Orange County, California (CA)

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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. 2013 cost of living index in Orange County: 123.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.5%), Educational, health and social services (13.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Orange County, California:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (44.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (33.7%)
  • Asian alone (17.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.5%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years
Males: 1,488,780  (47.0%)
Females: 1,521,452  (53.0%)

Orange County,CA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Orange County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $74,163 ($58,820 in 1999)

This county:

$74163
California:

$60190

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,429 (lower quartile is $1,103, upper quartile is $1,880)
This county:

$1429
State:

$1120


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $539,000 (it was $253,000 in 2000)
Orange:

$539,000
California:

$373,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $368,400 - $738,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $719,429
Here:

$719,429
State:

$516,149

Townhouses or other attached units: $435,107
Here:

$435,107
State:

$433,209

In 2-unit structures: $614,527
Here:

$614,527
State:

$591,113

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $301,745
Here:

$301,745
State:

$414,303

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $286,781
Here:

$286,781
State:

$419,085

Mobile homes: $72,426
Here:

$72,426
State:

$79,966

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $168,770
Here:

$168,770
State:

$74,300
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,420
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $528

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):

Orange County, CA map from a distance

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:

  • 2000: 6814 buildings, average cost: $225,300
  • 2001: 6010 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2002: 6794 buildings, average cost: $226,500
  • 2003: 6108 buildings, average cost: $223,700
  • 2004: 4828 buildings, average cost: $262,700
  • 2005: 4103 buildings, average cost: $288,100
  • 2006: 3744 buildings, average cost: $285,500
  • 2007: 2279 buildings, average cost: $319,700
  • 2008: 1330 buildings, average cost: $350,300
  • 2009: 1341 buildings, average cost: $314,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,263 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,441 (0.5%)

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 2013: 13.5%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.0% for Black residents, 21.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.5% for American Indian residents, 10.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 24.4% for other race residents, 12.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.5%
Orange County:

13.5%
California:

16.8%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.0% for Black residents, 21.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.8% for American Indian residents, 9.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 24.4% for other race residents, 12.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 27 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: North Coast, Santa Ana, Anaheim, South Coast, Central Coast, Huntington Beach, Trabuco, El Toro, Garden Grove, Irvine.

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.

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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), Crystal Cove State Park (6), Swanson Park (7), Blue Gum Park (8), Modjeska Canyon Nature Preserve (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.2%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 165,344
  • 1990 to 1994: 166,458
  • 1985 to 1989: 164,988
  • 1980 to 1984: 123,816
  • 1975 to 1979: 97,433
  • 1970 to 1974: 47,563
  • 1970 to 1974: 27,152
  • 1965 to 1969: 57,145

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Orange County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic797,47367
Evangelical Protestant345,893894
Other141,815329
Mainline Protestant76,574202
Orthodox13,40619
Black Protestant2,4248
None1,632,647-
Orange County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 530
Orange County:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 147
This county:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 434
Orange County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2,438
This county:

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Orange County:

6.3%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Orange County:

18.5%
State:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 below California state average. It is 6706052.1 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 near California state average. It is 701% 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 Orange 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 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 109.2 miles away from the county center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 198.7 miles away from Orange County center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 129.8 miles away from the county center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: 9, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (46%)
  • Vietnam (13%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Iran (2%)
  • Taiwan (2%)
  • Canada (2%)

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

  • German (9%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Polish (1%)

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:

  • 9,628 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 9,358 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8,086 people in nursing homes
  • 6,002 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,825 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 1,626 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 1,279 people in other group homes
  • 1,110 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 846 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 552 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 507 people in religious group quarters
  • 437 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 333 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 317 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 150 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 129 people in halfway houses
  • 103 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 101 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 93 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 82 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 39 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 34 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 16 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 9 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

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

  • 10,152 people in college/university student housing
  • 7,326 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6,511 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5,440 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3,395 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 1,626 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 1,515 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 1,492 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 612 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 354 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 300 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 196 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 104 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 92 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 90 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 17 people in state prisons
  • 14 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $71,549.

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
California average:

5.03%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($597 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.04%
California average:

0.07%

3.34% relocated from other counties in California ($37,244 average AGI)
1.44% relocated from other states ($18,176 average AGI)
Orange County:

1.44%
California average:

1.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.70% ($53,226 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.56% ($47,472)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.30% ($44,337)
from San Diego County, CA  0.30% ($53,100)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.09% ($50,433)
from Clark County, NV  0.08% ($42,481)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.06% ($196,367)


4.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,704 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
California average:

5.12%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($937 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.06%
California average:

0.10%

3.09% relocated to other counties in California ($31,792 average AGI)
1.61% relocated to other states ($20,975 average AGI)
Orange County:

1.61%
California average:

1.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Los Angeles County, CA  1.38% ($47,619 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  0.65% ($49,190)
to San Diego County, CA  0.29% ($52,789)
to San Bernardino County, CA  0.26% ($42,770)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.09% ($58,005)
to Clark County, NV  0.08% ($102,089)
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.06% ($75,806)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 19.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.2

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 from 2007 to 2013: 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 from 2007 to 2012: 4.1

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.

546,370 married couples with children.
125,951 single-parent households (34,925 men, 91,026 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 10,975
  • 2000 to 2004: 93,471
  • 1990 to 1999: 128,744
  • 1980 to 1989: 160,595
  • 1970 to 1979: 264,260
  • 1960 to 1969: 209,296
  • 1950 to 1959: 143,862
  • 1940 to 1949: 22,419
  • 1939 or earlier: 26,408
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Orange County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $210,973,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $6,483,000
  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $20,445,000
    General - Other: $6,659,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,745,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,462,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $422,295,000
    Health - Other: $325,216,000
    General - Other: $317,914,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $294,115,000
    Police Protection: $276,955,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $188,373,000
    Correctional Institutions: $178,413,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $120,250,000
    Financial Administration: $95,760,000
    Corrections - Other: $79,778,000
    Solid Waste Management: $78,948,000
    Air Transportation: $57,702,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $46,423,000
    Regular Highways: $44,464,000
    Central Staff Services: $40,810,000
    Libraries: $30,070,000
    General Public Buildings: $18,905,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $13,176,000
    Housing and Community Development: $12,372,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,007,000
    Parking Facilities: $4,424,000
    Parks and Recreation: $122,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $2,340,973,000
    Corporate Stocks: $1,479,276,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $814,295,000
    Benefit Payments: $257,929,000
    Other Investments - Other: $140,337,000
    Withdrawals: $6,999,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $174,068,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $48,736,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $5,383,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $23,017,000
    Solid Waste Management: $21,294,000
    Regular Highways: $9,798,000
    Police Protection: $5,204,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,800,000
    Air Transportation: $4,220,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,542,000
    Health - Other: $3,232,000
    General Public Building: $2,259,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,752,000
    Parking Facilities: $1,613,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,526,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $940,000
    Financial Administration: $733,000
    Central Staff Services: $250,000
    Parks and Recreation: $150,000
    Corrections - Other: $106,000
    Libraries: $36,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,100,684,000

Orange County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $326,386,000
    Solid Waste Management: $113,739,000
    Air Transportation: $101,936,000
    Parks and Recreation: $41,500,000
    Regular Highways: $13,441,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,257,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $10,961,000
    Housing and Community Development: $451,000
    Parking Facilities: $317,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $125,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $867,882,000
    From Parent Local Government: $226,130,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $107,544,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $41,146,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,997,000
    Air Transportation: $1,061,000
    Natural Resources: $549,000
    Education: $296,000
    General Local Government Support: $85,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $43,937,000
    All Other: $17,798,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,118,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,142,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $181,246,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $40,554,000
    Rents: $34,810,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $31,818,000
    Sale of Property: $749,000
    Special Assessments: $142,000
    Royalties: $48,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $649,806,000
    All Other: $431,249,000
    General Local Government Support: $392,179,000
    Health and Hospitals: $171,904,000
    Education: $131,841,000
    Highways: $23,277,000
  • Tax - Property: $536,067,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $43,180,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $27,794,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $9,620,000
    Other License: $4,964,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,793,000
    NEC: $1,447,000
    Other Selective Sales: $157,000

Orange County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,136,086,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,850,448,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,036,967,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,005,648,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $848,521,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $562,883,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $31,319,000

Orange County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $247,306,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,638,303,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,829,996,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,510,216,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Orange County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Orange County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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
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

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 Fitness37Jones New York72
7-Eleven129Journeys4
99 Cents Only Stores21Just Tires7
ALDO5Justice10
AMF Bowling2KFC41
AT&T28Kincaid6
Abercrombie & Fitch4Kmart3
Abercrombie Kids3Knights Inn1
Ace Hardware19Kohl's13
Aeropostale6Kroger61
Aerosoles3LA Fitness18
Albertsons40La Quinta5
American Eagle Outfitters6La-Z-Boy5
Ann Taylor14Lane Bryant5
Apple Store5Lane Furniture16
Applebee's1LensCrafters12
Arby's13Levi Strauss & Co.3
Ashley Furniture2Little Caesars Pizza23
Audi3Long John Silver's2
AutoZone33Lowe's8
Avenue6Macy's9
BMW4Marriott31
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill18Marshalls10
Bakers2MasterBrand Cabinets139
Bally Total Fitness6Mazda5
Banana Republic4McDonald's94
Barnes & Noble9Men's Wearhouse9
Baskin-Robbins51Motel 611
Bath & Body Works16Motherhood Maternity16
Bebe5New Balance31
Bed Bath & Beyond9New York & Co3
Ben & Jerry's1Nike232
Bentleymotors.Com1Nissan8
Best Western24Nordstrom9
Big O Tires16Office Depot15
Blockbuster29OfficeMax4
Brooks Brothers1Old Navy12
Brookstone5Olive Garden8
Budget Car Rental2On The Border2
Buffalo Wild Wings5Outback7
Burger King36Outback Steakhouse7
CVS82Pac Sun9
Cache3Panda Express31
CarMax3Panera Bread14
Carl\s Jr.86Papa John's Pizza15
Casual Male XL4Payless41
Catherines2Penske18
Charlotte Russe6PetSmart15
Chevrolet7Pier 1 Imports13
Chick-Fil-A8Pizza Hut45
Chico's10Plato's Closet1
Chipotle18Popeyes5
Chuck E. Cheese's8Pottery Barn3
Cinnabon 5Pottery Barn Kids2
Circle K25Quality3
Clarion1Quiznos47
Cold Stone Creamery18RadioShack49
Coldwater Creek4Ramada5
Comfort Inn6Red Lobster2
Comfort Suites2Red Robin8
Costco11Red Roof Inn2
Crate & Barrel1Rite Aid42
Curves23Rodeway Inn1
DHL40Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Dairy Queen16SAS Shoes6
Days Inn5SONIC Drive-In3
Decora Cabinetry32Safeway29
Dennys38Saks Fifth Avenue1
Discount Tire12Sam's Club3
Domino's Pizza30Sears24
DressBarn2Sephora5
Dressbarn2Sheraton3
Econo Lodge3Skechers USA8
Eddie Bauer1Soma Intimates3
El Pollo Loco51Spencer Gifts5
Ethan Allen2Sprint Nextel27
Express7Staples26
Extended Stay America7Starbucks201
Famous Footwear6Subaru3
FedEx357Subway82
Finish Line3Super 85
Firestone Complete Auto Care16T-Mobile116
Foot Locker6T.G.I. Driday's7
Forever 2111T.J.Maxx11
Fredericks Of Hollywood5Taco Bell71
GNC47Talbots4
GameStop46Target28
Gap8The Cheesecake Factory6
Goodwill7The Limited5
Gymboree7The Room Place10
H&M6Torrid4
H&R Block70Toyota11
Haagen-Dazs4Toys"R"Us14
Haworth1Trader Joe's18
Hilton25Travelodge4
Holiday Inn25True Value9
Hollister Co.4U-Haul56
Home Depot22UPS384
HomeTown Buffet8Urban Outfitters4
Homestead Studio Suites3Vans61
Honda6Verizon Wireless28
Hot Topic5Victoria's Secret10
Howard Johnson4Volkswagen6
Hyatt5Vons33
IHOP23Walgreens42
IKEA1Walmart10
J. Jill4Wendy's21
J.Crew2Westin1
JCPenney7Wet Seal11
Jack In The Box32Whole Foods Market3
Jamba Juice29YMCA12
JoS. A. Bank4Z Gallerie3
Johnny Rockets6

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