Orange Park, Florida

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Orange Park, Florida

Introduction to Orange Park, Florida

Orange Park, Florida, in Clay county, is 11 miles S of Jacksonville, Florida. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Jacksonville metropolitan area with. Orange Park’s population is approximately 9,081.

Orange Park History

Orange Park was named because its earliest founders hoped to establish a fruit-growing industry in the area. The Florida Winter Home and Improvement Company founded the town in 1877. This company purchased thousands of acres land at Laurel Grove in order to create a retreat and small farming community. Orange Park was incorporated in 1879.

Orange Park and nearby Attractions

  • Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
  • Fort Caroline National Memorial
  • Museum of Science & History
  • Jacksonville Zoo
  • Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park

Things To Do In Orange Park

Local museums and historical sites include the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the Museum of Science & History, the Kingsley Plantation and the Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park. The Little Talbot Island State Park is an undeveloped barrier island where visitors can find Gopher tortoise, owls and hawks. Provisions for fishing, camping, biking, picnicking and canoeing are available as well.

Orange Park Transportation

Air transportation is available from Jacksonville International Airport.

Orange Park Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Edward Waters College, Flagler College and the Florida Community College at Jacksonville.

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Comparative Profile of Orange Park, Florida

Comparing Orange Park to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 7
Senior Citizens 10 7
Racial Diversity 8 5
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 8
Average Household Size 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 9
College Educated Adults 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
People Above Poverty 6 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 7
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Short Commute Times 4 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 7
People Living Alone 5 4
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 5 7
Low Violent Crime 2 5

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Orange Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 11 miles S of Jacksonville, Florida
County Clay
Metro Area Jacksonville
Standard Zip Codes 32003, 32065, 32073
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32006, 32067
Phone Area Codes 904
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.165
Longitude -81.706

Orange Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 64 F
Apr Temp 58 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 90 F
Oct Temp 63 to 79 F
Annual Precip 48.9 inches
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 66 F
Apr Temp 56 to 81 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 61 to 81 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 64 F
Apr Temp 59 to 76 F
Jul Temp 74 to 89 F
Oct Temp 65 to 79 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
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Orange Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,081 100%
Male 4,310 47.5%
Female 4,771 52.5%
Under 18 1,910 21%
18+ 7,171 79%
65+ 1,903 21%
Median Age 42.7
Average Family Size 2.92
White 7,533 83%
African-American 995 11%
Asian 210 2.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 47 0.5%
Other 131 1.4%
Mixed Race 161 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 418 4.6%

Estimated Orange Park Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 9,205
Growth 124
Growth % 1.4%

Orange Park Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.8%
English 16.2%
US/American 14.1%
German 12.1%
Irish 8.7%
French (except Basque) 4.3%
Italian 4%
Scotch-Irish 3%
Scottish 2.4%
African 1.9%
European 1.8%
French Canadian 1.6%
Polish 1.4%
Dutch 1.1%
Northern European 0.9%
British 0.8%
Norwegian 0.7%
Slovak 0.5%
Turkish 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Haitian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Fleming Island (32003, 32006)
Fleming Isle (32003, 32006)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Orange Park 9,081 $58,093
Baldwin 1,634 $31,023
Green Cove Springs 5,378 $40,443
Jacksonville 735,617 $47,243
Jacksonville Beach 20,990 $58,388
Neptune Beach 7,270 $65,684
Penney Farms 580 $46,875

Orange Park Public Libraries

Clay County Public Library System
Orange Park, Florida
(904) 278-4745
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Orange Park Hospitals

(904) 276-8500
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in Orange Park

(As of 2005)
Eagle Harbor
1544 County Rd 200
Orange Park Mall
1910 Wells Road
Super Target Orange Park ST-1503
1919 Wells Rd

Wal-mart in Orange Park

(As of 2006)
661 Blanding Blvd
(904) 272-0036
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Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

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