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Incorporated: April 6, 1888
Area: 24.2 square miles
Latitude: 33
° 47' 16"
Longitude: 117
° 51' 00"
Elevation: 195 feet
Orange Sphere of Influence: 32.4 sq. miles

POPULATION: 138,640 (California Department of Finance Estimates for Jan 1, 2007)


The City of Orange is located in north-central Orange County, approximately 32 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The city is predominantly flat with hills surrounding Orange to the north and east. The Santa Ana River generally forms the western boundary and Santiago Creek traverses the city from the northeast to the southwest.

The City of Orange has a diverse economic base including a full spectrum of retail, office, and industrial uses, as well as major medical centers and educational institutions. The broad range of business activity in the city provides Orange with a local, national and international presence. The access to the city provided by four major freeways and the Metrolink commuter rail system also makes Orange a particularly convenient business location.

Auto/transportation is the major sales tax producing business group in Orange, followed by general consumer goods. The City of Orange has steadily produced a higher sales per capita rate than the County and California itself.

pdfCensus Data (2006)

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