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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Orono is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 7,772. Orono is in Hennepin County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Orono offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Orono there are a lot of parks. Residents of Orono tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Orono are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$593,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,518
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Orono Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    10
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    76
    500
  • Theft
    722
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    40
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$119,393
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Orono is a well-renowned place home to one of the best school districts in not just the state, but the country. Orono High School was ranked 2nd in the state in 2017. While excelling in academics the school is also incredibly successful in athletics 2018 the boys hockey team won the state championship. Overall, Orono is a tight-knit community always looking for ways to grow and improve.
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I love how close the city is too Lake Minnetonka! Restaurants are picking up with the construction. Long Lake is the perfect get away on a nice day when you don't want the busyness of tonka
Growing up and living in Orono, Minnesota has been great. The conveniences to many local shops is a huge benefit from where I grew up. In the future, I see growth in this area because of the growing population.