Orange Cove is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 9,598 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Orange Cove is the 423rd largest community in California. Much of the housing stock in Orange Cove was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Orange Cove economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Orange Cove, where the median household income is $27,450.00.
When you are in Orange Cove, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 59.05% of Orange Cove’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Orange Cove is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orange Cove who work in farm management occupations (26.80%), office and administrative support (8.00%), and food service (6.69%).
Another important characteristic of Orange Cove is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
As is often the case in a small city, Orange Cove doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
Orange Cove ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 5.70% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Orange Cove in 2010 was $9,734, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $38,936 for a family of four. Orange Cove also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 49.61% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Orange Cove is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Orange Cove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Orange Cove, accounting for 93.61% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Orange Cove residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Orange Cove include English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
In addition, Orange Cove has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (37.52%).
The most common language spoken in Orange Cove is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Pacific Island languages.