Orono is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 7,898 people and just one neighborhood, Orono is the 115th largest community in Minnesota.
Real Estate Prices
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.
Occupations and Workforce
Orono is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.70% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Orono is a city of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Orono who work in management occupations (20.76%), sales jobs (18.64%) and business and financial occupations (11.13%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Orono telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.78% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.