A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$552,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,162
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    5
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    5
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    107
    525
  • Theft
    578
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    19
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$116,292
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

    Orono Reviews

    8 reviews
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    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.
    Review Orono
    There aren't great opportunities in town, but the metro area in general has an abundant amount of job opportunities.
    You can get most of the things you need in the local area; however, you do have to venture out of town for certain amenities.