Introduction to Orange Cove, California

Orange Cove, California, in Fresno county, is 20 miles N of Visalia, California and 26 miles E of Fresno, California. The city is conveniently located inside the Fresno metropolitan area. 

Orange Cove History

Orange Cove was once owned by Elmer M. Sherdian. He made contacts with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway officials so he could persuade them to construct a road through that district. In fact, it was Sherdian who named the area Orange Cove, though no orange groves existed at that time. The city of Orange Cove was incorporated in 1948.

Orange Cove and Nearby Attractions

  • Meux Home Museum.
  • Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks.
  • Imagine U Children's Museum.
  • Tulare County Museum.
  • Woodville Park.
  • Grant Grove National Parks.

Things To Do In Orange Cove

Orange Cove includes a number of beautiful landscapes surrounded by the orange groves where you can enjoy a wonderful day trip with your family. It is one of the best destinations for skiers. You can also enjoy boating and trout fishing in the nearby Kings River.

Orange Cove Transportation

International air transportation is available from Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

Orange Cove Higher Education

Reedley College is nearby.


Total Population 9,565
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,791
Age of the Population 26


% of people married 43.2%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 4.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $25,030
% Above Poverty Level 47%
% Below Poverty Level 53%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 12.1%
Median Gross Rent $695
Median House Value $116,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 92%
US/American 0%
English 0.2%
Irish 0.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Orange Cove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles N of Visalia, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 miles E of Fresno, California
County Fresno
Metro Area Fresno
Standard Zip Codes 93646, 93675
Phone Area Codes 559
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.624
Longitude -119.312

Orange Cove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 56 F
Apr Temp 46 to 76 F
Jul Temp 62 to 99 F
Oct Temp 49 to 82 F
Annual Precip 12.2 inches
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 42 F
Apr Temp 32 to 48 F
Jul Temp 52 to 74 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 53 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 30.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dinuba 23,243 $36,707
Kingsburg 11,681 $71,412
Parlier 14,870 $29,881
Reedley 25,092 $43,818
Sanger 24,700 $49,903
Selma 24,017 $45,414

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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