Orange City, Iowa

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Orange City is a city in and the county seat of Sioux County, Iowa, United States.[1] The population was 5,582 at the 2000 census. Named after William of Orange,[citation needed] it is best known for its Dutch background, which it celebrates with an annual Tulip Festival for 3 days every May. Many of the city's buildings are faced with Dutch architectural fronts. Orange City houses the headquarters of Diamond Vogel Paints.


History and culture

Orange City was first called Holland and was later renamed in honor of Dutch royalty. The city was founded in 1870 by settlers from Pella, Iowa looking for cheaper and better land.[2]

As the county seat of Sioux County, the city is the location of the Sioux County Courthouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


Orange City is located at 43°0′20″N 96°3′32″W / 43.00556°N 96.05889°W / 43.00556; -96.05889 (43.005498, -96.058796)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 5,582 people, 1,719 households, and 1,285 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,808.5 people per square mile (697.5/km²). There were 1,805 housing units at an average density of 584.8/sq mi (225.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.51% White, 0.50% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.61% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

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