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Orleans is a town in Barnstable County, in the Barnstable Town metro area.

The community was named after Louis Philippe, Duke of Orleans

The latitude of Orleans is 41.789N. The longitude is -69.99W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 49 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,341.


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Median household income
Local
$42,594
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Orleans demographic reports
Orleans is on the outer Cape
The early economy relied on cod and mackerel fishing

Orleans was the U.S. terminal for the first trans-Atlantic cable laid to France

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.2 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Skaket Beach
Historic sites and museums: French Cable Station Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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11% of Orleans residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Orleans ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Orleans was $29,553, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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45% of Orleans residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Orleans, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $492.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,058.


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Libraries in Orleans include Snow Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Orleans include Cape Codder

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The average commute time for Orleans workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Orleans include Olde Tavern Motel & Inn.

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