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Overview

Introduction to Orange, Texas

Orange, Texas, in Orange county, is 17 miles NE of Port Arthur, Texas (center to center) and 100 miles E of Houston, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Beaumont - Port Arthur metropolitan area.

Orange History

The area now known as the City of Orange was established in 1836. Prior to that, it was inhabited by the Atakapas Indians. Originally, the city was named Green's Bluff after Resin Green, a Sabine River boatman who arrived in the city sometime before 1830. It was renamed Madison in 1840 in honor of U.S. President James Madison. Finally, in 1858, the city adopted its present name because there was another Madisonville in Texas. The city of Orange was named after the wild orange groves that grow on the riverbank.

Orange and nearby Attractions

  • Shangri La Gardens and Nature Center
  • Stark Museum of Art
  • Heritage House Museum
  • W.H. Stark House
  • Heritage History Museum of Orange County
  • Big Thicket National Preserve

Things To Do In Orange

While staying in Orange, one can enjoy a variety of recreational activities at Solomon Johnson Park, Sunset Park, Pinhurst City Park, and Navy Park. The city is also home to the Shangri - La Botanical Gardens and Heritage History Museum of Orange County. Orange also hosts the Cajun Heritage Festival every year in the month of May. In addition, Orange provides easy access to Sam Houston Jones State Park and Sea Rim State Park.

Orange Transportation

Southeast Texas Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Orange Higher Education

Lamar State College-Orange is the local college. McNeese State University, University of Houston-Clear Lake, and Lee College also offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 18,945
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 7,637
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 42%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.9%
Median Earnings25+ $31,204
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,563
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,033

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,114
% Above Poverty Level 78.8%
% Below Poverty Level 21.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.2%
Median Gross Rent $726
Median House Value $94,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.9%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 5.8%

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

Orange Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles NE of Port Arthur, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 100 miles E of Houston, Texas
County Orange
Metro Area Beaumont - Port Arthur
Standard Zip Codes 77630, 77632
P.O. Box Zip Codes 77631
Phone Area Codes 409
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.092
Longitude -93.736

Orange Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station ORANGE
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 60 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 59 inches
Station ORANGE 9 N
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 62.7 inches
Station HACKBERRY 8 SSW
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 59 F
Apr Temp 61 to 76 F
Jul Temp 76 to 90 F
Oct Temp 62 to 79 F
Annual Precip 59.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bridge City 7,907 $67,639
Groves 15,845 $60,961

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

Orange Public Libraries

Library
Orange Public Library
220 N 5TH ST
Orange, Texas
(409) 883-1086

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Orange Hospitals

MEMORIAL HERMANN BAPTIST ORANGE HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
608 STRICKLAND DRIVE
(409) 883-1273
Emergency Service: Yes

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Orange High Schools

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LIT CYPR-MRCEVILLE H S
7327 N HWY 87
409-886-5821
Serves 1,153 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

WEST ORANGE-STARK H S
505 N 15TH ST
409-882-5570
A Title I School.
Serves 883 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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505 N 15TH ST
409-882-5412

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