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Orange is a city in Orange County, in the Beaumont-Port Arthur metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for wild orange groves growing on the riverbank.
The latitude of Orange is 30.092N. The longitude is -93.736W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,073.
The shipbuilding industry brought prosperity during World War I and World War II.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Orange demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Beaumont-Port Arthur area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77630 ZIP code.
7% of Orange residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Orange ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Orange was $16,535, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Orange residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Orange, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $367. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $787.
Libraries in Orange include Orange Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Orange include Orange Leader
Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Orange political report.
The average commute time for Orange workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 23 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Orange between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 12.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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