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Overview

Introduction to Orange, Connecticut

Orange, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 4 miles W of West Haven, Connecticut and 62 miles NE of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the New Haven - Meriden metropolitan area with.

Orange History

The Paugusset, an Algonquian people, were the original inhabitants of this area before the English settled here. At that time, Orange was a part of the city of Milford, Connecticut. But as the population increased rapidly, a separate town was formed in 1822. The community was named in honor of King William III of England, 'The Prince of Orange.' Orange and West Haven were separated in 1921, and this left Orange with a rural community. However, the post-war years witnessed a rapid suburbanization of the town.

Orange and nearby Attractions

  • Yale Center for British Art
  • Eli Whitney Gun Factory
  • Otis House
  • Temple Emanuel Library
  • Indian Lake
  • Orange Center Historic District

Things To Do In Orange

The Yale University Art Gallery showcases collections of famous artists like Van Gogh, Picasso and Monet. The Beardsley Zoological Gardens, Captain's Cove Seaport and Pardee Rose Garden are among the popular tourist spots near the town of Orange. There are also quite a few lakes and brooks around the town that offer opportunities to indulge in water sports.

Orange Transportation

Facilities for air transportation are provided by the Tweed-New Haven Airport.

Orange Higher Education

The University of New Haven, Southern Connecticut State University, Gateway Community College and Yale University are nearby.

People

Total Population 13,946
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 18.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,894
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 61.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 59.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $126,750
% Above Poverty Level 96.2%
% Below Poverty Level 3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 18%
Median Gross Rent $1,810
Median House Value $384,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 9%
Irish 23.8%

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

Orange Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles W of West Haven, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06477
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.278
Longitude -73.026

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 BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
Station MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Station MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches

Orange Public Libraries

Library
Case Memorial Library
613 ORANGE CENTER RD.
Orange, Connecticut
(860) 891-2170

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