Orange County CA Information


Orange County Subdivisions

Orange County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,172,848
Population in Households 3,129,880
Population in Familes 2,587,143
Population in Group Qrtrs 42,968
Population Density1 4,013
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 1,033,386
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 737,734
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,089,560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 595,760 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 437,626 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 56,174 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $603,289
Average Home Value $641,286


Median Household Income $78,612
Average Household Income $107,771
Per Capita Income $35,570
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.95%
Households 0.64% 0.84%
Families 0.65% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Orange County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orange County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 97th
Population Density1 # 2 98th
Diversity Index2 # 18 71st
Median Household Income # 7 90th
Per Capita Income # 10 84th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.