Orono (pronunciation: /ɒrənoʊ/ orr-ə-noh) is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 7,437 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total of 25.0. square miles (64.8 km²), of which, 16.1 square miles (41.6 km²) of it is land and 8.9 square miles (23.2 km²) of it (35.75%) is water. U.S. Highway 12 serves as a main route.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,538 people, 2,766 households, and 2,196 families residing in the city. The population density was 468.9 people per square mile (181.0/km²). There were 2,909 housing units at an average density of 181.0 per square mile (69.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.73% White, 0.27% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.