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Port and industrial center

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.


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Median household income
Local
$29,519
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Orange demographic reports
Orange is on the Sabine River.
Former and merged names include:
· Green's Bluff
· Jefferson
· Madison
· Strong's Bluff
19th-century shipping center for cotton.

The shipbuilding industry brought prosperity during World War I and World War II.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 189. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 10.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Cajun Heritage Festival - May 5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Orange web sites and events links in the sections below.
Orange attractions: Shangri La Gardens and Nature Center
Historic sites and museums: Heritage House Museum, Stark Museum of Art, W.H. Stark House, Heritage History Museum of Orange County
Colleges and universities: Lamar University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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15% of Orange residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Orange, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $367.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $787.


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Libraries in Orange include Orange Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Orange include Orange Leader

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Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Orange political report.

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Traffic

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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Hotels in Orange include Best Value Inn Orange, Best Western, Executive Inn, Ramada Inn, Super 8.

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