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Orange, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Orange Census Designated Place had a population of 4,068 as of July 1, 2017. Orange ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Orange is located at latitude 42.6054 and longitude -72.2921 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Orange Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 512 feet.

The Orange Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378197) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Orange Census Designated Place is located within Town of Orange, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Orange population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Orange: Orange Centre.

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Orange, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,068
Daytime Population: Workers 1,200
Daytime Population: Residents 2,342
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,542
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 4,033
Population in Familes 3,207
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 679
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $43,780
Average Household Income $54,693
Per Capita Income $20,237


Total Housing Units 1,690 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 987 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 515 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $174,505
Average Home Value $191,667


Total Households 1,503
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 1,016
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% -0.19%
Households 0.01% -0.25%
Families -0.01% -0.26%
Median Household Income   3.73%
Per Capita Income   3.33%

Orange, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orange to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 135 46th
Population Density # 200 19th
Diversity Index # 148 40th
Median Household Income # 229 7th
Per Capita Income # 240 3rd

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