North Carolina Orange County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Orange County, North Carolina. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in North Carolina Orange County.

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1. Branch Library CARRBORO BRANCH LIBRARY / MCDOUGLE MIDDLE SCH
900 Fayetteville Road, Carrboro, NC 27516
Phone Number: (919) 969-3006 Orange N/A N/A

2. Branch Library CARRBORO CYBRARY
100 North Greensboro Street, Carrboro, NC 27510
Phone Number: (919) 918-7387 Orange N/A N/A

3. Branch Library CEDAR GROVE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 5800 Hwy 86 North, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone Number: (919) 732-9211 Orange N/A N/A

4. Library System CHAPEL HILL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone Number: (919) 968-2777 Orange 811,784 354,880

5. Central Library CHAPEL HILL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone Number: (919) 968-2777 Orange N/A N/A

6. Library System HYCONEECHEE REGIONAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 300 West Tryon Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone Number: (919) 245-2528 Orange 458,262 321,843

7. Central Library ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 300 West Tryon St, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone Number: (919) 644-3011 Orange N/A N/A

Overview of Orange County, North Carolina

Orange County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 118,227. Its county seat is Hillsborough.

History

The county was formed in 1752 from parts of Bladen County, Granville County, and Johnston County. It was named for the infant William V of Orange, whose mother Anne, daughter of King George II of Great Britain, was then regent of the Dutch Republic.

In 1771 Orange County was greatly reduced in area. The western part of it was combined with the eastern part of Rowan County to form Guilford County. Another part was combined with parts of Cumberland County and Johnston County to form Wake County. The southern part of what remained became Chatham County.

In 1777 the northern half of what was left of Orange County became Caswell County. In 1849 the western third of the still shrinking county became Alamance County. Finally, in 1881 the eastern half of the county’s remaining territory was combined with part of Wake County to form Durham County.

Law and government

Orange County is a member of the regional Triangle J Council of Governments.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,039 km² (401 mi²). 1,036 km² (400 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.34% water.

Townships

The county is divided into seven townships: Bingham, Cedar Grove, Chapel Hill, Cheeks, Eno, Hillsborough, and Little River.

Adjacent Counties

  • Person County, North Carolina- northeast
  • Durham County, North Carolina- east
  • Chatham County, North Carolina- south
  • Alamance County, North Carolina- west
  • Caswell County, North Carolina- northwest

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 118,227 people, 45,863 households, and 26,141 families residing in the county. The population density is 114/km² (296/mi²). There are 49,289 housing units at an average density of 48/km² (123/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 78.05% White, 13.79% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 4.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.96% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. 4.46% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 45,863 households out of which 28.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.60% are married couples living together, 9.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 43.00% are non-families. 28.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the county the population is spread out with 20.30% under the age of 18, 21.00% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 8.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 90.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $42,372, and the median income for a family is $59,874. Males have a median income of $39,298 versus $31,328 for females. The per capita income for the county is $24,873. 14.10% of the population and 6.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.00% of those under the age of 18 and 7.40% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Orange County, North Carolina has the following cities and towns:

  • Carrboro
  • Chapel Hill
  • Hillsborough