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Encyclopedia > Orange County, Virginia
Orange County, Virginia
Seal of Orange County, Virginia
Seal (Detail)
Map of Virginia highlighting Orange County
Location in the state of Virginia
Formed 1734
Seat Orange
Area
 - Total
 - Water

889 km² (343 mi²)
4 km² (2 mi²) 0.50% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

25,881
29/km² 
www.orangecova.com

Orange County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 25,881. Its county seat is Orange6. Image File history File links Orange_Seal. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Events January 8 - Premiere of George Frideric Handels opera Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Orange is a town located in Orange County, Virginia. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Orange is a town located in Orange County, Virginia. ... 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. ...

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History

Ornage County was established in 1734 from Spotsylvania. The county is named for Prince of Orange, who in that year married Princess Anne, daughter of King George II of England. President James Madison's home Montpelier is located in the county and President Zachary Taylor was born here. During the Civil War the Battle of the Wilderness took place in May 1864. Events January 8 - Premiere of George Frideric Handels opera Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1721 Seat Spotsylvania Area  - Total  - Water 1,068 km² (412 mi²) 30 km² (11 mi²) 2. ... // The Principality of Orange The title originally referred to the sovereign principality of Orange in valley of Rhone in southern France, which was a property of the House of Orange (1544 House of Orange-Nassau). ... George II King of Great Britain and Ireland 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. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... The President of the United States (often abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... James Madison (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was the fourth (1809–1817) President of the United States. ... Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850), also known as Old Rough and Ready, was the twelfth President of the United States, serving from 1849 to 1850. ... The American Civil War was fought in North America from 1861 until 1865 between the United States of America – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... This article is about the Battle of the Wilderness in the American Civil War. ... This article is about the month of May. ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 889 km² (343 mi²). 885 km² (342 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.50% 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 (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 25,881 people, 10,150 households, and 7,470 families residing in the county. The population density is 29/km² (76/mi²). There are 11,354 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (33/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 84.36% White, 13.78% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 1.28% of the population are 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. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 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 are 10,150 households out of which 29.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% are married couples living together, 10.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% are non-families. 22.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 2.90. Marriage may be a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $42,889, and the median income for a family is $48,197. Males have a median income of $31,982 versus $24,209 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,107. 9.20% of the population and 7.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.60% of those under the age of 18 and 10.80% of those 65 and older are 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 number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Towns

Gordonsville is a town located in Virginia. ... Orange is a town located in Orange County, Virginia. ...

External links

  • Orange County's Historical Markers


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