Orleans was originially known as the South Parish of Eastham and was the home to the Nauset Native American tribe.
The Town of Orleans is composed of three Census-Designated Places (CDP's):Orleans (02653), South Orleans (02662), and East Orleans (02643). Note: There was no census data collected for South Orleans in 2010.
Orleans' population is just about 6,000 residents at 5,999 (excluding South Orleans). Unemployment across the three CDP's is 4.68% with 3.35% of Orleans residents living below the poverty line. Median-household income in Orleans is $59,938. There is 65.16% homeownership in Orleans with median-value of owner occuppied housing at $718,869. With no data collected in South or East Orleans describing owner occupied housing value, this value is likely skewed.
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