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Encyclopedia > Orange, Connecticut

Orange is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 13,233. Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ...

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History

When originally settled by English colonists, Orange was simply a northern and eastern district of the now neighboring city of Milford, Connecticut; however, by 1822 the population of the district had grown to the point where residents desired to form their own separate community, thus forming the town of Orange. The town is named after King William III, "Prince of Orange". Milford is a city located in the town of Milford in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... William III of England (14 November 1650 – 8 March 1702; also known as William II of Scotland and William III of Orange) was a Dutch aristocrat and a Protestant Prince of Orange from his birth, King of England and King of Ireland from 13 February 1689, and King of Scots... // The Principality of Orange The title originally referred to the sovereign principality of Orange in the valley of Rhone in southern France, which was a property of the House of Orange (and from 1544 of the House of Orange-Nassau). ...


The town continued to grow throughout the 19th century, until finally splitting once again in 1921. In this year, the new city of West Haven was formed out of the southeastern neighborhoods of Orange. This gave the remnant town of Orange a very rural feel as the bulk of urbanized population was ceded to West Haven. In the post-war years, however, Orange began suburbanizing at a rapid pace. At present, the town is a blend of rural and suburban development, and features a highly commercialized strip of business along the Boston Post Road, just north of Interstate 95. The town currently faces continuing political issues regarding ongoing urbanization and commercial development. West Haven is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Sheep eating grass in rural Australia Rural areas are sparsely settled places away from the influence of large cities and towns. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... The Boston Post Road was a system of roads from New York, New York to Boston, Massachusetts, containing some of the first major highways in the United States. ... Map Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is an Interstate Highway that runs 1,927 miles (3,101 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ...


Culture and Notable Features

Orange maintains its rural roots through the Orange Country Fair every September, which serves as a miniature homage to many typical American State Fairs. In early August, the town also promotes the Orange Volunteer Fireman's Carnival, which raises funds to support the town's continuing all-volunteer fire department. Both events are held at the fairgrounds at High Plains Community Center near the center of town.


Orange was the home of the first computer camp, held at the local Amity Jr. High School in 1978. It is not widely known, but Orange is also host to one of the primary manufacturing plants of PEZ candies. A Computer camp is a summer camp which focuses on computer instruction. ... A typical PEZ dispenser and packaging PEZ is the shortened name of PEZ Candy Inc. ...


During the Cold War, Orange served as a location for the permanent deployment of Nike missiles for the defense of Greater New Haven. The former site of the Nike missiles has since served (from the late 1950's onward) as the home of the 103rd Air Control and Warning Squadron, later to become the 103rd Tactical Control Squadron and as it remains today the 103rd Air Control Squadron, a part of the Connecticut Air National Guard. The Cold War was the protracted geopolitical, ideological, and economic struggle that emerged after World War II between the global superpowers of the Soviet Union and the United States, supported by their respective and emerging alliance partners. ... Launch of a Nike Zeus missile Project Nike was a US Army project, proposed in May 1945 by Bell Labs, to develop a line-of-sight anti-aircraft missile system. ... The Greater New Haven area is the metropolitan area whose extent includes those towns in Connecticut that share an economic, social, political, and historical focus on New Haven, Connecticut. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.1 km² (17.4 mi²). 44.5 km² (17.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.38% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,233 people, 4,739 households, and 3,895 families residing in the town. The population density was 297.2/km² (770.0/mi²). There were 4,870 housing units at an average density of 109.4/km² (283.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.08% White, 0.79% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 3.84% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 1.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 4,739 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.1% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.8% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.09. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $79,365, and the median income for a family was $88,583. Males had a median income of $58,946 versus $41,563 for females. The per capita income for the town was $36,471. 2.5% of the population and 2.1% of families were below the poverty line. 1.4% of those under the age of 18 and 4.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population living in poverty The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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This gave the remnant town of Orange a very rural feel as the bulk of urbanized population was ceded to West Haven.
During the Cold War, Orange served as a location for the permanent deployment of Nike missiles for the defense of Greater New Haven.
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