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Orangeburg is a city in Orangeburg County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for William, Prince of Orange

The latitude of Orangeburg is 33.491N. The longitude is -80.855W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 243 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,758.


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Median household income
Local
$30,306
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Orangeburg demographic reports
Orangeburg is on the Edisto River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 129. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 10.2 per 1,000 people.
Orangeburg received national attention for 1968 clash between college students and police. Patrolmen fired into the crowd, killing three and injuring 27
Local festivals include:
  • Festival of Roses - April 27-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Orangeburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Orangeburg attractions: Edisto Memorial Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Stanback Planetarium
Colleges and universities: Claflin University, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Orangeburg residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Orangeburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Orangeburg was $15,263, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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29% of Orangeburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Orangeburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $333.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $746.


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Libraries in Orangeburg include Orangeburg County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Orangeburg include Times and Democrat

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Orangeburg County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Orangeburg political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Orangeburg workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Orangeburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Orangeburg include Comfort Inn & Suites, Days Inn, Fairfield Orangeburg, Holiday Inn Express, Jameson Inn, Quality Inn & Suites, Sleep Inn, Super 8.

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