Move Small. Live Big.

Move small. Live big. It’s time to relocate your priorities.

Relocate your work, your house, and your family to a place that enjoys a different pace of life. We have over 6,000 residents that enjoy a safe and thriving community, but we are missing one thing—you.

While our heritage continues to play a significant role, Orange City is a thriving community with a promising future that we want you to be a part of. Quaint shopping venues, a variety of dining options, numerous recreational facilities, and a community that supports the arts provide opportunities for all. The community also maintains a strong commitment to quality education, outstanding health services, economic development, and active churches. With established businesses expanding and new ones growing, Orange City’s future is bright.

This town, our home, is a place for you to tell your story, too. Whether you are a visitor, relocating here or a lifelong resident, Orange City Vibrant celebrates your connection and commitment to our thriving community. Our individual stories are special, but together, our Orange City stories are vibrant.

Learning is at our core.

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MOC-Floyd Valley CSD is a dynamic, progressive school district offering students a well-rounded education. The District has been recognized at the state and national level in academics, fine arts, and athletics as well as being a leader in computer science education. Through our commitment to the mission of fostering learning, excellence, and civic responsibility, MOC- Floyd Valley is preparing and developing young people to thrive while positively contributing to the world in which they live.

Since 1994, the average composite ACT score is 23.5. The state average during this time is 22.1.

Public Education: Residents in the MOC-Floyd Valley School District said yes to a 37 million bond issue to build a new elementary school. More than 63% of voters approved the measure. It will help fund a new elementary school to be built between Orange City and Hospers and will combine the current two elementary schools in the two towns under one roof. The bond also will pay for some upgrades at the high school.

Private Education Worth Publicizing

Unity Christian High School is an accredited 9th-12th grade high school of 290 students. In its 50-year history, Unity Christian has successfully educated over 3500 alumni with the mission of preparing students to serve God and neighbors in all areas of life.

The Knight Center is a $5.4 million state-of-the-art theatre that seats 750 people that was possible in partnership with the City of Orange City.

“Unity Christian High School is a leader in private Christian high schools in the State of Iowa. One of the key strengths is a vital relationship with the City of Orange City. This community is visionary and supportive of our school.”

-Wayne Dykstra-Head of School-Unity Christian High School

Northwestern College

Northwestern College is a standout Christian college located in Orange City. Nationally recognized for its strong academic program, vibrant campus community, and unwavering Christian commitment, Northwestern has been preparing people to serve Christ in the world since 1882.

More than 1,400 students attend Northwestern, coming from 35 states and 18 countries. They are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in 80 academic programs. Others are enrolled in Northwestern’s online Master of Education program or on-site master’s degree programs in athletic training and physician assistant studies.

Ninety-eight percent of Northwestern alumni, on average, are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

More than $70 million has been spent on construction & renovation projects in the last 15 years.

Sioux County was one of seven rural Iowa counties to record population growth in the 2010 census and the only rural county not connected to a major metropolitan area to record growth.

Let our culture contribute to your next business venture

The perfect place for entrepreneurs exploring new business ventures, Orange City has a great deal to offer. Our economic climate has meant success for a wide range of endeavors – from an 80-year old manufacturing firm founded by a Dutch immigrant and now averaging annual revenues over $100 million, to a medical technology company with sales success in over 100 countries.


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. 2018 population estimate – 6107.

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.

How Can We Help?

For more information about your economic development opportunities or the Orange City economic development team, contact Ryam McEwen, Community Development Director or Mike Hofman, Chamber Executive Director.

Ryan McEwen
Community Development Director
(712) 707-4885

Mike Hofman
Chamber Executive Director
(712) 707-4510

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