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

The community of Goshen is the Seat for Orange County.

Orange County is one of the original counties of New York and was founded in 1683.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Orange had a population of 383,532 people. This is an increase of 12.35% since the last Census (which gave a population of 341,367 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Orange represented 1.8% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 12th most populous county (out of 62 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
2010372,813+9.21%-2.79% since 2009
2009383,532+12.35%+1.06% since 2008
2008379,520+11.18%+0.88% since 2007
2000341,367The 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)
Monroe   44,19531,40740.72% increase  
Warwick   33,08030,7647.53% increase  
Newburgh   31,26527,56813.41% increase  
Newburgh   28,17328,2590.3% decrease  
Wallkill   27,92624,65913.25% increase  

Websites for Orange County

Official Website:   www.co.orange.ny.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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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