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0.08% growth
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-5.76% decline
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-4.71% decline
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4.46% growth

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The economy of Orono, ME employs 4,084 people. The economy of Orono, ME is specialized in Educational Services; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 4.17; 2.22; and 1.46 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Orono, ME are Educational Services (1,600), Healthcare & Social Assistance (505), and Retail trade (483), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($44,286), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($41,563), and Healthcare & Social Assistance ($22,614).

Median household income in Orono, ME is $39,464. Males in Orono, ME have an average income that is 1.11 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,328. The income inequality of Orono, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Orono, ME. In Penobscot County, ME the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 131 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,287. Penobscot County, ME has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Maine.


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Orono, ME is home to a population of 9,522 people, from which 97% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Orono, ME is composed of 8,629 White residents (90.6%), 280 Two+ residents (2.94%), 201 Asian residents (2.11%), 161 Black residents (1.69%), and 154 Hispanic residents (1.62%). The most common foreign languages in Orono, ME are Spanish (152 speakers), French (107 speakers), and Chinese (73 speakers), but compared to other places, Orono, ME has a relative high number of Scandinavian (17 speakers), French (107 speakers), and Other Native North American (16 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Orono, ME awarded 2,119 degrees. The student population of Orono, ME is skewed towards females, with 1,007 male students and 1,112 female students. Most students in Orono, ME are White (1,707 and 80.6%), followed by Unknown (167 and 7.88%), Asian (35 and 1.65%), and Two or more races (34 and 1.6%). The largest universities in Orono, ME by number of graduates are University of Maine (2,119 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Orono, ME are General Psychology (101 and 4.77%), General Business Administration & Management (86 and 4.06%), and Registered Nursing (77 and 3.63%). The median tuition costs in Orono, ME are N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,370 and $26,640 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Orono, ME is $201,500, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $192,900 to $201,500, a 4.46% increase. The homeownership rate of Orono, ME is 40.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Orono, ME have an average commute time of 14.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Orono, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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