Orangevale the community is known for its rolling hills that offer the best views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, its foothills, and a rural environment in the middle of a growing metropolitan area. Some residential properties in the area are zoned to accommodate horses and orchards. It has a ZIP Code of 95662.
Originally Orange Vale Colony, the community began as part of the 1844 Rancho San Juan Mexican land grant. The area was rural and home to numerous orange groves. Oak trees (remnants of which can be seen in the Orangevale Park) were common, as were trails made by Maidu Native Americans many years before. In addition to orange groves, several olive orchards were also once in the area, and some original trees can still be found along Chestnut, Orangevale, Main, and Walnut Avenues.
The Pow Wow Days Town and Country Fair takes place during the third weekend of May every year in the beautiful 36 acre Orangevale Community Park in Orangevale, CA. The event is 52 year old tradition, is 4 days long and is expected to draw thousand attendees in 2015. Pow Wow Days is fun, affordable, safe for the whole family and admission is FREE!
The population was spread out with 7,785 people (22.9%) under the age of 18, 2,877 people (8.5%) aged 18 to 24, 8,296 people (24.4%) aged 25 to 44, 10,479 people (30.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 4,523 people (13.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.7 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.
There were 13,583 housing units at an average density of 1,166.3 per square mile (450.3/km²), of which 9,414 (73.5%) were owner-occupied, and 3,402 (26.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 7.9%. 25,032 people (73.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 8,710 people (25.6%) lived in rental housing units.