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Orange County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2017: 85,047 (65% urban, 35% rural); it was 84,966 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,585
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,223
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 24,436
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,223 (it was 7,206 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

36%

Land area: 356 sq. mi.

Water area: 23.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 239 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Orange County: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.7%), Construction (19.4%), Educational, health and social services (17.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Orange County, TX (2017)
    • 69,37081.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,2338.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,1177.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,6361.9%Two or more races
    • 1,0251.2%Asian alone
    • 3380.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1070.1%Some other race alone
    • 120.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

37.7 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years
Males: 42,261  (49.7%)
Females: 42,786  (50.3%)
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Average household size:
Orange County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,863 ($37,586 in 1999)
This county:

$58,863
Texas:

$59,206

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $563 (lower quartile is $439, upper quartile is $736)
This county:

$563
State:

$843


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $107,100 (it was $57,100 in 2000)
Orange:

$107,100
Texas:

$172,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,700 - $196,600

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $173,397
Here:

$173,397
State:

$242,762

Townhouses or other attached units: $162,724
Here:

$162,724
State:

$241,439

In 2-unit structures: $121,130
Here:

$121,130
State:

$179,198

Mobile homes: $61,946
Here:

$61,946
State:

$77,722

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $61,483
Here:

$61,483
State:

$60,875

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,183
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $384

Institutionalized population: 528

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 15
  • Assaults: 136
  • Burglaries: 262
  • Thefts: 354
  • Auto thefts: 84

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 161
  • Burglaries: 331
  • Thefts: 297
  • Auto thefts: 103
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 200 buildings, average cost: $97,600
  • 1998: 225 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1999: 218 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2000: 174 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2001: 170 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2002: 224 buildings, average cost: $112,200
  • 2003: 277 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 2004: 251 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2005: 283 buildings, average cost: $126,200
  • 2006: 276 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2007: 262 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2008: 317 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2009: 319 buildings, average cost: $127,400
  • 2010: 210 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2011: 201 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2012: 184 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2013: 144 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2014: 208 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2015: 219 buildings, average cost: $181,400
  • 2016: 236 buildings, average cost: $193,500
  • 2017: 485 buildings, average cost: $65,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Orange, TX residents
Average permit cost in Orange, TX
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,956 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,104 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Orange, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Orange, TX in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Orange, TX in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.3%
Orange County:

12.3%
Texas:

14.7%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.9% for Black residents, 16.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.0% for American Indian residents, 19.9% for other race residents, 20.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 37.7 years old
(Males: 36.9 years old, Females: 38.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.2 years old, Black residents: 34.9 years old, American Indian residents: 14.3 years old, Asian residents: 44.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.4 years old, Other race residents: 50.3 years old)

Area name: Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Orange County is $477 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $570 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $707 a month.

Cities in this county include: Orange, Bridge City-Orangefield, Vidor, Bridge City, West Orange, Mauriceville, Pine Forest, Rose City.

Orange County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2018 air pollution in Orange County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

3.5%

Unemployment by year in Orange, TX
County total employment by year in Orange, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Orange, TX

Current college students: 2,925
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,798 (37.3% naturalized citizens)

Orange County:

3.3%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2932010 or later
  • 8472000 to 2009
  • 3111990 to 1999
  • 4621980 to 1989
  • 2641970 to 1979
  • 350Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 25,327
  • One, attached: 269
  • Two: 401
  • 3 or 4: 692
  • 5 to 9: 2,336
  • 10 to 19: 670
  • 20 to 49: 101
  • 50 or more: 59
  • Mobile homes: 6,744
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 671

Housing units in Orange County with a mortgage: 10,467 (43 second mortgage, 414 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,835

Here:

45.5% with mortgage
State:

57.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Orange County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,58597
Catholic10,2287
Mainline Protestant3,32415
Other2,1068
Black Protestant8483
None30,746-
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: 14
Orange County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Orange County:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 37
This county:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Orange County:

9.4%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Orange County:

30.4%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

7.1%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Orange County:

Average size of farms: 148 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $7,638
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $242.01
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 72.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $9,949
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.89%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.47%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $21,560
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.56%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.16
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.12%
Vegetables: 12 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 58 acres

Earthquake activity:

Orange County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 270.7 miles away from Orange County center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 514.4 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 264.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 273.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 269.0 miles away from Orange County center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 455.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 07, 2016 to March 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4266: March 19, 2016, FEMA Id: 4266, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to October 02, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1791: September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1791, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3294: September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: 3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 07, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3290: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3290, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, Incident Period: February 01, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3171: February 01, 2003, FEMA Id: 3171, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Orange County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Fires: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Orange

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 25,248 (86.1%)
  • Carpooled: 2,317 (7.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 20 (0.1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 56 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 265 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 80 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 530 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 804 (2.7%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (37%)
  • El Salvador (12%)
  • Vietnam (9%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • England (4%)
  • India (4%)
  • Nepal (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Orange County


  • American (14%)
  • German (8%)
  • French (except Basque) (6%)
  • French Canadian (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 445 people in nursing homes
  • 409 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 52 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 42 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 9 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 366 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 151 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 48 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 39 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 19 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $65,243.

6.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.39% relocated from other counties in Texas ($34,511 average AGI)
1.74% relocated from other states ($13,001 average AGI)
Orange County:

1.74%
Texas average:

2.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, TX  1.89% ($52,834 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.46% ($44,286)
from Hardin County, TX  0.41% ($43,057)
from Calcasieu Parish, LA  0.30% ($45,549)
from Newton County, TX  0.19% ($42,424)
from Jasper County, TX  0.19% ($45,712)
from Travis County, TX  0.08% ($30,261)


5.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,992 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Texas average:

7.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.34% relocated to other counties in Texas ($38,939 average AGI)
1.33% relocated to other states ($10,054 average AGI)
Orange County:

1.33%
Texas average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, TX  1.72% ($48,363 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.44% ($51,955)
to Hardin County, TX  0.42% ($46,913)
to Jasper County, TX  0.24% ($47,338)
to Calcasieu Parish, LA  0.22% ($40,908)
to Newton County, TX  0.15% ($48,955)
to Galveston County, TX  0.12% ($47,378)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9

Births per 1000 population in Orange County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Orange County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Orange County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Orange County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Orange County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Orange County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Orange County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Orange County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Orange County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 14,083 (11,238 aged, 2,845 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,365 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,236)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,110)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (995)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (828)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (453)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (437)
  • Unspecified dementia (390)
  • Congestive heart failure (371)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (225)
  • Heart disease, unspecified (224)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.18
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,682
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 181
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 21,446

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,293
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,088
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 37.6. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 138.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 75.1
  • Other - 63.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 85,047
  • In family households: 73,103 (12,204 male householders, 8,516 female householders)
    16,347 spouses, 27,100 children (23,636 natural, 1,836 adopted, 1,628 stepchildren), 3,131 grandchildren, 1,048 brothers or sisters, 257 parents, 1,930 other relatives, 2,570 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,109 (4,674 male householders (3,623 living alone)), 4,454 female householders (3,969 living alone)), 1,981 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 835

Size of family households: 8,655 2-persons, 4,141 3-persons, 4,800 4-persons, 1,016 5-persons, 1,546 6-persons, 562 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,592 1-person, 1,351 2-persons, 185 3-persons.

13,739 married couples with children.
4,397 single-parent households (1,316 men, 3,081 women).

94.8% of residents of Orange speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $462,919,000 ($5,454 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,668,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $218,298,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $134,577,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,773,000
Federal grants: $97,325,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,133,000 ($85,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,813,000 ($1,441,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $195,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $19,518,000
Federal Government insurance: $808,565,000

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

Births: 5,735
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,728
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +267
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,179
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Orange County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.89 millions of gallons per day (61% from ground, 39% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built in Orange County, Texas
  • Year house built in Orange County, Texas
  • 1,2142014 or later
  • 1,9582010 to 2013
  • 5,7292000 to 2009
  • 5,3111990 to 1999
  • 4,2251980 to 1989
  • 8,3701970 to 1979
  • 4,6491960 to 1969
  • 3,5271950 to 1959
  • 1,5121940 to 1949
  • 7751939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Orange County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Orange County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Orange County, Texas
  • 2621 room
  • 2992 rooms
  • 5363 rooms
  • 2,4294 rooms
  • 5,6175 rooms
  • 5,4236 rooms
  • 3,9427 rooms
  • 2,5248 rooms
  • 2,2709+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Orange County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Orange County, Texas
  • 1651 room
  • 7912 rooms
  • 8833 rooms
  • 1,8694 rooms
  • 1,8555 rooms
  • 6686 rooms
  • 1487 rooms
  • 1098 rooms
  • 589+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Orange County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Orange County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Orange County, Texas
  • 262no bedroom
  • 4481 bedroom
  • 2,8702 bedrooms
  • 15,1963 bedrooms
  • 3,4884 bedrooms
  • 1,0385+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Orange County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Orange County, Texas
  • 165no bedroom
  • 1,5351 bedroom
  • 2,6372 bedrooms
  • 2,0693 bedrooms
  • 1404 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Orange County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Orange County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Orange County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 531no vehicle
  • 6,6611 vehicle
  • 8,3712 vehicles
  • 4,7233 vehicles
  • 2,3024 vehicles
  • 7145+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Orange County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Orange County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 663no vehicle
  • 3,2891 vehicle
  • 1,9712 vehicles
  • 6233 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

83.9% of Orange County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Texas.

Orange County:

83.9%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 64,928
  • Other state: 17,168
  • Northeast: 1,190
  • Midwest: 3,208
  • South: 11,452
  • West: 1,318
Year householders moved into unit in Orange County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Orange County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 65.6%Electricity
  • 29.6%Utility gas
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 71.9%Electricity
  • 25.9%Utility gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 523
Here:

5.8%
Texas:

6.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 644
Here:

11.9%
Texas:

6.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 227
Here:

7.6%
Texas:

15.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Orange County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $4,276,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,891,000
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $11,545,000
    Police Protection: $8,009,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,112,000
    Regular Highways: $4,309,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,120,000
    General - Other: $3,690,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,143,000
    Health - Other: $1,042,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $547,000
    Parks and Recreation: $320,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $274,000
    Corrections - Other: $124,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $190,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $720,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $270,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,270,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $337,000
    Sale of Property: $78,000
    Interest Earnings: $62,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $921,000
    Regular Highways: $332,000
    Police Protection: $285,000
    Health - Other: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,813,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $222,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,551,000
    General Local Government Support: $207,000
    Health and Hospitals: $93,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,234,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,708,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,812,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,873,000

Orange County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $4,276,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,891,000
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $11,545,000
    Police Protection: $8,009,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,112,000
    Regular Highways: $4,309,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,120,000
    General - Other: $3,690,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,143,000
    Health - Other: $1,042,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $547,000
    Parks and Recreation: $320,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $274,000
    Corrections - Other: $124,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $190,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $720,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $270,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,270,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $337,000
    Sale of Property: $78,000
    Interest Earnings: $62,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $921,000
    Regular Highways: $332,000
    Police Protection: $285,000
    Health - Other: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,813,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $222,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,551,000
    General Local Government Support: $207,000
    Health and Hospitals: $93,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,234,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,708,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,812,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,873,000

Orange County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $4,276,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,891,000
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $11,545,000
    Police Protection: $8,009,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,112,000
    Regular Highways: $4,309,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,120,000
    General - Other: $3,690,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,143,000
    Health - Other: $1,042,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $547,000
    Parks and Recreation: $320,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $274,000
    Corrections - Other: $124,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $190,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $720,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $270,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,270,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $337,000
    Sale of Property: $78,000
    Interest Earnings: $62,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $921,000
    Regular Highways: $332,000
    Police Protection: $285,000
    Health - Other: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,813,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $222,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,551,000
    General Local Government Support: $207,000
    Health and Hospitals: $93,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,234,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,708,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,812,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,873,000

Orange County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $4,276,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,891,000
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $11,545,000
    Police Protection: $8,009,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,112,000
    Regular Highways: $4,309,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,120,000
    General - Other: $3,690,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,143,000
    Health - Other: $1,042,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $547,000
    Parks and Recreation: $320,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $274,000
    Corrections - Other: $124,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $190,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $720,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $270,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,270,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $337,000
    Sale of Property: $78,000
    Interest Earnings: $62,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $921,000
    Regular Highways: $332,000
    Police Protection: $285,000
    Health - Other: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,813,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $222,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,551,000
    General Local Government Support: $207,000
    Health and Hospitals: $93,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,234,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,708,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,812,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,873,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,169
  • Number of aged recipients: 165
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,004
  • Number of recipients under 18: 444
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,423
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 302
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 711
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 986
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 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 ORIGINATED181$112,829346$113,812568$113,812195$47,5795$395,20053$60,73696$47,875
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED26$88,38566$89,54553$107,03821$43,9520$08$80,12551$55,961
APPLICATIONS DENIED53$104,226169$84,698265$103,106223$25,6590$027$70,185127$46,433
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN22$100,77341$95,000128$115,01631$55,3871$4,700,00013$44,76912$54,750
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$113,88916$104,25031$113,38714$40,1430$03$76,33311$51,091
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED70$138,97142$199,4290$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$149,00010$214,3001$130,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$92,6675$248,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$180,5001$231,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Orange, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Orange, TX - Value
Most common first names in Orange County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James55469.0 years
John48471.5 years
Mary47076.4 years
William39772.9 years
Robert33968.1 years
Charles30870.0 years
George24271.9 years
Joseph21070.1 years
Thomas18970.5 years
Willie17976.1 years
Most common last names in Orange County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith36873.7 years
Williams19374.2 years
Johnson18471.6 years
Brown16373.4 years
Jones15573.3 years
Davis14572.8 years
Taylor10970.8 years
Peveto9674.2 years
Clark9474.8 years
Wilson9472.8 years
Businesses in Orange County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware2Little Caesars Pizza2
AutoZone2McDonald's5
Blockbuster2Motel 61
Burger King1Nike2
CVS4Papa John's Pizza1
Carl\s Jr.1Payless2
Chevrolet1Penske1
Church's Chicken4Pizza Hut2
Cricket Wireless3Popeyes1
Curves3Quiznos1
DHL1RadioShack2
Dairy Queen2Ramada1
Days Inn1Rue211
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In6
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Econo Lodge1Subway6
FedEx8Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile3
GameStop1Taco Bell3
H&R Block2Toyota1
Holiday Inn2U-Haul6
Home Depot1UPS6
Jack In The Box3Waffle House3
Jones New York1Walgreens3
Kroger1Walmart3
La Quinta3Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy1

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