Orange County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 81,837. The county seat is the city of Orange.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 380 sq mi (980 km), of which 334 sq mi (870 km) are land and 46 sq mi (120 km) (12%) are covered by water.
Orange County is bordered on its east by the Sabine River, on its southeast by Sabine Lake, and on the northwest by the Neches River.
The geography of Orange County varies relatively little, with an elevation that reaches 33 ft (10 m) above sea level at very few points within the county. Orange County is very flat, and its soil is quite sandy, as could be expected in a county along the Gulf of Mexico. (Sandy soil is also common in southern Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, and in western and southern Florida.) Saltwater marshes occur in much of the southeastern part of Orange County that borders the Sabine River. The Piney Woods are in the northern part of the county.
As of the census of 2000, 84,966 people, 31,642 households, and 23,794 families resided in the county. The population density was 238 people per square mile (92/km²). The 34,781 housing units averaged 98 per mi (38/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.98% White, 8.38% African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 1.15% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. About 3.62% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 31,642 households, 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 12.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.80% were not families. About 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the county, the population was distributed as 27.30% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $37,586, and for a family was $44,152. Males had a median income of $40,185 versus $21,859 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,554. About 11.40% of families and 13.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.50% of those under age 18 and 12.40% of those age 65 or over.
Orange County Texas neighborhoods include: 1st – 6th, Arledge Rd/Earsel Ln, Bancroft, Bear Trails, Bridgefield Estates IX, Country Squire, Cove Zone 1, Duncan Woods, Greenway, Kinard Estates, Lindenwood/Westwood, Little Cypress, Mauriceville, N 13th St to Simmons Dr, N 16th Street, Oak Creek Village, Oilla, Pinehurst, Roselawn, S Burton Rd, Suncrest Dr/Susan Cir, Taylor Circle, Thousand Oaks, Victory Gardens