Orange is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 4,947 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Orange is the 128th largest community in Virginia.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Orange is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Orange is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Orange who work in sales jobs (13.88%), office and administrative support (12.07%), and teaching (10.06%).
Of important note, Orange is also a town of artists. Orange has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Orange’s character.
The citizens of Orange are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.73% of adults in Orange have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Orange in 2010 was $19,311, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,244 for a family of four. However, Orange contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Orange is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Orange home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Orange residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Orange include German, Irish, Italian, and Ghanian.
The most common language spoken in Orange is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.