Orland, California

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Orland is a city in Glenn County, California, United States. The population was 6,281 at the 2000 census. Orland is located 16 miles (26 km) north of Willows,[1] at an elevation of 259 feet (79 m).[2] Interstate 5, (north-south) passes west of the downtown area while State Route 32 (east-west) passes through downtown. The default numbers for wired telephones in Orland are (530) 865-xxxx.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²), all of it land.

Orland is a rural agricultural town that sits in the northern Sacramento Valley. Interstate 5 bisects the town.

The Sacramento River runs 10 miles (16 km) East of Orland and Black Butte Lake sits 8 miles (13 km) West. The Black Butte Lake dam drains into Stoney Creek, which flows about a half-mile north of the Orland Arch.

History

The first post office in Orland opened in 1876.[1] Orland incorporated in 1909.[1]

During the Second World War, Orland was selected by the US Army as the location for an airfield which was used for training pilots. Aircraft used at Orland included the B-17 "Flying Fortress." Scenes for several films used for training pilots and aircrew members were produced at Orland. Constructed of a large square of thick, reinforced concrete, most of the airfield is now a civil airport operated by Glenn County.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,281 people, 2,190 households, and 1,568 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,481.2 people per square mile (958.5/km²). There were 2,309 housing units at an average density of 912.1/sq mi (352.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 59.87% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 1.56% Native American, 1.89% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 24.10% from other races, and 3.81% from two or more races. 45.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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