RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Home >> State of Idaho >> Clearwater County >> OrofinoIndex...










Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Idaho


The Commemorative Quarter for Idaho







Welcome to Orofino ...

The city of Orofino is located in Clearwater County<1> and is the County Seat for Clearwater County.


The location of Orofino has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


The pronunciation of Orofino: oh-uh-FEEN-oh<3>

Orofino was established in 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Orofino has a population of 3,108 people<4> (see below for details).

The community of Orofino is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Orofino lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Orofino: (208) & (986)<6>

The ZIP code for Orofino: 83544<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Orofino had an population of 3,108 people. This is a decrease of 1.08% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Orofino had a population of 3,142 people (which is 35.86% of the total population of Clearwater County). This makes Orofino the county's most populous community.

The population of Orofino represents 0.2% of the total population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,142 people, the population of Orofino decreased 3.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,247 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Orofino.

Communities near Orofino ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Orofino.

  • Craigmont
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigmont
    • Craigmont is located in Lewis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigmont <8>
  • Nezperce
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nezperce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nezperce
    • Nezperce is located in Lewis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 462 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nezperce <8>
  • Weippe
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weippe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weippe
    • Weippe is located in Clearwater County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 448 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weippe <8>
  • Peck
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peck
    • Peck is located in Nez Perce County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 197 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peck <8>
  • Reubens
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reubens
    • Reubens is located in Lewis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
  • Greer
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greer
    • Greer is located in Clearwater County
  • Teakean
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teakean
    • Teakean is located in Clearwater County
  • Cavendish
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavendish
    • Cavendish is located in Nez Perce County
  • Five Corners ‑ Historic
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners is located in Clearwater County
  • Lenore
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenore
    • Lenore is located in Nez Perce County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenore <8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Orofino. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Orofino.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Orofino. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Orofino.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Orofino. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Orofino.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Orofino ...

Looking for more information about Orofino? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Orofino, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Orofino.

Adding Orofino to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Orofino in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Orofino was on a map titled Map of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Orofino on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Idaho (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Orofino.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Orofino. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Clearwater County: www.clearwatercounty.org/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Clearwater, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Orofino. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Orofino.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Orofino - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (986) is an overlay for area code (208).
<7>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Orofino). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Orofino or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

Copyright 2024
All Rights Reserved

Thank you for visiting our website.

In closing, please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write: Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified/updated: 07 Apr 2024