Orange City, Iowa

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Orange City, Iowa
City
Sioux County Courthouse in Orange City
Sioux County Courthouse in Orange City
Location of Orange City, Iowa
Location of Orange City, Iowa
Orange City, Iowa is located in the US
Orange City, Iowa
Orange City, Iowa
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 43°0′20″N 96°3′32″W / 43.00556°N 96.05889°W / 43.00556; -96.05889Coordinates: 43°0′20″N 96°3′32″W / 43.00556°N 96.05889°W / 43.00556; -96.05889
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Sioux
Incorporated February 29, 1884[1]
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Deb De Haan
Area[2]
 • Total 3.94 sq mi (10.20 km2)
 • Land 3.94 sq mi (10.20 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,444 ft (440 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 6,004
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 6,179
 • Density 1,524/sq mi (588.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code 51041
Area code(s) 712 Exchange: 737
FIPS code 19-59475
GNIS feature ID 0459884
Website City of Orange City

Orange City is a city in and the county seat of Sioux County, Iowa, United States.[5] The population was 6,004 in the 2010 census, an increase from 5,582 in the 2000 census.[6] Named after William of Orange,[7] the community maintains its Dutch settler traditions visibly, with Dutch storefront architecture and an annual Tulip Festival. [8]


History and culture[edit]

Orange City was first called Holland and was later renamed in honor of Dutch royalty. The city was founded in 1870 by settlers from Pella, Iowa looking for cheaper and better land.[9]

As the county seat of Sioux County, the city is the location of the Sioux County Courthouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[10]

Geography[edit]

Orange City is located at 43°0′20″N 96°3′32″W / 43.00556°N 96.05889°W / 43.00556; -96.05889 (43.005498, -96.058796).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.94 square miles (10.20 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880320
18901,246289.4%
19001,45716.9%
19101,374−5.7%
19201,63218.8%
19301,7275.8%
19401,92011.2%
19502,16612.8%
19602,70725.0%
19703,57232.0%
19804,58828.4%
19904,9407.7%
20005,58213.0%
20106,0047.6%
Est. 20166,179[4]2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 6,004 people, 1,905 households, and 1,405 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,523.9 inhabitants per square mile (588.4/km2). There were 2,004 housing units at an average density of 508.6 per square mile (196.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.2% White, 0.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 3.4% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.0% of the population.

There were 1,905 households of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.2% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 29.1 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 22.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.3% were from 25 to 44; 20.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 5,582 people, 1,719 households, and 1,285 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,808.5 people per square mile (697.5/km²). There were 1,805 housing units at an average density of 584.8 per square mile (225.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.51% White, 0.50% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.61% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

There were 1,719 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.8% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.07.

Age spread: 22.7% under the age of 18, 24.9% from 18 to 24, 20.2% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,721, and the median income for a family was $49,076. Males had a median income of $33,965 versus $21,130 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,413. About 4.4% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Major companies headquartered in Orange City include Diamond Vogel Paints, Pizza Ranch, and Revival Animal Health Systems.

Employers in Orange City are:[14]

  • Diamond Vogel Paints & Old Masters — >800 employees
  • Orange City Area Health System — 500 employees
  • Staples Promotional Products — 400 employees
  • Northwestern College — 300 employees
  • Revival Animal Health — 70 employees between its Orange City and Mapleton, Iowa facilities.
  • CIVCO (Radiation Oncology division) — 270 employees worldwide
  • EZ-Liner — 50 employees
  • Silent Drive — 40 employees
  • Pizza Ranch — 30 office staff
  • AIM Aerospace — 110 employees
  • Van Beek Natural Science — 25 employees

Education[edit]

Several schools are found in Orange City. Two elementary schools, Orange City Elementary, which is part of the MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District, and Orange City Christian School, serve the community. There are also two high schools: MOC-Floyd Valley High School and Unity Christian High School.

Orange City is home to Northwestern College, a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. As of August 2011, 1,243 students were enrolled - 59% female and 41% male.[15]

It is also within thirty miles of Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa, which was started in 1966 as a pilot program sponsored by the Department of Education in cooperation with the local high schools. It enrolls over 1,000 students per year (58% female, 42% male as of 2005).

Religion[edit]

Orange City is traditionally a Dutch Reformed community with several congregations from the Christian Reformed Church of North America, United Reformed Churches in North America, and Reformed Church in America denominations. There are also congregations from the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, Southern Baptist Convention, Presbyterian Church in America, Episcopal, Christian and Missionary Alliance, and Evangelical Free Church of America denominations. A Catholic church is located in Alton, IA, 3 miles East of Orange City.[16]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orange City, Iowa". City-Data. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 10, 2015. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ "Data from the 2010 Census". State Data Center of Iowa. Retrieved April 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Orange City launches new branding initiative". Orange City Iowa. Archived from the original on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  8. ^ Laura MacFarquhar, "Our Town," The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2017.
  9. ^ Van Klompenburg, Carol; Crum, Doroty (1996). Dutch Touches, Recipes and Traditions. Penfield Press, Iowa. ISBN 1-57216-024-1.
  10. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  14. ^ "Major Employers". Orange City Iowa. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  15. ^ "Northwestern Iowa". US News and World Reports - Best Midwest Colleges. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  16. ^ "Churches in Orange City". Orange City Iowa. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  17. ^ "Nicholas John Collison". BASKETBALL-Reference. Retrieved May 13, 2011. 
  18. ^ Iowa Court of Appeals
  19. ^ "Geertsmas move from Washington". Sioux Center News. 1988-08-31. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  20. ^ "Tyler James Bio". TylerJames.com. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  21. ^ Hytrek, Nick (May 8, 2011). "Dutch photographer captures Orange City's heritage in book". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved April 30, 2014. 
  22. ^ "NATIONAL CHAMPION: Mulder Wins 800 Meters". CBS Interactive/UNIPanthers. March 15, 2008. Retrieved May 13, 2011. 
  23. ^ Votesmart.org.-Kenneth Veenstra

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