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Orange County, Vermont
Map
Map of Vermont highlighting Orange County
Location in the state of Vermont
Map of the USA highlighting Vermont
Vermont's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1781
Seat Chelsea
Largest town Randolph
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

692 sq mi (1,792 km²)
687 sq mi (1,779 km²)
5.2 sq mi (13 km²), 0.8%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

28,899
42/sq mi (16/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Orange County is a county located in the state of Vermont, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,936. Its shire town (county seat) is the municipality of Chelsea. Orange County was organized on 2 February 1781 as an original county within the state.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 692 square miles (1,790 km2), of which 687 square miles (1,780 km2) is land and 5.2 square miles (13 km2) (0.8%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 10,526
1800 18,238 73.3%
1810 25,247 38.4%
1820 24,681 −2.2%
1830 27,285 10.6%
1840 27,873 2.2%
1850 27,296 −2.1%
1860 25,455 −6.7%
1870 23,090 −9.3%
1880 23,525 1.9%
1890 19,575 −16.8%
1900 19,313 −1.3%
1910 18,703 −3.2%
1920 17,279 −7.6%
1930 16,694 −3.4%
1940 17,048 2.1%
1950 17,027 −0.1%
1960 16,014 −5.9%
1970 17,676 10.4%
1980 22,739 28.6%
1990 26,149 15.0%
2000 28,226 7.9%
2010 28,936 2.5%
Est. 2015 28,899 −0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2014

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 28,226 people, 10,936 households, and 7,611 families residing in the county. The population density was 41 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 13,386 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.02% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.3% were of English, 12.8% French, 11.5% American, 10.8% Irish, 6.0% German and 5.5% French Canadian ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.4% spoke English and 1.5% French as their first language.

There were 10,936 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 23.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,855, and the median income for a family was $45,771. Males had a median income of $30,679 versus $24,144 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,784. About 6.10% of families and 9.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,936 people, 11,887 households, and 7,865 families residing in the county. The population density was 42.1 inhabitants per square mile (16.3/km2). There were 14,845 housing units at an average density of 21.6 per square mile (8.3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.0% white, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.0% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 22.4% were English, 16.5% were Irish, 10.4% were German, 7.3% were American, 7.1% were French Canadian, 6.5% were Scottish, and 6.5% were Italian.

Of the 11,887 households, 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.8% were non-families, and 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.83. The median age was 43.8 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $52,079 and the median income for a family was $61,221. Males had a median income of $41,281 versus $35,938 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,951. About 6.2% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Towns

Villages

Census-designated places

Unincorporated community

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