Orange County, New York (NY)

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County population in 2012: 374,512 (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: 459 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Orange County: 136.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.9%), Educational, health and social services (18.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Orange County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (68.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (18.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (9.1%)
  • Asian alone (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
New York median age:  38.0 years
Males: 186,289  (45.9%)
Females: 186,524  (54.1%)
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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 2013: $68,950 ($52,058 in 1999)

This county:

$68950
New York:

$57369

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $963 (lower quartile is $770, upper quartile is $1,221)
This county:

$963
State:

$992


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $259,300 (it was $141,500 in 2000)
Orange:

$259,300
New York:

$277,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $186,800 - $347,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $287,696
Here:

$287,696
State:

$328,266

Townhouses or other attached units: $271,356
Here:

$271,356
State:

$477,144

In 2-unit structures: $346,589
Here:

$346,589
State:

$441,340

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $207,589
Here:

$207,589
State:

$551,450

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $228,396
Here:

$228,396
State:

$715,153

Mobile homes: $50,771
Here:

$50,771
State:

$57,967
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,238
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $894

Institutionalized population: 5,044

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

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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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $6,723 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $5,707 (2.3%)

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 2013: 13.4%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.6% for Black residents, 17.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.0% for American Indian residents, 48.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.2% for other race residents, 16.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.4%
Orange County:

13.4%
New York:

16.0%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.6% for Black residents, 17.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.1% for American Indian residents, 48.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.2% for other race residents, 15.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 25 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 

2005 air pollution in Orange County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.107 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.087 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 12.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 30 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Orange County: Glenmere Country Club (A), Lake (B), Beaver Dam (C), Kanawauke Circle (D), F F Farms (E), Smith Corners (F), Camp Hemlock (G), Woodbury Country Club (H), Allard Corners (I), Tuxedo Park Golf Course (J), Wright Family Farm (K), Spruce Pond Camp (L), Fair Oaks Drive-In (M), Warwick Drive-In (N), Metro-North Salisbury Mills-Cornwall Station (O), Four Corners (P), New Windsor Business Park (Q), Pine View Farm (R), New Windsor Golf Course (S), Westgate Office Park (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Heritage Square Shopping Center (1), Galleria At Crystal Run Shopping Center (2), Slate Hill Commons Shopping Center (3), Flowick Shopping Center (4), Merchant Square Shopping Center (5), Gateway Plaza Shopping Center (6), Warwick Shopping Center (7), Tuxedo Square Shopping Center (8), Montgomery Towne Square Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Orange County include: Rossville Church (A), Saint Pauls Church (B), Saint Peters Church (C), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (D), Goshen Christian Reformed Church (E), Brick Reformed Church (F), Faith Baptist Church (G), Agape Full Gospel Fellowship Church (H), Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Warwick Cemetery (1), Brick Church Cemetery (2), Roe Cemetery (3), Saint Columbus Cemetery (4), Saint Davids Cemetery (5), Saint Josephs Cemetery (6), Sears Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Island Pond (A), Jims Pond (B), Kloibers Pond (C), Korby Lake (D), Little Cedar Pond (E), Little Dam Lake (F), Little Long Pond (G), Little Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Trout Brook (A), Gold Creek (B), Bushfield Creek (C), Bush Kill (D), Youngs Brook (E), Woodbury Creek (F), Pochuck Creek (G), Stony Creek (H), Summit Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Orange County include: Temple Hill Monument (1), Storm King State Park (2), Delaware And Hudson Canal County Park (3), Oakland Valley Race Park (4), Cherry Island State Wildlife Management Area (5), Chadwick Lake Park (6), Montgomery Town Park (7), Brick House Museum County Park (8), River Front Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Dutchess County , Passaic County, New Jersey , Sussex County, New Jersey , Putnam County , Rockland County , Pike County, Pennsylvania , Sullivan County , Ulster County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.8%
New York:

6.5%

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: 81.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 28,710 (48% naturalized citizens)

Orange County:

8.4%
Whole state:

20.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 5,229
  • 1990 to 1994: 3,853
  • 1985 to 1989: 3,975
  • 1980 to 1984: 2,917
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,988
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,437
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,999
  • 1965 to 1969: 6,312

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:


Housing units in Orange County with a mortgage: 48,758 (4,307 second mortgage, 6,840 home equity loan, 150 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16,401

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.9% 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

Tornado activity:

Orange County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New York state average. It is 8304705.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 fatalities and 19 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/16/1989, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado killed 9 people and injured 18 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

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:


The number of natural disasters in Orange County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Fire: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 2 (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 (18%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Jamaica (3%)
  • India (3%)

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

  • Italian (18%)
  • Irish (17%)
  • German (10%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Orange County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 116,763 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 16,881 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,124 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 15 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 145 (0%)
  • Railroad: 2,875 (2%)
  • Ferryboat: 16 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,028 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 62 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 306 (0%)
  • Walked: 6,404 (4%)
  • Other means: 785 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 4,085 (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 2013: 13.9

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 2013: 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 2012: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Orange County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 43,565 (35,128 aged, 8,437 disabled)
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: 11473.14
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 241.390
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 43655.23

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1428.020
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 675.260
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14.21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45.26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 83.67

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15.02
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: 360,583

Size of family households: 30,850 2-persons, 21,524 3-persons, 20,530 4-persons, 10,538 5-persons, 4,215 6-persons, 3,800 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 27,768 1-person, 5,651 2-persons, 558 3-persons, 289 4-persons, 97 5-persons, 59 6-persons, 46 7-or-more-persons.

72,993 married couples with children.
18,103 single-parent households (4,320 men, 13,783 women).

81.8% of residents of Orange County speak English at home.
9.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
7.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,913,361,000 ($5166 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:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.6

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,806
  • 2000 to 2004: 16,636
  • 1990 to 1999: 13,277
  • 1980 to 1989: 18,774
  • 1970 to 1979: 17,724
  • 1960 to 1969: 14,056
  • 1950 to 1959: 12,760
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,572
  • 1939 or earlier: 37,266
Rooms in houses/apartments in Orange County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 251
  • 3 rooms: 1,469
  • 4 rooms: 5,684
  • 5 rooms: 12,320
  • 6 rooms: 17,387
  • 7 rooms: 15,565
  • 8 rooms: 12,500
  • 9+ rooms: 11,754
  • 1 room: 1,343
  • 2 rooms: 2,607
  • 3 rooms: 8,091
  • 4 rooms: 9,805
  • 5 rooms: 7,815
  • 6 rooms: 4,490
  • 7 rooms: 1,848
  • 8 rooms: 1,083
  • 9+ rooms: 758
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Orange County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 102
  • 1 bedroom: 1,937
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,220
  • 3 bedrooms: 36,214
  • 4 bedrooms: 20,807
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4,668
  • no bedroom: 1,621
  • 1 bedroom: 11,410
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,801
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,898
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,563
  • 5+ bedrooms: 547
Cars and other vehicles available in Orange County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2,980
  • 1 vehicle: 17,751
  • 2 vehicles: 37,375
  • 3 vehicles: 13,609
  • 4 vehicles: 3,818
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,415
  • no vehicle: 9,169
  • 1 vehicle: 16,397
  • 2 vehicles: 10,166
  • 3 vehicles: 1,617
  • 4 vehicles: 310
  • 5+ vehicles: 181

60% of Orange County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in New York.

Orange County:

60.0%
State average:

64.4%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $129,700


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
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (48.6%)
  • Utility gas (41.1%)
  • Electricity (4.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.0%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (52.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23.9%)
  • Electricity (17.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,297
Here:

13.3%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,655
Here:

12.0%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,007
Here:

31.8%
New York:

38.2%

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:

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 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

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