County population in 2012: 28,924 (3% urban, 97% rural); it was 28,226 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,053 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,296 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,543 Renter-occupied apartments: 2,538 (it was 2,393 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 689 sq. mi. Water area: 3.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 42 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Orange County: 95.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.6%), Retail trade (12.2%).
Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,353 ($39,855 in 1999)
Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $632 (lower quartile is $469, upper quartile is $788)
Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $190,314 (it was $98,600 in 2000)
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $129,361 - $260,366
Mean price in 2009:
Detached houses: $227,416
Townhouses or other attached units: $168,961
In 2-unit structures: $181,133
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $344,770
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $363,952
Mobile homes: $88,056
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,341 Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $499
Institutionalized population: 86
Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):
Auto thefts: 0
Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):
Auto thefts: 2
Health of residents in Orange County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:
General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average. 78.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average. 53.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average. 88.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average. 67.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average. Average weight of males is 189 pounds. This is about average. Average weight of females is 157 pounds. This is about average. 52.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $2,974 (1.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $2,802 (1.7%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 8.6%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.3% for Black residents, 9.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.1% for other race residents, 24.7% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 25 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Area name: Orange County, VT Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Orange County is $560 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $652 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $908 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Orange County: Bonnie Oaks Golf Course (A), Vermont Technical College Farm (B), Camp Sky Acres (C), Mobile Acres Trailer Park (D), Montague Golf Course (E), Goose Green (F), Green Mountain Touring Center (G), Lower Branch (H), Five Corners (I), Four Corners (J), Rest N'Nest Campground (K), Limehurst Lake Campground (L), Riders Corners (M), Lower Plain Piermont Station (N), Lake Champagne Campground (O), Fairlee Drive-In (P), Morrill Memorial and Harris Library (Q), Kimball Public Library (R), Gifford Memorial Hospital Health Information Center (S), George Peabody Branch Thetford Town Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Orange County include: Orange Alliance Church (A), Williamstown Lutheran Church (B), Independent Gospel Church (C), North Thetford Congregational Church (D), Old Congregational Church (E), Randolph Center Congregational Church (F), Saints Donatian and Rogatian Catholic Church (G), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (H), Saint Martins Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Ordway Cemetery (1), Riddall Cemetery (2), Zion Hill Cemetery (3), Wrights Mountain Cemetery (4), Wood Cemetery (5), Wilmot Cemetery (6), Wills Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Eastman Pond (A), Lamson Pond (B), Lake Morey (C), Lake Abenaki (D), Cutter Pond (E), Pickles Pond (F), South Pond (G), Childs Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thayer Brook (A), Tabor Branch (B), Sunset Brook (C), South Branch Waits River (D), Snows Brook (E), Smith Brook (F), Toddy Brook (G), Rowell Brook (H), Roaring Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Orange County include: Bear Ridge Raceway (1), Kibling Hill Wildlife Management Area (2), Depot Square Historic District (3), Justin Smith Morrill Homestead State Historic Site (4), Clover Hill Wildlife Management Area (5), Union Village Dam Recreation Area (6), Chelsea Historic District (7), Brookfield Historic District (8), Pine Mountain Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 162 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $47,070 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $189.60 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.98% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.01% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $47,333 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.04% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.39% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,066 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.94% Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.57 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 49.72% Corn for grain: 27 harvested acres Vegetables: 276 harvested acres Land in orchards: 74 acres
Orange County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Vermont state average. It is 11.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Orange County-area historical earthquake activity is near Vermont state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from the county center On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 98.0 miles away from the county center On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.7 miles away from the county center On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.6 miles away from Orange County center On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 30.4 miles away from the county center On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 52.5 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
VermontáSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 21, 2008 to August 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1790): September 12, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1790, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
VermontáSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 9, 2007 to July 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1715): August 3, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1715, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
VermontáSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 21, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1698): May 4, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1698, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
VermontáSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 21, 2003 to August 18, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1488): September 12, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1488, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
VermontáSevere Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: July 14, 2000 to July 18, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1336): July 27, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1336, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
VermontáTropical Storm Floyd, Incident Period: September 16, 1999 to September 21, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1307): November 10, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1307, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
VermontáSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 17, 1998 to August 17, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1228): June 30, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1228, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
VermontáIce Storms, Incident Period: January 6, 1998 to January 16, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1201): January 15, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1201, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
VermontáStorms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 2, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1101): February 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1101, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
VermontáFlooding, Heavy Rain, Ice Jams, Incident Period: March 11, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-938): March 18, 1992, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-938, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain
4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Orange County (14) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 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: 10.9 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8
Births per 1000 population in Orange County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.0 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population in Orange County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.1 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Orange County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,244 (3,588 aged, 656 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.43 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4775.770 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 154.170 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 21669.12
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 925.330 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 713.630 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.24
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32.23 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 30.73
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.66
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 159.0. This is more than state average.
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 23,084 (5,404 male householders, 2,461 female householders)
6,175 spouses, 7,177 children (6,496 natural, 270 adopted, 411 stepchildren), 403 grandchildren, 120 brothers or sisters, 172 parents, 173 other relatives, 855 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 5,137 (1,987 male householders (1,458 living alone)), 2,035 female householders (1,620 living alone)), 1,115 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 715 (86 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 3,907 2-persons, 1,810 3-persons, 1,349 4-persons, 506 5-persons, 192 6-persons, 101 7-or-more-persons.
96.9% of residents of Orange County speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $147,348,000 ($5048 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $10,011,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $67,082,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,703,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $527,000 Federal grants: $39,150,000 Federal procurement contracts: $7,740,000 ($6,063,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $7,147,000 ($567,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,345,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,962,000 Federal Government insurance: $13,963,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
49 per 1000 residents
54 per 1000 residents
42 per 1000 residents
42 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +43
+1 per 1000 residents
+7 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +836
+29 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Orange County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.18 millions of gallons per day (65% from ground, 35% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 195
2000 to 2004: 554
1990 to 1999: 1,839
1980 to 1989: 2,317
1970 to 1979: 2,309
1960 to 1969: 1,132
1950 to 1959: 579
1940 to 1949: 282
1939 or earlier: 4,646
Rooms in houses/apartments in Orange County, Vermont
68% of Orange County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Vermont.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 13154
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $85,200
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Orange County