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Encyclopedia > Orange County, North Carolina
Orange County, North Carolina
Seal of Orange County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Orange County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1752
Seat Hillsborough
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,039 km² (401 mi²)
1,036 km² (400 mi²)
4 km² (1 mi²), 0.34%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

118,227
114/km² 
Website: www.co.orange.nc.us

Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 118,227. Its county seat is Hillsborough6. It is home to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the flagship institution of the University of North Carolina System. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_North_Carolina_highlighting_Orange_County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_NC.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): North Carolina ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Hillsborough is a town in Orange County, North Carolina, United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Hillsborough is a town in Orange County, North Carolina, United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ...

Contents

History

The county was formed in 1752 from parts of Bladen County, Granville County, and Johnston County. It was named for the infant William V of Orange, whose mother Anne, daughter of King George II of Great Britain, was then regent of the Dutch Republic. Bladen County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Granville County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Johnston County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... William V, stadtholder of The Netherlands (March 8, 1748–April 9, 1806), also known as William V of Orange, was the last Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic. ... George II (George Augustus; 10 November 1683 – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death. ... Map of Dutch Republic by Joannes Janssonius United Netherlands redirects here. ...


In 1771 Orange County was greatly reduced in area. The western part of it was combined with the eastern part of Rowan County to form Guilford County. Another part was combined with parts of Cumberland County and Johnston County to form Wake County. The southern part of what remained became Chatham County. Rowan County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Guilford County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Wake County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Chatham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...


In 1777 the northern half of what was left of Orange County became Caswell County. In 1849 the western third of the still shrinking county became Alamance County. Finally, in 1881 the eastern half of the county's remaining territory was combined with part of Wake County to form Durham County. Caswell County Courthouse - 2005 Caswell County redirects here. ... Alamance County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Durham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...


Law and government

Orange County is governed by a five-member board of commissioners. The commissioners are elected to four-year terms in at-large partisan elections, which are held in November of even-numbered years.


Orange County is a member of the regional Triangle J Council of Governments. The Triangle J Council of Governments is one of the 17 regional North Carolina Councils of Governments (Region J) established by the North Carolina General Assembly for the purpose of regional planning and administration. ...


See also: List of commissioners of Orange County, North Carolina This page contains an incomplete list of persons who have served on the Board of Commissioners of Orange County, North Carolina. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,040 km² (401 mi²). 1,036 km² (400 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.34%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The county is drained, in part, by the Eno River. The Eno River at Hillsborough, North Carolina The Eno River, named for the Eno Indians who once lived along its banks, is the initial tributary of the Neuse River in North Carolina, USA. The Eno rises in Orange County. ...


Townships

The county is divided into seven townships: Bingham, Cedar Grove, Chapel Hill, Cheeks, Eno, Hillsborough, and Little River. A township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15. ...


Adjacent Counties

Person County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Durham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Chatham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Alamance County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Caswell County Courthouse - 2005 Caswell County redirects here. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 118,227 people, 45,863 households, and 26,141 families residing in the county. The population density was 114/km² (296/mi²). There were 49,289 housing units at an average density of 48/km² (123/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.05% White, 13.79% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 4.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.96% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. 4.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City 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 encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 45,863 households out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.60% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.00% were non-families. 28.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.95. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 20.30% under the age of 18, 21.00% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 8.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 90.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $42,372, and the median income for a family was $59,874. Males had a median income of $39,298 versus $31,328 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,873. About 6.20% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.00% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over. 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 who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

City nickname: The Paris of the Piedmont Incorporated 1911 County Orange County Mayor Mark Chilton Aldermen Joal Hall Broun (mayor pro tem) Dan Coleman Jacquelyn Gist Randee Haven-ODonnell John Herrera Alex Zaffron Town Manager Steven E. Sherman Area  - Total  - Water 11. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... Hillsborough is a town in Orange County, North Carolina, United States. ... Mebane is a city located mostly in Alamance County, North Carolina, with a part of it in Orange County, North Carolina. ...

Notable residents

Thomas Samuel Ashe (19 July 1812 - 4 February 1887) was a U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1873 and 1877. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Johnny Reid John Edwards [1] (born June 10, 1953), is an American politician who was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004 and a one-term U.S. Senator from North Carolina. ... Rep. ... Beverly Eaves Perdue is the current lieutenant governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...

References

    1. ^ (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 

External links

  • Orange County official Web site
  • OrangePolitics.org Multi-author blog about progressive politics in Orange County
  • Squeeze the Pulp Internet forum on politics, news, and community in Orange County

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Orange County, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (610 words)
In 1771 Orange County was greatly reduced in area.
Orange County is a member of the regional Triangle J Council of Governments.
In the county the population was spread out with 20.30% under the age of 18, 21.00% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 8.40% who were 65 years of age or older.
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