Orange Cove, California

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Coordinates: 36°37′28″N 119°18′49″W / 36.62444°N 119.31361°W / 36.62444; -119.31361

Orange Cove is a small town in Fresno County, California, United States. The population was 7,722 at the 2000 census. Almost all of Orange Cove's residents are Hispanic, many of whom are farmers. [1] Orange Cove is located 8 miles (13 km) east-southeast of Reedley,[1] at an elevation of 423 feet (129 m).[2]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²), all of its land.


Elmer M. Sheridan founded the town in 1914, and named it prior to large scale citrus growing.[1] The first post office opened in 1914.[1] The city incorporated in 1948.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 7,722 people, 1,694 households, and 1,512 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,030.4 people per square mile (1,936.0/km²). There were 1,767 housing units at an average density of 1,151.1/sq mi (443.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 33.55% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 2.42% Native American, 1.49% Asian, 58.84% from other races, and 3.38% from two or more races. 90.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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