Orono, Minnesota

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Orono, Minnesota
City
Motto: "The Lakeshore City"[1]
Location of Oronowithin Hennepin County, Minnesota
Location of Orono
within Hennepin County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°58′16″N 93°36′14″W / 44.97111°N 93.60389°W / 44.97111; -93.60389Coordinates: 44°58′16″N 93°36′14″W / 44.97111°N 93.60389°W / 44.97111; -93.60389
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Hennepin
Founded 1889
Incorporated 1955
Government
 • Mayor Lili McMillan [2]
Area
 • Total 25.0 sq mi (64.8 km2)
 • Land 16.1 sq mi (41.6 km2)
 • Water 8.9 sq mi (23.2 km2)
Elevation 935 ft (296 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 7,437
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 7,720
 • Density 468.9/sq mi (181.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 55300, 55391, 55399, 55356
Area code(s) 952
FIPS code 27-48580[5]
GNIS feature ID 0648996[6]
Website www.ci.orono.mn.us

Orono (/ˈɒrən/ ORR-ə-noh) is an affluent city commanding the northern shores of Lake Minnetonka in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 7,437 at the 2010 census.[7]

History[edit]

The city was named after the Maine town of Orono on the suggestion of earlier residents.[8][9]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.15 square miles (65.14 km2), of which 15.98 square miles (41.39 km2) is land and 9.17 square miles (23.75 km2) is water.[10] U.S. Highway 12 serves as a main route.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 7,538
2010 7,437 −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 7,437 people, 2,826 households, and 2,155 families residing in the city. The population density was 465.4 inhabitants per square mile (179.7/km2). There were 3,209 housing units at an average density of 200.8 per square mile (77.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.5% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 2,826 households of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.7% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 45.7 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.7% were from 25 to 44; 38.8% were from 45 to 64; and 12.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 7,538 people, 2,766 households, and 2,196 families residing in the city. The population density was 468.9 people per square mile (181.0/km²). There were 2,909 housing units at an average density of 181.0 per square mile (69.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.73% White, 0.27% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.

There were 2,766 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.8% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 32.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $88,314, and the median income for a family was $101,114. Males had a median income of $61,913 versus $34,964 for females. The per capita income for the city was $65,825. About 0.5% of families and 1.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.0% of those under age 18 and 1.6% of those age 65 or over.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Orono Minnesota". City of Orono Minnesota. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.ci.orono.mn.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={B8968D4B-CEFF-4250-9162-083255ADBBD7}
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  8. ^ Facts - City of Orono, Minnesota
  9. ^ "Profile for Orono, Minnesota, MN". ePodunk. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 

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