Cities & Towns in Orange County, NC

Orange County, county in North Carolina, United States. As of 2020 county had an estimated population of 149,077 inhabitants. The county was created 272 years ago in 1752. Its county seat is Hillsborough.

There are 2 city/town in Orange County, NC. The largest city of Orange County is Carrboro with a population of 21,239. Other cities include and Hillsborough population 7,226


Carrboro, Town in North Carolina, United States


Hillsborough, Town in and county seat of Orange County, North Carolina, United States

Nestled in the central piedmont region of North Carolina, Orange County contains a mix of historic college towns, urban centers, and rural agricultural communities. The county was established in 1752 and is home to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the oldest public university in the United States.

The city of Chapel Hill serves as the county seat and is deeply enriched by the presence of UNC. Downtown Chapel Hill features boutiques, bookstores, and a vibrant foodie scene. The nearby town of Carrboro began as a mill town and is now a hip, artistic community popular with college students and young families.

Also influenced by the university is the town of Hillsborough, located in the Eno River Valley. Hillsborough retains its historical charm with roots dating back to Colonial times. The town of Mebane straddles the Alamance County border and combines small-town living with suburban expansion.

Further north, the towns of Efland and Cedar Grove are more rural agricultural communities surrounded by rolling farmland. And scenic hiking trails wind through the hills and forests of the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. With its blend of education, arts, agriculture, and nature, Orange County encapsulates much of the culture and heritage of North Carolina.

All Orange County Cities (Aphebetical)

List of cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Orange County.

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City Name Title Population
Carrboro Town in North Carolina, United States 21,239
Hillsborough Town in and county seat of Orange County, North Carolina, United States 7,226

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North Carolina Counties (100)

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