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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Housing
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B
  5. Diversity
    B
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    A-
  8. Cost of Living
    B
  9. Health & Fitness
    B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    C-
Orange County is located in Virginia with a population of 36,010. 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
$244,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$987
National
$1,062
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Crime & Safety

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
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    12%

Working in Orange County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,548
National
$62,843

Orange County Reviews

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Orange County is perfect if you're looking for a small town, country feel. It is a beautiful place and would be great to retire in. There is not much to do around here, and any cities are a half hour to hour long drive from any part of the county. The community is very tight knit despite it's large size. Many of the families that live here have been here for generations so there can be some corruption. Overall not a horrible place to live, you just have to make the most of it.
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The Town of Orange county is filled with wonderful experiences; however, it lacks opportunity. Its a run down town that does not value the future of the new generation. There is only one high school that houses multiple districts, and there is only one park. Sadly it is run down, and isn't safe for those who want to experience outside life, and not lock up in their room playing video games.
Orange County of VA lies in between two rising cities Fredericksburg and Charlottesville, and is a rural county. The biggest corporation around is Walmart, which is on the eastern side of the county. While it has it’s charm, it could use some bigger stores and fast food places.