Orange, Virginia

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Orange is a town in Orange County, Virginia, United States. The population was 4,123 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Orange County[3]. Orange is northeast of Charlottesville, and near Montpelier.



Orange is located at 38°14′45″N 78°6′35″W / 38.24583°N 78.10972°W / 38.24583; -78.10972 (38.245894, -78.109786)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.4 km²), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.4 km²) of it is land and 0.31% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,123 people, 1,607 households, and 1,010 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,274.1 people per square mile (491.3/km²). There were 1,712 housing units at an average density of 529.0/sq mi (204.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 76.84% White, 20.96% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.68% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.70% of the population.

There were 1,607 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.1% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.87.

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