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The Cities and communities of Orange County, North Carolina *



Buckhorn

Caldwell

Carr

Carrboro

Cedar Grove

Chapel Hill

Cheeks

Efland

Eno

Hillsborough

Schley

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Information & Facts about Orange County, North Carolina

Location:

Centrally located between Raleigh and Greensboro at the merge Interstates 40 & 85, Centrally located between Raleigh and Greensboro at the merge Interstates 40 & 85. A portion of the county includes the well-known "Triangle" area. Nearby Counties to Orange County are: Alamance, Caswell, Person, Durham, Wake and Chatham

Government & Related Entities

Orange County Official Site

The county seat of Orange County is Hillsborough

Orange County/Economic Development

Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce
121 West Margaret Lane, Hillsborough NC 27278
e-mail: info@hillsboroughchamber.com
Phone: (919) 732-8156
Fax: (919) 732-4566

Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitor's Center

Population

1980 - 77,055
1990 - 93,851
1998 - 109,288
2000 - 118,227

Size: 412 square miles
Median Age: 31.8
Average housing price: $231,000
Per Capita Income: $28,946
Median Income: $41,169 (1999)

History

White settlers mainly from Pennsylvania moved into the area of Hyco, Eno and Haw Rivers, the population in the area swelled from 1,100 in 1752 to 4,000 in 1753. The County was officially founded in 1852.

Weather & Climate

Orange County has a mild, four-season climate. The annual rainfall is about 41 inches with an annual snowfall of just 7.9 inches. A typical year in this area would have 110 clear days, 106 partly cloudy days, 149 cloudy days, 79 freezing days and no 0 degree days. The average wind speed would be 7.58 mph (Source: National Climatic Data Center)

Geography

Gently rolling terrain, with low hills, elevations ranging from 200 feet to 550 feet. Average elevation: 470 feet above sea level.

Education

Orange County Schools
200 East King Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: (919)732-8126

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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