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County population in 2012: 3,090,132 (100% urban, 0% rural); it was 2,846,289 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 463,835
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 124,478
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 574,193
Renter-occupied apartments: 404,468 (it was 361,094 in 2000)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

44%

Land area: 789 sq. mi.
Water area: 158.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 3871 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Orange County: 122.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (32.4%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (14.0%), Educational,health and social services (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Orange County, California:


Median resident age:  36.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years

Males: 1,488,780  (47.0%)
Females: 1,521,452  (53.0%)

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Orange County,CA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Orange County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $71,865 ($58,820 in 1999)
This county:

$71865
California:

$58931

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $1,367 (lower quartile is $1,074, upper quartile is $1,769)
This county:

$1367
State:

$1058


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $530,400 (it was $253,000 in 2000)
Orange County:

$530,400
California:

$384,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $357,000 - $738,800

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $716,633
Here:

$716,633
State:

$521,364

Townhouses or other attached units: $426,630
Here:

$426,630
State:

$436,871

In 2-unit structures: $802,070
Here:

$802,070
State:

$634,434

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $327,157
Here:

$327,157
State:

$443,730

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $308,489
Here:

$308,489
State:

$418,318

Mobile homes: $95,807
Here:

$95,807
State:

$59,450

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $31,201
Here:

$31,201
State:

$63,652
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,657
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $469

Institutionalized population: 14,531

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


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Health of residents in Orange County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
81.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
39.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
99.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
76.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 187 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 151 pounds. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $3,869 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,507 (0.3%)


Orange County household income distribution in 2009 Orange County home values distribution


Orange County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.7%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.0% for Black residents, 17.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.6% for other race residents, 7.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.7%
Orange County:

10.7%
California:

14.2%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.0% for Black residents, 17.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.6% for other race residents, 7.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 36 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Orange County is $1161 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1392 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1992 a month.

Cities in this county include: Santa Ana, Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Fullerton, Costa Mesa, Mission Viejo, Westminster.

Orange County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
90620Buena Park200
90621Buena Park71
90623La Palma190
90630Cypress501
90631La Habra355
90680Stanton90
90720Los Alamitos330
90740Seal Beach241
90743Surfside10
92602Irvine51
92603Irvine150
92604Irvine414
92606Irvine130
92607Laguna Niguel10
92610Foothill Ranch211
92612Irvine130
92614Irvine372
92615Huntington Beach40
92618Irvine240
92620Irvine433
92624Capistrano Beach31
92625Corona Del Mar425
92626Costa Mesa705
92627Costa Mesa442
92628Costa Mesa10
92629Dana Point340
92630Lake Forest880
92637Laguna Woods70
92646Huntington Beach690
92647Huntington Beach971
92648Huntington Beach642
92649Huntington Beach472
92651Laguna Beach462
92653Laguna Hills1085
92654Laguna Hills60
92655Midway City100
92656Aliso Viejo732
92657Newport Coast190
92660Newport Beach530
92663Newport Beach608
92672San Clemente474
92673San Clemente631
92674San Clemente11
92675San Juan Capistrano394
92676Silverado30
92677Laguna Niguel1349
92679Trabuco Canyon1000
92683Westminster470
92685Westminster550
92688Rancho Santa Margarita790
92690Mission Viejo40
92691Mission Viejo774
92692Mission Viejo1163
92693San Juan Capistrano30
92697Irvine20
92698Irvine10
92701Santa Ana40
92703Santa Ana40
92704Santa Ana142
92705Santa Ana645
92706Santa Ana130
92707Santa Ana140
92708Fountain Valley560
92728Fountain Valley10
92780Tustin391
92782Tustin234
92801Anaheim282
92802Anaheim170
92804Anaheim300
92805Anaheim271
92806Anaheim291
92807Anaheim565
92808Anaheim320
92814Anaheim10
92817Anaheim20
92821Brea581
92823Brea52
92831Fullerton413
92832Fullerton120
92833Fullerton242
92834Fullerton80
92835Fullerton232
92840Garden Grove580
92841Garden Grove90
92843Garden Grove50
92844Garden Grove130
92845Garden Grove230
92861Villa Park124
92865Orange1454
92866Orange180
92867Orange433
92868Orange40
92869Orange371
92870Placentia608
92885Yorba Linda10
92886Yorba Linda767
92887Yorba Linda464

2005 air pollution in Orange County:

Carbon Monoxide: 3 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.107 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.079 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 28 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 54 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 14.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 42 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.007 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.


Local government website: www.oc.ca.gov

Click to draw/clear Orange County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Orange County: Hidden Ranch (A), Holy Jim Trailhead (B), Blue Jay Trailhead (C), Lower San Juan Campground (D), County Industrial Farm (E), Bolero Lookout (F), Old Camp (G), San Juan Station (H), Starr Ranch (I), Silverado Station (J), Trabuco Campground (K), Trabuco Guard Station (L), Bolsa Chica Gun Club (M), Santiago Peak Lookout (N), Blue Jay Campground (O), Falcon Campground (P), Mission Vieja (Q), McConville Nudist Camp (R), Four S Ranch (S), Youth Conservation Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Orange County: Ramakrishna Monastery (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lagunas (A), Lambert Reservoir (B), Rattlesnake Reservoir (C), Irvine Lake (D), Modjeska Reservoir (E), Santiago Reservoir (F), Siphon Reservoir (G), Syphon Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Black Star Creek (A), Silverado Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Orange County include: Irvine Park (1), O'Neil Park (2), Casper Regional Park (3), Irvine Lake Park (4), Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve (5), Sunset County Beach (6), Crystal Cove State Park (7), Swanson Park (8), Blue Gum Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Los Angeles County , Riverside County , San Bernardino County , San Diego County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 230,749
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 849,899 (38% naturalized citizens)

Orange County:

29.9%
Whole state:

26.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.0%

Orange County marital status for males
Orange County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Orange County with a mortgage: 407,386 (58,493 second mortgage, 42,002 home equity loan, 1,824 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 83,108

Here:

83.1% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.78%
Here44.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,274,591
Total congregations: 1,085

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishLDS (Mormon) Church Charismatic Churches IndependentMuslim Estimate
Adherents779,647 (61.2%)60,000 (4.7%)48,776 (3.8%)43,100 (3.4%)39,583 (3.1%)
Congregations61 (5.6%)28 (2.6%)115 (10.6%)13 (1.2%)16 (1.5%)
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents32,652 (2.6%)25,740 (2.0%)22,490 (1.8%)22,140 (1.7%)200,463 (15.7%)
Congregations77 (7.1%)38 (3.5%)12 (1.1%)37 (3.4%)688 (63.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Orange County - Santa Ana, Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Irvine

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 530
This county:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
Orange County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 147
Orange County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 434
This county:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2,438
Orange County:

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.3%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

18.5%
California:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Orange County:

16.4%
State:

17.9%


Agriculture in Orange County:

Average size of farms: 195 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $800,592
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $26185.87
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 68.04%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.44%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $601,517
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.57%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 97.47%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $95,053
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 69.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.17
Vegetables: 2,112 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,633 acres

Tornado activity:

Orange County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above California state average. It is 1.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/16/1977, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Orange County-area historical earthquake activity is above California state average. It is 2458% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 82.5 miles away from the county center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 98.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/21/1918 at 22:32:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 24.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.2 miles away from Orange County center
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi) earthquake occurred 50.4 miles away from the county center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
On 2/9/1971 at 14:00:41, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 UK) earthquake occurred 55.3 miles away from the county center, causing 65 deaths (65 shaking deaths), causing $535,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Orange County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Fires: 12, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Orange County (%):





Orange County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,005,744 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 174,373 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 33,202 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 467 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 352 (0%)
  • Railroad: 2,425 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 112 (0%)
  • Taxi: 379 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2,645 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 10,589 (1%)
  • Walked: 26,240 (2%)
  • Other means: 8,627 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 48,832 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Orange County, California in 2000:

People in group quarters in Orange County, California in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $74,786.

5.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($55,712 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
California average:

5.75%


0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($728 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.12%
California average:

0.21%

3.52% relocated from other counties in California ($36,608 average AGI)
1.57% relocated from other states ($18,376 average AGI)
Orange County:

1.57%
California average:

1.75%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.91% ($54,756 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.47% ($51,018)
from San Diego County, CA  0.32% ($52,882)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.29% ($46,332)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.07% ($73,193)
from Clark County, NV  0.07% ($55,450)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.07% ($75,159)


6.37% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($56,819 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.37%
California average:

6.27%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($471 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.06%
California average:

0.11%

3.94% relocated to other counties in California ($31,944 average AGI)
2.36% relocated to other states ($24,404 average AGI)
Orange County:

2.36%
California average:

2.40%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Los Angeles County, CA  1.43% ($46,009 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  1.20% ($52,293)
to San Bernardino County, CA  0.40% ($46,220)
to San Diego County, CA  0.34% ($64,651)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.23% ($56,157)
to Clark County, NV  0.17% ($60,236)
to King County, WA  0.06% ($82,843)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 19.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.4

Births per 1000 population in Orange County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Orange County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Orange County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 309,081 (281,334 aged, 27,747 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 27.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 17.0
  • Cut/Pierce - 4.4
  • Suffocation - 1.1
  • Other - 5.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 79.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 32.7
  • Suffocation - 19.5
  • Poisoning - 17.6
  • Fall - 3.2
  • Cut/Pierce - 1.7
  • Drowning - 1.2
  • Other - 3.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,970,996

Size of family households: 234,321 2-persons, 153,210 3-persons, 155,423 4-persons, 81,352 5-persons, 38,600 6-persons, 45,585 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 207,849 1-person, 56,203 2-persons, 11,570 3-persons, 5,396 4-persons, 1,820 5-persons, 724 6-persons, 728 7-or-more-persons.

58.6% of residents of Orange County speak English at home.
25.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
4.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
11.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $13,834,698,000 ($4631 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,072,368,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $4,614,550,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $2,894,759,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,419,000
Federal grants: $2,284,497,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,160,372,000 ($2,629,188,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $874,100,000 ($154,444,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $113,313,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $667,598,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,020,047,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 234,589
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 88,691
Here:

30 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +140,891
Here:

+47 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -141,363
Here -47 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Orange County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 496.06 millions of gallons per day (53% from ground, 47% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.5
State:

3.5

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Orange County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 1,894
  • 2 rooms: 15,536
  • 3 rooms: 44,201
  • 4 rooms: 51,528
  • 5 rooms: 107,058
  • 6 rooms: 126,622
  • 7 rooms: 101,178
  • 8 rooms: 70,520
  • 9+ rooms: 55,656
  • 1 room: 33,932
  • 2 rooms: 70,964
  • 3 rooms: 75,609
  • 4 rooms: 86,889
  • 5 rooms: 52,115
  • 6 rooms: 24,709
  • 7 rooms: 10,153
  • 8 rooms: 4,606
  • 9+ rooms: 2,117
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Orange County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 8,987
  • 1 bedroom: 30,972
  • 2 bedrooms: 118,492
  • 3 bedrooms: 213,429
  • 4 bedrooms: 164,449
  • 5+ bedrooms: 37,864
  • no bedroom: 43,389
  • 1 bedroom: 122,518
  • 2 bedrooms: 130,477
  • 3 bedrooms: 48,129
  • 4 bedrooms: 14,573
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,008
Cars and other vehicles available in Orange County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 17,498
  • 1 vehicle: 137,701
  • 2 vehicles: 269,343
  • 3 vehicles: 102,874
  • 4 vehicles: 33,728
  • 5+ vehicles: 13,049
  • no vehicle: 36,911
  • 1 vehicle: 153,323
  • 2 vehicles: 129,119
  • 3 vehicles: 30,740
  • 4 vehicles: 7,841
  • 5+ vehicles: 3,160

50% of Orange County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in California.

Orange County:

50.4%
State average:

52.5%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $270,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Orange County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (84.9%)
  • Electricity (13.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (64.2%)
  • Electricity (31.2%)
  • No fuel used (2.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 37,810
Here:

10.6%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10,681
Here:

6.5%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24,790
Here:

13.1%
California:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Orange County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Orange County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Orange County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Orange County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Orange County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Orange County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 577 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6,605$361,79816,016$392,75362,612$355,8382,631$266,416150$7,286,6475,462$352,838217$98,438
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED722$345,3162,362$390,2907,315$371,849414$142,3332$1,805,000798$335,139150$90,407
APPLICATIONS DENIED1,557$349,9813,924$390,82418,779$410,539991$177,90641$1,406,0982,361$329,130314$83,551
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1,114$356,7513,188$397,20311,632$391,748575$244,04911$8,818,2731,202$318,81127$126,778
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS307$338,629734$401,4623,628$395,183157$277,2746$566,833333$348,86525$97,440
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 516 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,125$342,044266$389,2295$277,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED634$344,413231$410,8014$312,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED330$361,909199$413,8095$259,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN117$368,23165$430,0922$338,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS74$352,33820$450,8007$364,429
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Orange County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8,27874.9 years
Mary7,61480.2 years
William7,02875.6 years
Robert6,93172.5 years
James5,35872.7 years
Helen4,38181.9 years
Charles4,22375.5 years
George4,06476.7 years
Dorothy3,91480.5 years
Margaret3,90880.9 years
Most common last names in Orange County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2,98977.4 years
Johnson2,08077.6 years
Miller1,70177.3 years
Brown1,60177.2 years
Nguyen1,59275.5 years
Jones1,33976.3 years
Anderson1,24878.2 years
Williams1,21477.0 years
Davis1,10377.2 years
Wilson1,05077.2 years
Businesses in Orange County, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness35JoS. A. Bank4
7-Eleven128Johnny Rockets6
ALDO5Jones New York71
AMF Bowling2Journeys4
AT&T27Just Tires7
Abercrombie & Fitch4KFC40
Abercrombie Kids3Kincaid6
Ace Hardware17Kmart3
Aeropostale6Knights Inn1
Aerosoles3Kohl's12
Albertsons37Kroger59
American Eagle Outfitters6LA Fitness18
Ann Taylor14La Quinta5
Apple Store5La-Z-Boy5
Applebee's1Lane Bryant5
Arby's13Lane Furniture16
Ashley Furniture2LensCrafters12
AutoZone32Levi Strauss & Co.3
Avenue6Little Caesars Pizza21
BMW4Long John Silver's2
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill17Lowe's8
Bakers2Macy's9
Bally Total Fitness6Marriott31
Banana Republic4Marshalls10
Baskin-Robbins48MasterBrand Cabinets139
Bath & Body Works16McDonald's93
Bebe5Men's Wearhouse9
Bed Bath & Beyond9Motel 611
Ben & Jerry's1Motherhood Maternity16
Bentleymotors.Com1New Balance29
Best Western23New York & Co3
Big O Tires16Nike224
Blockbuster26Nordstrom9
Brooks Brothers1Office Depot15
Brookstone5OfficeMax4
Budget Car Rental2Old Navy12
Buffalo Wild Wings5Olive Garden8
Burger King40On The Border2
CVS78Outback7
Cache3Outback Steakhouse7
CarMax3Pac Sun9
Casual Male XL4Panda Express29
Catherines2Panera Bread14
Charlotte Russe6Papa John's Pizza14
Chick-Fil-A8Payless41
Chico's10Penske16
Chipotle18PetSmart15
Chuck E. Cheese's8Pier 1 Imports12
Cinnabon 5Pizza Hut42
Clarion1Popeyes5
Cold Stone Creamery18Quality3
Coldwater Creek4Quiznos46
Comfort Inn6RadioShack48
Comfort Suites2Ramada4
Costco11Red Lobster2
Crate & Barrel1Red Robin8
Curves22Red Roof Inn2
DHL38Rite Aid42
Dairy Queen16Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn5Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Decora Cabinetry32SAS Shoes6
Dennys37SONIC Drive-In3
Discount Tire11Safeway28
Domino's Pizza27Saks Fifth Avenue1
DressBarn2Sam's Club3
Econo Lodge3Sears24
Eddie Bauer1Sephora5
El Pollo Loco49Soma Intimates3
Ethan Allen2Spencer Gifts5
Express7Sprint Nextel26
Extended Stay America7Staples25
Famous Footwear6Starbucks197
FedEx351Subway82
Finish Line3Super 85
Firestone Complete Auto Care16T-Mobile114
Foot Locker6T.G.I. Driday's7
Forever 2111T.J.Maxx11
Fredericks Of Hollywood5Taco Bell70
GNC45Talbots4
GameStop46Target28
Gap8The Cheesecake Factory6
Goodwill7The Limited5
Gymboree7The Room Place10
H&M6Torrid4
H&R Block68Toys"R"Us14
Haagen-Dazs4Trader Joe's17
Haworth1Travelodge4
Holiday Inn25True Value8
Hollister Co.4U-Haul55
Home Depot21UPS377
HomeTown Buffet8Urban Outfitters4
Homestead Studio Suites3Vans61
Hot Topic5Verizon Wireless28
Howard Johnson4Victoria's Secret10
Hyatt5Vons31
IHOP23Walgreens40
IKEA1Walmart10
J. Jill4Wendy's21
J.Crew2Westin1
JCPenney7Wet Seal11
Jack In The Box31Whole Foods Market3
Jamba Juice28YMCA10
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