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Welcome to Orangeburg ...

The city of Orangeburg is located in Orangeburg County<1> and is the County Seat for Orangeburg County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Orangeburg has a population of 12,616 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Orangeburg.

Orangeburg is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Orangeburg is located in the (803) area code.

The ZIP codes for Orangeburg: 29115-29118<4>

Websites for Orangeburg ...

Official Website: www.orangeburg.sc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Orangeburg had an population of 12,616 people. This is a decrease of 9.65% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Orangeburg had a population of 13,964 people (or 15.1% of the total population of Orangeburg County). This makes Orangeburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Orangeburg represents 0.3% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 26th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,964 people, the population of Orangeburg increased 9.39% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,765 people).

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

Communities Also Named Orangeburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Orangeburg - they are located in Kentucky, New York and Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Orangeburg.

Communities near Orangeburg ...

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

  • Bamberg [Bamberg County]
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    • Bamberg [Bamberg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Orangeburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,160 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bamberg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bamberg<6>
  • Saint Matthews [Calhoun County]
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    • Saint Matthews [Calhoun County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Orangeburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,903 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Matthews
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Matthews<6>
  • Branchville [Orangeburg County]
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    • Branchville [Orangeburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Orangeburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 944 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Branchville<6>
  • Bowman [Orangeburg County]
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    • Bowman [Orangeburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Orangeburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 878 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowman<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • North [Orangeburg County]
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      • North [Orangeburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 699 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North<6>
    • Elloree [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elloree
      • Elloree [Orangeburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elloree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elloree<6>
    • Cameron [Calhoun County]
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      • Cameron [Calhoun County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
    • Neeses [Orangeburg County]
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      • Neeses [Orangeburg County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neeses
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Neeses<6>
    • Norway [Orangeburg County]
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      • Norway [Orangeburg County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norway<6>
    • Rowesville [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowesville
      • Rowesville [Orangeburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowesville<6>

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 Orangeburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Orangeburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Orangeburg. 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 Orangeburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Orangeburg. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Orangeburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Orangeburg ...

Looking for more information about Orangeburg? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Orangeburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Orangeburg.

Adding Orangeburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Orangeburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Orangeburg was on a map titled Map of South Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Orangeburg on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for South Carolina (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Orangeburg on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Orangeburg County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Orangeburg: www.orangeburg.sc.us/

The official website for Orangeburg County: www.orangeburgcounty.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Orangeburg, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Orangeburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Orangeburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Orangeburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Orangeburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Orangeburg includes: 29115, 29116, 29117 & 29118.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Orangeburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Orangeburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OrangeburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orangeburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4933, Longitude: -80.8555    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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