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Orange is a town in Schuyler County, New York, United States. The population was 1,752 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Orange is in the southwest part of the county and is east of Bath, New York.

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History

The first settlements occurred around 1798.

The town was formed from Town of Wayne in 1813 as the "Town of Jersey" while still part of Steuben County. The current name was adopted in 1836. Orange was increased by parts of Hornby, New York (1842) and Bradford, New York (1854).

The town was made part of the new Schuyler County in 1854.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 54.4 square miles (141.0 km²), of which, 54.1 square miles (140.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (0.61%) is water.

The south and west town lines are the border of Steuben County.

New York State Route 226 crosses the northwest corner of Orange.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,752 people, 523 households, and 408 families residing in the town. The population density was 32.4 people per square mile (12.5/km²). There were 666 housing units at an average density of 12.3/sq mi (4.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.90% White, 9.02% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 1.54% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.08% of the population.

There were 523 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 19.7% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 142.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 148.7 males.

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