Orange County, CA Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Orange County?

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There are 3,194,280 residents in Orange County, with a median age of 40. Of this, 49.63% are males and 50.37% are females. US-born citizens make up 68.98% of the resident pool in Orange County, while non-US-born citizens account for 18.55%. Additionally, 12.47% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 2,769,854 people in Orange County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 3,194,280 0.6%
Male Population 1,585,266 1.1%
Female Population 1,609,014 0.0%
Male population 49.63%
Female population 50.37%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 40 0.0%
Citizen US Born 2,203,470 0.7%
Citizen not US Born 592,397 1.8%
Not Citizen 398,413 -1.8%
Citizen US Born 68.98%
Citizen not US Born 18.55%
Not Citizen 12.47%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 24,355 -6.5%
Moved from Same County 250,790 -1.9%
Moved from Same State 82,676 5.6%
Moved from Different State 34,524 3.1%
Same House as Last Year 2,769,854 0.7%
Moved from Abroad 0.77%
Moved from Same County 7.93%
Moved from Same State 2.61%
Moved from Different State 1.09%
Same House as Last Year 87.59%

What are the employment statistics in Orange County?

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White-collar workers make up 83.48% of the working population in Orange County, while blue-collar employees account for 16.52%. There are also 205,233 entrepreneurs in Orange County (12.82% of the workforce); 1,122,175 workers employed in private companies (70.1%); and 179,807 people working in governmental institutions (11.23%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 1,336,368 0.6%
Blue Collar 264,415 -1.0%
White Collar 83.48%
Blue Collar 16.52%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 205,233 1.6%
Private Companies 1,122,175 -0.7%
Governmental Workers 179,807 3.6%
Not for Profit Companies 93,568 4.5%
Self Employees 12.82%
Private Companies 70.1%
Governmental Workers 11.23%
Not for Profit Companies 5.85%

How many households are there in Orange County?

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There are a total of 1,060,704 households in Orange County, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 71.17% of these Orange County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 28.83%. Additionally, 33.63% of households have children and 66.37% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 1,060,704 1.8%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.0%
Family Households 754,874 1.5%
Non-family Households 305,830 2.5%
Family Households 71.17%
Non-family Households 28.83%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 356,715 0.4%
Households without Children 703,989 2.5%
Households with Children 33.63%
Households without Children 66.37%

What are the median and average incomes in Orange County?

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The average annual household income in Orange County is $142,036, while the median household income sits at $108,755 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $114,144, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $126,390. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $60,943 and $78,046, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $142,036 5.5%
Median Household Income $108,755 5.8%
People below Poverty Level 307,374 -2.0%
People above Poverty Level 2,816,653 0.8%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Orange County?

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There are 1,125,110 housing units in Orange County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1972. Of the 1,060,704 occupied housing units in Orange County, 56.99% are owner-occupied, while 43.01% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 69.39% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $802,000. In general, housing costs reach $2,234 per month in Orange County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 1,125,110 2.0%
Median Year Built 1972 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 27,859 1.7%
Built between 1940 and 1949 23,403 -0.4%
Built between 1950 and 1959 144,213 0.4%
Built between 1960 and 1969 210,504 -0.4%
Built between 1970 and 1979 260,029 1.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 162,954 1.0%
Built between 1990 and 1999 129,075 0.4%
Built between 2000 and 2009 92,437 3.9%
Built between 2010 and 2019 72,427 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 2,209 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 1,060,704 1.8%
Owner Occupied 604,490 1.3%
Renter Occupied 456,214 2.5%
Owner Occupied 56.99%
Renter Occupied 43.01%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 419,480 0.4%
Without Mortgage 185,010 3.2%
Median Value with Mortgage $802,000 5.6%
Median Value without Mortgage $723,900 4.9%
Median Housing Costs per Month $2,234 7.6%
With Mortgage 69.39%
Without Mortgage 30.61%

What is the level of education in Orange County?

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Approximately 24.54% of the population in Orange County holds a high school degree (that's 624,440 residents), while 23.61% have attained a college certificate (600,683 locals) and 24.52% have a bachelor's degree (623,859 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 162,688 -4.0%
Some High School 624,440 0.2%
Some College 600,683 -0.4%
Associate Degree 188,826 0.1%
Bachelor's Degree 623,859 1.8%
Graduate Degree 343,983 5.0%
No High School 6.39%
Some High School 24.54%
Some College 23.61%
Associate Degree 7.42%
Bachelor's Degree 24.52%
Graduate Degree 13.52%

What is the marital status of Orange County residents?

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A total of 908,365 people in Orange County have never been married (which represents 34.19% of the total population), while 1,349,864 of them are wedded (50.81%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 38,805 (1.46%) and 239,018 (9%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 908,365 1.2%
Married 1,349,864 0.7%
Separated 38,805 -1.4%
Widowed 120,684 -3.1%
Divorced 239,018 0.2%
Never Married 34.19%
Married 50.81%
Separated 1.46%
Widowed 4.54%
Divorced 9%

What are the most common means of transportation in Orange County?

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The top three means of transportation people in Orange County use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 1,295,918 residents commute by car, 29,023 prefer going to work by walking and 18,227 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 1,295,918 -3.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 18,227 -17.4%
Railroad 264 -7.4%
Ferryboat 136 -6.8%
Bicycle 8,793 -0.9%
Motorcycle 3,681 -8.0%
TaxiCab 1,559 5.0%
Walk 29,023 3.1%

What is the median and average household income in Orange County by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
90620 47,104 13,124 $104,701.00 $119,973.00
90621 36,385 10,744 $76,101.00 $94,875.00
90623 15,703 4,944 $105,632.00 $126,833.00
90630 50,543 16,118 $109,051.00 $129,618.00
90631 69,601 21,886 $93,045.00 $117,470.00
90680 30,500 9,667 $71,473.00 $97,397.00
90720 23,660 8,247 $118,531.00 $155,255.00
90740 24,721 12,836 $75,019.00 $115,747.00
90742 470 324 $91,250.00 $142,006.00
90743 487 200 $154,750.00 $131,917.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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