Orange Cove, California

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Orange Cove, California
City of Orange Cove
City Hall
City Hall
Location in Fresno County and the U.S. state of California
Location in Fresno County and the U.S. state of California
Orange Cove, California is located in the United States
Orange Cove, California
Orange Cove, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 36°37′28″N 119°18′49″W / 36.62444°N 119.31361°W / 36.62444; -119.31361Coordinates: 36°37′28″N 119°18′49″W / 36.62444°N 119.31361°W / 36.62444; -119.31361
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyFresno
IncorporatedJanuary 20, 1948[1]
Government
 • MayorVictor P. Lopez[2]
 • Mayor Pro TemDiana Guerra Silva[2]
 • State SenatorMelissa Hurtado (D)[3]
 • AssemblymemberJoaquin Arambula (D)[4]
 • U. S. Rep.Devin Nunes (R)[5]
Area
 • Total1.79 sq mi (4.64 km2)
 • Land1.79 sq mi (4.64 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0%
Elevation423 ft (129 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total9,078
 • Estimate 
(2019)[8]
10,273
 • Density5,732.70/sq mi (2,213.65/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
93646, 93675
Area code559
FIPS code06-54008
GNIS feature IDs277569, 2411327
Websitewww.cityoforangecove.com

Orange Cove is a city in Fresno County, California, United States. The population was 9,078 at the 2010 census, up from 7,722 at the 2000 census.

Description[edit]

Almost all of Orange Cove's residents are Hispanic, many of them farmers.[9] Orange Cove is located in the San Joaquin Valley, 8 miles (13 km) east-northeast of Reedley,[10] at an elevation of 423 feet (129 m).[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all of its land.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Orange Cove has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.[11]

History[edit]

Elmer M. Sheridan founded the town in 1914, and named it prior to large scale citrus growing.[10] The first post office opened in 1914.[10] The city incorporated in 1948.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19502,395
19602,88520.5%
19703,39217.6%
19804,02618.7%
19905,60439.2%
20007,72237.8%
20109,07817.6%
Est. 201910,273[8]13.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010[edit]

At the 2010 census Orange Cove had a population of 9,078. The population density was 4,748.6 people per square mile (1,800/km2). The racial makeup of Orange Cove was 3,940 (43.4%) White, 72 (0.8%) African American, 131 (1.4%) Native American, 101 (1.1%) Asian, 3 (0.03%) Pacific Islander, 4,481 (49.4%) from other races, and 350 (3.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8,413 persons (92.7%).[13]

The census reported that 9,078 people (100% of the population) lived in households, no one lived in non-institutionalized group quarters and no one was institutionalized.

There were 2,068 households, out of which 1,459 (70.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,202 (58.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 430 (20.8%) had a female householder with no husband present, 222 (10.7%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 207 (10%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 10 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 174 households (8.4%) were one person and 88 (4.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 4.39. There were 1,854 families (89.7% of all households); the average family size was 4.53.

The age distribution was 3,619 people (39.9%) under the age of 18, 1,113 people (12.3%) aged 18 to 24, 2,398 people (26.4%) aged 25 to 44, 1,435 people (15.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 513 people (5.7%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 23.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.1 males.

There were 2,231 housing units at an average density of 1,167.0 per square mile (450/km2), of which 2,068 were occupied, of which 893 (43.2%) were owner-occupied, and 1,175 (56.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 9.5%. 4,047 people (44.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 5,031 people (55.4%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 7,722 people, 1,694 households, and 1,512 families in the city. The population density was 5,030.4 people per square mile (1,900/km2). There were 1,767 housing units at an average density of 1,151.1 per square mile (440/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 33.55% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 2.42% Native American, 1.49% Asian, 58.84% from other races, and 3.38% from two or more races. 90.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[14] There were 1,694 households, 62.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.7% were non-families. 7.1% of households were one person and 3.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 4.56 and the average family size was 4.66.

The age distribution was 40.4% under the age of 18, 13.9% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 12.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.0% 65 or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was US$22,357, and the median family income was $22.5 thousand. Males had a median income of $21 thousand versus $16.8 thousand for females. The per capita income for the city was $7.13 thousand. About 39.9% of families and 44.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 54.6% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.

Police department[edit]

The community of Orange Cove maintained its own police department for many years. In 1992 however, the city disbanded its police department, due to an inadequate budget and began contracting with the Fresno County Sheriff's Department for police services.

As of December 16, 2009, the city restarted its police department. Frank Steenport was the Chief.[citation needed] Later, Marty Rivera became the Chief of Police.[15]

Education[edit]

Schools in Orange Cove are part of the Kings Canyon Unified School District. Orange Cove has one High School (Orange Cove High School) and Middle School (Citrus Middle School) as well as three Elementary Schools: Sheridan Elementary School, McCord Elementary School, and A.L. Conner Elementary School.

Parks[edit]

  • U.S Senator Dianne Feinstein Park
  • P. Rod Skate Park
  • BMX Park
  • Sheridan Park
  • James O. Eaton Memorial Park, Javier Bejar Memorial

Health care[edit]

  • Adventist Health Medical Office
  • United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on October 17, 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "City Council". City of Orange Cove. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
  4. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "California's 22nd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
  6. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Orange Cove". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  8. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  10. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1084. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Orange Cove, California
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Orange Cove city". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  14. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  15. ^ "Staff". Welcome to the City of Orange Cove. Retrieved July 13, 2017.

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