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Orono, MN
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Orono profile

Living in Orono

Orono is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 2,034 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Orono is the 114th largest community in Minnesota.

Orono home prices are not only among the most expensive in Minnesota, but Orono real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Of important note, Orono is also a city of artists. Orono has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Orono’s character.

Also of interest is that Orono has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 25.51% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Orono is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Orono a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Orono has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Orono’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Orono, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Orono is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 68.43% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Orono in 2018 was $126,518, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $506,072 for a family of four.

The people who call Orono home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Orono residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Orono include German, Norwegian, English, Irish, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Orono is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Miao/Hmong.