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City of Orange                     

General Law City
Incorporated: April 6, 1888
City Hall:
300 E. Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866
City Telephones: (714) 744-5500; Fax (714) 744-5147
Population (2000 Census): 128,821 (1990 Census: 110,658) (For latest estimated population, click here)
Population Density (2000 Census): 5,508
Population Under Age 18 (2000 Census): 26.7% (1990 Census: 24.4%)
Population Over Age 64 (2000 Census): 9.6% (1990 Census: 8.7%)
Land Area: 23.39 square miles (60.59 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.51 square miles (1.31 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.802945-117.832506

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Orange Chamber of Commerce: 439 E Chapman Ave, #A, Orange, CA 92866; (714) 538-3581; Fax (714) 532-1675

Originally named Richland in the 1870s,  the name was changed to Orange because there existed another Richland within the state (Sacramento County). The local post office first opened in 1873 and adopted the name Orange.  Although the name is often attributed to the new emerging citrus industry in the area (oranges were first grown here in 1873), it is also a fact that the Glassell family, one of the founders of the town site, once lived in Orange County, Virginia. That county was named for the Prince of Orange, son-in-law of King George II.



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