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    1. Public Schools
      grade A
    2. Crime & Safety
      grade B
    3. Housing
      grade B
    4. Nightlife
      grade A
    5. Good for Families
      grade A
    6. Diversity
      grade C+
    7. Jobs
      grade B minus
    8. Weather
      grade C
    9. Cost of Living
      grade B minus
    10. Health & Fitness
      grade B
    11. Outdoor Activities
      grade A minus
    12. Commute
      grade A

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    Orono is a with a population of 11,481. Orono is in Penobscot County and is one of the best places to live in Maine. Living in Orono offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Orono there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Orono and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Orono are highly rated.

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    Real Estate

    Median Home Value
    $188,500
    National
    $244,900
    Median Rent
    $967
    National
    $1,163
    Area Feel
    Dense Suburban
    Rent vs. Own
    • Rent
      50%
    • Own
      50%
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    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    grade B
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Assault
      18.8
      national  282.7
    • Murder
      0
      national  6.1
    • Rape
      9.4
      national  40.7
    • Robbery
      0
      national  135.5
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Burglary
      75
      national  500.1
    • Theft
      525
      national  2,042.8
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      55.3
      national  284

    Residents

    Diversity
    grade C+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Age
    • <10 years
      3%
    • 10-17 years
      4%
    • 18-24 years
      51%
    • 25-34 years
      12%
    • 35-44 years
      5%
    • 45-54 years
      6%
    • 55-64 years
      6%
    • 65+ years
      12%
    Education Levels
    • Master's degree or higher
      38%
      national  13%
    • Bachelor's degree
      29%
      national  21%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      21%
      national  29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      10%
      national  26%
    • Less than high school diploma
      2%
      national  11%

    Working in Orono

    Jobs
    grade B minus
    Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
    Median Household Income
    $51,233
    National
    $69,021

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