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Orofino, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Orofino is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Clearwater County at latitude 46.4872 and longitude -116.2582. Clearwater County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Orofino, but most people and references simply refer to it as Orofino, Idaho.

The P1 Census Class Code for Orofino indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Orofino (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles.

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Orofino, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,272
Population in Households 2,741
Population in Familes 2,138
Population in Group Qrtrs 531
Population Density1 1,406
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 1,222
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 764
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 830 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 392 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $144,837
Average Home Value $178,614


Median Household Income $39,171
Average Household Income $50,623
Per Capita Income $20,148
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.96% 0.48%
Households 1.09% 0.69%
Families 2.15% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Orofino, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orofino to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 42 82nd
Population Density1 # 72 69th
Diversity Index2 # 109 52nd
Median Household Income # 151 34th
Per Capita Income # 126 45th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Idaho Census Data Comparison Tool.