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Living In Orono, ME

Orono, a small town in Maine, has a population of slightly less than 10,000. Young adults aged 15-24 should fit right in, as they account for an above-average 59% of the community, while young professionals are less well-represented. With an average age of just under 32, the town's population is younger than every city in Maine, ranking as the youngest municipality in the state. Most residents rent in Orono, and 44% of residents are homeowners despite a relatively prohibitive average rent of $988 a month, significantly higher than the state average of $852.

With an average commute time of about 17 minutes, faster than most cities in Maine, Orono residents are well aware that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (31%) commute to work by car, while public transportation is not used much. Walking (8%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number far exceeds the national average.

There are four primary industries in Orono: education, entertainment, healthcare, and retail. Together, these industries make up 35% of the labor force in the town. With an average annual income of about $58K, Orono workers earn slightly less than their peers elsewhere in the state. Orono's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Orono has a high concentration of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 11% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 10% have a Bachelor's degree.

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