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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 8,545
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 19.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,668
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 47.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.2%
Median Earnings25+ $31,583
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,742

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,841
% Above Poverty Level 91.3%
% Below Poverty Level 8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.4%
Median Gross Rent $863
Median House Value $153,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.7%
US/American 0.2%
English 7.6%
Irish 10.6%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station JACKSONVILLE NAS
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
Station JACKSONVILLE CECIL NAS
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
Station JACKSONVILLE BEACH
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Baldwin 1,929 $39,569
Green Cove Springs 7,054 $51,200
Jacksonville 846,951 $58,185
Jacksonville Beach 22,149 $91,297
Neptune Beach 6,683 $101,326
Penney Farms 618 $51,667

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

Orange Park Public Libraries

Library
Clay County Public Library System
2054 PLAINFIELD AVE.
Orange Park, Florida
(904) 278-4745
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Orange Park Hospitals

ORANGE PARK MEDICAL CENTER INC
(Proprietary)
2001 KINGSLEY AVE
(904) 276-8500
Emergency Service: Yes

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2300 KINGSLEY AVENUE
904-272-8110
Serves 2,352 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

RIDGEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
466 MADISON AVENUE
904-272-3003
Serves 1,792 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

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