West Orange, Texas

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West Orange, Texas
Location of West Orange, Texas
Location of West Orange, Texas
Orange County WestOrange.svg
Coordinates: 30°4′51″N 93°45′23″W / 30.08083°N 93.75639°W / 30.08083; -93.75639Coordinates: 30°4′51″N 93°45′23″W / 30.08083°N 93.75639°W / 30.08083; -93.75639
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyOrange
Area
 • Total3.42 sq mi (8.86 km2)
 • Land3.40 sq mi (8.81 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
10 ft (3 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total3,459
 • Density947.66/sq mi (365.91/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
77630
Area code409
FIPS code48-77752[2]
GNIS feature ID1349776[3]
Websitewww.cityofwestorange.com

West Orange is a city in Orange County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,459 at the 2020 census, up from 3,443 at the 2010 census. It is part of the BeaumontPort Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

West Orange is located at 30°4′51″N 93°45′23″W / 30.08083°N 93.75639°W / 30.08083; -93.75639 (30.080716, –93.756448).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), of which, 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) of it is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) of it (0.95%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19604,848
19704,820−0.6%
19804,610−4.4%
19904,187−9.2%
20004,111−1.8%
20103,443−16.2%
20203,4590.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
West Orange racial composition as of 2020[6]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 2,244 64.87%
Black or African American (NH) 435 12.58%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 18 0.52%
Asian (NH) 41 1.19%
Some Other Race (NH) 5 0.14%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 141 4.08%
Hispanic or Latino 575 16.62%
Total 3,459

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,459 people, 1,289 households, and 987 families residing in the city.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,111 people, 1,672 households, and 1,183 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,297.5 people per square mile (500.7/km2). There were 1,876 housing units at an average density of 592.1 per square mile (228.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.92% White, 1.85% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 2.38% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.77% of the population.

There were 1,672 households, out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 24.5% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,224, and the median income for a family was $40,167. Males had a median income of $35,225 versus $19,286 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,850. About 11.2% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The City of West Orange is served by two school districts. Areas east of State Highway 87 are part of the West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District and areas to the west of State Highway 87 are part of the Bridge City Independent School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-23.
  7. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  8. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[7][8]

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