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Orange County, New York (NY)

County population in 2016: 379,210 (78% urban, 22% rural); it was 341,367 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 65,832
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 20,924
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 76,948
Renter-occupied apartments: 39,169 (it was 37,840 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

47%

Land area: 816 sq. mi.

Water area: 22.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 465 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Orange County: 135.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.1%), Retail trade (12.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Orange County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (64.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (20.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (9.3%)
  • Asian alone (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
Median resident age:  37.2 years
New York median age:  38.4 years
Males: 189,312  (49.9%)
Females: 189,898  (50.1%)

Orange County,NY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Orange County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $73,025 ($52,058 in 1999)

This county:

$73,025
New York:

$62,909

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $988 (lower quartile is $772, upper quartile is $1,320)
This county:

$988
State:

$1086


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $258,800 (it was $141,500 in 2000)
Orange:

$258,800
New York:

$302,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $183,100 - $348,900

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $285,058
Here:

$285,058
State:

$357,272

Townhouses or other attached units: $223,262
Here:

$223,262
State:

$568,104

In 2-unit structures: $363,627
Here:

$363,627
State:

$561,049

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $242,950
Here:

$242,950
State:

$650,258

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $197,089
Here:

$197,089
State:

$816,667

Mobile homes: $44,036
Here:

$44,036
State:

$72,941
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,184
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $923

Institutionalized population: 5,044

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 2
  • Thefts: 4
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1598 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 2001: 1621 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2002: 1727 buildings, average cost: $152,600
  • 2003: 1302 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2004: 1480 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2007: 861 buildings, average cost: $186,400
  • 2008: 626 buildings, average cost: $177,700
  • 2009: 359 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2010: 471 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2011: 381 buildings, average cost: $181,400
  • 2012: 477 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2013: 484 buildings, average cost: $198,400
  • 2014: 424 buildings, average cost: $211,700

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 2016: $7,180 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $6,218 (2.6%)

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 2016: 12.5%
Orange County:

12.5%
New York:

14.7%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.9% for Black residents, 17.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.2% for American Indian residents, 60.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.4% for other race residents, 13.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.2 years old
(Males: 35.1 years old, Females: 38.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.8 years old, Black residents: 37.8 years old, American Indian residents: 39.2 years old, Asian residents: 38.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.4 years old, Other race residents: 30.2 years old)

Area name: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Orange County is $815 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $998 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1224 a month.

Cities in this county include: Newburgh, Middletown, Blooming Grove, Kiryas Joel, Highlands, Cornwall, New Windsor, Scotchtown, Port Jervis, Crawford.

Orange County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Blooming Grove town8842 - 52118 - 25
Chester town6196 - 112925 - 34
Cornwall town106108 - 124036 - 44
Crawford town3653 - 82621 - 32
Deer Park town2163 - 103426 - 41
Goshen town57118 - 143632 - 41
Greenville town2384 - 123730 - 44
Hamptonburg town47128 - 164741 - 54
Highlands town641511 - 195146 - 57
Middletown city1331.70.9 - 3.02118 - 24
Minisink town873 - 123121 - 39
Monroe town25265 - 72623 - 28
Montgomery town116129 - 143935 - 43
Mount Hope town1851 - 82821 - 36
Newburgh city64107 - 123228 - 36
Newburgh town471310 - 184338 - 49
New Windsor town19397 - 113633 - 39
Port Jervis city3485 - 113227 - 38
Tuxedo town46139 - 163934 - 44
Wallkill town11597 - 113229 - 36
Warwick town3271514 - 174542 - 48
Wawayanda town3185 - 123529 - 41
Woodbury town10254 - 72724 - 31
Orange county19899 34 

2012 air pollution in Orange County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.023 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Boone County, Nebraska , Humboldt County, California , Columbiana County, Ohio , Cook County, Illinois , Rockland County , Suffolk County , Sullivan County, Pennsylvania , Union County, Pennsylvania , Will County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 18,607
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 41,683 (60.9% naturalized citizens)

Orange County:

11.0%
Whole state:

23.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 4,158
  • 2000 to 2009: 11,613
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,765
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,892
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,425
  • Before 1970: 8,311
Note: State values scaled to Orange County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 86,669
  • One, attached: 9,092
  • Two: 10,681
  • 3 or 4: 9,032
  • 5 to 9: 9,298
  • 10 to 19: 5,921
  • 20 to 49: 3,785
  • 50 or more: 3,348
  • Mobile homes: 3,321

Housing units in Orange County with a mortgage: 54,809 (1,652 second mortgage, 7,526 home equity loan, 442 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 23,869

Here:

70.1% with mortgage
State:

61.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Orange County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic131,30845
Other30,22142
Mainline Protestant19,32688
Evangelical Protestant14,43795
Black Protestant1,7119
Orthodox9736
None174,837-
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: 113
Orange County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 46
This county:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 94
Orange County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 314
This county:

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Orange County:

8.6%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Orange County:

25.9%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Orange County:

Average size of farms: 153 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $93,802
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $747.11
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 29.69%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 38.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $100,437
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 50.62%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $158,435
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 77.05%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.43
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 52.41%
Corn for grain: 2353 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 29 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 10 harvested acres
Vegetables: 7,098 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,116 acres

Earthquake activity:

Orange County-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 176.2 miles away from Orange County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 215.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 118.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 199.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.1 miles away from Orange County center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 117.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4085: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4085, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 07, 2011 to September 11, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4031: September 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 4031, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4020: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4020, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3328: August 26, 2011, FEMA Id: 3328, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 13, 2010 to March 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1899: April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1899, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1692: April 24, 2007, FEMA Id: 1692, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1650: July 01, 2006, FEMA Id: 1650, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 02, 2005 to April 04, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1589: April 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 1589, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 17 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Orange County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (16%)
  • Jamaica (6%)
  • Honduras (5%)
  • Dominican Republic (5%)
  • Ecuador (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)

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

  • American (22%)
  • Italian (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • German (4%)
  • Polish (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Hungarian (2%)

Orange County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 112,456 (75.1%)
  • Carpooled: 13,882 (9.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,338 (0.9%)
  • Subway or elevated: 634 (0.4%)
  • Railroad: 250 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 4,026 (2.7%)
  • Bicycle: 145 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 7,529 (5.0%)
  • Worked at home: 9,474 (6.3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Orange County, New York in 2000:

  • 3,694 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 1,942 people in nursing homes
  • 1,493 people in state prisons
  • 1,380 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,260 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,235 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 550 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 497 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 483 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 308 people in religious group quarters
  • 176 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 168 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 161 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 98 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 90 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 64 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 48 people in other group homes
  • 25 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 6 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Orange County, New York in 2010:

  • 4,409 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 1,535 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,247 people in federal prisons
  • 1,153 people in state prisons
  • 834 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 796 people in college/university student housing
  • 653 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 613 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 270 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 243 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 186 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 105 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 89 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 61 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 30 people in military treatment facilities with assigned patients
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $67,001.

4.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,392 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.64%
New York average:

5.06%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($597 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.08%

2.67% relocated from other counties in New York ($29,449 average AGI)
1.92% relocated from other states ($17,345 average AGI)
Orange County:

1.92%
New York average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bronx County, NY  0.37% ($53,639 average AGI)
from Ulster County, NY  0.33% ($36,840)
from Rockland County, NY  0.32% ($56,410)
from Sullivan County, NY  0.27% ($39,674)
from Dutchess County, NY  0.26% ($44,844)
from Westchester County, NY  0.20% ($65,572)
from Kings County, NY  0.19% ($54,643)


5.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,082 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
New York average:

5.46%


0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($746 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.09%
New York average:

0.11%

2.35% relocated to other counties in New York ($20,003 average AGI)
3.02% relocated to other states ($29,333 average AGI)
Orange County:

3.02%
New York average:

2.38%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ulster County, NY  0.35% ($39,147 average AGI)
to Dutchess County, NY  0.29% ($49,430)
to Rockland County, NY  0.24% ($56,749)
to Sullivan County, NY  0.24% ($38,695)
to Bronx County, NY  0.18% ($38,795)
to New York County, NY  0.16% ($82,111)
to Westchester County, NY  0.16% ($50,046)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.8

Births per 1000 population in Orange County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Orange County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Orange County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Orange County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Orange County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 45,721 (36,363 aged, 9,358 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 9,619 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Orange County, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (4,514)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,720)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,562)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,678)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1,186)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,029)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (910)
  • Unspecified dementia (861)
  • Congestive heart failure (811)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (787)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.35
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,473
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 241
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 43,655

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,428
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 675
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 61.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 31.0
  • Suffocation - 17.9
  • Other - 12.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 379,210
  • In family households: 321,828 (45,370 male householders, 40,693 female householders)
    66,898 spouses, 133,830 children (126,798 natural, 1,943 adopted, 5,089 stepchildren), 7,808 grandchildren, 4,457 brothers or sisters, 7,015 parents, 7,212 other relatives, 8,545 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 47,141 (16,031 male householders (12,627 living alone)), 22,271 female householders (18,562 living alone)), 8,839 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 10,241

Size of family households: 31,914 2-persons, 20,612 3-persons, 17,533 4-persons, 9,021 5-persons, 3,747 6-persons, 3,236 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 31,189 1-person, 6,741 2-persons, 105 3-persons, 267 4-persons.

71,368 married couples with children.
13,869 single-parent households (4,062 men, 9,807 women).

75.2% of residents of Orange speak English at home.
12.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
9.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,913,361,000 ($5,166 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $337,462,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $722,720,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $342,710,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,292,000
Federal grants: $378,411,000
Federal procurement contracts: $169,802,000 ($131,889,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $294,425,000 ($179,578,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $8,741,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $84,263,000
Federal Government insurance: $147,893,000

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

Births: 26,490
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 13,175
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4,422
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +14,114
Here +38 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Orange County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 27.40 millions of gallons per day (43% from ground, 57% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,840
  • 2010 to 2013: 3,450
  • 2000 to 2009: 14,452
  • 1990 to 1999: 14,797
  • 1980 to 1989: 18,819
  • 1970 to 1979: 18,604
  • 1960 to 1969: 15,672
  • 1950 to 1959: 15,033
  • 1940 to 1949: 6,490
  • 1939 or earlier: 31,990
Note: State values scaled to Orange population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Orange County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Orange County population
  • 1 room: 198
  • 2 rooms: 87
  • 3 rooms: 1,350
  • 4 rooms: 4,853
  • 5 rooms: 12,494
  • 6 rooms: 17,331
  • 7 rooms: 15,604
  • 8 rooms: 15,062
  • 9+ rooms: 11,699
  • 1 room: 2,771
  • 2 rooms: 1,421
  • 3 rooms: 11,546
  • 4 rooms: 11,701
  • 5 rooms: 7,864
  • 6 rooms: 5,195
  • 7 rooms: 2,461
  • 8 rooms: 1,842
  • 9+ rooms: 886
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Orange County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Orange County population
  • no bedroom: 198
  • 1 bedroom: 1,679
  • 2 bedrooms: 12,889
  • 3 bedrooms: 34,515
  • 4 bedrooms: 25,291
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4,106
  • no bedroom: 2,973
  • 1 bedroom: 15,016
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,711
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,894
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,461
  • 5+ bedrooms: 632
Cars and other vehicles available in Orange County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Orange County population
  • no vehicle: 2,381
  • 1 vehicle: 18,688
  • 2 vehicles: 33,321
  • 3 vehicles: 17,467
  • 4 vehicles: 4,970
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,851
  • no vehicle: 12,299
  • 1 vehicle: 20,506
  • 2 vehicles: 9,592
  • 3 vehicles: 2,158
  • 4 vehicles: 933
  • 5+ vehicles: 199

90% of Orange County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in New York.

Orange County:

89.9%
State average:

89.4%

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

  • This state: 270,497
  • Other state: 57,660
  • Northeast: 31,066
  • Midwest: 7,258
  • South: 14,001
  • West: 5,335

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Orange County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (46.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (39.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.6%)
  • Electricity (4.9%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (56.7%)
  • Electricity (20.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 8,524
Here:

19.3%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4,342
Here:

17.7%
New York:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,223
Here:

27.6%
New York:

34.3%

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: $18,722,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $8,808,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $11,609,000
    Regular Highways: $9,228,000
    General - Other: $4,582,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,766,000
    Parks and Recreation: $648,000
    Local Fire Protection: $536,000
    Police Protection: $308,000
    Solid Waste Management: $64,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $80,765,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $67,800,000
    Health - Other: $61,888,000
    Other Higher Education: $49,081,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $47,004,000
    Correctional Institutions: $31,992,000
    Police Protection: $14,818,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,662,000
    Regular Highways: $14,384,000
    Central Staff Services: $14,063,000
    Solid Waste Management: $13,238,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,447,000
    General Public Buildings: $8,255,000
    Financial Administration: $6,141,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,044,000
    Sewerage: $5,418,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $4,648,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,804,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,629,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $2,276,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,652,000
    Air Transportation: $1,155,000
    Local Fire Protection: $661,000
    Transit Utilities: $540,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $110,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,848,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $51,735,000
    Financial Administration: $312,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $62,852,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,273,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $807,000
    Correctional Institutions: $179,000
    Police Protection: $150,000
    Health - Other: $94,000
    Other Higher Education: $57,000
    Sewerage: $55,000
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000
    General Public Building: $50,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $43,000
    Local Fire Protection: $38,000
    Central Staff Services: $37,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,000
    Regular Highways: $24,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $9,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $120,964,000

Orange County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $59,189,000
    Higher Education - Other: $18,325,000
    Solid Waste Management: $13,303,000
    Sewerage: $4,720,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,232,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,675,000
    Air Transportation: $1,230,000
    Housing and Community Development: $536,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $28,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,184,000
    Education: $7,119,000
    Highways: $1,679,000
    Health and Hospitals: $86,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,343,000
    Education: $200,000
    Highways: $9,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $37,031,000
    Interest Earnings: $7,221,000
    Rents: $3,489,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $981,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $151,000
    Special Assessments: $65,000
    Sale of Property: $10,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $251,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $73,705,000
    Health and Hospitals: $28,421,000
    Education: $12,176,000
    Highways: $11,357,000
    All Other: $10,863,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,107,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $213,424,000
    Property: $111,222,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,008,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,403,000
    Other Selective Sales: $500,000
    NEC: $105,000
    Other License: $30,000

Orange County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $206,109,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $197,464,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $143,253,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $131,381,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,872,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,645,000

Orange County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $415,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $197,373,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $135,367,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 6,321
  • Number of aged recipients: 854
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,467
  • Number of recipients under 18: 883
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,940
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,498
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,584
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,996
Orange County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Orange County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 67 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 ORIGINATED1,086$244,7041,442$226,2903,533$210,027335$92,65410$1,239,500230$206,70927$49,926
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED90$231,422162$247,117532$220,80157$80,8251$198,00041$207,4396$56,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED254$230,799444$207,7842,664$244,353416$78,5846$603,500188$182,73430$55,267
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN136$245,728215$224,2001,505$234,266108$124,6671$85,00068$201,9562$70,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS28$227,21460$252,567354$245,26320$152,0500$020$189,3004$38,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 64 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED266$240,42992$275,4242$273,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED116$247,78449$268,2863$126,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED99$220,16265$264,5380$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN44$210,36429$255,0340$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$243,3002$287,5000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Orange County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,76673.9 years
Mary2,56481.0 years
William1,99674.6 years
Joseph1,62674.4 years
Anna1,31283.0 years
James1,28671.8 years
Helen1,26780.4 years
Charles1,26375.2 years
George1,20174.2 years
Margaret1,18880.3 years
Most common last names in Orange County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith75276.2 years
Miller35376.0 years
Brown34474.6 years
Williams29972.4 years
Johnson27074.9 years
Decker25476.0 years
Jones23174.7 years
Conklin21274.5 years
Lewis20376.5 years
Davis19274.5 years
Businesses in Orange County, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2Journeys1
ALDO3Justice1
AT&T3KFC4
Ace Hardware1Knights Inn1
Advance Auto Parts4Kohl's3
Aeropostale2Kroger1
Aerosoles1La-Z-Boy2
American Eagle Outfitters2Lane Bryant1
Ann Taylor1Lane Furniture4
Applebee's3LensCrafters1
Arby's2Levi Strauss & Co.1
Ashley Furniture1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone5Lowe's3
Avenue2Macy's1
BMW1Marriott2
Banana Republic1Marshalls2
Barnes & Noble1MasterBrand Cabinets37
Baskin-Robbins3McDonald's13
Bath & Body Works3Men's Wearhouse1
Bebe1Microtel1
Bed Bath & Beyond2Motherhood Maternity2
Blockbuster4New Balance3
Brooks Brothers1New York & Co2
Brookstone1Nike21
Budget Car Rental1Nissan1
Burger King9Office Depot1
CVS8Old Navy2
Carson Pirie Scott1Olive Garden1
Casual Male XL1Outback2
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse2
Chevrolet2Pac Sun2
Chico's1Panera Bread2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza1
Cinnabon 1Payless6
Clarks1Penske5
Comfort Inn2PetSmart3
Curves5Pier 1 Imports3
DHL3Pizza Hut3
Dairy Queen1Popeyes1
Days Inn2RadioShack8
Deb1Ramada1
Decora Cabinetry11Raymour & Flanigan1
Dennys2Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza2Rite Aid16
DressBarn2Ruby Tuesday2
Dressbarn2Rue211
Dunkin Donuts26SAS Shoes3
Econo Lodge2SONIC Drive-In1
Eddie Bauer1Sam's Club1
Express1Sears5
Famous Footwear2Sephora1
Fashion Bug2Skechers USA1
FedEx48Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel8
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Staples2
Foot Locker1Starbucks4
Ford4Stop & Shop3
Forever 211Subaru1
GNC14Subway26
GameStop6Super 83
Gap2T-Mobile13
Gymboree2T.G.I. Driday's3
H&M1T.J.Maxx2
H&R Block13Taco Bell4
Haagen-Dazs1Target3
Hilton2The Room Place1
Hobby Lobby1Toyota1
Holiday Inn3Toys"R"Us5
Hollister Co.1True Value8
Home Depot3U-Haul21
Honda2UPS69
Hot Topic1Vans2
Howard Johnson2Verizon Wireless6
Hyundai1Victoria's Secret1
IHOP1Volkswagen1
IZOD1Walgreens1
J.Crew1Walmart3
JCPenney1Wendy's6
JoS. A. Bank1Wet Seal1
Johnny Rockets1YMCA3
Jones New York7

Orange County on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"