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The City of Orofino had a population of 3,540 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Orofino is located at latitude 46.4793 and longitude -116.2551 in Clearwater County. The formal boundaries for the City of Orofino 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 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.

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Orofino, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 3,540 (100%)
Population in Households 2,896 (81.8%)
Population in Families 2,230 (63.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 644 (18.2%)
Population Density 1,437
Diversity Index2 27


Median Household Income $46,968
Average Household Income $60,640
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $22,811
Wealth Index5 52


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,408 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 837 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 459 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $194,444
Average Home Value $217,870
Housing Affordability Index3 145


Total Households 1,296
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 793
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.07% 0.37%
Households 0.94% 0.5%
Families 1.14% 0.4%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
Owner Occupied HU   0.89%

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, 2021 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 # 43 81st
Population Density # 79 66th
Median Household Income # 170 26th
Housing Affordability Index # 130 57th
Per Capita Income # 164 28th
Diversity Index # 109 52nd

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