Orange County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2016:84,964More data
Estimate 2015:84,283 
Estimate 2014:83,502 
Estimate 2013:83,023 
Estimate 2012:82,984 
Estimate 2011:82,374 
Census 2010:81,837More data
Census 2000:84,966More data
Population of the County Seat (Orange)
Census 2010:18,595 
Census 2000:18,643 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Bridge City city:8,165More data
Orange city:19,418More data
Pine Forest city:508More data
Pinehurst city:2,087More data
Port Arthur city (pt.):8More data
Rose City city:523More data
Vidor city:10,958More data
West Orange city:3,456More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:333.7More data
Water Area:45.9More data
Total Area:379.5More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:245.26More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:64.83More data
Percent Rural:35.17More data
Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:7.2%More data
Race - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:87.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:8.7%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.6%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:81.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:8.5%More data
Age - 2016 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.9%More data
65 and Older:15.7%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:38.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2016 (BEA):$41,509More data
Total Personal Income - 2016 (BEA):$3,526,795,000More data
Median Household Income - 2016 (Census Bureau):$53,611More data
Poverty - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:20.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:89.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:15.2% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$48,649More data
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$48,782 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$47,716 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$45,719 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$45,223 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2016:6.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2015:6.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:8.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:10.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:10.5 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2016
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.544000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$6,817,019,228More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$5,594,796,841More data
Total Actual Levy:$30,434,629More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2016:$4,746,163More data
CY 2015:$5,140,021 
CY 2014:$4,665,163 
CY 2013:$4,408,940 
CY 2012:$3,929,270 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:25.328More data
US Highways:0.000More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:55.055More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:108.345More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:45.688More data
On-System Subtotal:234.416More data
City Streets:325.243More data
Certified County Roads:391.728More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:716.971More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:951.387More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:115.748More data
US Highways:0.000More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:175.819More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:243.064More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:91.376More data
On-System Subtotal:626.007More data
City Streets:650.486More data
Certified County Roads:782.846More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,433.332More data
County Total:2,059.339More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2015»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Orange County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Orange County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Orange County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Orange County»

Special Districts in Orange County.
School Districts in Orange County.
History of City Tax Rates in Orange County.

Airports in Orange County.
Hospitals in Orange County.
Prisons in Orange County.