Orange Cove is a city in Fresno County, California, United States. Take a look below for 10 obscure and fascinating facts about Orange Cove, California, United States.
1. The population was 9,078 at the 2010 census, up from 7,722 at the 2000 census.
2. Almost all of Orange Cove’s residents are Hispanic, many of them farmers.
3. Orange Cove is located in the San Joaquin Valley, 8 miles (13 km) east-northeast of Reedley, at an elevation of 423 feet (129 m).
4. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all of its land.
5. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Orange Cove has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated “Csa” on climate maps.
6. Elmer M. Sheridan founded the town in 1914, and named it prior to large scale citrus growing.
7. The first post office opened in 1914.
8. The city incorporated in 1948.
9. 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.
10. As of December 16, 2009, the city restarted its police department. Frank Steenport was the Chief.