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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.
Orleans was the U.S. terminal for the first trans-Atlantic cable laid to France
Sections below provide additional information and links about Orleans demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Barnstable County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Barnstable Town area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 02642 ZIP code.
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.
45% of Orleans residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Orleans, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $492. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,058.
Libraries in Orleans include Snow Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Orleans include Cape Codder
The average commute time for Orleans workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Orleans include Olde Tavern Motel & Inn.
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