Introduction to Orange City, Iowa

Orange City, Iowa, in Sioux county, is located 38 miles NE of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center) and is 121 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska. There are an estimated 5,582 people residing in the city.

Orange City History

Orange City was initially recognized as Holland, and was later named as Orange City honoring the Dutch Royalty. This city was established in 1870 by settlers who came from Pella in search of better and cheaper land. It is in Sioux county which was named after the Sioux tribe and was formed in 1851.

Orange City and nearby Attractions

  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Sioux County Historical Center
  • First Christian Reformed Church
  • Lake Alvin State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Orange City

Parks including the Newton Hills State Park, Veterans Memorial Park and the Lake Alvin State Recreation Area are popular among the residents of Orange City. Sioux County Historical Center is a notable site for the history lovers. There are also commonly visited churches like the First Christian Reformed Church and the New Hope Evangelical Free Church. Tulip Festival takes place in the month of May each year; it is a great time to experience the flora in all its grandeur.

Orange City Transportation

Sioux Gateway Airport, also recognized as Colonel Bud Day Field is the nearest airport.

Orange City Higher Education

Northwestern College is located in Orange City. Other colleges and universities which can be attended in the city including Western Iowa Tech Community College, University of South Dakota, and Buena Vista University.


Total Population 6,147
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 16.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,478
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 54.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $78,080
% Above Poverty Level 91.9%
% Below Poverty Level 8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 11 minutes
% Working from Home 16.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 20.9%
Median Gross Rent $609
Median House Value $155,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.9%
US/American 0%
English 3.1%
Irish 5.4%

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

Orange City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles NE of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 121 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Sioux
Standard Zip Codes 51041
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.007
Longitude -96.058

Orange City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
Station LE MARS
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 63 F
Annual Precip 26.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Middleburg (51041)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alton 1,285 $80,833
Granville 384 $68,125
Hospers 793 $63,333

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

Orange City Public Libraries

Orange City Public Library
Orange City, Iowa
(712) 737-4302
Library Web Site

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Orange City Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(712) 737-4984
Emergency Service: Yes

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Orange City High Schools

615 8TH ST SE
Serves 453 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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