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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,153
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+3,517
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married55.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.6%
Median Earnings25+$38,297
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,024

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,715
% Above Poverty Level93.2%
% Below Poverty Level6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home16.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone20.6%
Median Gross Rent$706
Median House Value$156,100

Ancestry

Dutch46.3%
German27.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.5%
Irish5.7%
Swedish3%
Norwegian2.8%
English2.6%
French Except Basque1.3%
Danishn1%
Polish0.9%
Italian0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Brazilian0.6%
African0.6%
Luxemburger0.5%
Nigerian0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Scottish0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Czech0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Orange City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sioux County
Standard Zip Codes51041
Phone Area Codes712
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43
Approximate Longitude-96.05

Orange City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSIOUX CENTER 2 SE
Distance5.5 miles
Jan Temp7 to 27 F
Apr Temp36 to 63 F
Jul Temp61 to 87 F
Oct Temp38 to 65 F
Annual Precip28.7 inches
StationSHELDON
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp3 to 23 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp35 to 60 F
Annual Precip29.4 inches
StationLE MARS
Distance16.2 miles
Jan Temp6 to 26 F
Apr Temp35 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp36 to 63 F
Annual Precip26.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alton1,325$76,250
Granville362$69,063
Hospers756$64,000
Maurice323$65,000
Oyens88$65,417
Sioux Center7,370$80,185

Orange City Public Libraries

Orange City Public Library
112 ALBANY AVE SE
Orange City, Iowa
(712) 707-4302

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Orange City Hospitals

Orange City Area Health System
1000 Lincoln Circle Se
(712) 737-4984
Orange City Municipal Hospital
(Government - Local)
403 N Central Ave
(712) 737-4984

Orange City Public Schools

Moc-floyd Valley High School
615 8th St Se
ZIP: 51041
(712) 737-4871
High
Total Enrollment 422
Orange City Elementary School
312 1st St Nw
ZIP: 51041
(712) 737-4606
Primary
Total Enrollment 436

Orange City Private Schools

Orange City Christian School
604 3rd St Sw
ZIP: 51041
Elementary
Total Enrollment 245
Unity Christian High School
216 Michigan Ave Sw
ZIP: 51041
Secondary
Total Enrollment 289
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