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Welcome to Oronoco ...

The city of Oronoco is located in Olmsted County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Oronoco: or-uhn-OH-koh<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oronoco has a population of 1,524 people<4> (see below for details).

Oronoco was established in 1854.

The community of Oronoco is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Oronoco lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Oronoco is located in the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for Oronoco: 55960<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oronoco had an population of 1,524 people. This is an increase of 17.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 72.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oronoco had a population of 1,300 people. This makes Oronoco the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Oronoco represents 0.02% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 320th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,300 people, the population of Oronoco increased 47.23% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 883 people).

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

Communities Also Named Oronoco ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Oronoco - it's located in Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oronoco.

Communities near Oronoco ...

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

  • Rochester (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester
    • Rochester lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of Oronoco and is located in Olmsted County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,862 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochester<8>
  • Kasson (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kasson
    • Kasson lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Oronoco and is located in Dodge County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,530 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kasson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kasson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kasson<8>
  • Byron (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byron
    • Byron lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Oronoco and is located in Olmsted County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,691 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byron<8>
  • Zumbrota (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zumbrota
    • Zumbrota lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Oronoco and is located in Goodhue County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,530 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zumbrota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zumbrota
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zumbrota<8>
  • Pine Island (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Island
    • Pine Island lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Oronoco and is located in Goodhue County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,486 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Island<8>
  • Plainview (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
    • Plainview lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Oronoco and is located in Wabasha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,292 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plainview<8>
  • Dodge Center (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge Center
    • Dodge Center lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Oronoco and is located in Dodge County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,798 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodge Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dodge Center<8>
  • Eyota (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eyota
    • Eyota lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Oronoco and is located in Olmsted County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,992 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eyota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eyota
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eyota<8>
  • Mantorville (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantorville
    • Mantorville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Oronoco and is located in Dodge County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,205 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantorville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantorville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mantorville<8>
  • Goodhue (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodhue
    • Goodhue lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Oronoco and is located in Goodhue County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,164 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodhue have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodhue
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodhue<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 Oronoco. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oronoco.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oronoco. 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 Oronoco.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oronoco. See our Newspapers Page for Oronoco.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oronoco ...

Looking for more information about Oronoco? 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 Oronoco, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oronoco.

Adding Oronoco to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Oronoco was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Oronoco on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Oronoco

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Olmsted County

About Minnesota

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

The official website for Olmsted County: www.olmstedcounty.com/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Olmsted, 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 have 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 Oronoco. 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 Oronoco.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oronoco - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 Oronoco). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oronoco or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oronoco) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oronoco. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OronocoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oronoco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1613, Longitude: -92.5402       In this case, the coordinates for Oronoco have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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