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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,128
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+8,059
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married41.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.3%
Median Earnings25+$30,596
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,758
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,898

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,937
% Above Poverty Level78.2%
% Below Poverty Level21.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone33.9%
Median Gross Rent$764
Median House Value$93,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.1%
Irish7.5%
English6.1%
German5.6%
French Except Basque4.9%
Italian2.8%
Canadian2.3%
Polish1%
Dutch0.8%
Scottish0.8%
African0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Greek0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Arab0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Orange Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes77632, 77630
P.O. Box Zip Codes77631
Phone Area Codes409
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.1
Approximate Longitude-93.75

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)

StationORANGE
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp41 to 60 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip59 inches
StationORANGE 9 N
Distance9.7 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip62.7 inches
StationHACKBERRY 8 SSW
Distance24 miles
Jan Temp43 to 59 F
Apr Temp61 to 76 F
Jul Temp76 to 90 F
Oct Temp62 to 79 F
Annual Precip59.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bridge City7,964$73,008
Groves15,798$60,768
Lakeview76$38,333
Port Neches12,794$76,990

Orange Public Libraries

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

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Orange Hospitals

Baptist Orange Hospital
(Non-profit)
608 Strickland Drive

Orange Public Schools

Tekoa Academy Of Accelerated Studies - Orange
1704 14th St
ZIP: 77630
(409) 982-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 77
West Orange-stark El
2605 Martin Luther King
ZIP: 77630
(409) 882-5630
Primary
Total Enrollment 1079
West Orange-stark Middle
1402 W Green Ave
ZIP: 77630
(409) 882-5520
Middle
Total Enrollment 480
M B North E C Lrn Ctr
801 Cordrey
ZIP: 77631
(409) 882-5434
Primary
Total Enrollment 269
West Orange-stark H S
1400 Newton St
ZIP: 77631
(409) 882-5570
High
Total Enrollment 583
Deweyville H S
615 State Hwy 12 W
ZIP: 77632
(409) 746-2685
High
Total Enrollment 310
Lit Cypr-mrceville H S
7327 N Hwy 87
ZIP: 77632
(409) 886-5821
High
Total Enrollment 1057
Little Cypress El
5723 Meeks Dr
ZIP: 77632
(409) 886-2838
Primary
Total Enrollment 590
Little Cypress Int
2300 Allie Payne
ZIP: 77632
(409) 886-4245
Primary
Total Enrollment 309
Little Cypress J H
6765 F M 1130
ZIP: 77632
(409) 883-2317
Middle
Total Enrollment 474
Little Cypress-mauriceville Alternative
7565 Hwy 87 N
ZIP: 77632
(409) 883-2232
Other
Total Enrollment 10
Mauriceville El
20040 F M 1130
ZIP: 77632
(409) 745-1615
Other
Total Enrollment 628
Mauriceville Middle
19952 F M 1130
ZIP: 77632
(409) 745-3970
Middle
Total Enrollment 274

Orange Private Schools

Community Christian School
3400 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
ZIP: 77632
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 187
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