Our Vibrant Home is Yours
Discover the many reasons why Orange City has prospered with a population growth of nearly 7.6% this past decade, and see how our community is poised for a continued promising future.
Orange City boasts two school systems with growing enrollment (approximately 2,000 students K-12), plus a 1,300-population four-year liberal arts college that has been recently recognized as one of the best baccalaureate colleges in the nation. A strong commitment to quality education results in over 30% of adults here holding a college or graduate degree.
Orange City has a strong arts culture. From theatre to music, dance to fine art, this community enthusiastically embraces and supports the arts year-round. Weekly concerts and events in Windmill Park draw hundreds of people of all ages to the main street throughout the summer months. A renowned theatre department at Northwestern College attracts people from throughout the area, while the Orange City Arts Council sponsors performances with broad regional appeal.
Orange City is also very proud of its Dutch heritage. It’s part of what distinguishes our community as a “destination” in northwest Iowa. A charming, European “village” atmosphere serves as the backdrop for an annual three-day Tulip Festival that draws over 100,000 visitors each May … many of whom come back to further enjoy the quaint shopping, unique dining, outstanding recreation (including a nationally-recognized golf course), and year-long entertainment options.
Orange City is a safe, nurturing, family-friendly community in one of the healthiest counties in Iowa.
And we are healthy in many ways. Our businesses are thriving. Our unemployment is low. Our aspirations are high.
Growing Population — In 2010 – 6004 which is an increase of 7.6% from 2000-2010. The State of Iowa had a 4.1% increase over the same period.
Young Median Age — 29.1 years Orange City; 38.1 years State of Iowa; 37.2 years United States.
Higher Median Income — $55,073 in Orange City; $50, 957 in Iowa.
Housing Growth — 2004 housing units in 2010; 1805 housing units in 2000. This represents an 11% increase while the state of Iowa had an 8.4% increase during the same period.
- Gov. Reynolds and Iowa STEM Council announce 22 new STEM BEST program partners, including MOC-Floyd ValleyJuly 20, 2021 - 6:55 pm
- Northwestern’s Bultman Center undergoing renovationsJuly 14, 2021 - 4:50 pm
- NetVUE grant to help fund faculty learning communities at Northwestern CollegeJuly 8, 2021 - 4:30 pm
- Northwestern College signs social work articulation agreement with NCCJune 24, 2021 - 3:24 pm