Introduction to Orland, California

Orland, California, in Glenn county, is 19 miles W of Chico, California and 89 miles NW of Sacramento, California.

Orland History

Orland was officially incorporated as a city in 1919. The county was named in honor of local wheat farmer Dr. Hugh J. Glenn. He was also a prominent figure in the commercial and political life in California. The city of Orland is a rural agricultural community in the northern Sacramento Valley. It was named after the town in England.

Orland and Nearby Attractions

  • Tehama County Museum.
  • Delevan National Wildlife Refuge.
  • National YoYo Museum.
  • Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area.
  • Chico Museum.
  • Colusa - Sacramento River State Recreation Area.

Things To Do In Orland

Local parks include Spence Park, Legion Memorial Park, Lely Aquatic Park and Vinsonhaler Park. Local museums include the Tehama County Museum, the National YoYo Museum and the Chico Museum. Other notable local locations include the Woodson Bridge SRA, Fantasy Game World and Thunderhill Raceway Park. Saint Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, the Orland Southern Baptist Church and the Evangelical Free Church are the local churches. The community hosts the Glenn County Fair every May.

Orland Transportation

Sacramento International is the nearest major airport.

Orland Higher Education

Butte College, Mendocino College and Yuba College are the local colleges.


Total Population 7,488
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 11.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,587
Age of the Population 30


% of people married 51.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $39,602
% Above Poverty Level 72.1%
% Below Poverty Level 27.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 25.4%
Median Gross Rent $706
Median House Value $184,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 62.8%
US/American 0.3%
English 4.6%
Irish 7.3%

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

Orland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles W of Chico, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles NW of Sacramento, California
County Glenn
Standard Zip Codes 95963
Phone Area Codes 530
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.747
Longitude -122.195

Orland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station ORLAND
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 56 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 62 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 79 F
Annual Precip 21.8 inches
Station WILLOWS 6 W
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 60 to 93 F
Oct Temp 49 to 79 F
Annual Precip 19 inches
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 60 to 95 F
Oct Temp 46 to 79 F
Annual Precip 21.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Orland, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Newville (95963)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chico 88,455 $61,365
Corning 7,586 $33,267
Tehama 410 $37,500
Willows 6,111 $54,763

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

Orland Public Libraries

Orland Free Library
333 MILL ST.
Orland, California
(530) 865-1640
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Orland High Schools

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Serves 698 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 142 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

1320 SIXTH ST.
A Non-traditional School
Serves 23 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

A Non-traditional School
Serves 13 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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