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With its rural charm and healing sulfur springs, Orange County has long drawn travelers in search of the perfect place to enjoy gracious Southern Indiana hospitality. 

Population: 19,830

Unemployment (as of Nov. 2022): 3.2%

Cost of Living: 26.7% lower than the U.S. average
Median Income: $52,029


Orange County residents are resilient and full of pride for their community. They support each other and local businesses. Tourism and hospitality are the number one industry in Orange County, so the community members are skilled at making visitors and new residents feel like they’re at home. From a historical concentration on basic manufacturing, the county has successfully diversified into other sectors, fostering growth and investment in advanced manufacturing and defense.


Orange County is home to the French Lick Resort, named the Best Historic Resort in America by Historic Hotels of America. Residents and visitors enjoy many attractions, including the Wilstem Wild Life Park, Big Splash Adventure, French Lick Scenic Railway, Paoli Peaks, and Patoka Lake. Recreation opportunities exist for family members of all ages and are sure to offer new experiences to those discovering the county. 



Whether you prefer to spend your leisure time exploring the great outdoors or delving into local history, you’ll find it all in Orange County. Residents have access to quality healthcare and the cost of living is well below the national average. New workforce housing is currently being developed in Orange County, which will be available for current and future residents. Combine these amenities and you’ve got a great place to call home.


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