Orange County, Vermont facts for kids
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Orange County Superior Court in Chelsea
Location within the U.S. state of Vermont
Vermont's location within the U.S.
|Named for||William of Orange (William III of England)|
|• Total||692 sq mi (1,790 km2)|
|• Land||687 sq mi (1,780 km2)|
|• Water||5.2 sq mi (13 km2) 0.8%%|
|• Density||42.308/sq mi (16.335/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of Vermont. As of the 2020 census, the population was 29,277. Its shire town (county seat) is the town of Chelsea. Orange County was organized on February 2, 1781, as an original county within the state.
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.
- Caledonia County – northeast
- Grafton County, New Hampshire – east
- Windsor County – southwest
- Addison County – west
- Washington County – northwest
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, the county had 28,936 people, 11,887 households, and 7,865 families. 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 county's racial makeup 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. The largest ancestry groups were English (22.4%), Irish (16.5%); French (14.7%), German (10.4%), "American" (7.3%), French Canadian (7.1%), Italian (6.5%); Scottish (6.5%).
Of the 11,887 households, 28.3% had children under age 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 county's median household income was $52,079 and the median family income was $61,221. Males had a median income of $41,281 versus $35,938 for females. The county's per capita income 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.
The county is served by four school districts (supervisory unions):
- Orange East Supervisory Union (Superintendent: Wendy Baker)
- Orange North Supervisory Union
- Orange Southwest Supervisory Union
- Orange Windsor Supervisory Union
Orange County is also home to the Vermont Technical College, in the town of Randolph.
Orange North Supervisory Union
The union's superintendent is Douglas Shiok, and it includes:
- Orange Center School (Principal: Richard P. Jacobs)
- Washington Village School (Principal: Charles R. Witters, Jr.)
- Williamstown Elementary School (Principal: Elaine K. Watson)
- Williamstown Middle High School (Principal: Heidi Moccia [middle]; Juanita Burch-Clay [high]).
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