Orange County, CA

3,172,532 Population
790.6 square miles 4,012.6 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
8.1%
was 8.1%
Ranked 3rd Highest in CA
Population Density
4,012.6
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
48.0%
was 47.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
30.4%
was 31.3%
Ranked 7th Highest in CA
Percent Under 18
22.5%
was 22.6%
Ranked 20th Highest in CA
Percent 65 and Over
14.0%
was 13.6%
Ranked 21st Highest in CA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.8
was 4.5
Ranked 5th Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
11.0%
was 12.7%
Ranked 14th Lowest in CA
Median Household Income
$78,145
was $78,428
Ranked 8th Highest in CA
Gini Income Distribution
 
46.9
47
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,868
Ranked 7th Highest in CA
Patents per 100,000
87
Ranked 10th Highest in CA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0.1
was 0.0
Ranked 31st Highest in CA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
6.7
was 7.7
Ranked 57th Highest in CA
Property Crimes per 100,000
40.1
was 39.8
Ranked 57th Highest in CA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
1,090,121
was 1,081,042
Ranked 3rd Highest in CA
Median Rent
$1,722
was $1,624
Ranked 5th Highest in CA
Total Building Permits
10,422
was 6,082
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,032,218
was 1,022,542
 
Homeownership Rate
56.6%
was 56.6%
Ranked 25th Highest in CA
Single Family Building Permits
3,670
was 2,271
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,378.8
was 1,367.0
Ranked 2nd Highest in CA
Rental Vacancy Rate
11.5%
was 11.7%
Ranked 29th Highest in CA
Multifamily Building Permits
6,752
was 3,811
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.0
was 3.1
Ranked 14th Highest in CA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
9.8
was 5.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.3
was 2.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.5%
was 96.6%
Ranked 21st Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
89.8%
Ranked 24th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.0%
was 98.8%
Ranked 25th Highest in CA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
84.9%
was 84.1%
Ranked 21st Highest in CA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
40.0%
was 38.8%
Ranked 9th Highest in CA

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