County population in 2012: 34,246 (42% urban, 58% rural); it was 25,881 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,926 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,964 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,825 Renter-occupied apartments: 3,005 (it was 2,325 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 342 sq. mi. Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 99 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Orange County: 88.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.7%), Retail trade (12.4%), Construction (12.0%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.1%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,253 (0.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,270 (0.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 8.7%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents, 6.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 10.4% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Orange County is $533 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $593 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $863 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Orange County: Barbour Ruins (A), Richards Shop (B), Wilderness Battlefield (C), Battlefield Farms (D), Locust Grove (E), Mallory Ford (F), Pierces Shop (G), Sleets Shop (H), Barboursville Winery (I), Saint Just (J), Barboursville Plantation (K), Orange County Rescue Squad Battlefield Garage (L), Orange County Sheriff's Office (M), Goochland County Fire and Rescue Fife Company Number 4 (N), Montpelier (O), Enchanted Castle (P), Lake of the Wood Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Company Number 29 (Q), Mine Run Volunteer Fire Department Company Number 21 (R), Barboursville Volunteer Fire Department Company Number 25 (S), Orange County Rescue Squad Station Number 21 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Orange County include: Antioch Church (A), Bethel Church (B), Saint Marys Church (C), Salem Church (D), Shady Grove Church (E), Calvary Church (F), Zion Church (G), Zoar Church (H), Chestnut Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: West View Cemetery (1), Woodbury Cemetery (2), Emmanuel Cemetery (3), Graham Cemetery (4), Kemper Cemetery (5), Zoar Cemetery (6), Willis Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Reservoirs: Burrus Lake (A), Lake of the Woods Number Two (B), Linden Pond (C), J E Taylor Lake (D), Neals Pond (E), Taylors Pond (F), House Lake (G), Lake Orange (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Robinson River (A), Walkers Branch (B), Tomahawk Creek (C), Sumerduck Run (D), Soapstone Branch (E), Shotgun Hill Branch (F), Russell Run (G), Rocky Run (H), Rocky Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 216 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $75,693 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $567.00 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 47.69% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $72,067 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 32.36% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.52% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $52,261 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.39% Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.63 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 7.02% Corn for grain: 5237 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 739 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 3717 harvested acres Vegetables: 47 harvested acres Land in orchards: 293 acres
Orange County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 2.5 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 7/19/1977, a tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Orange County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 46.0 miles away from the county center On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.7 miles away from the county center On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 35.1 miles away from the county center On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 62.0 miles away from Orange County center On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 23.9 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Most recent natural disasters:
Virginia Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1905): April 27, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1905, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1874): February 16, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1874, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3240): September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to October 1, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1491): September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1491, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1318): February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Virginia Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 5, 1996 to September 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1135): September 6, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1135, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1086): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
Virginia Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: June 22, 1995 to July 7, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1059): July 1, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1059, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Virginia Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: March 1, 1994 to March 5, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1021): April 11, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1021, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Storm
Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 14, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3112): March 25, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3112, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Orange County (13) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10 Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Births per 1000 population in Orange County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population in Orange County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Orange County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 6,066 (5,341 aged, 725 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1057.990 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 819.940 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.92
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.68 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 92.57
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.22
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 131.5. This is more than state average.
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 28,506 (6,818 male householders, 2,524 female householders)
7,323 spouses, 9,077 children (8,278 natural, 185 adopted, 614 stepchildren), 915 grandchildren, 254 brothers or sisters, 314 parents, 326 other relatives, 727 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 4,374 (1,622 male householders (1,268 living alone)), 1,931 female householders (1,637 living alone)), 821 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 601 (558 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 4,433 2-persons, 2,014 3-persons, 1,664 4-persons, 745 5-persons, 311 6-persons, 175 7-or-more-persons.
96.9% of residents of Orange County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $181,916,000 ($6279 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $15,806,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $120,777,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $33,685,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $673,000 Federal grants: $21,360,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,477,000 ($434,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $3,944,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,685,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $18,550,000 Federal Government insurance: $8,839,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
54 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
40 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +91
+3 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +4,295
+142 per 1000 residents
+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Orange County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.45 millions of gallons per day (4% from ground, 96% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 551
2000 to 2004: 1,458
1990 to 1999: 3,193
1980 to 1989: 1,963
1970 to 1979: 2,482
1960 to 1969: 1,268
1950 to 1959: 988
1940 to 1949: 516
1939 or earlier: 1,680
Rooms in houses/apartments in Orange County, Virginia
59% of Orange County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Virginia.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 16145
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $117,100
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Orange County