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Coordinates: 36°37′28″N 119°18′49″W / 36.62444°N 119.31361°W / 36.62444; -119.31361

City of Orange Cove
—  City  —
The Orange Cove Santa Fe Railway Depot now serves as City Hall and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location in Fresno County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°37′28″N 119°18′49″W / 36.62444°N 119.31361°W / 36.62444; -119.31361
Country United States
State California
County Fresno
 - Mayor Victor P. Lopez
 - Mayor Pro Tem Frank Martinez
 - Senate Dean Florez (D)
 - Assembly Michael Villines (R)
 - U. S. Congress Devin Nunes (R)
 - Total 1.5 sq mi (4 km2)
 - Land 1.5 sq mi (4 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 423 ft (129 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,722
 - Density 5,148/sq mi (1,930.5/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 93646, 93675
Area code(s) 559
FIPS code 06-54008
GNIS feature ID 0277569

Orange Cove is a small town in Fresno County, California, United States. The population was 7,722 at the 2000 census. Almost all of Orange Cove's residents are Hispanic, many of whom are farmers. [1] Orange Cove is located 8 miles (13 km) east-southeast of Reedley,[1] at an elevation of 423 feet (129 m).[2]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²), all of it land.


Elmer M. Sheridan founded the town in 1914, and named it prior to large scale citrus growing.[1] The first post office opened in 1914.[1] The city incorporated in 1948.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 7,722 people, 1,694 households, and 1,512 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,030.4 people per square mile (1,936.0/km²). There were 1,767 housing units at an average density of 1,151.1/sq mi (443.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 33.55% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 2.42% Native American, 1.49% Asian, 58.84% from other races, and 3.38% from two or more races. 90.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,694 households out of which 62.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.7% were non-families. 7.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.56 and the average family size was 4.66.

In the city the population was spread out with 40.4% under the age of 18, 13.9% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 12.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 107.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,357, and the median income for a family was $22,525. Males had a median income of $21,042 versus $16,821 for females. The per capita income for the city was $7,126. About 39.9% of families and 44.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 54.6% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.

Police Department

The community of Orange Cove maintained its own police department for many years. In 1992 however, the city disbanded its police department, due to an inadequate budget and began contracting with the Fresno County Sheriff's Department for police services.

As of December 16th, 2009, the city will restart its police department. Frank Steenport will be the Chief.


  1. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1084. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Orange Cove, California
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  


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