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Orange County, Vermont
Orange county court house vt
Orange County Superior Court in Chelsea
Map of Vermont highlighting Orange County
Location in the state of Vermont
Map of USA VT
Vermont's location in the U.S.
Founded 1781
Shire Town Chelsea
Largest town Randolph
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

692 sq mi (1,792 km²)
687 sq mi (1,779 km²)
5.2 sq mi (13 km²), 0.8%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

28,899
42/sq mi (16/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Orange County is a county located in the state of Vermont, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,936.[1] Its shire town (county seat) is the municipality of Chelsea.[2] Orange County was organized on 2 February 1781 as an original county within the state.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 692 square miles (1,790 km2), of which 687 square miles (1,780 km2) is land and 5.2 square miles (13 km2) (0.8%) is water.[3]

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 10,526
1800 18,238 73.3%
1810 25,247 38.4%
1820 24,681 −2.2%
1830 27,285 10.6%
1840 27,873 2.2%
1850 27,296 −2.1%
1860 25,455 −6.7%
1870 23,090 −9.3%
1880 23,525 1.9%
1890 19,575 −16.8%
1900 19,313 −1.3%
1910 18,703 −3.2%
1920 17,279 −7.6%
1930 16,694 −3.4%
1940 17,048 2.1%
1950 17,027 −0.1%
1960 16,014 −5.9%
1970 17,676 10.4%
1980 22,739 28.6%
1990 26,149 15.0%
2000 28,226 7.9%
2010 28,936 2.5%
Est. 2016 28,919 [4] 2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790–1960[6] 1900–1990[7]
1990–2000[8] 2010–2014[1]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 28,226 people, 10,936 households, and 7,611 families residing in the county. The population density was 41 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 13,386 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.02% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.3% were of English, 12.8% French, 11.5% American, 10.8% Irish, 6.0% German and 5.5% French Canadian ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.4% spoke English and 1.5% French as their first language.

There were 10,936 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 23.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,855, and the median income for a family was $45,771. Males had a median income of $30,679 versus $24,144 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,784. About 6.10% of families and 9.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,936 people, 11,887 households, and 7,865 families residing in the county.[10] The population density was 42.1 inhabitants per square mile (16.3 /km2). There were 14,845 housing units at an average density of 21.6 per square mile (8.3 /km2).[11] The racial makeup of the county was 97.0% white, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.0% of the population.[10] The largest ancestry groups were English (22.4%), Irish (16.5%); French (14.7%), German (10.4%), "American" (7.3%), French Canadian (7.1%), Italian (6.5%); Scottish (6.5%).[12]

Of the 11,887 households, 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.8% were non-families, and 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.83. The median age was 43.8 years.[10]

The median income for a household in the county was $52,079 and the median income for a family was $61,221. Males had a median income of $41,281 versus $35,938 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,951. About 6.2% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.[13]

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 34.2% 5,007 51.5% 7,541 14.3% 2,101
2012 32.7% 4,588 64.6% 9,076 2.8% 389
2008 33.3% 5,047 64.6% 9,799 2.2% 333
2004 43.1% 6,421 54.8% 8,159 2.1% 315
2000 46.7% 6,858 45.6% 6,694 7.8% 1,143
1996 33.0% 4,043 49.8% 6,107 17.3% 2,116
1992 31.7% 4,249 43.1% 5,774 25.3% 3,387
1988 54.4% 6,151 44.0% 4,977 1.7% 190
1984 60.2% 6,407 38.4% 4,088 1.3% 140
1980 49.5% 4,656 32.8% 3,079 17.7% 1,667
1976 58.6% 4,768 39.0% 3,171 2.4% 196
1972 69.1% 5,389 29.9% 2,332 1.0% 76
1968 66.2% 4,135 30.1% 1,879 3.8% 236
1964 41.0% 2,723 59.0% 3,918 0.0% 1
1960 77.2% 5,363 22.8% 1,581
1956 84.0% 5,616 16.0% 1,072 0.0% 2
1952 83.5% 5,610 16.1% 1,082 0.4% 27
1948 77.0% 4,061 21.6% 1,139 1.4% 76
1944 73.8% 4,117 26.2% 1,464
1940 68.8% 4,527 30.8% 2,029 0.4% 23
1936 73.3% 4,956 26.6% 1,796 0.2% 11
1932 69.3% 4,305 29.5% 1,830 1.2% 77
1928 84.7% 5,223 14.8% 914 0.5% 30
1924 82.9% 4,657 12.9% 724 4.3% 240
1920 78.9% 3,713 19.9% 938 1.1% 53
1916 59.3% 2,151 38.0% 1,379 2.7% 97
1912 34.2% 1,289 25.4% 956 40.5% 1,525
1908 74.5% 2,262 22.0% 667 3.6% 109
1904 77.1% 2,259 20.0% 587 2.8% 83
1900 75.3% 2,515 22.2% 740 2.5% 84
1896 80.2% 3,067 14.8% 567 5.0% 190
1892 66.2% 2,395 30.1% 1,088 3.8% 136
1888 62.6% 2,792 28.6% 1,277 8.8% 390

EducationEdit

Vermont technical college 20040926

The Vermont Technical College is located in Randolph.

The county is served by 4 school districts (supervisory unions):[15]

  • Orange East Supervisory Union (Superintendent: Wendy Baker[16])
  • Orange North Supervisory Union
  • Orange Southwest Supervisory Union
  • Orange Windsor Supervisory Union

Orange County is also home to the Vermont Technical College, located in the town of Randolph.[17]

Orange North Supervisory UnionEdit

The union's superintendent is Douglas Shiok,[18] and it includes:[18]

  • Orange Center School (Principal: Richard P. Jacobs[19])
  • Washington Village School (Principal: Charles R. Witters, Jr.[20])
  • Williamstown Elementary School (Principal: Elaine K. Watson[21])
  • Williamstown Middle High School (Principal: Heidi Moccia [middle]; Juanita Burch-Clay [high][22]).

CommunitiesEdit

TownsEdit

VillagesEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

Unincorporated communityEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/50/50017.html. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 10, 2015. http://www.webcitation.org/6YQozzgAf. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. http://www2.census.gov/geo/docs/maps-data/data/gazetteer/counties_list_50.txt. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. http://www.webcitation.org/6YSasqtfX. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/vt190090.txt. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US50017. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US50017. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US50017. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US50017. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  15. ^ Education, Vermont Department of (2009-04-30). "Directories : Vermont Supervisory Unions/Districts (O–R)". http://education.vermont.gov/new/html/directories/su_sd_O_R.html. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  16. ^ Union, Orange East Supervisory. "Home Page". http://orangeeast.k12.vt.us/. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  17. ^ Vermont Technical College
  18. ^ a b Union, Orange North Supervisory. "ONSU Office Staff". http://www.onsu.org/administration/Central%20Office%20Staff. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  19. ^ School, Orange Center (2009-05-16). "Message From The Principal". Archived from the original on September 19, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20070919103946/http://www.orangecenterschool.org/administration/Message_From_The_Principal. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  20. ^ School, Washington Village. "Copy: principal's message". Archived from the original on June 8, 2009. https://web.archive.org/web/20090608181742/http://www.washingtonvillageschool.org/Principal/principal_page. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  21. ^ School, Williamstown Elementary. "homepage". http://www.williamstownelem.org/administration/principal/. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  22. ^ School, Williamstown Middle High. "Williamstown Middle High School, Vermont". http://www.williamstownmhs.org/. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 44°01′N 72°23′W / 44.01, -72.38


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