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Orono (/ˈɒrənoʊ/) is a town in Penobscot
Penobscot
County, Maine, United States. Located on the Penobscot
Penobscot
and Stillwater rivers, it was first settled by Europeans in 1774 and named in honor of Chief Joseph Orono, a sachem of the Penobscot
Penobscot
nation. It is home to the University of Maine. The town's population was 10,362 at the 2010 census.

Contents

1 Geography

1.1 Climate

2 Demographics

2.1 2010 census 2.2 2000 census

3 Notable people 4 Points of interest 5 References 6 External links

Geography[edit] According to the United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau, the town has a total area of 19.60 square miles (50.76 km2), of which, 18.19 square miles (47.11 km2) of it is land and 1.41 square miles (3.65 km2) is water.[1] The town is divided by the Stillwater River, a branch of the Penobscot
Penobscot
River. It occupies part of Marsh Island, which is surrounded by the Penobscot
Penobscot
and the Stillwater, and the remainder of the town is on the mainland. The Orono Dam
Orono Dam
impounds the Stillwater River at its confluence with the Penobscot River
Penobscot River
near downtown Orono.[3] Climate[edit] This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Orono has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[4] Demographics[edit]

Historical population

Census Pop.

1810 351

1820 415

18.2%

1830 1,472

254.7%

1840 1,521

3.3%

1850 2,785

83.1%

1860 2,533

−9.0%

1870 2,888

14.0%

1880 2,245

−22.3%

1890 2,790

24.3%

1900 3,257

16.7%

1910 3,555

9.1%

1920 3,133

−11.9%

1930 3,338

6.5%

1940 3,702

10.9%

1950 7,504

102.7%

1960 8,341

11.2%

1970 9,989

19.8%

1980 10,578

5.9%

1990 10,573

0.0%

2000 9,112

−13.8%

2010 10,362

13.7%

Est. 2014 10,670 [5] 3.0%

U.S. Decennial Census[6]

Orono town offices

See also: Orono (CDP), Maine 2010 census[edit] As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 10,363 people, 2,831 households, and 1,229 families residing in the town. The population density was 569.7 inhabitants per square mile (220.0/km2). There were 3,089 housing units at an average density of 169.8 per square mile (65.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.7% White, 1.2% African American, 1.1% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population. There were 2,831 households of which 17.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.9% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 56.6% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.77. The median age in the town was 21.8 years. 8.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 55.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 12.2% were from 25 to 44; 13.1% were from 45 to 64; and 10.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.8% male and 48.2% female. 2000 census[edit] As of the census[7] of 2000, the town had a population of 9,112 people, 2,691 households, and 1,291 families residing in the town. The population density is 500.3 people per square mile (193.2/km²). There are 2,899 housing units at an average density of 159.2 per square mile (61.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.54% White, 1.38% Black or African American, 0.95% Native American, 2.39% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population. There were 2,691 households out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.6% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 52.0% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.81. In the town, the population was spread out with 11.9% under the age of 18, 47.9% from 18 to 24, 17.1% from 25 to 44, 13.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.1 males. The median income for a household in the town was $30,619, and the median income for a family was $52,714. Males had a median income of $35,923 versus $24,943 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,813. About 10.3% of families and 25.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under the age of 18 and 6.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. Notable people[edit]

Location of town of Orono in state of Maine

Charles J. Dunn, Chief Justice of the Maine
Maine
Supreme Judicial Court Wallace Rider Farrington, territorial governor of Hawaii Merritt Lyndon Fernald
Merritt Lyndon Fernald
(1873–1950), botanist Constance Hunting, poet, publisher Frances Laughton Mace, poet Jonathan Norcross, inventor, 4th mayor of Atlanta Elizabeth Schneider, state senator Katee Stearns, Miss Maine
Maine
USA (2006) Joseph B. Treat, Wisconsin politician Nathaniel Treat, Maine
Maine
politician Nathaniel B. Treat, Wisconsin politician Eva Valesh
Eva Valesh
(1866–1956), labor journalist Israel Washburn, Jr., US congressman, a founder of the Republican Party, 29th Governor of Maine Dorothy Clarke Wilson, novelist, playwright[citation needed]

Points of interest[edit]

University of Maine Fay Hyland Botanical Plantation Lyle E. Littlefield Ornamentals Trial Garden Old Fire Engine House Pat's Pizza Jeremiah Colburn House

References[edit]

^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-16.  ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-16.  ^ "Orono Dam". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 18, 2012.  ^ Climate
Climate
Summary for Orono, Maine ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Archived from the original on May 23, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.  ^ " Census
Census
of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.  ^ "American FactFinder". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Orono, Maine.

Town of Orono Official Website University of Maine Orono High School Asa Adams Elementary School

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Municipalities and communities of Penobscot
Penobscot
County, Maine, United States

County seat: Bangor

Cities

Bangor Brewer Old Town

Towns

Alton Bradford Bradley Burlington Carmel Charleston Chester Clifton Corinna Corinth Dexter Dixmont East Millinocket Eddington Edinburg Enfield Etna Exeter Garland Glenburn Greenbush Hampden Hermon Holden Howland Hudson Kenduskeag Lagrange Lakeville Lee Levant Lincoln Lowell Mattawamkeag Maxfield Medway Milford Millinocket Mount Chase Newburgh Newport Orono Orrington Passadumkeag Patten Plymouth Springfield Stacyville Stetson Veazie Winn Woodville

Plantations

Carroll Plantation Drew Plantation Seboeis Plantation Webster Plantation

Unorganized territories

Argyle East Central Penobscot Kingman North Penobscot Prentiss Twombly Ridge Whitney

CDPs

Dexter East Millinocket Hampden Howland Lincoln Milford Millinocket Newport Orono

Other villages

East Newport Olamon

Indian reservation

Penobscot
Penobscot
Indian Island Reservation

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The University of Maine

Located in: Orono, Maine

UMaine

Notable people Orono Collins Center for the Arts Fay Hyland Botanical Plantation Fogler Library Hudson Museum Maynard F. Jordan Observatory Page Farm & Home Museum Museum of Art University of Maine
Maine
system

Media

The Maine
Maine
Campus Ubris WMEB-FM The Maine
Maine
Stein Song

Sports

Maine
Maine
Black Bears Black Bear Sports Network Baseball Football Men's basketball Women's basketball Men's ice hockey Women's ice hockey Alfond Arena Alfond Stadium Mahaney Diamond Memorial Gymnasium

Organizations and Greek

Francis Crowe Society The Senior Skull Honor Society Phi Eta Kappa

Affiliates

Jackson Laboratory Maine
Maine
Public Broadcasting Network

Founded 1865

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Penobscot River
Penobscot River
Watershed

Tributaries

Dead River East Branch Mattawamkeag River East Branch Penobscot
Penobscot
River East Branch Piscataquis River East Branch Pleasant River Kenduskeag Stream Little Seboeis River Mattawamkeag River Middle Branch Pleasant River Molunkus Stream Narramissic River North Branch Marsh River North Branch Penobscot
Penobscot
River Orland River Passadumkeag River Piscataquis River Pleasant River Sebec River Seboeis River South Branch Marsh River South Branch Penobscot
Penobscot
River Stillwater River West Branch Mattawamkeag River West Branch Penobscot
Penobscot
River West Branch Piscataquis River West Branch Pleasant River

Lakes

Allagash Lake Canada Falls Lake Caucomgomoc Lake Chamberlain Lake Chesuncook Lake Cold Stream Pond Debsconeag Lakes Grand Lake Seboeis Jo-Mary Lakes Lobster Lake Lower Wilson Pond Matagamon Lake Mattawamkeag Lake Millinocket Lake Nahmakanta Lake Nicatous Lake Lake Onawa Pemadumcook Chain of Lakes Pleasant Lake Pushaw Lake Ragged Lake Rainbow Lake Schoodic Lake Sebec Lake Seboeis Lake Seboomook Lake South Twin Lake Telos Lake Toddy Pond Upper Wilson Pond

Towns

Abbot Bangor Bradley Brewer Brooks Brownville Bucksport Burlington Carmel Charleston Danforth Dover-Foxcroft East Millinocket Eddington Enfield Frankfort Guilford Hampden Haynesville Hermon Howland Hudson Island Falls Kenduskeag Kingman Lee Levant Lincoln Macwahoc Mattawamkeag Medway Milford Millinocket Milo Monson Oakfield Old Town Orland Orono Orrington Passadumkeag Patten Prospect Sangerville Sherman Smyrna Springfield Veazie Verona Winn Winterport Wytopitlock

Landmarks

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Baxter State Park Fort Knox Gero Island Great Northern Paper Company Great Works Dam Hundred-Mile Wilderness Katahdin Iron Works Maine
Maine
Central Railroad Monson Railroad Mount Katahdin North Maine
Maine
Woods Orono Dam Peaks-Kenny State Park Penobscot
Penobscot
Indian Island Reservation Penobscot
Penobscot
Narrows Bridge and Observatory Ripogenus Gorge Stillwater Dam University of Maine Veazie Dam Wald

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