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Orono, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Orono had a population of 8,179 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Orono is located at latitude 44.961 and longitude -93.5877 in Hennepin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Orono (see map below) encompass a land area of 16 sq. miles and a water area of 9.15 sq. miles. Hennepin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 971 feet.

The City of Orono (GNIS ID: 2396081) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Orono population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Orono: City of Orono.

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Orono, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,179
Daytime Population: Workers 2,094
Daytime Population: Residents 4,226
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,320
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 8,171
Population in Familes 7,100
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 511
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $136,259
Average Household Income $205,430
Per Capita Income $77,904


Total Housing Units 3,463 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,628 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 452 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 383 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $682,799
Average Home Value $747,802


Total Households 3,080
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 2,314
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.32% 1.19%
Households 1.19% 1.1%
Families 0.99% 1.09%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.34%

Orono, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orono to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 114 88th
Population Density # 483 47th
Diversity Index # 568 37th
Median Household Income # 6 99th
Per Capita Income # 4 100th

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