Orange, California

Orange: The sixth most populous city in California. It is located in Orange County, California. Orange is known for its many oranges groves, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Orange County Museum of Art and the Orange County Performing Arts Center.

About

Orange is a city located in the county of Orange in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 136,416. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 138,192 inhabitants.

The city was created 155 years ago in 1868.

The city of Orange was incorporated in 1888 and evolved from small agricultural communities growing citrus fruits, walnuts, and olives. Orange was a center of citrus production thanks to its Mediterranean climate. That heritage remains today in the city's name and street layout.

Key transportation routes like the Santa Fe Railroad and Pacific Electric Railway allowed Orange to become a trading hub in the early 1900s. Local agriculture and new residents fueled growth. After WWII, suburbs sprouted around Orange and changed its built landscape.

Key Facts About Modern Orange

Here are some key details about Orange today:

  • Population: Around 140,000 residents, making Orange the 8th largest city in Orange County.
  • Economy: While agriculture has declined, top employers today include schools, hospitals, retail like The Outlets at Orange, and technology firms attracted by educated residents.
  • Neighborhoods: Popular residential communities include Old Towne Orange Historic District, Chapman Hills, and Santiago Hills. Each has unique architectural vibes and amenities.
  • Attractions: The city is home to Chapman University, the Santiago Oaks Regional Park, the Orange Plaza historic town square, and the Kidspace Children's Museum.
  • Events: Orange hosts a weekly farmers market, the Orange International Street Fair, Orangefest art walks, and seasonal activities at Irvine Regional Park.

Orange has evolved beyond its citrus roots into a thriving economic and cultural hub in northern Orange County, while retaining its pequeña ciudad charms.

Orange locator map
Location of Orange on California map.

Quick Facts about Orange

Population : 138,192 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Orange County
Different from : Orange Cove
Postal code : 92856
Water as percent of area : 1.75%
Land as percent of area : 98.25%
Altitude : 190 feet / 58 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1869 (155 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone
Local time : 02:19:18 (15th April 2024)
Population growth : 1.29% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Orange is located at 33°47'16"N 117°51'11"W (33.7877900, -117.8531100).

Orange map

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Demographics

The population of Orange increased by 1.29% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 136,416 - census
2011 138,539 1.53% estimation process
2012 139,372 0.6% estimation process
2013 139,972 0.43% estimation process
2014 139,424 -0.39% estimation process
2015 140,503 0.77% estimation process
2016 140,581 0.06% estimation process
2017 140,251 -0.24% estimation process
2018 139,449 -0.58% estimation process
2019 138,669 -0.56% estimation process
2020 138,192 -0.35% estimation process

Orange zip code is 92865. County name: Orange, County fips: 06059

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Where to Stay in Orange

1 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Anaheim - Orange County

Rating: 4.2 (2017)

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Anaheim - Orange County

2 Ayres Hotel Orange

Rating: 4.7 (1427)

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3 Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim/Orange

Rating: 4.2 (1290)

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim/Orange

4 Best Western Plus Meridian Inn & Suites, Anaheim-Orange

Rating: 4.1 (1260)

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Best Western Plus Meridian Inn & Suites, Anaheim-Orange

5 ALO Hotel by Ayres

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Other Places in Orange

1 Orange City Hall

Rating: 3.6 (14)

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Orange City Hall

2 Orange City Council Offices

Rating: 5 (1)

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3 CITY OF ORANGE Business Licenses

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4 Orange City Fire Dept. - Station #8

Rating: 5 (1)

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5 Orange County Agricultural Commissioner

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Orange County Agricultural Commissioner

6 Orange City Finance Department

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People born in Orange (163)

People born in Orange, including Hurdler Fred Kelly, former professional football punter Mike Horan, swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, world champion, world record-holder Jessica Hardy, .

List

  • Toni Childs (American singer-songwriter) she was born in 29/10/1957
  • Linda Sánchez (American politician) she was born in 28/01/1969
  • Robert Malone (Player of American football) he was born in 04/02/1988
  • Dianne de Leeuw (Dutch figure skater and coach) she was born in 19/11/1955
  • Tamara Mello (American actress) she was born in 22/02/1976
  • Elaine Youngs (American beach volleyball player) she was born in 14/02/1970
  • Mike Pompeo (70th and former Secretary of State of the United States) he was born in 30/12/1963
  • Sammi Smith (American country music singer and songwriter) she was born in 05/08/1943
  • Rhett Rakhshani (American ice hockey player) he was born in 06/03/1988
  • Eric Chenowith (American basketball player) he was born in 09/03/1979
  • Sienna West (American movie actress and erotic dancer) she was born in 06/11/1977
  • Garrett Atkins (American baseball player) he was born in 12/12/1979
  • Courtney Mathewson (American water polo player) she was born in 14/09/1986
  • Jason Freese (American musician) he was born in 12/01/1975
  • Michael Arrington (founder and former co-editor of TechCrunch) he was born in 13/03/1970
  • Bryan D. O'Connor (NASA astronaut) he was born in 06/09/1946
  • Cara-Beth Burnside (American skateboarder and snowboarder) she was born in 23/07/1971
  • Chuck Flores (American jazz drummer) he was born in 05/01/1935

Schools in Orange

College & universities near Orange, CA

Code Name City ZIP
111948 Chapman University Orange (CA) 92866
123448 Trinity Law School Santa Ana (CA) 92705
123642 South Coast College Orange (CA) 92868-2609
490878 Platt College-Anaheim Anaheim (CA) 92806-5949
461500 Santa Ana Beauty Academy Santa Ana (CA) 92705-7820

Stations (47)

Amtrak & bus stations near Orange, CA

Code Name Address Type
ANA Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center 2150 East Katella Avenue RAIL
SNA Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center 1000 East Santa Ana Boulevard RAIL
FUL Fullerton Transportation Center 120 East Santa Fe Avenue RAIL
IRV Irvine Transportation Center 15215 Barranca Parkway RAIL
LBC Long Beach, California 601 North Long Beach Blvd. BUS

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Other cities in Orange County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Orange County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Anaheim 353,676 The second most populous city in Orange County, California and the center of the Anaheim metropolitan area.
Santa Ana 331,301 The most populous city in Orange County, California and the center of the Santa Ana metropolitan area.
Irvine 283,700 A city located in Orange County, California.
Huntington Beach 198,246 The most populous city in Orange County, California.
Garden Grove 171,366 The fourth most populous city in Orange County, California.
Fullerton 139,921 The eighth most populous city in Orange County, California.
Costa Mesa 112,366 The most populous city in Orange County, California.
Mission Viejo 94,242 A city in Orange County, California.
Westminster 89,740 A city in Orange County, California.
Newport Beach 86,834 A city in Orange County, California.
Lake Forest 85,329 A city in Orange County, California.
Buena Park 81,269 A city in Orange County, California.
Tustin 79,815 A city in Orange County, California.
Yorba Linda 68,027 A city in Orange County, California.
Laguna Niguel 64,569 The most populous city in Orange County, California.
San Clemente 64,551 The most populous city in Orange County, California.

Distance to Other Cities

Orange distances to largest California cities