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Orange, Virginia

Orange is a town located in Orange County, Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,123. It is the county seat of Orange County6.

Geography Orange is located at 38°14'45" North, 78°6'35" West (38.245894, -78.109786)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.4 km² (3.2 mi²). 8.4 km² (3.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.31% is water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 4,123 people, 1,607 households, and 1,010 families residing in the town. The population density is 491.3/km² (1,274.1/mi²). There are 1,712 housing units at an average density of 204.0/km² (529.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 76.84% White, 20.96% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 1.70% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,607 households out of which 30.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.1% are married couples living together, 18.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% are non-families. 32.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.28 and the average family size is 2.87.

In the town the population is spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 86.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $28,576, and the median income for a family is $38,103. Males have a median income of $30,439 versus $19,233 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,805. 21.2% of the population and 16.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 27.9% are under the age of 18 and 15.9% are 65 or older.

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