West Orange, Texas

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West Orange is a city in Orange County, Texas, United States. The population was 4,111 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BeaumontPort Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area.



West Orange is located at 30°4′51″N 93°45′23″W / 30.08083°N 93.75639°W / 30.08083; -93.75639 (30.080716, -93.756448)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.94%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,111 people, 1,672 households, and 1,183 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,297.5 people per square mile (500.7/km²). There were 1,876 housing units at an average density of 592.1/sq mi (228.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.92% White, 1.85% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 2.38% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.77% of the population.

There were 1,672 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,224, and the median income for a family was $40,167. Males had a median income of $35,225 versus $19,286 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,850. About 11.2% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.

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