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Population (year 2000): 7,518. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,667 (+2.0% change)
Males: 3,619 (48.1%), Females: 3,899 (51.9%)

Median resident age: 38.0 years
Median household income: $36,849 (year 2000)
Median house value: $86,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Orange:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Black (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: English (21.0%), French (19.0%), Irish (17.5%), French Canadian (8.4%), Italian (7.3%), United States (7.2%).

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Elevation: 510 feet

Land area: 6.0 square miles

Orange,

For population 25 years and over in Orange

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Orange town

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

1.8% Foreign born




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (34.7 miles Chicopee, pop. 54,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (85.8 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (170.9 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Orange, (0.0 miles MA (5.4 miles Athol, Salem, MA (6.0 miles New MA (6.3 miles Erving, MA (6.7 miles Wendell, MA (6.9 miles Warwick, MA (10.3 miles Royalston,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 12 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $96,100
  • 2001: 21 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2003: 26 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2004: 57 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2005: 56 buildings, average cost: $120,900

Latitude: 42.59 N, Longitude: 72.31 W

Area code: 978

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (30.5%), Educational,health and social services (23.5%).


 

Crime in Orange by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 2 4 4
    per 100,000 39.9 26.6 53.2 53.2
Robberies 0 1 5 2
    per 100,000 0.0 13.3 66.5 26.6
Assaults 44 40 23 35
    per 100,000 585.3 532.1 305.9 465.5
Burglaries 75 81 60 63
    per 100,000 997.6 1077.4 798.1 838.0
Thefts 136 95 74 107
    per 100,000 1809.0 1263.6 984.3 1423.3
Auto thefts 11 11 10 7
    per 100,000 146.3 146.3 133.0 93.1
286.9 258.7 208.3 245.4


Average climate in Orange, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Orange-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.5 miles away from the Orange city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/22/1981, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Orange:
  • ATHOL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; ATHOL, MA)
  • UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES (about 20 miles; AMHERST, MA)
  • FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER (about 21 miles; GREENFIELD, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Orange:
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 32 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 38 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • BARNES MUNI (about 41 miles; WESTFIELD/SPRINGFIELD, MA; ID: BAF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Orange:
  • ORANGE MUNI (about 3 miles; ORANGE, MA; ID: ORE)
  • TURNERS FALLS (about 15 miles; MONTAGUE, MA; ID: 0B5)
  • DILLANT-HOPKINS (about 21 miles; KEENE, NH; ID: EEN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Orange:
  • MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; GARDNER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • KEENE STATE COLLEGE (about 26 miles; KEENE, NH; FT enrollment: 4,049)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST (about 28 miles; AMHERST, MA; FT enrollment: 21,468)
  • SMITH COLLEGE (about 30 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE (about 31 miles; SOUTH HADLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,029)
  • HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; HOLYOKE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,747)
  • WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE (about 35 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 3,285)
Public high school in Orange:
  • RALPH C MAHAR REG (Students: 718; Location: 507 SOUTH MAIN STREET; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Orange:
  • FISHER HILL (Students: 381; Location: 59 DEXTER STREET; Grades: KG - 03)
  • BUTTERFIELD (Students: 204; Location: 94 SOUTH MAIN STREET; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • DEXTER PARK (Students: 201; Location: DEXTER ST EXT; Grades: PK - 04)
Library in Orange:
  • WHEELER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $282,011; Location: 49 EAST MAIN STREET; 55,517 books; 1,035 audio materials; 2,915 video materials; 119 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Orange: Orange Town Hall (A), Wheeler Memorial Library (B).

Churches in Orange include: Universalist Church (A), Central Congregational Church (B), Saint Marys Parish Church (C), First Assembly of God Church (D), Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church (E).

Reservoirs and swamps: Millers River Reservoir (A), Fall Hill Meadow (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fall Hill Brook (A), Red Brook (B), Gulf Brook (C).

Park in Orange: Orange Center Historic District (1).

Post offices: New Salem Post Office (A), Orange Post Office (B).


Orange compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Orange:
  • WCAT (700 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ORANGE-ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPNI (1430 AM; 5 kW; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WARE (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARE, MA; Owner: SUCCESS SIGNAL BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Orange:
  • WJDF (97.3 FM; ORANGE, MA; Owner: DEANE BROTHERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOQL (98.7 FM; WINCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, LLC)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WKNE (103.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEVN (90.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W293AB (106.5 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Orange:
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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