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  7. Jobs
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Orange City is a town in Iowa with a population of 6,123. Orange City is in Sioux County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Orange City offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Orange City there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Orange City and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Orange City are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$157,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$716
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Orange City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    97
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    16
    41
  • Robbery
    16
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    129
    500
  • Theft
    371
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    21%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Orange City

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,843
National
$55,322
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Orange City is a small town of 6,000 in Northwest Iowa. Don't let that number fool you, though. Orange City has a public elementary and high school, a private elementary and high school, private college, hospital, two retirement homes, fifteen churches and many more. It is bustling with activity, and Dutch heritage. We have the Tulip Festival on the third weekend in May; which showcases Dutch costumes, floats, foods, and many more! The whole town gets involved with putting on the Tulip Festival, and thousands of people from all over the world come to watch our Dutch kids scrub streets, dance, and ride floats. Orange City has been my home all my life, and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. The sense of community and love that emits from this town is unbelievable.
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Clean, safe, small town that makes students feel welcome and at home. The college provides excellent education opportunities and many people opt to continue living in Orange City after graduation. A very family friendly town with a variety of churches, Christian and public schools, a nd a wealth of job offerings.
Orange City, Iowa, is a great town for small business. There are many locally owned stores and shops in our mainly Dutch heritage town. There is a home decor store downtown on main street that went up a few years ago and it is doing surprisingly well. A Dutch frozen yogurt shop was also put in the small 6-store strip mall that we have three years ago. It is called "De Zote Winkle" and Mr. and Mrs. Hill Norby are looking to expand their business to other local towns due to the success of the first store. As you may know, the Quiznos company chain just went out of business, but that was no problem for us here in Orange City! The couple that managed the Quiznos in town set up their privately owned sandwich shop called "Jonny's Place" which has been open for about a year now. We have two grocery stores, one is a big chain store, Fareway, and the other is a small business, Don's. Don and Karen own Don's, and they actually bought it from another small business owner a couple years ago. Before it was Don's, it was called Jansen's, and before it was called Jansen's it was another small business. As you can see there are many small businesses in Orange City and we pride ourselves on thriving and making small businesses work. This Republican community of hard workers pull through and succeed when we put our minds to something, and we support others who are taking that leap in starting their own local businesses. Many times we have fundraisers for people starting businesses or donations other places, because this community is a helping community.