Orofino, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Orofino, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Orofino had a population of 3,134 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Orofino is located at latitude 46.4872 and longitude -116.2582 in Clearwater County. 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. Clearwater County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

The City of Orofino (GNIS ID: 2411336) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Orofino is located within Nez Perce Division of Clearwater County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Orofino population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Orofino, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,134
Daytime Population: Workers 2,294
Daytime Population: Residents 1,520
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,814
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 2,590
Population in Familes 2,003
Population in Group Qrtrs 544
Population Density2 1,312
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $41,663
Average Household Income $54,817
Per Capita Income $22,683


Total Housing Units 1,320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 778 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 378 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 164 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $155,102
Average Home Value $188,143


Total Households 1,156
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 716
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.01% -0.32%
Households -0.07% -0.4%
Families 0.41% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.03%
Per Capita Income   0.96%

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, 2017 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 # 45 81st
Population Density # 79 66th
Diversity Index # 116 49th
Median Household Income # 125 45th
Per Capita Income # 87 62nd

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