)
  • Robert T. O'Neil (2)

Total of 68 patent applications in 2008-2015.

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