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tangerine

tangerine

[tan-juh-reen, tan-juh-reen]
tangerine: see orange.

Tangerine (Citrus reticulata deliciosa)

Small, thin-skinned variety of the mandarin orange species (Citrus reticulata deliciosa) of the rue family (citrus family). Probably native to Southeast Asia, today it is cultivated in subtropical regions worldwide, especially southern Europe and the southern U.S. The tree is smaller than other orange trees, with slender twigs and lance-shaped leaves. The fruit is slightly flattened at each end and has a loose, reddish orange peel. Easily separated segments of tender, juicy, richly flavoured pulp are abundant in vitamin C. Oil from the fragrant skin is a characteristic ingredient in several flavourings and liqueurs. The tangerine crossed with the grapefruit produced the hybrid known as the tangelo.

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Tangerine is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Orange County, Florida, United States. The population was 826 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Tangerine is located at (28.758581, -81.631852).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.7 km² (1.8 mi²). 3.0 km² (1.1 mi²) of it is land and 1.7 km² (0.6 mi²) of it (36.11%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2001, there were 826 people, 323 households, and 256 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 277.3/km² (715.9/mi²). There were 348 housing units at an average density of 116.8/km² (301.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.65% White, 3.27% African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.57% Asian, 2.42% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.99% of the population.

There were 323 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $42,264, and the median income for a family was $49,667. Males had a median income of $40,585 versus $22,045 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,670. About 2.8% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Tangerine

Tangerine, FL is the setting for the popular book Tangerine by Edward Bloor. However, the Tangerine of this book is set in the fictional county of Tangerine.

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