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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C-
Orange County is located in Virginia with a population of 35,265. In Orange County, most residents own their homes. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Orange County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Orange County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$235,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$918
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Orange County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    120.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    120.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    949.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    120.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Orange County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,196
National
$55,322

Orange County Reviews

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Orange County is a small county that harbors many different kind of people. We are fortunate to have history at our fingertips. Between Spotsylvania County, Orange County and Charolettesville we have an abundance of American Heritage to learn from. People in our county don't have much but are kind and helpful. We live in a community surrounded by farms and rich agriculture, not to mention some great wineries. Living is affordable and for the most part close to major hubs. We are fortunate to have Washington D.C. to our north and Richmond to our south, again providing a history that most can only read about. I feel Orange County has been a wonderful place for me to grow up and plant roots that I will always be able to return to. I am thankful I have had the opportunity to experience such a wonderful place.
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Orange County Virginia, located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and its historic town. Buildings that have stood the tests of time and harbor a plethora of antiques. Every hour the echoes of chimes resonate the bustling streets. No matter what season it may be the town will surely have decorated.
The towns exclusive chefs create exuberant culinary experiences. Unbeknownst to many Orange County Virginia is home to many wineries and tours. Home to Montpelier breeds an equestrian's delight with the annual Montpelier races. Can this enchanted little town be so perfect?
The only thing this town could improve upon is putting a plan in motion to provide our youth with gainful employment opportunities, so they can remain living her after furthering their educational.
As a resident of this community I'm grateful to call Orange County my home sweet home.
The thing I like most about Orange County is that it is a small close knit country town. I love the back roads and the farms and the trees everywhere, instead of saying city buildings everywhere.