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Time Zone: Orange County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Hillsborough is the Seat for Orange County.

Orange County was founded in 1752. Orange was created by taking area from Bladen, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Orange had a population of 129,083 people. This is an increase of 9.18% since the last Census (which gave a population of 118,227 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Orange represented 1.47% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 22nd most populous county (out of 100 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010133,801+13.17%+3.66% since 2009
2009129,083+9.18%+1.65% since 2008
2008126,985+7.41%+1.81% since 2007
2000118,227The Last Census

More information can be found on the Orange County Census Page for Orange County.


Below are some of the communities located in Orange County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Orange County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Chapel Hill   53,54648,7159.92% increase  
Carrboro   18,36816,7829.45% increase  
Hillsborough   5,7965,4466.43% increase  

Websites for Orange County

Official Website:   www.co.orange.nc.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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