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Orange County, Vermont
Orange county court house vt.jpg
Orange County Superior Court in Chelsea
Map of Vermont highlighting Orange County
Location in the U.S. state of Vermont
Map of the United States highlighting Vermont
Vermont's location in the U.S.
Founded1781
Shire Town Chelsea
Largest town Randolph
Area
 • Total692 sq mi (1,792 km2)
 • Land687 sq mi (1,779 km2)
 • Water5.2 sq mi (13 km2), 0.8%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2015)28,899
 • Density42/sq mi (16/km2)
Congressional district At-large
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. [1] Its shire town ( county seat) is the municipality of Chelsea. [2] 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. [3]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
179010,526
180018,23873.3%
181025,24738.4%
182024,681−2.2%
183027,28510.6%
184027,8732.2%
185027,296−2.1%
186025,455−6.7%
187023,090−9.3%
188023,5251.9%
189019,575−16.8%
190019,313−1.3%
191018,703−3.2%
192017,279−7.6%
193016,694−3.4%
194017,0482.1%
195017,027−0.1%
196016,014−5.9%
197017,67610.4%
198022,73928.6%
199026,14915.0%
200028,2267.9%
201028,9362.5%
Est. 201628,919 [4]−0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]
1790–1960 [6] 1900–1990 [7]
1990–2000 [8] 2010–2014 [1]

2000 census

As of the census [9] 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. [10] 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). [11] 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. [10] 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%). [12]

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. [10]

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. [13]

Politics

In 1828, Orange County was won by National Republican Party candidate John Quincy Adams.

In 1832, the county was won by Anti-Masonic Party candidate William Wirt.

From William Henry Harrison in 1836 to Winfield Scott in 1852, the county would vote the Whig Party candidates.

From John C. Frémont in 1856 to Richard Nixon in 1960 (barring 1912, where the county was won by Progressive Party candidate and former president Theodore Roosevelt), the Republican Party would have a 104 year winning streak in the county.

In 1964, the county was won by Democratic Party incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson, who became the first not only the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Orange County, but to win the state of Vermont entirely.

Following the Democrats victory in 1964, the county went back to voting for Republican candidates for another 20 year winning streak starting with Richard Nixon in 1968 and ending with George H. W. Bush in 1988.

The county would be won by Bill Clinton in both the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections.

George W. Bush would win Orange County in 2000 and would be the last time a Republican presidential candidate would carry the county.

John Kerry won the county in 2004 and has been won by Democratic candidates ever since.

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [14]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 34.2% 5,007 51.5% 7,541 14.3% 2,101
2012 32.7% 4,588 64.6% 9,076 2.8% 389
2008 33.3% 5,047 64.6% 9,799 2.2% 333
2004 43.1% 6,421 54.8% 8,159 2.1% 315
2000 46.7% 6,858 45.6% 6,694 7.8% 1,143
1996 33.0% 4,043 49.8% 6,107 17.3% 2,116
1992 31.7% 4,249 43.1% 5,774 25.3% 3,387
1988 54.4% 6,151 44.0% 4,977 1.7% 190
1984 60.2% 6,407 38.4% 4,088 1.3% 140
1980 49.5% 4,656 32.8% 3,079 17.7% 1,667
1976 58.6% 4,768 39.0% 3,171 2.4% 196
1972 69.1% 5,389 29.9% 2,332 1.0% 76
1968 66.2% 4,135 30.1% 1,879 3.8% 236
1964 41.0% 2,723 59.0% 3,918 0.0% 1
1960 77.2% 5,363 22.8% 1,581
1956 84.0% 5,616 16.0% 1,072 0.0% 2
1952 83.5% 5,610 16.1% 1,082 0.4% 27
1948 77.0% 4,061 21.6% 1,139 1.4% 76
1944 73.8% 4,117 26.2% 1,464
1940 68.8% 4,527 30.8% 2,029 0.4% 23
1936 73.3% 4,956 26.6% 1,796 0.2% 11
1932 69.3% 4,305 29.5% 1,830 1.2% 77
1928 84.7% 5,223 14.8% 914 0.5% 30
1924 82.9% 4,657 12.9% 724 4.3% 240
1920 78.9% 3,713 19.9% 938 1.1% 53
1916 59.3% 2,151 38.0% 1,379 2.7% 97
1912 34.2% 1,289 25.4% 956 40.5% 1,525
1908 74.5% 2,262 22.0% 667 3.6% 109
1904 77.1% 2,259 20.0% 587 2.8% 83
1900 75.3% 2,515 22.2% 740 2.5% 84
1896 80.2% 3,067 14.8% 567 5.0% 190
1892 66.2% 2,395 30.1% 1,088 3.8% 136
1888 62.6% 2,792 28.6% 1,277 8.8% 390

Education

The Vermont Technical College is located in Randolph.

The county is served by 4 school districts (supervisory unions): [15]

  • Orange East Supervisory Union (Superintendent: Wendy Baker [16])
  • Orange North Supervisory Union
  • Orange Southwest Supervisory Union
  • Orange Windsor Supervisory Union

Orange County is also home to the Vermont Technical College, located in the town of Randolph. [17]

Orange North Supervisory Union

The union's superintendent is Douglas Shiok, [18] and it includes: [18]

  • Orange Center School (Principal: Richard P. Jacobs [19])
  • Washington Village School (Principal: Charles R. Witters, Jr. [20])
  • Williamstown Elementary School (Principal: Elaine K. Watson [21])
  • Williamstown Middle High School (Principal: Heidi Moccia [middle]; Juanita Burch-Clay [high] [22]).

Communities

Towns

Villages

Census-designated places

Unincorporated community

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 10, 2015. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  15. ^ Education, Vermont Department of (2009-04-30). "Directories : Vermont Supervisory Unions/Districts (O–R)". Archived from the original on 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
  16. ^ Union, Orange East Supervisory. "Home Page". Retrieved 2009-05-30.
  17. ^ Vermont Technical College
  18. ^ a b Union, Orange North Supervisory. "ONSU Office Staff". Retrieved 2009-05-30.
  19. ^ School, Orange Center (2009-05-16). "Message From The Principal". Archived from the original on September 19, 2007. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
  20. ^ School, Washington Village. "Copy: principal's message". Archived from the original on June 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
  21. ^ School, Williamstown Elementary. "homepage". Archived from the original on 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
  22. ^ School, Williamstown Middle High. "Williamstown Middle High School, Vermont". Retrieved 2009-05-30.

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ORANGE COUNTY VERMONT Latitude and Longitude:

44°01′N 72°23′W / 44.01°N 72.38°W / 44.01; -72.38