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Welcome to Orleans ...

The Town of Orleans is located in Jefferson County<1>.

The location of Orleans has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Orleans has a population of 2,689 people<3> (see below for details).

Orleans is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Orleans: (315)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Orleans had an population of 2,689 people. This is a decrease of 3.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Orleans had a population of 2,789 people. This makes Orleans the county's 16th most populous community.

The population of Orleans represents 0.01% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 727th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,789 people, the population of Orleans increased 13.14% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,465 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Orleans.

Communities near Orleans ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Orleans.

  • Watertown [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watertown
    • Watertown [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Orleans
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,838 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watertown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watertown<6>
  • Le Ray [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Ray
    • Le Ray [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Orleans
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,957 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Ray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Le Ray
  • Brownville [Jefferson County]
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    • Brownville [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Orleans
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,972 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownville
  • Gananoque
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    • Clayton [Jefferson County]
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      • Clayton [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Orleans
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,735 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
    • Watertown [Jefferson County]
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      • Watertown [Jefferson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Orleans
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,473 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watertown
    • Alexandria [Jefferson County]
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      • Alexandria [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Orleans
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,896 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexandria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
    • Rutland [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutland
      • Rutland [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Orleans
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,901 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rutland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutland
    • Pamelia [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pamelia
      • Pamelia [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Orleans
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,889 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pamelia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pamelia
    • Theresa [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Theresa
      • Theresa [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Orleans
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,760 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Theresa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Theresa

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Orleans. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Orleans.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Orleans. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Orleans.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Orleans. See our Newspapers Page for Orleans.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Orleans ...

Looking for more information about Orleans? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Orleans, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Orleans.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Orleans. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Orleans.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Orleans - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Orleans) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Orleans. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OrleansOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orleans. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2000, Longitude: -75.9666       In this case, the coordinates for Orleans have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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