Oronoco, Minnesota

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Oronoco, Minnesota
City
Oronoco Town Hall
Oronoco Town Hall
Motto: "Home of Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush"[1]
Location of Oronoco, Minnesota
Location of Oronoco, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°9′41″N 92°32′29″W / 44.16139°N 92.54139°W / 44.16139; -92.54139
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Olmsted
Area[2]
 • Total 2.81 sq mi (7.28 km2)
 • Land 2.49 sq mi (6.45 km2)
 • Water 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
Elevation 974 ft (297 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,300
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,320
 • Density 522.1/sq mi (201.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55960
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-48598[5]
GNIS feature ID 0649000[6]
Website http://www.oronoco.com/

Oronoco is a city in Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States, along the Middle Fork of the Zumbro River. The population was 1,300 at the 2010 census.[7]

History[edit]

The city was named by early settler Dr. Hector Galloway for the similarly spelled Orinoco, a large river in South America.[8] A village was founded in 1854 and platted in 1855. The village incorporated as a city on March 6, 1968. Oronoco Township, which is adjacent on three sides, was organized in 1858.[9] It is a bedroom community for nearby Rochester

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.81 square miles (7.28 km2), of which 2.49 square miles (6.45 km2) is land and 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 564
1980 574 1.8%
1990 727 26.7%
2000 883 21.5%
2010 1,300 47.2%
Est. 2012 1,320 1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2012 Estimate[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,300 people, 451 households, and 357 families residing in the city. The population density was 522.1 inhabitants per square mile (201.6 /km2). There were 477 housing units at an average density of 191.6 per square mile (74.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.2% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.0% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 451 households of which 45.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.6% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.8% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.25.

The median age in the city was 36 years. 31.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.3% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 8.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 883 people, 335 households, and 253 families residing in the city. The population density was 482.8 people per square mile (186.3/km²). There were 343 housing units at an average density of 187.6 per square mile (72.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.40% White, 0.11% Native American, 1.13% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.81% of the population.

There were 335 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $67,656, and the median income for a family was $72,396. Males had a median income of $47,153 versus $35,694 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,965. About 0.8% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

U.S. Route 52 serves as a main route in the community.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Oronco Minnesota". City of Oronco Minnesota. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  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. ^ "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. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Oronoco, Minnesota, MN". ePodunk. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ Upham, Warren (2001) [1979]. Minnesota Place Names (3rd ed. ed.). St. Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society. p. 416. ISBN 0-87351-396-7. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved June 5, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 44°09′58″N 92°32′06″W / 44.16611°N 92.53500°W / 44.16611; -92.53500